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!
Thanks for all the suggestions. We ended up going to Via Emilia, and it was perfect. The pasta is homemade, and we each had a pasta dish and a nice glass of wine. The food was delicious (my dish was a ravioli prepared with eggplant and tomato and other things, quite delicious, and my cousin had a ravioli prepared with truffle oil and other things, also great). The service was really friendly, too. Just bring cash, they don't take credit cards. I would say for the quality of the food, it was good value. Each pasta dish was $12 for a decent portion, and the wine was $8 for a nice glass.
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
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.