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Food near Sloan-Kettering (for lunch)

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Clarissa Aug 8, 2013 12:33 PM

I did a search but the threads are a few years old and things do change. I have friends who are coming in and need to be able to pop out for lunch and/or a nice treat (ice cream or pastry) in the neighborhood. Pizza and burgers are fine, as are other places which won't take forever.

Thanks.

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  1. Monica RE: Clarissa Aug 8, 2013 12:39 PM

    which location? As far as i know, there are more than one location.

    1. Ttrockwood RE: Clarissa Aug 8, 2013 01:04 PM

      The newish location of francois payard is on 3rd ave near 74th, a great stop for a coffee and pastry, also a selection of his macaron ice cream sandwiches.
      Across the street at maison kayser they specialize in the breads so i am sure their sandwiches would be a nice lunch. (I bought breads to go and enjoyed them)

      1. Phil Ogelos RE: Clarissa Aug 8, 2013 02:38 PM

        You'll have to double check it's still there, but Sotheby's at 72nd and York has/has had a very mellow rooftop cafeteria that's open to the public -sounds like it might just fit the bill for you.

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          Brian W RE: Phil Ogelos Aug 10, 2013 06:57 PM

          We tried Sotheby's. The view is nice sitting on the terrace but in the end it's still a cafeteria with pre-made sandwiches and salads, wrapped in cellophane for your convenience.

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            Phil Ogelos RE: Brian W Aug 11, 2013 05:05 AM

            I'dunno -I'm partial to cellophane myself; and I think the quality of what it wraps in this instance is fine. Securing and eating the food there, moreover, meets the OP's criterion for a meal that "won't take forever."

            You get to eat outside, but not at street-car-exhaust-pipe levels. And, and to see some very nice art coming in and out of the space, which you can't say for the other places recommended here.

        2. jon RE: Clarissa Aug 8, 2013 04:24 PM

          j.g. melon's or Untitled in the Whitney. both are close by.

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            Brian W RE: jon Aug 10, 2013 06:58 PM

            J.G. Melon is cash only.

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            comiendosiempre RE: Clarissa Aug 8, 2013 08:41 PM

            John's Pizzeria, east 64th, between First Ave and York. South side of the street. Only four to five blocks from Sloan Kettering, right up York.

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              erica RE: comiendosiempre Aug 9, 2013 04:50 AM

              Persepolis on Second Avenue used to be pretty reliable. Probably the only Persian restaurant in NYC with a Thai chef.
              Price fixed $25 lunch.

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              Clarissa RE: Clarissa Aug 9, 2013 10:01 AM

              Thank you all so much! I'm forwarding this to my friend.

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                Gelaine RE: Clarissa Aug 10, 2013 03:38 PM

                If they like dim sum Cafe Evergreen on 1st avenue between 73rd and 74th (west side of street) is good. (Used to be at
                69th and 1st which was really convenient for Sloan Kettering.
                That is, if they'll be on York Avenue.)

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                  Brian W RE: Clarissa Aug 10, 2013 06:53 PM

                  Dresner's on York Ave between 78 and 79 Street. The lunch menu is very nice and quite reasonable. The decor is early German-Irish NY pub and you can get a fairly decent Guinness. The place is popular with older residents in the area. You can't beat a cup of homemade soup and half a sandwich for $7.95.

                  They open at 11:30am on weekdays and 10:30am on weekends when they serve a very good brunch. The popovers that come with the eggs are delicious.

                  I'm not a fan of the dinner menu though.

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                    Brian W RE: Clarissa Aug 10, 2013 07:26 PM

                    Beanocchio's Café at 1413 York Avenue (between 75th & 76th Sts.) is good to pop in for ice cream (homemade I believe.) I'm partial to the pistachio. It's basically a coffee bar who's clientele is from the nearby French School.

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