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holiday lunch

cab Dec 18, 2008 11:01 AM

planning a lunch on saturday with a friend, we both live in the city, looking for:
tasty food, warm comfortable atmosphere, good drinks/cocktails, can be somewhat pricey but not super-expensive, preferably down-town, and it would be fun to try a new or new-ish place. Thanks all!

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  1. ChileRelleno RE: cab Dec 18, 2008 01:16 PM

    do you have any specific cuisines in mind?

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      cab RE: ChileRelleno Dec 19, 2008 03:00 PM

      nope, we eat anything

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      RGR RE: cab Dec 19, 2008 03:05 PM

      I highly recommend Fleur de Sel, which has all the attributes you are seeking except for one -- it isn't new.


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        cab RE: RGR Dec 19, 2008 04:36 PM

        that is so funny, I literally just looked up Fleur do sel before I checked for replies! Thanks, we are clearly on the same wave-length,

      2. malibu RE: cab Dec 19, 2008 04:33 PM

        Not new but an old fave... Blue Ribbon Bakery, Bedford and Downing in the West Village and it's perfect for this time of year.

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          RCC RE: cab Dec 20, 2008 12:17 AM

          I just got an email from Eleven Madison Park about a "new" $28 two-course lunch menu. You may want to try this.

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            RGR RE: RCC Dec 20, 2008 06:49 AM

            Eleven Madison Park does not serve lunch on Saturday. (See original post.)

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              RCC RE: RGR Dec 20, 2008 08:47 AM

              "Eleven Madison Park does not serve lunch on Saturday. (See original post.)"

              The saturday part in the original post was clear, but the email from Eleven Madison stated that the new lunch "menu will change throughout the week", and didn't say anything that it's only on weekdays. I thought it was a holiday promotional thing. We'll go along with whatever you say.

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                RGR RE: RCC Dec 20, 2008 09:06 AM

                In July, EMP began serving dinner only on Saturdays and closing entirely on Sundays. The hours are posted on their website.

                http://www.elevenmadisonpark.com (Click "Reservations.")

                They eliminated the a la carte format at lunch and changed to the 2-course $28 menu ($14 for each additional course and $12 for dessert) several weeks ago. It is not just for the holiday season.

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