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Sep 28, 2008 01:47 PM

Union Square/Flatiron/Chelsea lunch

I'm looking for a spot for lunch with an out-of-town friend I haven't seen in years. I'd do Cookshop, but want to be a bit further east. Something relaxing (nice and not-stuffy atmosphere for catching up), inexpensive to moderate, American/New American/French eats. Any ideas? I'm willing to dip into the northern West Village, too...

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  1. I would recommend Tocqueville. The cuisine is superb, service is excellent, and the ambiance is lovely. The 3-course lunch prix-fixe for $24.08 is a real steal!

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    1. re: RGR

      I'd love to do Toqueville (it's on my list for another time!), but need something more casual for this lunch. Also, we may not have time for a full three courses... though the location is perfect for us.

      1. re: ABT

        Just to note that you there is an a la carte menu, so you don't have to order three courses.

        Another possibility: Union Square Cafe, one block away, on 16th St.

    2. Markt, Petite Abeille

      1. Pipa - for tapas;
        Le singe vert - for casual french bistro fare