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Mar 18, 2011 10:45 AM

Lunch on the upper westside

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

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  1. 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

    5 Replies
    1. re: Riverman500

      Even for lunch? I believe just dinner.

      1. re: steakrules85

        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: steakrules85

            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. 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

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

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          1. re: msny98

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

            1. re: salgal

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

              1. re: gutsofsteel

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

          2. 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

            1. 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

                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