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meb903 Oct 17, 2012 08:56 AM

We are going to an opera dress rehearsal on Friday and will be walking back to the Port Authority after. We are looking for some place to have a nice late lunch but nothing expensive. So under $20 entrees, please. We eat most anything but nothing Asian as we are eating that the next night. Thanks so much!

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    kathryn Oct 17, 2012 09:00 AM

    I'd say it's better to eat around Lincoln Center, the Time Warner Center, and/or Hell's Kitchen than near Port Authority.

    What time does the dress rehearsal end/what time do you want to have lunch?

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      meb903 Oct 18, 2012 06:02 AM

      dress rehearsal ends about 130-2:00 so we would like to eat within a half hour of getting out. thanks!

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      peter j Oct 17, 2012 10:25 AM

      Try Marseille near Port Authority.

      You can also get sandwiches, salads and sweets at Epicerie Boulud across from Lincoln Center. There's no seating but they do have standing tables.

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        rkaene Oct 17, 2012 05:48 PM

        Bouchon Bakery @ TWC

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          Tubulus Oct 17, 2012 06:43 PM

          Bello on 9th and 56th is good red sauce Italian though it might push the $20 price depending what you order. Don Antonio by starita further down on 50th between 8th and 9th is also quite good neopolitan pizza.

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            teezeetoo Oct 17, 2012 06:45 PM

            Amy's Bread and take some lovely baked goods home - soups, salads, quiches, and everything baked right there - 46th and 9th avenue.

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            John Francis Oct 18, 2012 05:12 AM

            The Lincoln Center area is full of good choices. For a late lunch at your price point, Bar Boulud has quite a few entrées at $19 and lower. Nick and Toni's features Mediterranean food at slightly lower prices than Bar Boulud. A special favorite of mine is the Greek Kitchen on Amsterdam/10th Avenue, informal but reliably delicious, slightly below the Nick and Toni's price range. Just for starters!

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              arepo Oct 18, 2012 06:06 AM

              Le Pain Quotidien, 1 block from the Met, should fit the bill nicely without damaging your pocketbook too badly.
              They have healthy oriented sandwiches, soups, etc. and a delightful bakery with all kinds of breads and sinful pastries.

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              klc137 Oct 18, 2012 09:46 AM

              Nizza on Ninth at 45th is very good for lunch. It is one of my standby spots in that area.

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