Office Relocated to Bryant Park - Help!
My friend's office just moved to One Bryant Park - 6th Avenue and 42nd St. Any ideas for Friday lunch around there. i remember reading a post about Szechuan Gourmet on 39th that seemed promising. Other than that, it seems like that location is the wrong side of TImes Square - any ideas? Also anybody rely on street meat carts in that area - I know of Quik Meal on 6th and 44th?
Szechuan Gourmet is very good. Quick Meal is on 45th and 6th. Viva Pancho on 44th has pretty good Mexican. For a more upscale lunch you can eat at the Bryant Park Grill. I can't really think of too many sit down places nearby. I prefer to pick somethign up and eat in the park. Cranberry Deli on 45th makes great sandwiches. Lenny's on 48th between 5th and 6th also makes very good sandwiches once you get used to the ordering routine. Duke's on 40th and Broadway.
Aside from Szechuan Gourmet, you've got:
Trini Pak Cart -- 43rd and 6th -- my favorite chicken and rice cart; can eat in the park
Wichcraft -- Bryant Park -- good sandwiches and can also eat in park
Starwich -- 38th, between 5th and 6th; good custom-made sandwiches; environment is not really conducive to eating lunch with a friend though
Olympic Pita -- 38th between 5th and 6th -- Israeli food; great falafel with fixins bar
Lazzarra Pizza -- 38th between 7th and 8th -- delicious grandma style pizza
For street meat (and other recommendations for inexpensive lunches) check out www.midtownlunch.com which just had a "street meat palooza" and pretty much nails all the recommended vendors in the vicinity. My preferred vendor is Kwik Meal (ask for the green hot sauce)
I work a block from Bryant Park and my go to places are:
Yagura (udon/soba/katsu don) and Cafe Zaiya (japanese bakery, onigiri, salads) on 41st btwn 5th and Madison
Szechuan Gourmet and Kati Roll (indian style wraps) on 39th btwn 5th and 6th
Le Pain Quotient (sandwiches/salads) on 40th and 6th
Cafe Cello (great roast pork) on 46th and 6th
Margon (cuban sandwiches and other cuban food) on 46th btwn 6th and 7th/bway
When I worked on 45th between 6th and 5th Avenue Bread & Olive (on 45th) was one of my favorites. There's also a lovely place on 45th (close to 6th Avenue) but I can't remember the name. I hope both places are still there - they were my favorites! Don't forget Little Brazil on 46th Avenue between 5th and 6th..