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Aug 26, 2009 06:08 PM

Quick lunch between Ellis Island ferry and Bowling Green/US Custom House?

It can be a food cart, deli, anything; I'm just looking for something chow-worthy in this area. Thanks.

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  1. If you're doing the tourist thing, Fraunces Tavern is the historic choice:

    Zaytuna has a hot bar chock full of tempting dishes:

    But most of us who work in the area just go to Flavors for Italian wedding soup or a buffalo chicken pizza:

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    1. re: plumpdumpling

      It doesn't get much more dreadful then Franuces Tavern. Historic or not, no one should have to put up with their overpriced bad food and downright hostile service.

      1. re: Ann900

        Ouch! You can't deny the pull of George Washington, though . . .

    2. it's pretty bad around here. pret is one of the better options.

      there is a bahn mi cart across from hanover square thats ok. serviceable. there's also veronica's, a soul food cart i think on front st, that's actually really good. i just can't eat there everyday. if u can walk up a bit check out ise sushi, one of the better low/mid price sushi places, definitely the best all the way down here.

      also champ's deli is pretty great, the best deli down here by far. kind of hidden. good sandwiches. dicier soups. also there's a small salad/sandwich/soup place that has really good soups, cafe doppio, on broad right by the starbucks.

      1. oh! also if you're looking for a nicer sit down place, not as quick, this area has some good steaks. be prepared to be eating with self-proclaimed 'masters of the universe' but harry's on wednesdays has a beef wellington that i love. also SHO has one of the best prix fixes available for a very reasonable price. delmonico's is another option, tho i like harry's better

        1. there's also always stone street. financier has good pastries, illy coffee and decent sandwiches. the other places don't have the best food, though i haven't shopped around all that much. mad dog has good guacamole but it's laughably priced ($24) so i don't know... also there's an italian sausage cart like across the street from flavor's that is pretty good. lots of options now that i'm writing them all down

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          1. re: sarah2k

            Lots of options, sure, but nothing to really get excited about, right?

            I ate at The Ketch ( a few weeks ago for the first time and thought it was one of the better meals I've had down there, but the decor felt like 1990.

          2. Gigino
            Innateso has great pizza and pastas
            South Street isnt all that far away and theres several places there