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I need a moderately priced lunch place near MOMA. I looked at the Bar Room but it's just too pricey and elaborate for us for lunch. I will be dining with one vegetarian. Any kind of food goes- but want something with a "New York" feel and of course good food.

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  1. Freds at Barneys.

    1. You can try La Bonne Soupe. It is a french bistro with great food and relatively cheap in that area. Definitely choices for vegetarians too!

      http://www.labonnesoupe.com/index.php

      1. Search the board. I asked the same question a couple of months ago and got a lot of interesting replies that included NY Thai; Arte 53; Sapporo. Doesn't MOMA have a more casual dining room too?

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        1. re: efdee

          You're right about MoMA having more casual, less expensive dining facilities. There are two: Cafe 2 and Terrace 5. Info here: http://www.moma.org/visit_moma/restau...

        2. I agree with kobe that La Bonne Soupe is a good, moderately-priced choice. However, if having a "New York" feel means sleek and sophisticated, it definitely does not have that. More like a cute Country French feel.

          Aquavit Cafe does have sleek, sophisticated surroundings and prices that may fit your budget. Limited menu options for a vegetarian (unless he or she eats fish).

          http://www.aquavit.org

          1. Sushiya on 56th bet. 5th & 6th is good for moderate japanese. I also like La Bonne Soupe on 55th bet. 5th & 6th and NY Thai on 54th also bet. 5th & 6th right across from the 54th Street exit of the MOMA. All moderately priced.

            1. I love Caviar Russe for their prix fixe lunch ($19.95) and dinner ($29.95) and it is a skip away from MOMA on Madison btw 54th and 55th. The misleading name (they have great fish and non-fish choices and wonderful sushi) and the fact that is is on the second floor keep pedestrian traffic down so it is rarely full. The place has the intimate look and feel of a little jewel box with beautiful murals. I highly recommend it! A steal for this 'hood.

              I have eaten here with a vegetarian and she was fine with the choices.