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Lunch or something like it: near MoMA and somewhere between UES and midtown

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Lunch or something like it: near MoMA and somewhere between UES and midtown

Steve | Aug 25, 2005 11:58 PM

Folks,

I'm coming up from Philly for a few days to catch up with some relatives and do some other things.

This coming Monday I'm meeting a cousin at MoMA, then grabbing a late lunch. We'll miss the dining room hours and reservation deadline, I'd guess.

I've read much about the Bar Room -- most of it here, and it looks pretty good. Would reservations for a stop in the 3-4pm neighborhood be required?

Other options in the museum are not a possibility. I had an acceptable meal on the fifth floor thing some months ago. Acceptable if I were at a cafe in a world-class museum in the ... 80s. [Of course, I'm spoiled by the food and relative value at the Philadelphia Museum of Art's restaurant.]

So, I would welcome any recommendations within easy striking distance of MoMA (within 10 blocks). If we don't eat at the Bar Room, something non-business-lunchy would be preferred.

The next day I'll be meeting two more cousins for a 1pm lunch. She works on the UES, he in midtown. This may be an absurd question, and I really don't expect long, involved answers unless you really want to! Again, non business-lunchy would be good.

Basically, as both of them are working Tuesday, something "convenient" would be nice. I'd imagine that nearness to subways would be key.

Also, I've spent a lot of time learning and enjoying from responses here. And on my own I know a thing or two about NYC streets and spaces. If you could fill in my blanks here, that would be great.

So to redundantly repeat myself: Any help would be great; a simple name of a restaurant will give me enough to find about anything about it; if you want to give more info that's great, too!

Steve

PS: Thanks again to the great posters who led me to great places. I'll use this space to give a shout out to the food at the UES Pio and those who led me there. My cousin and I ordered ceviche and two entrees. Those who've been there won't be any surprise that she had great leftovers for days.

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