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Time Warner Center - Where to Lunch?

Kat Jan 29, 2010 10:24 AM

We will be at the Time Warner Center around noon on Tuesday after a meeting and I am wondering where we (2 of us) would best have a good lunch there? We will not have a lot of time as we need to leave the city around 2pm. A seafood-free option would be great. Upscale would be a nice treat, but not more than $80 for two (no alcohol). Thanks!

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    gutsofsteel RE: Kat Jan 29, 2010 10:28 AM

    Bouchon

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      wreckers00 RE: gutsofsteel Jan 29, 2010 10:45 AM

      If you have like 2 hours...I say Jean Georges or Nougatine at Jean Georges.

      You can easily spend less than 80 for 2 people and it's right across from the time warner center in the Trump Intl hotel.

      Bouchon is also a great pick.

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        gutsofsteel RE: wreckers00 Jan 29, 2010 10:57 AM

        Yes...Jean Georges is a very nice upscale treat and their lunch deal is an unbelievable bargain.

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          kathryn RE: wreckers00 Jan 29, 2010 11:09 AM

          Note that JG is fairly popular, especially for lunch, so I would make sure to reserve a table.

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            City Kid RE: wreckers00 Jan 30, 2010 05:09 AM

            Jean Georges and Nougatine are great suggestions, and you don't need two hours/

        2. Edwin E. RE: Kat Jan 29, 2010 02:48 PM

          Yup - I 5th JG as the best place to do a Tuesday lunch. No second place.

          1. Kat RE: Kat Jan 30, 2010 06:40 AM

            Thanks for the suggestions. I checked Open Table last nite for JG and there was no available seating until 1:45, which is too late for us. I'm going to check out Bouchon.

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              gutsofsteel RE: Kat Jan 30, 2010 06:42 AM

              Another suggestion is Landmarc in the TWC. Not sure it they're open for lunch, but check.

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              David W RE: Kat Jan 30, 2010 09:04 AM

              We just had a nice dinner at A Voce-especially nice was the tagliatelle with duck - they also have bar seating - also on the 3rd floor of the TWC.
              http://www.avocerestaurant.com/avoce_...

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                pups224 RE: David W Jan 31, 2010 12:29 PM

                I had a fabulous lunch at Landmarc. Excellent food and service. I really nice view too boot.

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                uwsister RE: Kat Jan 31, 2010 06:34 PM

                I've had lunches at Bouchon and Landmarc multiple times and Jean Georges once, and Bouchon remains my favorite lunch spot at TWC. Especially perfect since you don't have a lot of time and you'll easily get out under your budget.

                1. Kat RE: Kat Feb 5, 2010 02:42 AM

                  We ended up at Bouchon. Arrived just before noon and sat at the communal table. Pleasant lunch with a nice view of Columbus CIrcle. I ordered the leek and Roquefort quiche and salad and spouse had the tomato soup and grilled cheese sandwich. Both very tasty, although I expected that the quiche would have had more of a Roquefort flavor. After, we stopped at the bakery for pastries and bread to take home. Very enjoyable and well within our budget, thank you Chowhounds!

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