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Saturday Birthday Lunch near Wash Sq

taste test Oct 6, 2008 07:46 AM

I'm looking for a nice saturday lunch place for my husband's birthday in a few weeks. We'll be going to an art exhibition that afternoon near Washington Square Park so within walking distance is preferable. We eat just about everything- would like someplace nice but not too formal/stuffy.

Suggestions appreciated.

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  1. MMRuth RE: taste test Oct 6, 2008 07:50 AM

    Lupa is quite close by, and a favorite of mine, excellent food, though it might be a little more casual than you are looking for.

    1. kcijones001 RE: taste test Oct 6, 2008 07:52 AM

      YOu can always go to otto

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        rrems RE: taste test Oct 6, 2008 09:41 AM

        Unfortunately, there are very few upscale places in the area that serve lunch on Saturday. Of the available options, Lupa is a good suggestion. I also like North Square, but lunch is mainly burgers, sandwiches, and brunch dishes. If you don't mind a bit more of a walk, Aquagrill in Soho is very nice.

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          RGR RE: taste test Oct 6, 2008 10:01 AM

          How about Perry Street, in the West Village? We have not eaten there, but it always gets very positive reviews from Hounds who have. Also, our daughter and son-in-law had lunch there and really enjoyed it. On Saturdays, it's brunch, but there are many lunch-style dishes on the menu.


          Happy Birthday to your husband and Bon Appetit!

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            MMRuth RE: RGR Oct 6, 2008 10:12 AM

            In that vicinity - I think - is Wallse, which I like a lot - Austrian inspired food - but I've not tried their brunch/lunch.

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              rrems RE: RGR Oct 6, 2008 10:24 AM

              Perry St. is a great suggestion, and one I would have made, but I was afraid it might be a little bit out of the way. If it's not too far, it would be an excellent choice, and my impression from when I had Saturday lunch there is that the weekend menu is actually more extensive than the weekday lunch, incorporating all the lunch dishes plus a few brunch items.

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              candyapple13 RE: taste test Oct 7, 2008 11:41 AM

              Morandi has a very nice brunch. Not sure if it's too faraway

              211 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014

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