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The Best Affordable Lunches in Midtown East

New York Rabi Abonour 2 comments

If you're tired of the same sad delis and fast food chains in Midtown East, we have you covered with the neighborhood's best, most reliable fast and cheap lunches, from deli sandwiches to falafel to Indian street food. More

BentOn, BentOff

New York Rabi Abonour 2 comments

You won't want this for lunch every day, but as a reasonably priced meal with lots of variety in two neighborhoods lacking in good food, BentOn is a good option to have. More

Bouchon Bakery's MallowMore Lives Up to the Original

New York Niko Triantafillou 10 comments

Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery debuts their MallowMore. See if it lives up to the standard of the original. More

Midtown's Ground Central Sells a Greatest Hits List of NYC Sweets

New York Niko Triantafillou 3 comments

What if you could access some of New York's best baked goods without ever leaving Midtown East? That's essentially what newcomer coffee bar and lounge Ground Central is doing. More

The Best Food in Grand Central Terminal

New York Marissa Sertich Velie 4 comments

Nothing works up an appetite like traveling or long commutes, and Grand Central Terminal's cornucopia of quick-service eateries means you're never at a loss for choice. But where should you go for an actually good cup of coffee or a lunch more satisfying than a limp $12 sandwich? More

Mediterranean Sandwiches at Blue Olive Market

New York Rabi Abonour Post a comment

Blue Olive is a neat place to have near Grand Central for some specialty groceries and a quick lunch. But be sure to check your order before you leave. More

Hunan Manor: A Chinese Gem in the Shadow of Grand Central

New York Max Falkowitz 2 comments

Hunan Manor specializes in the spicy cooking of east-central China with a focus on all manner of smoked, dried, and pickled meats and vegetables. Less than a five minute walk from Grand Central Terminal, it's a restaurant worth missing your Metro North connection for. More

Big, Meaty Sandwiches at Midtown's Untamed

New York Ashley Tam Post a comment

Untamed Sandwiches recently opened near Bryant Park, where they're specializing in hefty braised meat sandwiches with a selection of beer and wine. More

Have Your Coffee and Danish All in One

New York Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

Coffee and Danish lovers rejoice. Paris Baguette has you covered with their new all-in-one Coffee-Danish ($2.50). The lightly sweetened pastry combines an almond flour dough and a thick coffee coating. More

Midtown Japanese Lunch Fix at Soba Totto

New York Roger Kamholz Post a comment

For your money, it would seem that the best way to navigate Soba Totto at lunch is to head straight for its specialty, its exceptional soba noodles. More

Scoping Out the Sweets at Michel Richard's Pomme Palais

New York Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Is this a hard-boiled egg cut in half? Is it two shots of egg custard? Is a holiday drink? Read on to find out. More

Eclair Bakery Brings More French Pastry to Midtown East

New York Niko Triantafillou 7 comments

If a good barometer of a French bakery is the quality of their viennoiserie, then Eclair Bakery, a new outfit in Midtown East, has a bright future. More

Lavo's Chocolate Cake is a 20-Layer Behemoth

New York Niko Triantafillou 4 comments

If you've ever been let down by wimpy chocolate peanut butter cake, this 20-layer monster is the thing for you. More

Where to Eat Near Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue (Our Updated Guide)

New York Ben Jay 9 comments

Whether you're shopping, checking out the Christmas tree, surveying 30 Rock like Jack Donaghy, or just exploring the area, here's our updated guide to good eats around Fifth Avenue and Rockefeller Center. More

Crepe Cake Bakery Lady M Takes on Pumpkin Pie

New York Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

Something between pumpkin pie and cheesecake with the texture of a mousse, this "cloud cake" earns its name. More

There's a Cheesy Gyoza Gratin at Hide-Chan Ramen

New York Jamie Feldmar 3 comments

The name pretty much says it all —these are Hide-Chan's standard fried pork and vegetable gyoza, topped with a layer of mozzarella cheese (think less Joe's Dairy and more Kraft), then broiled the mozz has liquified and formed a golden, bubbly crust. Embrace the gutbomb. More

Midtown East Is Not a Bakery Wasteland: Honey Pumpkin Cake From Dishes

New York Niko Triantafillou Post a comment

If you work in Midtown East you probably know that high quality bakeries are in short supply. Dishes, the breakfast- and lunch-only take-out restaurant is the rare exception. More

Steakcraft: The Meaty Details of The Breslin's Rib Steak

New York Nick Solares 27 comments

April Bloomfield and The Breslin's head chef Christina Lecki are a lot alike. They're on the short side with soft voices, friendly faces, and wry smiles. And they both command the kitchen with the authority of a Brigadier. Bloomfield and Lecki cook whole animals and baste giant slabs of meat in their own fat. But they're clear and precise in their techniques, which shows in the restaurant's rib steak. More

Where Piora's Chris Cipollone Eats in Midtown East

New York Bao Ong 1 comment

Chris Cipollone was lured to Midtown East six years ago when he found himself a rent-stabilized apartment. The food options around him? Not so much. But the chef of the recently-opened Piora in the West Village says the neighborhood is constantly changing. Here are his favorite eats for Midtown East. More

Luxury, if You Know Where to Look, at La Vie en Szechuan

New York Max Falkowitz 1 comment

At La Vie en Szechuan, they work to take care of you. And a look around the dining room says why: The young, smartly dressed, nearly all-Chinese clientele look ready for their night out in K-Town, not for slumming it on Mott Street. Like Cafe China up north a few blocks, the restaurant aims for something more upscale, and in setting, presentation, and quality it largely succeeds. Many Sichuan classics, the dishes we often look to as benchmarks for a restaurant like this, are the weakest parts of the menu. But if you order strategically around them you'll bear witness to some of the more interesting, unexpected, and yes—upscale—Chinese cooking in the city. More

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