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Looking for lunch/dinner suggestions. Healthy food/options! Staying midtown.

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    1. re: thegforceny

      Also: Define what healthy means to you: low fat, low carb, paleo, vegetarian, vegan, local/sustainable, gluten free, etc.

      Where in Midtown? Cross streets? Midtown is actually large...

    2. Been many times. Budget...$25 lunch, $50 dinner per person. Like ethnic cuisine, seafood...want some healthy options too! Don't want to feel stuffed. Will be doing museums, theatre, & a Yankees game. From STL!

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      1. re: colorqueen

        Where have you dined before and what did you like?

        For really good seafood in Midtown, $50pp will be difficult. Blue Fin and Sea Grill are both mediocre. Esca can be good if you skip the mains. I like Oceana but it's probably a bit over your budget. Le Bernardin is excellent but more expensive unless you do the lunch $45 prix fixe menu in the lounge.

        What kinds of ethnic cuisine? Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Thai, etc?

        Where to Eat Near Times Square:
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833282

        Where to Eat Near MoMA (the museum cafe is actually pretty good, as is the Modern next door):
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/771459
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/767638

        Where to Eat Near Museum Mile (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Whitney, Guggenheim, etc) on the UES:
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/963070
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/906331
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793684
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795435
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793684

        Where to Eat Near the Museum of Natural History on the UWS:
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2011/0...
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/793258
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/748686

        Where to Eat Near Macy's/Herald Square/Penn Station/Empire State Building:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/894256
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/725320
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/757797
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

        Where to Eat Near Grand Central/Midtown East:
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/0...
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2013/0...

        Where to Eat in Soho:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/701593
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7577...

        Where to Eat near 5th Avenue shopping / Bloomingdale's / Rockefeller Center:
        http://newyork.seriouseats.com/2010/1...
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/9064...

        Where to have dinner before a Broadway show/pre-theatre dining (many of the same Times Square recs also apply):
        newyork.seriouseats.com/2014/04/where-to-eat-theater-district-updated.html
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671275
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/755684
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/715535
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/788254

        Where to Eat Near the 9/11 Memorial:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8461...