Social Eatz is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

1. Social Eatz

Asian Restaurant · Turtle Bay · 232 E 53rd St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave.), New York, NY

Barrett S.Barrett Sheridan: It's a terrible name, but the kimchi burger is great, not just great-for-midtown.

J.G. Melon is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

2. J.G. Melon

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Burger Joint · Upper East Side · 1291 3rd Ave (at E 74th St), New York, NY

Barrett S.Barrett Sheridan: The waffle fries are always a good idea.

Dishes is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

3. Dishes

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Breakfast Spot · Midtown East · 399 Park Ave (btwn 53rd & 54th St.), New York, NY

Barrett S.Barrett Sheridan: It is expensive and crowded but worth the pain. Try the coconut-crusted chicken fingers. You can order online, but expect a 45-minute wait (and occasionally cold food).

Hide-Chan Ramen is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

4. Hide-Chan Ramen

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Ramen Restaurant · Turtle Bay · 248 E 52nd St (btwn 2nd & 3rd Ave), New York, NY

Barrett S.Barrett Sheridan: Samurai dine upfront.

Chipotle Mexican Grill is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

5. Chipotle Mexican Grill

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Mexican Restaurant · Turtle Bay · 150 E 52nd St (E 52nd between Lexington & 3rd), New York, NY
Picnic on 57th is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

6. Picnic on 57th

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Sandwich Place · Midtown East · 151 E 57th St (btwn Lexington Ave & 3rd Ave), New York, NY

Barrett S.Barrett Sheridan: Better than your average buffet-style midtown eatery.

Katagiri is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

7. Katagiri

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Grocery Store · Upper East Side · 224 E 59th St (2nd Ave), New York, NY

Tom K.Tom Keefe: Cheap and healthy gem in an otherwise baren section midtown east.

banzobar is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

8. banzobar

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Falafel Restaurant · Midtown East · 969 3rd Ave (btwn 57th & 58th St), New York, NY

Barrett S.Barrett Sheridan: Chipotle-style Mediterranean. Try the spicy chicken, a perma-special.

Lenwich by Lenny's is one of Survive Midtown East Lunch.

9. Lenwich by Lenny's

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Sandwich Place · Midtown East · 1024 2nd Ave (at 54th St), New York, NY