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May 19, 2011 10:03 AM

Best place to eat lunch tomorrow (Friday) without a reservation?

Eating at the bar is fine, as long as I can eat a full meal. I was hoping to eat at EMP, but I was told their tables are booked tomorrow.

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  1. Try Picholine or the bar at Nougatine, which offers the full Jean Georges dining room menu.

    If you like seafood, perhaps the bar at Le Bernardin if you go early or late, though there are very few seats and jackets are required.

    I can usually get last minute reservations for lunch at Tocqueville, Lincoln, Ai Fiori, SHO Shaun Hergatt, and Cafe Boulud. Let us know If you want more casual options.

    Cafe Boulud
    20 East 76th St., New York, NY 10021

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

    1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

    Le Bernardin
    155 W. 51st St., New York, NY 10019

    35 West 64th St., New York, NY 10023

    SHO Shaun Hergatt
    40 Broad St, New York, NY 10004

    1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023

    142 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023

    Ai Fiori
    400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

    1. Have you considered eating at EMP's bar? The dining room menu is offered there. Also, if you do a walk-in, a last minute cancelation could free up a table.

      Eleven Madison Park
      11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

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      1. re: RGR

        Thanks guys. I was under the impression that EMP's bar didn't offer the dining room menu anymore, but if so I may check it out.

        1. re: rngenzi

          I believe they serve the regular menu at the bar during lunch, but not during dinner.