Lunch -- Rockefeller center - Bloomingdales
My daughter (a 20-something) and I are visiting Manhattan tomorrow to see a few sites and do some shopping. Around lunchtime we should be somewhere between Rockefeller Center and Bloomingdales our plan is to go up 5th Av., maybe walk through Central park a bit, and head over to Bloomingdales.
Would appreciate some suggestions for a nice, but inexpensive (<$15 each) place to eat lunch. Any type of cuisine is OK, just looking for something unique and tasty.
That's a pretty high rent part of town, staying under $15 for a "nice" sit down restaurant will be tough ($11.64 before tax and tip). Especially as you go further north on 5th Ave towards Tiffany's, Bloomie's, etc.
It sounds like you don't really want to stray too far from 5th Ave?
If you are OK with takeout/counter service, you could do Bouchon Bakery at Rockefeller Center. They have a lunch combo for $11.95.
There's also the Dean & Deluca Bakery, 'wichcraft, and Bill's burger, all within Rockefeller Center.
If you are willing to spend a tiny bit more, Ma Peche has "lunch to go" Mondays through Saturdays. And given how nice out it'll be, I bet you could eat it in Central Park.
Chinese- Land of plenty
Italian(pasta and risotto)- Radicchio
Food court in Plaza hotel
Gourmet deli to eat in-Treehaus
Le pain quotidien
there is also rockerfeller concourse with many food shops
Near Bloomingdale's is
222 East 58th Street
New York, NY 10022
(between 2nd & 3rd Ave)
Small place with yummy food within your budget.
My 20-something son, who goes to Hunter College, introduced me to Korean Express, 807 Lexington Ave around 62nd St. Sit down, waitress service, not fancy. Very reasonable and delicious.
Whatever you do do not go to David Burke's restaurant. I had one of the most disgusting salads, commercial salad dressing, yuck!!!
One block above Bloomies on Third Avenue is Cabana restaurant -- "nuevo Latino" and very good and reasonable food (lunch specials, too) and nice ambiance, especially for that neighborhood.
Here's something I encounter from time to time on these boards: Pammi agrees with Cabana. So I go looking for Cabana's comment. There are only 15 replies on the entire board, plus a few "hidden" ones, which are indicated are specific to someone's comment. I look at them all. Nowhere on the board do I find Cabana's comment. What gives?