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The Best Affordable Lunches in Midtown West

New York Rabi Abonour 8 comments

We've already shown you the best cheap lunches in Midtown East, but we didn't want to leave our readers on the other side of 5th Avenue hungry. To that end, check out some of our favorite lunch spots in Midtown West. More

Where to Eat Before or After a Concert at Terminal 5

New York Ben Jay 20 comments

Terminal 5 has some great music, but its location on 11th Avenue and 56th Street, seemingly closer to New Jersey than the rest of Manhattan, means plenty of aggravation when looking for a decent bite nearby. But there are some good places to eat in the area; here's where you should go. More

A Goat Sandwich for Midtown

New York Ashley Tam 2 comments

Like the chupacabra, the perfect goat sandwich remains elusive, but if you're looking for a taste of the stuff in midtown, now you know where to go. 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

Updated Deli Classics at The Picnic Basket

New York Rabi Abonour 1 comment

In the land of the steam table deli, The Picnic Basket proudly focuses on fresh, healthy food. Their sandwiches, largely updated deli classics, are a worthwhile option for a lunch around Harold Square. More

Bouchon Bakery's Peanut Butter Cream Puff Isn't What You Expect

New York Niko Triantafillou 5 comments

When you see Bouchon Bakery's Peanut Butter Cream Puff ($6) in the pastry case and read the descriptive name tag, you might assume, as I did, that it's just a basic cream puff. Pâte à choux, pastry cream, you know the drill. But it turns out there's much more to it—four distinct layers that may surprise you. More

Steakcraft: Uncle Jack's Kicks It Old School

New York Nick Solares 11 comments

Uncle Jack's Steakhouse has three bustling locations in New York—two in Manhattan and the original location in Bayside, Queens. As is befitting of a true New York steakhouse, each location dry ages its own beef, and in that tradition Uncle Jack's has a purchaser that still heads down to the Meatpacking District at an ungodly hour to personally select the restaurants' beef. 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

Park Italian Gourmet is a Real Deli for Midtown Lunches

New York Rabi Abonour 4 comments

Finding a good deli in Midtown is notoriously difficult. Could Park Italian Gourmet, with its Little Italy charm and no-frills decor, make sandwiches better than the ubiquitous steam table joint competition? More

Ayvalik Toast at Mmm...Enfes is Unusual but Tasty

New York Ben Jay 9 comments

Ayvalık Tost is a popular Turkish sandwich, named for the Aegean resort town, containing some variation of sausage, more sausage, cheese, tomato, pickle, and Ayvalık bread. Luckily, if you ever feel such a craving locally, there's a place in Midtown that can help you out. More

Bouchon Bakery Gets Into the Canele Game

New York Niko Triantafillou 16 comments

Is the canele making another run at blowing up? Last week, New York City got its first canele-only bakery but quietly, for about a month, Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery has been selling mini versions of the sweet treats at their Time Warner Center location. More

Schmackary's Nails the Classic Chocolate Chip Cookie

New York Cleo von Siebenthal Post a comment

The real determining factor of whether or not a cookie establishment is worth a visit is if they can bake up an impressive chocolate chip cookie. Schmackary's succeeds and then some. More

Steakcraft: The Makings of Circo's Super-Premium Ribeye

New York Nick Solares 11 comments

Circo, the younger offshoot of Le Cirque, serves a ribeye made with beef "beyond prime grade." More

Don Antonio's Sandwiches are as Good as Their Pizza. Who Knew?

New York J. Kenji López-Alt 3 comments

Up until a few days ago I had no idea that Don Antonio serves sandwiches for lunch, but they do. Five of them under their panini section, ranging from $9 to $10. Sandwich is a bit of a misnomer, however. Sure, there's bread and stuff in between it so it technically qualifies, but the bread starts out as raw dough wrapped free-form around fillings that then get baked in their wood burning oven. 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

Maison Kayser's Marathon Bars Are an Energy Bar We Can Get Behind

New York Andrew Coe 2 comments

Bakers work notoriously long and irregular hours, with their days frequently beginning or ending in the wee hours of the morning. The question is, how to keep healthy? For Eric Kayser, globe-trotting founder of the Maison Kayser empire, and Yann Ledoux, overseer of his New York ovens, the answer is running. More

Ask the Critic: Where To Get Lunch Near Penn Station?

New York Carey Jones 10 comments

Lunch near Penn Station doesn't have to be as bad as you think. More

Sugar Rush: A Frozen Coconut Full of Rum at Betony

New York Niko Triantafillou 2 comments

Betony offers some unusually savory desserts like roasted apricot with almond and watercress, but also more conventional sweets. Of them, Coconut Pate a Bombe, White Chocolate and Aged Rum ($12) may be the most unusual. It's exceptionally light but with some fine dining trickery, namely a frozen coconut sorbet full of rum. More

A Sandwich a Day: Certé's August Sandwich Special Combines Duck Eggs and Creamed Corn

New York Ida Yu 2 comments

Not an everyday sandwich, but great for a nasty hangover or a day of reckless indulgence. More

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