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Good deli shops Madison-Park & 57th

David Burke at Bloomingdale's on 59th Street is a good quick eat-in or take-out spot. The entrance is on 59th Street between Lex-3rd so you don't have to go into the store.
The grilled veg panini is excellent and they have very good soup.

Nov 12, 2007
Texstyle in Manhattan

Simple place near 150 East 50th St

Steve,

Go to PJ Clarke's, 55th St and Third Ave, within easy walking distance. It's a 19th century NY classic saloon, great for burgers and salads. Old brick walls, red checked table cloths and generous drinks. Everyone from Frank Sinatra to Mike Bloomberg has passed through here. It doesn't get more "New York" than this.

Oct 24, 2007
Texstyle in Manhattan

A restaurant for an architect...?

Jean-Georges. Once you're past the glitz of the Trump exterior this is one of the most beautiful spaces in Manhattan--with food to match. Nougatine, the less expensive "cafe" is also a glamorous beauifully lit room with food as good as, though not as elaborate, as the main dining room.

If you haven't been to the 4 Seasons make a point to go and at have a drink at the bar. Anyone with an interest in architecture should visit at least once.

Oct 12, 2007
Texstyle in Manhattan

Laduree?

I agree completely with LulusMom. Go to the Rue Royale location for wonderful hot chocolate and macaroons. That's enough. The Belle Epoque ground floor tea room is one of the prettiest places in Paris and the people watching is fantastic. I would definitely go there rather than the Champs Elysee which is mostly tourists.

Sep 14, 2007
Texstyle in France

Airline Food in First Class --

You've got some good advice already. Just remember that the greatest luxury in domestic First Class these days is space, not food or drinks. Enjoy your flight.

Aug 27, 2007
Texstyle in General Topics

Treating Parents, near E 61st and 2nd Ave

Consider Canaletto on 60th St off 3rd. They bring you a nice little plate of parmesan and salami when you sit down and a plate of cookies to share after dinner, both on the house. If you stick to pasta or just an entree you might squeek by price wise. This is a real neighborhood restaurant and Brad is a great host. You won't find anything exciting on the menu but it's a reliable spot for you and your parents.

Aug 22, 2007
Texstyle in Manhattan