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Oct 17, 2012 08:56 AM

Where to eat from Lincoln center to port authority

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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  1. 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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    1. re: kathryn

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

    2. 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.

        1. 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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          1. re: Tubulus

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

          2. 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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            1. re: John Francis

              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.