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Hubby and I are taking a much needed "us" day while the kids are in school on Wednesday. We're going to the Picasso show in the morning and then lunch. We go out for dinner more often than lunch, so I'd like some feedback on a fun, delicious, laid back lunch spot. It doesn't have to be too close to the museum, though that's a plus. I've thought of Distrito, which we love, but am interested in trying someplace new. BYO is fine. Great food is the top priority (and some gluten-free options). I wanted to go to Koo Zee Doo, but they're closed on Wednesday. So, where would you go?

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  1. Kanella serves lunch, and they have seriously tasty fare!

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    1. re: urbanfabric

      Are you sure? I was going to suggest Kanella but I checked their website and it looks like they only serve lunch Thursday-Sunday now.

      1. re: Buckethead

        That's how I interpret the website too. Too bad, because I love Kanella and haven't been there in a while.

        Any other ideas? I was hoping for more suggestions.

        1. re: Hungryin theBurbs

          Oh. boo. sorry.

          I recently did the lunch pre fixe at Chifa and really enjoyed it. Any of the Garces places... actually you could try the new Garces Trading Company. Buy a bottle of wine and sit in the center section for table service. I've only had their sandwiches to go, but they were really spectacular!

          If I had a leisurely lunch opportunity in the city: Tria, Parc, XIX, and Maytson would come to mind.

          1. re: urbanfabric

            Thanks. Chifa was on my list, since we haven't been there yet. I'm leaning that way at the moment, though I hadn't thought of Garces Trading Company--might have to do that! Been to Tria a bunch and Matyson recently. Parc might be fun. Thanks for the ideas!

            1. re: urbanfabric

              Add to this list:
              Lacroix
              Morimoto

      2. I snuck away for lunch at Paradiso a little while back - you'd have to drive but parking isn't an issue during the week I've found

        1. Thanks all. We ended up at Barces Trading co. It was just the right thing for our mood. Fun place! We shared a cheese plate, yum! The accompaniments were amazing, especially the garlic infused dulce de leche and truffled lavender honey. I had the warm vichyssoise (I'm sure I spelled that wrong). It was a tad too salty, but really nice flavors, with some lardons and black truffle slices. Hubby had the lyonnaise salad and really enjoyed it. We loved the vibe. We had to leave in a rush to get the kids from school, but I can' wait to go back and explore the store a bit. (Picasso show was amazing if anyone is thinking of going).