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salgal Mar 18, 2011 10:45 AM

I am looking for a good place to eat lunch that is moderately priced and a good new york experience.

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    Riverman500 Mar 18, 2011 10:50 AM

    Jean Georges is moderately priced for lunch and a great New York experience. Jackets are required.

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

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    1. re: Riverman500
      steakrules85 Mar 20, 2011 08:23 PM

      Even for lunch? I believe just dinner.

      1. re: steakrules85
        peter j Mar 20, 2011 09:35 PM

        Yes, Jean Georges now requires jackets for lunch. This new policy was implemented in January.

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

        1. re: peter j
          steakrules85 Mar 20, 2011 10:49 PM


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            Riverman500 Mar 29, 2011 05:42 AM

            Even though the reservationist said that jackets were required for lunch, this rule doesn't seem to be strictly enforced. I had lunch at JG last week and there were a few men in the dining room without jackets.

          2. re: peter j
            gutsofsteel Mar 29, 2011 11:22 AM

            Love it.

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        michelleats Mar 18, 2011 11:19 AM

        Recipe (very casual)
        Ouest (business casual)
        B Cafe West (casual)

        If you want very inexpensive, look into Maoz (actually an int'l chain, but very NYC as far as I'm concerned) or Absolute Bagels, or pick up a knish from the prepared food counter in Zabar's (inside the store, not the cafe; the cafe knish are never as good for some reason).

        2245 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

        2315 Broadway, New York, NY 10024

        Absolute Bagels
        2788 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

        2047 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

        B. Cafe
        566 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

        452 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

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          msny98 Mar 18, 2011 11:41 AM

          Define moderately priced and give us a cross street. Plenty of choices

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            salgal Mar 18, 2011 01:06 PM

            15-25 person not including alcohol. I was thinking somewhere around lincoln center. Thanks for advice.

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              gutsofsteel Mar 18, 2011 08:54 PM

              Does that include tax and tip? What is your total budget, including everything?

              1. re: gutsofsteel
                goodhealthgourmet Mar 18, 2011 09:36 PM

                guts, i was soooo tempted to suggest Shake Shack just to see if you'd throw an apoplectic fit ;)

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            snaporaz Mar 18, 2011 01:13 PM

            I think the 2 course prix-fixe at Telepan barely squeezes into your buget without including tip. So it's a stretch but worth it IMO.
            2 courses - $22
            Wednesday to Friday
            11:30am - 2:30pm

            72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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              mahler5 Mar 19, 2011 01:26 PM

              If you want casual, I'd recommend Good Enough to Eat, though it's over a mile from Lincoln Center. If you want a higher art experience, I definitely concur with the Telepan recommendation, though it's somewhat over your price point. But it is quite close to Lincoln Center.

              Good Enough to Eat
              483 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10024

              72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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              1. re: mahler5
                salgal Mar 19, 2011 02:11 PM

                Looking forward to Telepan tomorrow. I ate rickshaw dumpling bar today in the garden area at tavern on the green. It was good but the weather was better.

                72 W. 69th Street, New York, NY 10023

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                Simon Mar 29, 2011 10:47 AM

                if "good new york experience" suggests you are coming from out of town or lunching with people from out of town, i'd suggest dining in a different neighborhood, as i think the UWS has incredibly weak/lame restaurants overall...

                when i am around there, there are a few places that i go to: Nice Matin (good tuna tartar), Cafe Ronda (Argentine/Spanish tapas, sandwiches), etc...but there isn't a single restaurant in the whole UWS that i'd travel to specifically for either food or atmosphere...but if you're looking for a place of convenience, Nice Matin or Cafe Ronda could work, but neither is especially NY in vibe...

                Nice Matin
                201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

                Cafe Ronda
                249 Columbus Ave, New York, NY 10023

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