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Business brunch/lunch in West 20s?

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Hi,
I'm looking for a place in the West 20s for a weekday business brunch/lunch (11:30 a.m.) that is quiet enough for business talk and has good food/service. It's an expense account, but not a crazy one, so maybe up to $25 up to $40 for an entree.

Also, need to stay near W. 26th and 6th Ave. for quick, easy walk for out of towners to nearby post-meal meeting, so not looking at Union Square/Meat Packing.

I'd appreciate all suggestions. Thank you.

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  1. If you like Indian food, try Junoon.

    1. The NoMad is quite close as well. 28th and Broadway, about 3 blocks away.

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      1. re: kathryn

        Re: the o.p.'s mention of 11:30 a.m. NoMad's lunch service starts at noon, as does Junoon's.

        http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

        1. re: RGR

          Hi,
          Thanks everyone. I hadn't heard of NoMad and I'm looking forward to trying that.

          Also, RGR, you're right. The 11:30 start time is proving to be problematic and I may just have to expand the zone to include Union Square.

          If you or anyone else has other ideas, I'd appreciate it. Thanks for the replies.

          1. re: atlandnyc

            Even with expanding to the Union Square area, finding a restaurant with an 11:30 start time that would be right for a business meeting is still a problem. Tocqueville and Ciano, both of which would be perfect for a business lunch, start at 11:45.

            However, if you are willing to go further west, i.e., 10th Av, b/t 15th & 16th Sts., Del Posto's lunch service starts at 11:30 a.m. Though I've never been there, I'm sure it would be appropriate for a business lunch.

            http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

            1. re: RGR

              Hi,
              Thanks for the suggestions. I just want to let you know we ended up at Blue Water Grill. They're open at 11:30 and they're serving a lunch menu then, just in case anyone else needs to know. Thanks.