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Where To Get Lunch In Midtown East

35 spots to pick up some food or sit down for a daytime meal.

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14 Bars That Are Quiet Enough For A Conversation

All the best spots where you can have a drink and talk to someone without having to guess what they’re saying.

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14 Cool Restaurants That Are Quiet Enough For Your Parents

Fun places to take your parents that won't be too loud.

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Naro

From the Atomix team, this Korean fine dining restaurant at Rockefeller Center serves impressive-looking dishes, but none of them are that exciting.

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7.6

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Ichiran

This popular ramen chain from Japan is known for its "privacy booths." The Midtown location is a great place to get some alone time with a bowl of noodles.

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Sergimmo Salumeria

This Midtown salumeria makes excellent Italian deli sandwiches, but their pastas are even better.

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7.8

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House of the Red Pearl

House of the Red Pearl is a Chinese-inspired place in the Tin Building by Jean-Georges. The decor is cheesy, but the duck with perfectly-crisped skin will inspire repeat visits.

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7.6

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Shikku

Skikku is your best option if you want a relaxing break from all the people-dodging you’ll be doing at the Tin Building. The sushi is high-quality, and the rolls have interesting components.

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7.8

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Genki Omakase

Don't let the drab strip mall vibes at this Greenwich Village spot fool you. The sushi at Genki Omakase is high quality, but you only have an hour to eat it.

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Cafe Cluny

A can’t miss West Village Infatuation go-to that’s Perfect For all kinds of things, including Brunch, Date Night, and Dinner with the Parents.

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The Eddy

We can’t tell you who the chef at The Eddy is, but we can tell you that you’ll like this place. And maybe that’s all that matters.

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Tuome

Tuome in the East Village is doing something totally different with familiar Asian menu items.

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High Street on Hudson

High Street on Hudson is a Philly import in the West Village that will happily make you a sandwich or a bowl of tripe. You should have both.

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Freek’s Mill

A solid addition to Gowanus, Freek’s Mill is all about the wood-burning oven. It’s best when things don’t get too fussy.

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Cherry Point

The next time you find yourself wanting red meat in Greenpoint, direct yourself to Cherry Point.

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Omakase Room By Tatsu

This underground West Village space is a serious, quiet place for a pricey sushi meal that lasts 90 minutes.

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8.5

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Happy Stony Noodle

Happy Stony Noodle is a Taiwanese restaurant in Elmhurst that makes excellent beef noodle soup.

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Olmsted

A Prospect Heights restaurant serving some of the most inventive, delicious food in New York City.

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8.6

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Atoboy

Atoboy serves a $75 prix-fixe menu in Flatiron, and it's a wonderful place to casually nerd out over expertly-made Korean food.

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8.1

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Sushi Jin

Sushi Jin is a sushi spot on the UES, and it’s one of the best places to get a sub-$150 omakase in the East 80s.

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Sushi Azabu

This underground bunker of a sushi restaurant in Tribeca would be a really good place to wait out an apocalypse. Or to eat excellent, expensive sushi.

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8.0

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Houseman

Houseman is a neighborhood spot in a part of Soho where you'll see more cars than people. It's worth a visit—especially for the burger.

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7.9

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Davelle

Davelle is an all-day Japanese spot on the LES that’s unlike any other place in the city.