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65 W 37th St, New York City, NY 10018-6214
+1 212-382-2627
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Mon - Fri 07:45 - 16:00
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New York City, New York
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stopped by here one day for lunch after passing by each day and seeing the long lines of people waiting for a sandwich from this place. I definitely do not regret that decision! I discovered that this tiny sandwich shop has a fantastic, mouthwatering selection of sandwiches, salads, and sides at affordable prices (around $6-9). The ingredients seem quite... More 

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Thank AwandererL34
Blackburn
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Top notch sandwich (French goats cheese with prosciutto) amazing ! Fresh bread, and tasty flavours ! Up there with one of the best sandwiches if ever had

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Foresthill, California
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60 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016 via mobile

First time visiting The Picnic Basket and I will be back! Ordered the Goat Cheese salad and it was delicious! Cranberries, mixed greens, and beets created a tasty, healthy lunch option. It was crowded but the line moved quickly and the wait tolerable. I might try ordering online and see if that's faster. Very small place and not much opportunity... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Healthy creative sandwiches and paninis. I had the prosciutto(so?) mozzarella and sun dried tomatoes panini. Hummus salad looked good. Breakfast options looked good. Located in an atrium of office building with live piano player and several other food options that looked great and a step above your average lunch spots. Highly recommend.

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Thank Herk_Driver
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

If you work in the dead of midtown, it's a slow death of subpar chain restaurants. This place is funky and delicious, with paninis, salads and daily specials. Get there early- They'll run out of the popular stuff! Tip: must get the side sweet potatoes- they're baked chunks of deliciousness

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Thank Elizabeth T
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016 via mobile

Ambience - 3/5 It is on a busy street and you really hear the cars go past. It's not a place you go for a fancy meal but it's fine for what it is. A healthy fast food breakfast. Location - 4/5 Great location on a side street off Avenue of the Americas and near Bryant Park. Not easy to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

I met a friend midtown for lunch, and The Picnic Basket wasn't too far from where our subways met at Times Square. As others mentioned, it's sometimes swallowed outside by the line for Chick-fil-a (which made me laugh now that I live in NC--we have Chick-fil-a's everywhere). I got the turkey pesto hot sandwich. Ordering was quick, although the wait... More 

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Thank adscram14
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015 via mobile

Just around the corner so convenience counts- but so does taste. A fun "little" place that draws a crowd in the mornings and for lunch. Had the Shakshouka Bowl and a cappuccino! Healthy start to a Big Apple Day! Quick service and with a smile!

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Thank Jane M
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

Had the med egg sandwich which has a salad, omelette, and hummus wrapped in a pita bread. It's a light and healthy breakfast sandwich but not excellent by any means.

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Media, Pennsylvania
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

This s place showed up in a best of list for NYC lunch places. The rating is well deserved and the reviewers were spot on. Stop by for a reasonably priced artisan meal. Hot pressed pastrami sandwich blows the others in the city away. Roast beef sandwich is DELICIOUS! I will be making it a regular food stop at future... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Monday
07:45 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:45 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:45 - 16:00
Thursday
07:45 - 16:00
Friday
07:45 - 16:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 W 37th St, New York City, NY 10018-6214
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-382-2627

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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