lunch on upper east side
June 8, 2013 6:02 PM   Subscribe

Please suggest a lunch spot on the upper east side, as close to 74th and Lexington as possible; I need to suggest a place to meet and I am blanking on suitable places within a couple of blocks of that intersection.

I need a not-loud, not-super-hip place that is basically good salads, sandwiches, omelets, etc., definitely not a diner but not super expensive. Something like a Pain Quotidien menu (I recall there is one on E. 77th and one down about 10 blocks on Lex) but something a little less hectic than that. The diners can't walk all the way to Yorkville though the brunchy american restaurants there are the kind of place that would work well for this event. Any ideas? Thanks. If something seems like a good suggestion but has a different menu please feel free to suggest.
posted by third rail to Food & Drink (6 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Response by poster: Sorry, I meant upper east side of NYC. (No edit function for questions I guess?)
posted by third rail at 6:03 PM on June 8, 2013

Post this on the Manhattan board of as well. Lots of UES residents hang out there online.

The first place that comes to mind is Danny Meyer's Untitled restaurant at the Whitney, on 75th and Madison. Open Wednesday through Sunday.
posted by kathryn at 7:12 PM on June 8, 2013

Untitled at the Whitney Museum? Check the hours though...
posted by avocado_of_merriment at 7:12 PM on June 8, 2013

This is on the pricey side, but check it out. It is pretty much at your intersection.
TBar Steak & Lounge.
We celebrated a graduation there recently. The food was lovely and the service was absolutely impeccable. Also, quiet and comfortable.

We had a bit of a walk from a more distant subway station to get there and there are a few other interesting looking places...
French, pastry brunch?

Fancy that. Me, answering an NYC question.
posted by SLC Mom at 9:50 PM on June 8, 2013

Yeah, Candle Cafe is really fantastic. Even non-vegans agree!
posted by davidjmcgee at 12:03 AM on June 9, 2013

Response by poster: Thanks for all these answers. Many sounded good. In case anyone else needs something similar sometime, the lunch wound up at Orsay, a bistro on Lex and 75th, and it worked well for this event.
posted by third rail at 7:43 PM on June 11, 2013

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