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Good but not overly pricey place for lunch in Garden City?

dessert_diva Nov 25, 2010 04:24 PM

I'm getting together with a few gal friends one day next week for lunch, and the designated venue is Garden City (to combine w/shopping). We're all on a budget to some degree and so none of us can afford to blow $25 each on a pricey lunch, but am looking for good food (no franchise c**p like Panera) with a reasonable menu range: light entrees, entree salads, etc, followed by a bit of dessert for those of us who can easily rationalize away the calories. ;-)

Any suggestions? Italian restaurants are out because one of us is allergic to both garlic and onion, so that'd be just asking for trouble. Not sure what day it will be other than not Monday.


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  1. engarcon RE: dessert_diva Nov 26, 2010 04:15 AM

    Try Waterzooi on Franklin Ave

    Website below


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      jpf1980 RE: dessert_diva Nov 27, 2010 08:43 PM

      i like upper crust cafe


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      1. re: jpf1980
        dessert_diva RE: jpf1980 Nov 28, 2010 06:00 AM

        UpperCrust looks perfect, thanks! :-)

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        jnab121 RE: dessert_diva Dec 2, 2010 01:55 PM

        La Bottega in Carle place or garden city south(both 5 mins from Roosevelt field mall) should work perfectly. Great and reasonable priced Panini's and salads.

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        1. re: jnab121
          jpf1980 RE: jnab121 Dec 2, 2010 03:24 PM

          I believe there is a La Bottega IN Roosevelt field now, above Burger King.

          La Bottega
          3216 Long Beach Rd, Oceanside, NY 11572

        2. Gastronomos RE: dessert_diva Feb 6, 2014 08:53 AM

          Sushi Ya
          949 Franklin Ave
          Garden City, NY 11530

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