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High school trip to NYC

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Help! I'm chaperoning a group of high school music students to NYC this weekend and I want good food to be part of their (and my) experience. We'll be staying near Times Square, but spending Saturday on the Upper West Side around Columbia / Riverside Church. I need someplace reasonable, interesting, and good for dinner / breakfast around Times Square, and same for lunch around Columbia / Riverside Dr. Any recommendations welcome.

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  1. Tough assignment, to be sure. Can you give us a size of the group and, perhaps, a budget? In any event, good luck!!

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    1. re: Upperwestsider

      Ditto -- number of people and maximum price, including tax, tip, and drinks/soda/etc. will narrow down the choices considerably.

      Many restaurants in Manhattan cannot accommodate huge groups on short notice.

      1. re: Upperwestsider

        The kids will be split into groups of no more than 12, and probably fewer. As for budget--$10.-$15. breakfast / lunch, $20-$30 dinner, tax and tip included. The kids are young enough not to be able to order alcohol (legally;let's hope nobody has a fake id), so that makes meals a little cheaper...

      2. Try Lanskys at 71 & Columbus- great deli. reasonable prices & a big room in the back.

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        Lansky's Old World Deli
        235 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023