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Saturday Lunch in Tribeca or Soho (No reservations)

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johndory Apr 7, 2011 06:20 PM

I'm driving down to NYC from Boston on Saturday and would like to have lunch near my hotel when I arrive. I'm staying at the Greenwich Hotel (on Greenwich St.), so my first choice is Locanda Verde if I can get a table without a reservation. But I would like to have a back-up plan. Because I can't be sure exactly when I'm going to arrive, a reservation isn't really an option. I'm looking for something that is fresh and not too fussy (maybe something like Jane). Any ideas?

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Locanda Verde
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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    kathryn Apr 8, 2011 10:19 AM

    Don't forget that you can dine at the bar at Locanda Verde.

    If you're going to go to Soho, I think that brunch at Lani Kai is very nice and you can get their specialty drinks for only $9 (as opposed to $13 at night).

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    Locanda Verde
    377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

    Lani Kai
    525 Broome St, New York, NY 10012

    1. sgordon Apr 8, 2011 08:17 AM

      You could do worse than brunch at Marc Forgione. Crowds ebb and flow, though, so it's hard to say if there'd be a table at any given time. Also, the new David Burke Kitchen has a pretty interesting brunch and is within 5 mintues' walk.

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      Marc Forgione
      134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

      David Burke Kitchen
      23 Grand St, New York, NY 10013

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        H Manning Apr 8, 2011 08:25 AM

        According to the website Marc Forgione does not serve brunch on Saturday (only on Sunday).

        I think a late Saturday lunch at Locanda Verde would not be a problem for a single diner. Other options nearby: Cercle Rouge, Odeon, Landmarc.

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        Landmarc
        179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

        Odeon
        145 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

        Cercle Rouge
        241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013

        Marc Forgione
        134 Reade Street, New York, NY 10013

        Locanda Verde
        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

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        rrems Apr 7, 2011 07:31 PM

        I really like Blaue Gans for a Saturday lunch, and though it gets busy there are always some tables available.

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        Blaue Gans
        139 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013

        1. coasts Apr 7, 2011 07:24 PM

          i'm only mentioning this because i firmly believe it's one of the best deals in Manhattan...Bouley serves lunch on Saturday - five courses for $45. it's fussy and nothing like Jane, but thought you should know. stay out of Plein Sud...no good.

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          Bouley
          163 Duane St, New York, NY 10013

          Plein Sud
          85 W Broadway, New York, NY 10007

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