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Lunch options this coming friday

Monica Jan 13, 2013 05:23 PM

Both my husband and I have half days and we'd like to have a nice lunch in midtown area this Friday. As always, I can't seem to decide on a place. Some of the places I am thinking of are, the modern bar or dining room, La bernadin lunch prixe fixe, Aquavit, La grenouille and Esca.
To me, this lunch is very special as we couldn't go out to eat after we had our 2nd kid and I don't know when our next fancy meal will be. We both like everything which makes it even harder to decide.
Help me pick a place~

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    Pan RE: Monica Jan 13, 2013 07:36 PM

    Give us a set of criteria.

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      Sneakeater RE: Monica Jan 13, 2013 09:36 PM

      If you're thinking of Le Bernardin, you should just GO to Le Bernardin.

      There is not a better restaurant in New York City.

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        Monica RE: Sneakeater Jan 14, 2013 07:17 AM

        Lunch at Le Bernadin sounds wonderful except I have been hearing some negative reviews here.

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          Spiritchaser RE: Monica Jan 14, 2013 07:29 AM

          Regardless of reviews here, if you like fish there is NO BETTER restaurant in NYC.

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        RebelWithaCause RE: Monica Jan 14, 2013 01:27 PM

        Not on your list, but Marea was one of my best lunch experiences in NYC.

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          Riverman500 RE: Monica Jan 14, 2013 02:14 PM

          I love Le Bernardin but the subtle seafood preps and formality aren't to everyone's tastes. If you're having doubts try Jean-Georges instead.

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