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Dinner and Lunch in Financial District (report)

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Dinner and Lunch in Financial District (report)

GregJ | Mar 10, 2003 01:10 PM

Last Thursday, my spouse and I travelled (via train due to the snow)to Manhattan. After checking in at our hotel, we cabbed it over to MarkJoseph steakhouse on Water Street at Peck Slip. I admit I'm no expert on top end steakhouses, and I've specifically never been to Luger's, but I thought the quality here was definitely a cut or two above most of the competition (e.g., Morton's, the Palm, Smith and Wollensky, etc.). Everything was very, very good. The next day, after conducting some business at the U.S. Courthouse on Centre Street, we walked over to the Bridge Cafe (also on Water Street, a block from MarkJoseph) for lunch. I had an OK seafood salad, while my spouse had some lobster ravioli, which she pronounced "superb." Overall, the experience was consistent with some recent postings on this board (interesting building, so-so food). As an aside, over the course of 24 hours or so, we had occasion to take cabs about 4 times. In each case, the driver appeared to have no clear idea how to get where we wanted to go. Admittedly, MarkJoseph is a bit tricky to find. But I was surprised that the guy who picked us up at our hotel in Battery Park was clueless about locating the U.S. Courthouse. I've never noticed that while staying in mid-town. Maybe it has something to do with the maze of streets downtown.

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