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bronwen Nov 29, 2011 10:22 AM

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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    rothsteg RE: bronwen Nov 29, 2011 11:33 AM

    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. coasts RE: bronwen Nov 29, 2011 06:30 PM

      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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        bronwen RE: coasts Dec 1, 2011 08:32 AM

        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".

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          coasts RE: bronwen Dec 1, 2011 09:55 AM

          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

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            bronwen RE: coasts Dec 1, 2011 10:32 AM

            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.

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              RGR RE: bronwen Dec 1, 2011 03:09 PM

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

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

              http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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                coasts RE: bronwen Dec 1, 2011 03:37 PM

                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.

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                  City Kid RE: coasts Dec 2, 2011 07:09 AM

                  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.

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                    RGR RE: City Kid Dec 2, 2011 08:40 AM

                    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

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                      coasts RE: City Kid Dec 2, 2011 09:14 AM

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

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                        City Kid RE: coasts Dec 2, 2011 10:53 AM

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

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                          coasts RE: City Kid Dec 2, 2011 01:21 PM

                          Many of us call that time "working hours".

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                            City Kid RE: coasts Dec 3, 2011 07:10 AM

                            They open at 9 and it is near my office.

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              Db Cooper RE: coasts Dec 1, 2011 10:59 AM

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

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                Nancy S. RE: Db Cooper Dec 1, 2011 05:09 PM

                Good luck.

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                  Db Cooper RE: Nancy S. Dec 2, 2011 08:24 AM

                  Why do you say that Nancy?

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                  E Eto RE: Db Cooper Dec 1, 2011 08:57 PM

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

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                nycsteve RE: bronwen Dec 1, 2011 09:48 AM

                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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                  bronwen RE: nycsteve Dec 1, 2011 10:36 AM

                  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

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