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Lunch near High Line

I am traveling to NYC for 4 days next week. I'll have some time to myself on Friday and Saturday afternoon and thought I would check out the High Line park. (I live in Chicago and they are thinking of putting someting similar very close to my house). I would love to find a place for lunch - possibly meeting a friend- that won't break the bank but would be a nice cap to a walk on the park.

Also, I am looking for a place to meet about 7-10 people on Friday night for dinner that has good food and wine. A few years back we had dinner at Crispo with friends (on recommendations from NYC hounds) and everyone raved. Would love to introduce New Yorkers to another great place that they might not know about.

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  1. my recommendation for both meals is La Promenade des Anglais on 23rd St/10th Ave...delicious Provencal French food...lovely wine list...and it's only been open about 3 months, so there's a good chance it'll be a nice new discovery for your NYC friends...

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    La Promenade des Anglais
    461 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: Simon

      This certainly is a nice new discovery for me, and thanks for putting this on my map. Looking through their website certainly appears promising.

      1. re: Kurtis

        i ate there last night for the first time: delicious food, nice staff, reasonably priced wine list...i'm planning on posting a full review after i go back and try a few more dishes...

        1. re: Simon

          SImon, La Promenade des Anglais sounds good, especially since I was recently in Nice, France, i'm in the mood for Provencal French fod

          1. re: foodwhisperer

            Cool...Provencal (along w/ Corsican) is probably my favorite regional French cuisine...i doubt it will measure up to what you had in Nice, but it definitely adds to the downtown Manhattan options...the fried baby artichokes w/ anchovy sauce are particularly yummy (though rich and salty and best eaten w/ lots of olive bread)...

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            La Promenade des Anglais
            461 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

            1. re: Simon

              Ill check check it out ,, and report back,

        2. An very pleasurable 5-minute walk from the south end of the park, Perry Street has an excellent lunch deal: 3 courses for $28. They also have an early/late (before 6pm or after 9:30pm) dinner fixed price menu for $38. Great looking dining room. I had a very good lunch there recently; chef is the son of Jean Georges.

          http://jean-georges.com/

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          Perry Street
          176 Perry Street, New York, NY 10014

          1. Pastis is very close.

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            Pastis
            9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

            1. Is your lunch for Friday or Saturday? You'll find many places serving a brunch menu on Saturday, FWIW.

              1. Trestle on Tenth; Red Cat; Ovest; Co. (Company) are they open for lunch though?; Grand Sichuan; Tipsy Parson; Bottino

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                Grand Sichuan
                229 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

                Trestle on Tenth
                242 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10001

                Red Cat
                227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                Bottino
                246 10th Ave, New York, NY 10001

                Co.
                230 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

                Tipsy Parson
                156 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10011

                Ovest
                513 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

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                1. re: thegforceny

                  Company's hours:
                  Mon 5:00pm-11:00pm
                  Tue-Sat 11:30am-11:00pm
                  Sun 11:00am-10:00pm

                  1. re: thegforceny

                    I went to Red Cat for dinner once. Perfectly OK, but nothing more, and overpriced was the verdict of all three of us. In that neighborhood, I tend to go to Half King when I want something inexpensive, and when I don't mind spending a bit more, Cookshop, which is generally good though not fully consistent across its menu (I have had very good meals there but found the scallops disappointing on my last visit). Grand Sichuan is an old standby, of course, but it's a little bit further from the storage facility at 21st St. near 10th that is my usual reason for being in that neighborhood.

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                    Cookshop
                    156 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

                    Grand Sichuan
                    229 9th Ave, New York, NY 10001

                    The Half King
                    505 W 23rd St, New York, NY 10011

                    Red Cat
                    227 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                  2. The Standard is a good place for lunch near the High Line, so is Paradou, or Pastis. I don't know if Morimoto is open for lunch.

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                    Pastis
                    9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

                    Paradou
                    8 Little West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

                    Standard Grill
                    848 Washington Street, New York, NY 10014

                    1. You have many places to choose from in Chelsea Market. There's Thai, Friedman's Lunch, a farm to table restaurant, you could sit in the bar at Colicchio & Sons. The Tippler bar isn't too far for a cocktail.. I'm not sure how far, but the Spotted Pig might be a good stop too. I just ate in the bar at Colicchio last week and they had key lime doughnuts with coconut ice cream.

                      one more thing you might want to check out, totally not near the Hi Line.
                      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10...
                      there is a giant slide display right now!!!

                      My photo is Friedman's Lunch, matzo ball soup and Rosé. Not just for breakfast anymore.

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                      Spotted Pig
                      314 W 11th St, New York, NY 10014

                      The Green Table
                      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                      Friedman's Lunch
                      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                      Colicchio & Sons
                      85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                      Chelsea Thai
                      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

                      The Tippler
                      425 W 15th St, New York, NY 10014