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Mar 19, 2012 06:15 AM

Need a cheap eats option very near the Whitney

Is there a diner or coffee shop within a few blocks? Or in that price range? Good would be nice but close is more important. Thanks!

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  1. These suggestions are all closer to 10 blocks than a few blocks. Viand Coffee Shop at Madison + 61st or at 300 E 86th, or the Lexington Candy Shop might work. There's also a Papaya King on E 86th.

    Lexington Candy Shop
    1226 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028

    Papaya King
    179 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

    Viand Coffee Shop
    300 E 86th St, New York, NY 10028

    1. the Whitney. (aka Danny Meyer does coffee shop.) It's not incredibly cheap, but it is certainly close.

      945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

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      1. re: EBT

        Yes, you certainly can't get any closer than Untitled. We've had lunch there twice, most recently last week. Imo, the food is just o.k. with one exception. The red velvet cake is fantastic!

        Untitle photos here:

        and here:

        945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

      2. If you head over to Lexington Ave, due east of the Whitney, there are some inexpensive options around Lenox Hill Hospital. Viand and Lexington Candy Shop are actually quite pricey for what they are.

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        1. re: City Kid

          Thanks to all. I'm going to try Three Guys on Madison between 75 and 76. Since no one mentioned it, I assume I won't be bowled over, but it could hardly be closer, or cheaper in the neighborhood.

          Three Guys Restaurant
          960 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

          1. re: wweats

            I'm interested to hear how you like Thee Guys. My last visit to the Whitney took place the Sunday before Untitled had opened for business, so I ended up splurging on lunch at Sant Ambroeus.

            Just to add one more to the list, Nectar was also mentioned as another decent coffee shop in a previous thread.

            Sant Ambroeus
            1000 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10021

            Nectar Restaurant
            1090 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10028

            1. re: prima

              I'll try to remember to post about Three Guys after I've been there. Again, thanks to all.

            2. re: wweats

              Your assumption is correct, but definitely convenient!

          2. There is a hole in the wall Mexican spot that I LOVE. Go check it out Sabor A Mexico it's on 77th between 2nd and 3rd. Delicious nachos and bean and cheese tacos. Good hot sauce too.