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phboden Jul 11, 2012 02:13 PM

Going to Gift Mkt, staying downtown -- anything great for lunch or dinner?

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    rcburli RE: phboden Jul 11, 2012 02:54 PM

    I'm assuming you mean close to the mart...
    If so, Lunacy Black Market for dinner.

    Teds Montana Grill is very good (chain) for lunch or dinner.

    1. dcdavis RE: phboden Jul 11, 2012 02:58 PM

      Rays in the City. Great seaford and atmosphere!

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        bobstripower RE: phboden Jul 12, 2012 09:54 AM

        Nikolais roof at Hilton

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          DeeCee RE: phboden Jul 13, 2012 09:08 AM

          I have only been there for lunch, but I really like Alma Cucina in the 191 building. Meehan's is good for bar food and lunch, and at least yesterday at lunch it wasn't overwhelmed by mart-goers. Hsu's for Chinese.

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            phboden RE: DeeCee Jul 13, 2012 10:11 AM

            thanks for the suggestions!

          2. jboeke RE: phboden Jul 13, 2012 09:50 AM

            Here's a previous thread about downtown options that might help you:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/844050

            For lunch, you might want to check out Broad St. in the Fairlie-Poplar district. A bit further from the mart, but there are some great spots that are only open at lunch, like Rosa's Pizza (NY style), Dua for pho, and Reuben's NY style deli. Around the corner on Peachtree (across from Woodruff park) there's a good Korean place called Blossom Tree too. Hope that gives you some non-traditional lunch options.

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