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!
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.
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
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.