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Mendy's Midtown

Johnt2 Dec 2, 2009 04:10 AM

Any recommendations? Anything I should stay away from?

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    cheesecake17 RE: Johnt2 Dec 2, 2009 06:29 AM

    They have a lunch special- a toss your own style salad with two meats, chips, and a soda for about $12. My husband loves it, and says it's really filling.

    We took sandwiches on the plane recently- turkey and corned beef were both good.

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      MartyB RE: cheesecake17 Dec 2, 2009 06:58 AM

      My daughter loves their salad. I believe that they give a discount for Stern College girls. I keep on telling my daughter "then why am I paying for the Stern cafeteria if you keep on going to Mendy's?"

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        cheesecake17 RE: MartyB Dec 2, 2009 07:03 AM

        haha.. maybe b/c the Stern food isn't that good? A friend of mine did the same thing- lived on salads from Mendy's and pizza from Rosa's.

        I had a salad from there recently with grilled chicken, portobello mushrooms, and roasted peppers. It wasn't that much more expensive than a salad with tuna from a dairy place.

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          MartyB RE: cheesecake17 Dec 2, 2009 07:34 AM

          I forgot about Rosa's pizza. My daughter absolutely raves about it. Then of course there is the late night caffeine fix at Dunkin Donuts.

          My daughter did mention that J2 Pizza introduced a rather extensive make your salad bar. However, Mendy's is much closer.

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            cheesecake17 RE: MartyB Dec 2, 2009 10:07 AM

            J2 has a large salad bar, and sometimes I go there if I want a longer walk than Rosa's. Unlike most places, the toppings are all the same price- a salad with 5 toppings is $7.50 ($8.13 with tax). They usually don't have any of the more 'expensive' toppings- feta, avocado, grape leaves, mango. Once or twice I went at around 2pm and they actually ran out of lettuce. The salad is good... but it's really hit or miss.

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      LI Guy RE: Johnt2 Dec 2, 2009 07:50 AM

      I second the salad recommendation. I'm also a big fan of the chicken gumbo. And they are one of a very few places to offer, in addition to a soup-and-sandwhich combo, a soup-and-HALF-sandwich, which is great if you're either not hungry enough or not rich enough for the whole thing.

      Oh, and the fries are thick and flavorful and fantastic but do not travel well (in case you're getting takeout).

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        azna29 RE: LI Guy Dec 2, 2009 09:56 AM

        Is 34th st and park their only location in midtown?

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          cheesecake17 RE: azna29 Dec 2, 2009 10:04 AM

          My husband often gets the soup and 1/2 sandwich for lunch. Chicken gumbo and turkey sandwich is his favorite combo.

          They have one near Rockefeller Center. 48th st I think

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            dfsny613 RE: azna29 Dec 3, 2009 07:49 AM

            They also have a stand in the food court at Grand Central, though obviously with a much more limited menu than the restaurant.

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              sanekosher RE: azna29 Dec 3, 2009 07:54 AM

              The one in Rockefeller Center is on 48th St., btwn 5th & 6th Ave-north side of the street, on street level.

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