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Jun 10, 2010 10:31 AM

Help! New to NY and need lunch spots near office

Just started new job and tired of eating at Cafe Duke everyday. Office is at 53rd and Broadway. Any good gems within a few blocks?? Wide open and usually eat solo.

Thanks in advance!

Cafe Duke
140 W 51st St, New York, NY 10020

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  1. You're pretty close to:
    Daisy May's BBQ Cart
    Szechuan Gourmet's West 56th St location
    Jamaican Dutchy
    Angelo's Pizza

    Also check out the site!

    Jamaican Dutchy
    W 51st St and 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    Angelo's Pizza
    117 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

    Szechuan Gourmet
    244 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    1. have no fear...there is salvation.

      first of all, Mariella's on 8th Ave and 57th is pretty good pizza. much better than their other locations. East on 55th is edible sushi and definitely better than other local alternatives. Toto Ramen just opened on 52nd bet. 8th & 9th. Island Burger on 9th & 52nd for great salads, chicken sandwiches and burgers. if you walk up to 56th, just east of 6th ave is Korea Pro and a japanese noodle bar. further down is Tina's for Cuban and even further is Ma'Peche.

      your options on 9th ave are seemingly endless, from Mee Noodle on 53rd, Delta Grill on 48th, Room Service on 47th(?), Del Portivo on 48th...some really good options.

      Delta Grill
      700 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

      Island Burgers & Shakes
      766 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

      Mee Noodle Shop
      795 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

      Room Service
      166 8th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      1. I used to work around 57th and Broadway.

        My picks...
        Mariella's for pizza
        Burrito Box for decent "mexican"
        Island Burger
        Empanada Mama

        I echo the rec about 9th Ave. so much food there... you'll find something!

        Island Burgers & Shakes
        766 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

        Empanada Mama
        763 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

        Burrito Box
        885 9th Ave Frnt 1, New York, NY 10019