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QUIET moderately priced lunch

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For a friend coming in from out of town, I was trying to pick a restaurant for a lunch that is, above all, quiet. I was thinking of moderately priced prix-fixe menus - anywhere between Houston and 72nd.

So far, I'm thinking maybe Aldea or Riverpark, but I haven't been to either - would they be quiet lunches?

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  1. Del Posto is pretty quiet (except for the solo musician playing music in the background), and very reasonable:
    http://www.delposto.com/menu.cfm?rest...

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/834224

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    Del Posto
    85 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: kathryn

      Second Del Posto. They intentionally limit lunch service to a fraction of their tables.

    2. Tocqueville

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      Tocqueville
      1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

      1. I would highly recommend Tocqueville. The $29 3-course prix-fixe is a steal for cuisine of such high caliber. Rarely busy at lunch, so it's very quiet (though not noisy when the room is full at dinner either). Excellent service and one of the most beautiful dining rooms in the city.

        http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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        Tocqueville
        1 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003