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Sep 14, 2008 06:02 PM

Job interview lunch near Madison Square Park

I'll be in NY for work this week. Need to interview someone for a job, over lunch. I'll be working at an office near 26th and Broadway, so I'm looking for recommendations for a lunch spot nearby that would be appropriate for a job interview -- not too noisy, about $25 or so per person (before tip), not too stuffy (this is a low-key, creative company, no suits). I already have another lunch scheduled at Tabla (different day). The lunch (including the walk to and from should take no more than 90 minutes. Recommendations? Thanks in advance.

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  1. A Voce is lovely.
    It is just north of Tabla.

    1. Punch, 21st and Broadway--a bit less pricey (and less crowded) than Avoce.

      1. These both look great. Thank you so much for the quick replies.

        1. Depending on how busy it is, the noise level at A Voce can be insanely high, making civilized conversation very difficult -- not the optimum situation during a job interview. Also, a new chef is taking charge of the kitchen today (Monday), so who know how that will impact the quality of the food.

          Fleur de Sel is on 20th St., b/t B'way & 5th. The cuisine is superb, and the 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $29 is close to your budget. Professional service, pleasing atmospherics and a conversation-friendly noise level. You should inform you server about your time constraints so that he or she can be sure you are taken care of in a timely fashion.