The Flatiron District, named after its iconic wedge-shaped building, is always bustling, especially around lunch. But finding an especially good one in this busy office neighborhood can be more of a challenge than you'd think. With that in mind, we've compiled 14 of our favorite lunches in the area: budget-friendly sandwiches, filling noodle bowls, and some nicer sitdowns.
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Southern fare is nothing new to New York—over the last five-odd years, we've seen any number of barbecue joints, cheffy fried chicken spots, biscuit brunches. Several restaurants have taken more of a fine dining path, picking up no particular thread of regionality or foodstuff, but referencing approaches and ingredients from across the South, presenting a chef's own cuisine without ties to orthodoxy. And of these, I find Maysville—opened back in November on West 26th—far and away the best.
Butter lettuce is the only thing on the Smoked Turkey Sandwich ($14) from Maysville chef Kyle Knall leaves as is.
We're big fans of the pulled pork at Maysville, and while the Grilled Fish Sandwich ($16) isn't the cheapest lunch option around town, one bite will quickly take your mind off the price tag.
Maysville opened in November and started lunch service soon after. Among the options is this Pulled Pork Sandwich ($14), and we already know it'll be one of our favorites for the year.