Luke’s started in the East Village, but now you’ll find them in five different states. These guys are more quality-minded than your average seafood chain, but you’re also going to pay about $17 for your lobster roll. Add chips and a drink, and that’s some pretty expensive takeout. Still, the minimalist rolls (with ¼ lb of lobster, shrimp, or crab) are near the top of their class.
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Beaubourg, the restaurant at Brookfield Place inside the French marketplace Le District, is easily forgettable and should generally be avoided.
Eataly Downtown is the corporate mall version of the one on 5th avenue, but it’s useful for a sandwich at lunch or a drink if you’re killing time.
Chubby Princess is a counter-service Chinese spot in FiDi from the people behind MáLà Project.
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Westville East is a great utility spot, especially if you’re looking to eat something kind of healthy.
Eastfield’s is a sort-of-healthy restaurant on the UES where you can bring a date and pretend you’re downtown.
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Pier A Harbor House is one of the best dining al fresco restaurants in NYC, complete with a view of the Statue Of Liberty and a massive outdoor/patio situation.
The Park Slope location of Luke’s Lobster has a solid beer selection and few picnic benches outside.
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