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Lunch suggestions near gramercy park?

I will be at the National Arts Club tomorrow around lunchtime (20th between 3rd and Park). Suggestions for a nice place for lunch, where you can sit and talk and not be rushed? Not on an expense account:) Salads soups or even something ethnic would work. Would walk 20 blocks or so. Thanks!

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  1. What about the Tavern Room at Gramercy Tavern?

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      1. Fleur de Sel, on 20th St., b/t B'way & 5th Av., offers a 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $29.

        Tocqueville, on 15th St., b/t Union Sq. W. & 5th Av., also offers a 3-course lunch for a few dollars less @$ $24.08.

        Both have superb cuisine, professional service, and lovely, unrushed ambiance.

        http://www.fleurdeselnyc.com
        http://www.tocquevillerestaurant.com

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        1. re: RGR

          I second Fleur de Sel, excellent french cuisine.

        2. You have picked a great area to eat at. There are loads of great restaurants to choose from:

          Wildwood- BBQ. It is new and had a great menu, reasonably priced
          Houstons- Up on 27th, always a solid lunch option
          Blue Water grill- Great scene, a NYC staple that serves good food. Not all seafood, lots of different options
          Union Square Cafe- Need a reservation as this is a very popular spot
          Haru- Good sushi, fast service
          Via Emilia- Very inexpensive Italian, but very good
          Dos Caminos- Mexican with good tableside guac

          1. L'Express - Without question
            http://lexpressnyc.com/
            Park Avenue at 20th Street

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            1. re: kcijones001

              Steak & Frites is quite nice and very affordable.

                  1. re: bronwen

                    The Steak Frites near Union Square closed and has re-located downtown to Varick St.