My co-worker and I had talked for days on how we were going to pick a day to have dinner at Bottega Louie after work. He beat me to it by going for a walk during his break and checking it out first, I couldn't be sore though because he ended up coming back with the most scrumptious custard filled treat! The next day we ended up walking over with the intention of taking our lunch to go from the deli. We both got salads (the Cesar with chicken was $9) and he got an individual 'slider 'as well. While he paid for his lunch, we were offered a taste of the egg salad (yum!). Instead of leaving with our food, we were tempted by taking in the scenery and buzz all around us and decided to stay and eat at the cafe seating by the bar....glad we did...they make it so easy, even if you are just grabbing food from the deli. The staff was very gracious and attentive and came around a few times to see how we were enjoying our meal. The place is gorgeous and spacious, a vibrant pulse of New York in for a Cal girl at heart! Our hour lunch at Bottega Louie sure beat eating in our lunch room, we will definitely be back with one of their beautifully box wrapped madelines!