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Quick (delicious) lunch reqs neat The Met?

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Hi all,

I'm a Seattle-area CH in NYC for 10+ days in mid July. Sweetie and I need a recommendation for a quick lunch near the Met, on a Thursday (if that makes a difference). Something fairly light would be good, as dinner that evening is at Cafe Boulud.

I've searched the boards, but only Square Meal came up as a rec (and a food truck, which is pretty variable, IMO). But I can't find further recs for Square Meal, and they don't post a menu, so I'm feeling a bit wary.


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

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  1. Cafe Sabarsky at the Neue Gallery on 86 st & Fifth is a charming spot and has some nice sandwiches and salads. There are also some options inside the Met that might work.

    Cafe Sabarsky
    1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

    1. Cafe Sabarsky

      Cafe Sabarsky
      1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

      1. Caffe Grazie, 84th & Madison. Nice Paninis and salads. Very close by.

        A lot of choices further east, but it's a long walk.

        Caffe Grazie
        26 E. 84th Street, New York, NY 10028

        1. Centolire at Madison and 86th is good for lunch. (But don't go in the evening.)

          1167 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

          1. Via Quadronno is a good bet, about 10 blocks south of the Met on 73rd St. They specialize in panini and offer some of the best espresso drinks this side of the Atlantic. I agree with the Cafe Sabarsky suggestion as well.

            Via Quadronno
            25 E 73rd St, New York, NY 10021

            Cafe Sabarsky
            1048 5th Ave, New York, NY 10028

            1. Untitled is the new Danny Meyer restaurant in the Whitney, on Madison, b/t 74th & 75th, We haven't tried it yet, but our daughter had lunch there and said the food's very good.

              Menu: http://www.untitledatthewhitney.com/_...


              945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

              1. Thanks all -- I'll report back on where we end up.