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Madison & 63rd for lunch

aguy239 Oct 13, 2009 08:40 AM

Hello Hounds,

Need help for lunch today near Madison & 63rd. Have an elderly guest who likes his food. He is staying on 63rd so I don't want to walk too far.

Price unimportant, but we probably don't want a diner.

Suggestions gratefully received.


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    pammi Oct 28, 2009 11:42 AM

    David Burke Townhouse- 61St. between Park and Lex- very fine prix fixe lunch ; and just as good but not that expensive(and the room is lovely) Mia Dona-58th and 3rd on 58th. Try the gnudi, a gnocchi like pasta with burrata cheese

    1. smokeandapancake Oct 14, 2009 06:57 AM


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        bdurrett Oct 13, 2009 01:38 PM

        Rouge Tomate - http://www.rougetomatenyc.com/ - @ 60th and Mad.

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        1. re: bdurrett
          planetjess Oct 26, 2009 08:56 AM

          I had a really nice dinner there this weekend. Highly recommended.

        2. ellenost Oct 13, 2009 09:11 AM

          Last week I had a very good dinner at Park Avenue Autumn (63rd St. & Park Ave.). I'm sure the lunch would be equally good.

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          1. re: ellenost
            aguy239 Oct 13, 2009 09:24 AM

            Great suggestion, thank you. We had dinner there a couple of weeks ago, so I'm going to pass, and try lunchbelle's rec of the Chat Noir.

            Thanks all.

            1. re: aguy239
              kelea Oct 26, 2009 09:12 AM

              I quite enjoyed my brunch at Chat Noir. Simple and elegant

              1. re: kelea
                LeahBaila Oct 26, 2009 06:42 PM

                Glad to hear it, Kelea! What did you order?


                1. re: LeahBaila
                  kelea Oct 27, 2009 08:08 AM

                  I started with the onion soup which was definitely the highlight of my meal. It's one of my favorite soups and surprisingly hard to find a good version. Followed by the steak frites. That was also a really good dish but not nearly as memorable as the soup :)

                  1. re: kelea
                    LeahBaila Oct 28, 2009 05:36 AM

                    Wow! That makes me want to go back...like right now! The last time I was there I had something boring like a salad and glass of Sancerre. Thanks for the feedback! :)


          2. LeahBaila Oct 13, 2009 08:54 AM

            Bistro Chat Noir is a charming French spot on 66th between 5th and Madison


            1. MMRuth Oct 13, 2009 08:43 AM

              You could go to the Post House in the Lowell Hotel if they are open for lunch. I've only been for dinner.

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              1. re: MMRuth
                aguy239 Oct 13, 2009 09:13 AM

                My friend is staying at the Lowell and doesn't want to eat another meal there! But thank you.

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