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.