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Lunch Before Seeing 2 PM Matinee at Studio 54

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FayeD Jun 15, 2012 07:58 PM

We are going to see a Wednesday Matinee performance of "Harvey" at Studio 54 and looking for a place to have lunch before the performance. We are coming from Philadelphia and after checking into hotel expect to be available for lunch around noon. Having a nice lunch not far from the theater and being out within an hour or so is more important than price, but don't want to spend more than $25 each pre tax and tip. I had thought about doing a "search" on this board before posting a new thread but I can't figure out how so I am requesting your help.

We also are looking for some recommendations for lunch the new day somewhere near the Marriott Marque (sorry spelling may be off). A little more flexible on time there.

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    Pan Jun 15, 2012 11:29 PM

    Szechuan Gourmet is on 56 St. between Broadway and 8th. I've mostly recently eaten there for lunch today and dinner 2 days ago. It's pretty excellent, especially if you don't mind really firey spicy food.

    The original Wondee Siam is on 9th Av. between 52nd and 53rd, on the east side of the avenue. If you go, stick with their so-called "Secret Thai" menu and their actual Thai-language menu (if you can get them to admit it exists - I've been shown it once), and if you want really spicy, Thai-style food, say so, and add that you don't want it sweetened for Americans. It's very cheap and can be very good.

    Right across the street from them is Ariana Kebab House, a good Afghan restaurant.

    The Marriott Marquis is just a bit further south. What are your criteria for the other lunch? Same pricing? Any preferred cuisines? And you can always look at the "Related Discussions" that are probably showing up toward the upper right of your page (they do for me).

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      FayeD Jun 16, 2012 02:05 PM

      Thank you for your suggestions. Will need to pass on the really spicey stuff. However, your pointing out the "Related Discussions" section was very helpful to me.

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        Pan Jun 16, 2012 02:08 PM

        The Afghan place is not very spicy.

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