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Nice lunch place near LIRR

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meeting a long lost friend, she will come from LI....a nice lunch place kinda near LIRR, but we could go up/down/west east, just not too far....not fancy, just a nice place to talk and catch up.

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  1. By the LIRR, you mean Penn Station?

    Some options:
    Keens (steakhouse)
    The Breslin - only on a weekday, though, weekends are pretty busy
    John Dory Oyster Bar
    Junoon
    Eataly - only on a weekday, though, weekends are pretty busy
    The NoMad
    Koreatown options like Madangui, Don Bogam
    Macaron Cafe
    Ovest
    Grand Sichuan
    Co. aka Company
    Txikito
    El Quinto Pino
    Red Cat
    Trestle on Tenth

    See also:
    http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/803343

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    1. If you want something like a Korean diner with unaccountably classy decor for its price, go to Han Bat on 35 between 5th and 6th and get Hyaemul Dolsot Bibimbap (mixed seafood bibimbap in a hot stone bowl). Not much else will be that good to get there (jigaes and such will be oversalted), but the place is definitely convivial, and you can have as much banchan (complimentary side dishes) as you want. They also make barley tea; ask for it, it's pleasant.