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Jul 13, 2008 09:06 PM

Lunch in west 50's, 60's near Central Park West

I have an appt. next week in this area and am hoping to get some lunch after (maybe sit outside?) before heading back home - any ideas? Any type of food ok just not too expensive - thanks!

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    1. re: kcijones001

      Hmm - thanks - looks good for a group but I think I'm looking for something a little more low key - preferably with outside seating - any ideas anyone? Thanks though kci...!

      1. re: lovessushi

        I don't know what you consider "not too expensive," but Bar Boulud, on B'way, b/t 63rd & 64th, has outdoor seating. We've stopped by to look at the space and the menu but haven't eaten there yet. There has been particularly high praise for the charcuterie. Seems to me that would make an excellent lunch. Of course, there are other menu choices as well.

        1. re: RGR

          Thanks - even though my adobe isn't working to view the pdf, I think that is more what I am looking for - and I will be very close to there and looking to relax for a bit so that sounds great - thanks!

            1. re: RGR

              RGR - that was so nice of you! Thanks - looking at the menu it is definitely within my price range and the food looks amazing (though I will probably chicken out and just order a sandwich) :-) Thanks again!

              1. re: lovessushi

                My pleasure, lovessushi. Oooh, don't chicken out. Though I'm sure the sandwiches will be fine, as I said in my prior post, the charcuterie is supposed to be amazing -- some of the best in the city.

                Enjoy and Bon Appetit!

                1. re: RGR

                  The charcuterie at Bar Boulud is indeed amazing! I went with a bunch of friends and we ordered the beef cheek, head cheese and pate grand-pere. They were all very good.

      1. re: martyl9

        Thank you - unfortunately charcuterie is a little beyond me palate wise and jean george is a little beyond me money wise - but thank you. I do not think I could consume ANYTHING with head cheese....I'm sure it's great, and I am adventerous in my own way...but not that adventurous :-) Though I think Bar Bouloud it is - the food looks wonderful, reasonably priced, and I can sit outside which is something I love to do while eating lunch - Thanks!

        1. re: lovessushi

          For future referemce, lovessushi, Jean Georges offers a "bargain" 2-course lunch prix-fixe for $28. You can add a dessert for $12. While we have had dinner at J.G., we've yet to try this lunch, but I believe you get to choose directly from the regular menu. To a person, those who have done it say it's a fabulous deal.

          1. re: lovessushi

            Please let us know what you enjoy at BB.

          2. re: martyl9

            Oh and I am also wondering if there is a good bakery up in that area where I could get pastry to bring back home -

            1. re: lovessushi

              I haven't been to Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery, in the Time-Warner Center, but I have a feeling it's just what you're looking for.

     (No pdf needed.)