Memorable, delicious lunch options
As some may, but most probably won't, remember, I posted here a few months back prepping for my upcoming trip to NYC. Thanks so much for all your input then, but I am back because my plans have changed a bit and I could use some help.
I am not looking for something a bit down the opulence scale than I was previously with my 4 star aspirations. Right now, I need something( that will be delicious, affordable, and memorable, all while still feeling kinda special. I am looking into Ciano, Mission Chinese, or ABC Kitchen. (I know, really across the board!) Aldea was a thought, but the limited choices shut it out.
Each have their pluses and minuses
Ciano -rec'd to me by a chef friend, wish they offered a fresh pasta for the pf.
Mission- So hyped and I am sure we will enjoy, but with only two of us, how much can we seriously eat?
ABC KItchen- I can't find that they still offer the lunch pf. Anyone have it recently?
Those were just ideas, I welcome more from the board. Thanks so much!
Tocqueville and ABC Kitchen are excellent choices for a delicious lunch. ABC is definently the more casual of the two whereas Tocquaville feels formal but in a relaxing way. Another choice for a "special feeling" would be Asiate. They offer a prix fix menu for lunch and the views and setting are gorgeous.
See also this discussion on lunch prix fixes:
I love Mission Chinese and it is very affordable but doesn't really feel special to me (assuming you mean special occasion). You can definitely try quite a few things with 2 people.
ABC might work if you like the shabby chic and ABC Carpet & Home aesthetic. But it's not terribly "special occasion" if that, again, is what you want. I still see the lunch prix fixe on their site -- you have to drag down the dark square on the scrollbar. If you really want to be sure, I'd call and ask.