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Does it still have the $22 prix fixe lunch? I called a couple of times and got an answering machine.

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Le Veau d'Or
129 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

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  1. Still had it three months ago...see review below from Citysearch

    Posted by Steven on 08/18/2011
    Perfect french restaurant for lunch

    Great little french restaurant with a $20 lunch prefix which includes app, entree and dessert. Owned by an old french guy and his daughter, this restaurant has charm and a true french atmosphere. I feel like i walk into a little place in paris everytime i walk in. The side booths are perfect for both business or casual lunches. I often take people here so tht they can pik whatever they want and feel more comfortable. I highly recommend the Vichyssoise (cold potatoe soup)

    1. not worth the time or money, in my opinion. there are better options at that price range in that neighborhood for lunch. that said, i think Le Veau d'Or is closed on Mondays, so if you tried calling yesterday you wouldn't have reached them.

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      1. re: coasts

        I can't see how you can do better than $22 for 3 courses anywhere in New York!! I'm off to Paris soon and want a French vibe so I am going to go for it - as rothsteg said I want a "true French atmosphere".

        1. re: bronwen

          Enjoy it! You can walk up to Laduree after for some macarons straight from Paris.

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          Laduree
          864 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

          1. re: coasts

            Oh, what a great idea (about Laduree and the macarons)! I adore Laduree in Paris, it is the most beautiful building in the world, I can't wait to see the one in New York.

            1. re: bronwen

              We were at Ladurée on Sunday. To give you a preview...

              http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

              http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

              1. re: bronwen

                i assume you mean the one on Champ Elysees. i was in Paris earlier this month and it was closed for renovations. damn! we had breakfast twice at the one on Rue Royal. i'll be in paris again this weekend and will try to hit the one on Champ Elysees. hopefully it has reopened.

                the lines at the Manhattan location are still crazy and the shop is quite small. definitely worth visiting, but don't have high expectations.

                my comments on Le Veau d'Or were based on a lunch I had there not long ago. i was with two Parisians, who knew the dishes quite well. no one enjoyed the meal. i understand you are looking for a French experience. you won't get that at Seasonal or David Burke Townhouse, but you will get a better lunch for near that price.

                1. re: coasts

                  Not so about the lines at the Manhattan Ladurée. I pass it at least once a day, at various times, and the worst I see is a line inside, sometimes none at all.

                  1. re: City Kid

                    When we were at Ladurée (Manhattan) last Sunday, we arrived at about 12;30. There was a short line outside, and a quite long line inside. It took us 30 minutes to get to the counter. Normally, I do stand in line for food for more than 10 minutes no matter how delicious. However, after having brunch at Untitled, we had quite a bit of time to kill before meeting someone at the Frick, which is around the corner. from Ladurée.

                    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

                    1. re: City Kid

                      I've been about five times, weekdays and weekends, and have never waited less than 30 minutes.

                      1. re: coasts

                        No lines at all if you are able to go in the morning on the average weekday.

                        1. re: City Kid

                          Many of us call that time "working hours".

                          1. re: coasts

                            They open at 9 and it is near my office.

            2. re: coasts

              They may be closed for lunch, but they are definitely open for dinner as I have a reservation on Monday evening at 8pm.

              1. re: Db Cooper

                Good luck.

                1. re: Nancy S.

                  Why do you say that Nancy?

                2. re: Db Cooper

                  What you can expect from Le Veau d'Or. About 5 minutes into the video:
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4_18z...

              2. They have recently renovated and their menu prices have gone up, however I am not sure about their lunch time prices. We personally love Cafe bistro 60 a block away, give it a try.

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                Bistro 60
                37 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022

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                1. re: nycsteve

                  to nycsteve - I happened upon Bistro 60 one freezing day after the St. Patrick's Day Parade and had a lovely lunch, their steak tartare is great. I highly recommend it too.

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                  Bistro 60
                  37 E 60th St, New York, NY 10022