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Restaurants in Lincoln Center area

bluefrog Jun 4, 2013 05:05 PM

I am looking for a restaurant near Lincoln Center for a post-graduation (around 2-3 p.m.) lunch. I would like something gracious and interesting (not a seafood place) that is nearby and reasonably priced. Any suggestions?

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    Riverman500 RE: bluefrog Jun 4, 2013 05:54 PM

    Boulud Sud

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      Charles Yu RE: Riverman500 Jun 4, 2013 07:36 PM

      +1 Lincoln!

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        ttoommyy RE: Charles Yu Jun 4, 2013 07:39 PM

        I too will recommend Lincoln, with the caveat that it is not really "moderately priced" as the OP requested. Otherwise, a perfect choice.

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        Lacrosse_Gastronomic RE: Riverman500 Jun 5, 2013 03:40 AM

        Lincoln's lunch service ends at 2 pm so that won't work. The Smith is open all afternoon.

      3. Spiritchaser RE: bluefrog Jun 5, 2013 05:33 AM

        People's definition of reasonable varies greatly but you could look at:

        A Voce (Columbus)
        Jean-George (or the less costly Nougatine)

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          ChefJune RE: Spiritchaser Jun 5, 2013 01:54 PM

          Landmarc is really tasty and has a lot of small plates. Casual. and moderately priced (certainly by new York standards).

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          dyrewolf RE: bluefrog Jun 5, 2013 05:56 AM

          +1 to The Smith and Lincoln
          At Time Waner there are some options..

          Telepan (69th or 68th)
          Cafe Luxemburg, (70th)
          Loi (70th)
          'cesca (74th St)

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            Elisa515 RE: bluefrog Jun 5, 2013 08:27 AM

            Friends of mine (with high standards for food) really enjoyed Gabriels last year after the NYU Med School graduation. Elegant with good waiter service--nice after a graduation.

            This year, after the Columbia B-school graduation, they went to Telepan for brunch. They're still raving about how good it was.

            1. JoanN RE: bluefrog Jun 5, 2013 08:47 AM

              I really do think you need to define "reasonably priced." I would consider many of the restaurants mentioned above to be on the expensive side. But then, most restaurants in that neighborhood that are "gracious and interesting" are.

              Oh. And my one meal at Loi, soon after it opened, was borderline dismal and I have not returned. Has it improved considerably?

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                JeffOverley RE: bluefrog Jun 7, 2013 01:35 PM

                Immediate vicinity of Lincoln Center is pretty spendy, with exception of The Smith, which is probably your best bet, assuming your definition of "reasonably priced" is under $40pp.

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