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Mar 17, 2009 09:16 AM

Good Lunch Near MSG - Family

All -

Taking two kids to the circus, we are looking for a nice casual place for lunch that takes reservations. Non chain. Very casual, somewhat inexpensive.

Any ideas?

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  1. Lugo Caffe would work for you all...located across the street from MSG

    6 Replies
    1. re: LeahBaila

      Saw that one on a previous search. Looks nice, but not sure about the menu for the kids, and a little more food than we were looking for. Looks great for dinner.

      Burger place would be good. Island looked like it would have been good a year or more ago, but recent reviews stink.

      Any other suggestions?

      1. re: serialportme

        Well, since you said that you were looking somewhere that takes reservations, that really narrowed down the list. Please advise if you want us to list places that don't take reservations. Thanks.

        1. re: LeahBaila

          Definitely can go without reservations, but must have table service.


          1. re: serialportme

            Great. Here's some ideas:
            Brother Jimmy's
            Skylight Diner
            Markt (a bit further down, but they DO take reservations)


            1. re: LeahBaila

              Thanks -
              Jimmy's would be good, except we always do Virgil's when we do lunch near Broadway.

              We are from NJ, so diner - eh. Markt looks too fancy.

              I REALLY appreciate your help. Sorry to be difficult.

              Anything like 5 Napkin? Is Island Shake that bad?

              How about Burgers and Cupcakes?

              1. re: serialportme

                Ahhh...OK, no worries. Haven't been to 5 Napkin, but Island Burgers and Shakes makes a great burger...too small of a space, though. There's "brgr" and "Shake Shack" which are located closer to MSG, but don't offer table service.