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Oct 12, 2011 07:22 PM

Late Breakfast / Early Lunch for Saturday and Sunday

Hello NYC Chowhounds,

Arriving by bus to 7th & 28th mid-morning Saturday. The three of us will be hungry shortly thereafter. Bagel, deli, other? Dinner is covered at Trattoria Trecolori before show.

Hotel on West 36th between 8th and 9th. Will need a good cheap eats breakfast / lunch around there for Sunday before visit to MMOA. And then an early dinner before boarding the bus at West 30th and 9th. Prefer cheap but good eats where we can rest and enjoy being in the City. Anything goes.

Feeling overwhelmed by all the very good information on here.

Many thanks!

Trattoria Trecolori
254 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

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  1. It would help to know your cuisine preferences, and your per person budget for food only, keeping in mind that you wll have to add the cost of beverages, nearly 9% tax, and 20% tip. But to get you started....

    For lunch after your arrival on Saturday, you might head to Co. Pizza, on the corner of 9th Av. & 24th Sts. They begin serving at 11:30 a.m.

    Co Pizza photos:

    On Sunday, I presume you are visiting the Musuem of Modern Art (MoMA)? It's on 53rd St., b/t 5th & 6th Avs. For lunch, you might consider the Toloache, a Mexican restaurant, on 50th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av..

    Toloache photos:

    For dinner, Daisy May's BBQ is on the corner of 11th Av. & 46th St. Service is cafeteria-style.

    Daisy May photos:

    Daisy May's BBQ
    623 11th Ave, New York, NY 10036

    251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

    230 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

    7 Replies
    1. re: RGR

      Or the Metropolitan Museum Of Art (MMoA)?

      1. re: RGR

        These all sound good. $10-15 a person before tax and tip is OK. Actually, have not decided between the Met and MOMA. Will let 16 year old daughter celebrating birthday decide which one.

        Any deli suggestions in this general area of town? Will check out all of your suggestions. Thanks much.

        1. re: famousdavous

          $15pp before tax and tip is very low for a sit-down restaurant in the areas you are talking about -- near Penn Station, near the MoMA, and Museum Mile.

          All but 2 of the pizzas are Company are over your budget. I have a feeling that Toloache will be over your budget, too, as the portions are not big.

          You may need to be content with takeout/street food/counter service and not be waited on.

          Any deli suggestions nearby will likely blow your budget as well unless you order extremely carefully and share everything. The price of a pastrami sandwich keeps edging closer and closer to $20 these days.

          There's a lot of good suggestions here for places near 28th & 7th, West 36th between 8th and 9th, as well as 30th & 8th, which are all kind of near Penn Station:

          Near MoMA, I've eaten lunch on the sidewalk from the famous halal cart on 53rd and 6th (SE corner during the day, SW corner at night).

          From the Met I have sometimes walked to Shake Shack or Luke's Lobster, but it can be a bit of a hike.

          251 West 50th Street, New York, NY 10019

          Luke's Lobster
          242 E 81st St, New York, NY 10028

          Shake Shack
          154 East 86th Street, New York, NY 10028

          1. re: kathryn

            Yes, I remember our $90 lunch (for 4) several years ago at Carnegie Deli. It was way too much food though. My wife and daughter like to share (if they can agree on something)! I will check out the link you provided for possibilities and certainly the Halal Cart is a good option. We plan to be nearby on Saturday.


            Carnegie Deli
            854 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

              1. re: kathryn

                Thank you. I did get some good ideas from the seriouseats site also (Brooklyn Bagel, NY Pizza Suprema, etc.). And Shake Shack and Luke's Lobster look great if it works out with our schedule. Thanks again.

            1. re: kathryn

              Of course, I made those suggestions before knowing the budget.

              My husband and I shared a pizza at Co., though I suppose there are many people who order one just for themselves.

              While portions at Toloache are not huge, we found them to be quite adequate, i.e., two regular-size tacos + rice and beans. Prices for those -- in fact, for all the items on the brunch menu -- are in the teens. So, if the wife and daughter were to share something for the main course, that would definitely help them to stay within budget, especially if they want to have a starter and/or dessert.


        2. Lugo Caffe at 1 Penn Plaza is nice, although I've not been there on a weekend.

          Many of the restaurants of Korea Town are open at that time.

          Be warned that weekend brunch can get crazy at a lot of places in NYC

          Lugo Caffe
          1 Penn Plaza, New York, NY 10019