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May 20, 2010 06:02 AM

lunch near the mysterious bookshop or the strand

not familiar with these areas...will be visiting in june...not fancy but price is not important...thanks

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  1. Near the Strand:

    Ippudo (ramen)
    Motorino (Neapolitan pizza)
    Momofuku Ssam Bar (Asian fusion)
    Zabb City (Thai)

    Near the Mysterious Bookshop:

    Bar Artisanal
    Cercle Rouge

    Zabb City
    244 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

    Momofuku Ssam Bar
    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    65 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003

    349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

    8 Replies
    1. re: fm1963

      Not that Motorino and Ssam Bar, both of which I've been to, aren't good suggestions, but since dee dee is visiting and does not know the areas, she should be made aware that they are in the East Village while The Strand is not.

      Motorino photos:

      1. re: RGR

        I thought the Strand Bookstore was on Broadway & 12th? Has it moved to Chelsea?

        Btw, nice photos, as always.

        1. re: fm1963

          It was on Broadway at E. 12th last week when I walked by it, so it probably still is. Less than five minutes from Ssam Bar and Zabb City on foot and maybe another 30 seconds to Motorino. RGR may be thinking of another bookstore.

          1. re: small h

            You're right. My mistake. The Strand is not in Chelsea, so I've changed that. But The Strand is not in the East Village either. I'm a pretty fast walker, and I don't think I can walk east on 12th and get from from B'way to Motorino just off the corner of 1st Av. in five minutes.

            Thanks for the compliment on my photos, fm1963. :)

            349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

            1. re: RGR

              You'd be walking from Broadway to 3rd to 2nd to 1st. I bet you could do it in five minutes - I average one minute per long block, myself. Broadway is east of 5th down there. So the Strand (bookstore) is indeed in the East Village, below 14th St. & east of 5th Ave. (See map, upper right side of this page.)

        2. re: RGR

          I assume the OP meant the Strand Bookstore and not the Strand Hotel.

          1. re: kathryn

            The Strand Bookstore is right near Union Square, I thought

            1. re: princeofpork

              Yes, it's two blocks below Union Square, and it is in the East Village. Any doubt, just google it. Worth walking over to the block Motorino is on, as you also have the choice of Pata Negra (very good tapas, wine, sherry) or an ordinary French bistro if that's your preference, all next to each other. To say nothing of mac 'n' cheese. The walk is easy.