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HELP!!!!! Desparately in need of 'Saturday Lunch' recommendation!!

Charles Yu Mar 27, 2012 06:34 PM

Dear fellow NYC chowhounders....etc! HELP!!!!!

Totally messed up my 'eating itinerary' for my late April visit to NYC!! :(

Reason?!! I only found out both EMP and Marea do not do Saturday lunches! As such, I have to move them to dinner spots, leaving one Saturday lunch without a venue!! I checked out the brunch menu for ABC kitchen and was not that impressed!

Any Michelin star establishment ( or non-star ) serving a great ' SATURDAY' lunch you can recommend?!

So far, my secured list include Casa Mono, Marea, EMP and Tori Shin.

Thanks in advance!!!

  1. r
    roze Mar 27, 2012 06:50 PM

    I literally just put up a review for The NoMad. It has some dishes from the EMP menu and is so new I don't think you would have a problem getting a reservation there for lunch in April.

    Otherwise I suggest checking out the 3 course prix fix at Toqueville. It's wonderful food in serene, upscale atmosphere. It really can't be beat for a Saturdary lunch. Enjoy!

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    1. re: roze
      Cheeryvisage Mar 27, 2012 06:57 PM

      Took the words right out of my mouth.

      Also, I'd add The Modern Bar Room.

      1. re: Cheeryvisage
        Charles Yu Mar 27, 2012 07:14 PM

        Thank you both so very much!!!!
        Since I'll be dining at EMP, I think I'll give NoMad a pass this time and go with The Modern Bar Room instead!! Love Alsatian food!!

        1. re: Charles Yu
          Cheeryvisage Mar 27, 2012 07:22 PM

          For The Modern Bar Room, some of my favorite dishes are Alsatian Country Soup, Roasted Duck Breast, Spice-Dusted Squab, Beignets, and Coffee Caramel Dome (*not* the pistachio dome, I didn't like the pistachio version of this dessert).

          Some photos of my meals at The Modern Bar Room, if you're interested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheeryvi...

    2. ellenost Mar 27, 2012 07:12 PM

      I highly recommend Bouley for Saturday lunch. Bouley has long been a favorite restaurant for dinner, and while I've not had lunch at Bouley, uhockey posted a wonderful report about his Saturday lunch at Bouley last year. The price is now $55 for a multi-course tasting menu with choices for each course.

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      1. re: ellenost
        princeofpork3 Mar 28, 2012 08:41 AM

        Second Bouley. Fantastic lunch.
        Try Maialino as well.

      2. e
        EBT Mar 28, 2012 07:28 AM

        All great recs - maybe add Daniel to the list as well? Or Del Posto.

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        1. re: EBT
          kathryn Mar 28, 2012 08:27 AM

          Daniel and Del Posto are not open for Saturday lunch.

        2. h
          H Manning Mar 28, 2012 08:33 AM

          Jean Georges and La Grenouille are also open for lunch on Saturday.

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