Art of the Lunch Deal

Prix-fixe lunches in New York.

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The Art of the Lunch Deal: Geisha

Geisha 33 East 61st Street, New York NY 10065 (map); 212-813-1113; geisharestaurant.com Service: Perfectly satisfactory Setting: Sleek modern room, vaguely evocative of Japan, I suppose. Cost: Three courses, $29 Geisha is looking a bit ragged these days. The stitching... More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Bar Stuzzichini

Bar Stuzzichini 928 Broadway, New York NY 10010 (map); 212-780-510; barstuzzichini.com Service: Casual and professional Setting:Comfortable, modern room; lots of wood and tile, illuminated by Edison bulbs Compare to:Osteria Morini, 'inoteca, Eataly Cost: Three courses, $19 There was a... More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: 21 Club

[Photographs: Nick Solares] 21 Club 21 West 52nd Street, New York NY 10019; map); (212) 582-7200; 21club.com/web/onyc/21_club.jsp Service: Country club formal Setting: Dim, clubby, leather and wood punctuated by white table cloths. Cost: Three courses $24.07 Not many restaurants... More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Resto

[Photographs: Nick Solares] Resto 111 East 29th Street New York, NY 10016; map); 212- 685-5585; http://www.restonyc.com/default.asp Service: Friendly and knowledgeable Setting:The room is rather austere, but that is the point. The focus is on the food and the incredibly... More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Le Bernardin

"One doesn't necessarily expect that the $45 and $70 menus would be indistinguishable, but that is in fact my experience." Le Bernardin 787 Seventh Avenue, New York NY 10019; map); 212-554-1515; le-bernardin.com Service: Exceptional Setting: A warm, inviting room, perhaps... More

The Art of the Lunch Deal: Devi

Devi 8 East 18th Street, New York NY 10003; map); 212-691-1300; devinyc.com Service: Solid Setting: A pleasant room with the feel of an Eastern caravan Compare to:Tamarind, Tabla Cost:3 courses, $24.07 When I moved here from the United Kingdom... More

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