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MarlaPR Mar 20, 2010 06:38 PM

We loved lunch last time we were in NY at Jean George! Great deal and food, any others around for our next trip in a couple of weeks??

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Jean Georges
1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

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    RGR Mar 20, 2010 07:16 PM

    The lunch deal at EMP is 2 courses for $28 and 3 for $42. Dessert is additional.
    They also offer a 5-course Gourmand for $68. Always sensational!

    EMP 3-course lunch photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157622933229433/

    5-course lunch Gourmand photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391@N03/sets/72157623152781926/

    http://www.elevenmadisonpark.com

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      Yaqo Homo Mar 20, 2010 09:44 PM

      I concur with the RGR (as I often do). The $28 dollar lunch at Eleven Madison Park is a ridiculously good deal.... which can easily be negated by an $80 riesling and a slice of marshmallowy lemon meringue tart... but that's another story.

      Was just there a couple weeks ago and was very happy I went.

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      Eleven Madison Park
      11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

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        MarlaPR Mar 21, 2010 11:12 AM

        Just booked EMP! What are your thoughts on Cafe Boulud??

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        Cafe Boulud
        20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

    2. Rmis32 Mar 21, 2010 04:15 PM

      Perry Street, Tocqueville, Montenapo, SHO Shaun Hergatt

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      Perry Street
      176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

      SHO Shaun Hergatt
      40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

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        simetrias Mar 21, 2010 04:41 PM

        The Modern.

        1. hcbk0702 Mar 21, 2010 04:42 PM

          Jean Georges and EMP are the best fine dining lunch deals in the city. Le Bernardin's lunch is even better, but at $69 for two savory courses and dessert compared to about $40 at JG and EMP, it is less of a deal. Daniel doesn't serve lunch, Masa's lunch is just as breathtakingly expensive as their dinner ($400+), and Per Se's Friday-Sunday $175 five course lunch tasting menu isn't much of a deal.

          I'll throw in Bouley as well (5 courses for $48), but it isn't on the same level as the above.

          Also consider Alto, Marea, Café Boulud, Perry St, SHO Shaun Hergatt, Convivio, Gotham Bar & Grill, and Seasonal. Some of the top sushi-ya in NYC offer simpler, prix fixe lunch deals as well (e.g. Sushi Yasuda, Kurumazushi), but I can't get away from omakase at the bar.

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          Jean Georges
          1 Central Park W, New York, NY 10023

          Le Bernardin
          155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

          Convivio
          45 Tudor City Place, New York, NY 10017

          Marea
          240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

          SHO Shaun Hergatt
          40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

          Gotham Bar & Grill
          12 E 12th St Ste Frnt, New York, NY 10003

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            jcooper Mar 21, 2010 06:28 PM

            How about del Posto? I have never been, but hear the $29 lunch is excellent. Has anyone tried it and have comments to share?

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              hcbk0702 Mar 21, 2010 06:53 PM

              I had a poor experience with Del Posto's $29 lunch. The pastas were well-executed, but the antipasti and desserts were unmemorable, the amuses were weak, and one of the petit fours, a sad piece of desiccated grapefruit (which was incorrectly identified by our server), was probably the worst bite of food I've ever had at an upscale NYC restaurant. I'm guessing that's not how it was supposed to taste, and I'll chalk it up to an isolated execution error in the kitchen. Service was awkward as well; our server actually lost his train of thought a couple of times while attempting to describe the dishes. It felt very amateurish, and I would hope that type of service was merely an aberration. On the plus side, the bread basket was very good.

              On paper, it seems like a good deal, but I can't recommend it personally. For upscale Italian, I would much rather go to Alto or Marea for lunch, despite the higher cost. Serious Eats seemed to like Del Posto, so the kitchen and service staff must have been on point for their visit. I'm sure the restaurant can do much better than the meal I had.

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              Del Posto
              85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

              Marea
              240 Central Park South, New York, NY 10019

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                edwardspk Mar 22, 2010 09:27 AM

                I concur with you on Del Posto. After giving it a few tries, I just gave up. The food is not worth the price.

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                Del Posto
                85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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