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Jun 20, 2011 04:19 PM

Fun NYC Saturday afternoon lunch spots

Hey guys, I'm going to NYC in mid-July to move my 24 year old daughter to Chicago and we're going to have one last big fun lunch for she and her friends. There will be about 10 of us and we're all foodies, yep, even the 24 year olds, but we all love dives, too. Any great ideas? I'm thinking a beer garden, rooftops, casual, shorts, fun. Would appreciate any ideas. Oh, they all live in Greenwich Village but we'll go anywhere. Dinner at Blue Hill and wd-50 so looking for younger, hipper for lunch. Many thanks in advance.

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    1. You might want to consider going to Birreria, the rooftop beer garden at Eataly, which just opened last week. In July, they will be taking reserfvations for parties of 6 or more. We went up there on Sunday to check it out. Since we had been to the Shake Shack, we didn't eat anything at Birreria though the menu does look very enticing. We did sit at the bar for a while, and Mr. R. enjoyed a quartino of a rosé. A bunch of very pleasant servers behind the bar.

      Birreria photos:

      200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

      200 5th Ave, New York, NY 10010

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      1. re: RGR

        Thanks, we did consider that but read some not very flattering reviews on Trip Advisor. May reconsider. Thanks for the photos!

        1. re: jdm7

          It has been my experience that TA is great for hotels and tourist info but CH does offer better restaurant advice

          1. re: trishottawa

            Thanks for that. I think you're right.

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        1. The Lot under the 2nd part of the Highline could be a lot of fun. Beer Garden and food trucks, all 'curated' by Tom Colicchio.

          The Lot on Tap
          10th Ave W 30th St, New York, NY 10001

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          1. re: thegforceny

            Could be fun, except they have closed it during rain. Keep an eye on the Highline's Twitter account for updates:

              1. re: thegforceny

                Thank you so much! Checking them all out now.