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lmcsherr Jul 4, 2011 09:20 AM

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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    mclaurie Jul 4, 2011 12:50 PM

    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

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      gutsofsteel Jul 4, 2011 01:42 PM

      Cafe Sabarsky

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

      1. menton1 Jul 4, 2011 05:19 PM

        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. beaulieu Jul 5, 2011 03:55 AM

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

          1167 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

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            Desidero Jul 5, 2011 01:12 PM

            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

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              RGR Jul 6, 2011 03:55 PM

              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/_pdf/AllDay.pdf


              945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

              1. l
                lmcsherr Jul 6, 2011 03:58 PM

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

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