Quick Breakfast & Lunch Ideas very close to the hotel:

Co-Chair Ethel Cesarman who works in the City, did some scouting recently, here are her suggestions for quick breakfasts or lunches: (Lunch will be provided on Monday but there is a ‘lunch on your own’ break of only 1 hour on Tuesday so it wise to plan accordingly. Basic coffee and bagels will be provided in the mornings from 7:30 – 8:30 AM prior to the sessions.)

On Lexington Ave. from 57th to 42nd, there are many fast food restaurants.
– there are more options walking north than south.
– there is a pretty nice food court one block away, called Urbanspace (Lexington and 51st)

Other Ideas for when you have more time to enjoy a meal near the hotel:

The New York Marriott East Side recommended list of restaurants: https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-information/restaurant/nycea-new-york-marriott-east-side/

The Smith Restaurant & Bar, 956 Second Ave (at 51st Street)
Distance from hotel: 550 meters, 7 minute walk

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Comfort Diner, 214 East 45th Street
(btwn 3rd Ave and 2nd Ave) New York, NY 10017

Distance from hotel: 500 meters, 6 minutes walk

Crave Fishbar, 945 Second Avenue, (corner of E. 50th St.)
Distance from hotel: 500 meters, 6 minute walk

Grand Central Oyster Bar Restaurant, Lower Level, Grand Central Terminal, 89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Distance from hotel: 650 meters, 8 minute walk

Great Northern Food Hall, Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall West, 89 East 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017

Distance from hotel: 500 meters, 6 minute walk