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march 3rd lunch - columbus ave high 70's (nyc)

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daisylover Mar 2, 2013 11:07 AM

going to check out columbus ave flea market, was looking for any rec's for lunch/brunch in the area, a few block stroll would be fine, but only want to park car once. thanks for the advice.

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    plf515 RE: daisylover Mar 2, 2013 11:42 AM

    There will likely be lines at most places on a Sunday, unless you go early, but:

    Good Enough to Eat: Amsterdam and 83
    Nice Matin: 79 and Amsterdam
    Simply Oliver: 82 and Amst, I think.
    Fred's: Amsterdam and 83

    or, if you don't mind eating non-typical brunch food

    Canteen (Chinese with some Thai influence) Columbus and 83.
    Momoya (Japanese, mostly sushi) 82 and Amst.
    AG Kitchen (Cuban): Columbus and 74
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    More high end:
    Atlantic Grill (seafood).

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      trav RE: daisylover Mar 2, 2013 01:02 PM

      Caffe Storico at the New York Historical Society CPW between 76th and 77th has a lovely brunch. You can enter through the side of the Museum or go right up front steps.

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        arepo RE: daisylover Mar 2, 2013 07:57 PM

        Walking in NY is a breeze.
        La Boite en Bois at 68th & Columbus is a little French walk-down with very few tables so they are close together.
        Many people who have shows or opera at Lincoln Center frequent this little charmer.
        It is not pricy as NY restaurants go.
        It was also featured on Seinfeld.
        http://www.laboitenyc.com/

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          nats79 RE: daisylover Mar 2, 2013 10:40 PM

          Isabella's is right across from there. Also, Gazala's if you like Middle Eastern (78th)

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            City Kid RE: daisylover Mar 3, 2013 05:37 AM

            You may already have made plans but Ocean Grill is a couple of blocks away on Columbus, a sister of Isabella's, but it takes reservations. Very good, very reasonable brunch with nice service and ambiance.

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              daisylover RE: daisylover Mar 3, 2013 12:04 PM

              thanks for all the suggestions, wound up going with husband instead of girlfriend, so needed meat, wound up at brother jimmy, definately eh. liked cookies at sugar plum! beware of rip-off parking on 76 and 77th street, they don't honor their internet prices!

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