Welcome

**Readers!  I recently moved to the City of Angels.  The good news is that I'm keeping this site alive while simultaneously working on something Los Angeles-centric, as well.**

Welcome to The Lunch Belle, a food website/blog that views the New York City dining scene through the lens - and belly - of a highly opinionated, critical, adorably quirky, and culinary-obsessed thirty-something year old.

For those of you who enjoy highly thorough and traditional restaurant reviews, you may find them located here

But that's not all!  Additionally, I...

  • ~ For tourists, I can help you create itineraries and answer any questions you may have/offer advice for your upcoming visit to NYC.
  • ~ I can consult and/or advise on all of your small and large events.
  • ~ I will assist you with restaurant recommendations.

Just consider me your one-stop NYC - and, most recently, Los Angeles - shop!

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Thursday
Apr142011

Virtual concierge services

Consider me your virtual "Big Apple fairy-godmother." 


Are you planning a visit to NYC?  Look, I'll be the first to admit that NYC is one of the most overwhelming cities in the entire world.  There is so much to see, do, eat, and drink and, unless you're a millionaire who has hired a chauffer, getting to/from our famous sites via mass transit can be taxing and confusing.  Oh, and throw in the part about New Yorkers not being helpful or friendly?  Well, that has to add a whole other level of stress to your trip-planning...

So, I'm here to squash all of the rumors about unfriendly New Yorkers and a crappy mass transit system.  I will also help you weed-out as many sites/museums/restaurants/bars/parks/etc. that you *think* are worth visiting.  You want my opinion?  I'll give it to you straight. 

All you need to do is reach out and email me:  Lindsay@TheLunchBelle.com.

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And also...

Help me help you locate exactly what it is that you're trying to find.

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You're welcome in advance,

The Lunch Belle

Wednesday
Sep222010

Working-lunch delivery? Restaurant reservation?

These days, is there anything that you can't do online?  From ordering a sandwich for lunch, to making a dinner reservation at the city's hottest restaurant, virtually everything can be arranged sans telephone, all from the comfort of your home or office computer.  

Whether you're new to the city, planning a visit to NYC, or just don't have the time to research, call on me to help you decide where to make Saturday evening's dinner reservation, your sister's 10th anniversary dinner party, or where to order today's lunch from, etc.  I know these neighborhoods quite well, and I'm confident that I can point you in the right direction.   

*Before we proceed: if you don't have an account with either of the sites below, sign up now - they're both free!  Trust me, it will make your life so much easier.

  • NYC food delivery: Seamless Web is even great for tourists, especially those of you who want something besides what's on your hotel's hum-drum "room service" menu
  • NYC restaurant reservations (via OpenTable)

For customized restaurant reservation inquiries, send me your requested:

  • Date
  • Time
  • # in party
  • Cuisine(s) of choice
  • Ideal price range: low, moderate, price-is-no-object
  • Ideal part(s) of town

For customized food delivery inquiries, send me your requested:

  • Address of where the food will be delivered
  • Arrival time
  • Cuisine(s) of choice
  • Dietary restrictions and/or dislikes (i.e. red meat, tofu, salmon, broccoli, etc.)
  • Ideal price range: low, moderate, price-is-no-object

*Help me help you!  I look forward to your email: lindsay@thelunchbelle.com

Wednesday
Jan132010

Event/meal planning

Whether it be a weekend brunch with friends, an intimate dinner for two, a group event, or what restaurant serves the best "I just got dumped and want to pig out" food, I am at your service - ready to lend my personal opinions, recommendations and industry-knowledge.  If I cannot point you in the right direction, I know plenty of great contacts who will be able to best advise.

No inquiry is too small!  Contact me at: Lindsay@TheLunchBelle.com.  I look forward to hearing from you!

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Aside from the numerous birthday parties, meals, vacation itineraries and referrals that I plan on a daily basis, here's a short list of some of the specific events/gatherings/soirees that I've orchestrated (or helped to orchestrate):