Lunch around 1 Penn Plaza
- kelea May 6, 2009 10:01 AM
Just started a new job at Penn Plaza and looking for recommendations for lunch. I know there's been a thread on this before but for the life of me I can't find it. If anyone knows it please post it for me?
Also any new recommendations would be good. I'm aware of:
Fay Da Bakery
Le Bonne Cafe (no it's not the good stuff)
The standards for here. I'm looking for a couple things - the best places for:
Chinese take out
And any other gems...TIA
I just realized which one is Lugo and I've actually eaten there on my first day of work. Did you like it? I found the food just ok...but the service was horrendous. Our waiter tried so hard to upsell everything. And i mean EVERYTHING. It was a real turnoff...it was a business lunch and it was almost offensive the way he tried to keep pushing appetizers and side and drinks and dessert. How was your experience? I'm hoping it was just a bad waiter we got...
Yeesh, we used to live nearby and Tir Na Nog is horrible....lousy food, lousy vibe, too noisy, and overpriced for what it is.
I've been out of the chelsea area a few years now so don't get there as often but used to like various options down 8th ave a bit like Rocking Horse or go up 9th Ave to places like Uncle Nick's.
Artisanal for cheese related meals.
And you're near loads of great Korean places...my fave is Kang Suh.
Market Cafe (39th and 9th) has really good sandwiches, salads and hot entrees, although I don't love the deserts. Trio Bakery has a good pork sandwich and Osteria Gelsi is good Italian (both on 9th avenue in the upper 30's). Aura at 9th and 36 isn't bad Thai and Mitchell London's Burgers/Pizza and Cupcakes place next door is pretty good too.
No Korean? Because there's always hyaemul dolsot bibimbap at Han Bat or mandoo soup at Mandoo Bar. And of course, you can get a good variety of cheap, ready-to-eat Korean food for takeout (or eat in) at Woorijip
Thanks so much for all these responses. I had one more request if you guys would be so kind to oblige.
My parents are coming into the city on Thursday and I'm going to be meeting them for lunch. It's a little tricky cause I need to find a place for me to sit down for lunch but it can't really be for more than an hour. This means a preferably 2 street block/1 ave block walk for me so that I can spend more time with them eating than getting there.
With that said, my dad is quite a picky eater. He likes very light healthy food - salads, sandwiches. It's looking like Lugo might have to be my choice but from my past experience, I'm inclined to go somewhere else. Plus I'm eating Italian on Friday. Any helpful tips?
Uncle Nick's, which Leah included in her list upthread, is on the corner of 8th Av. & 29th St. Greek food has many healthful dishes on the menu, and the food at Uncle Nick's is tasty. At lunch, there is a nice array of salads and sandwiches. Service is generally very efficient and quick.