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Lady Grey Feb 24, 2012 10:58 AM

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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    RGR Feb 24, 2012 11:50 AM

    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

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      thegforceny Feb 24, 2012 11:45 AM

      Tocqueville

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

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        kathryn Feb 24, 2012 11:38 AM

        Del Posto is pretty quiet (except for the solo musician playing music in the background), and very reasonable:
        http://www.delposto.com/menu.cfm?restaurantid=1&id=4

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

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

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          Riverman500 Feb 24, 2012 11:40 AM

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

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