Mon-Fri, 7am-5pm; Sat-Sun, closed
4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.; B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park; 7 at Fifth Ave.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
39th St. to 52nd St., Third Ave. to Broadway
Catering to the work-hard, eat-fast midtown crowd, this bustling cafeteria-style lunch spot is as slick and polished as you’d expect. Extra-high ceilings let light pour in through the glass windows as Kate Bush blasts through the speakers; and quirky lime lampshades brighten the sleek white and stainless steel interior. A few tables surround the entrance, and there’s a small dining area in back, but most of the space is given over to a vast state-of-the-art steam table and stations for nearly every lunch staple imaginable. Condé Nast workers frequent the place, perhaps to avoid the high-gloss scrutiny they’re subjected to at their mothership cafeteria. Among myriad greens at the superlong salad bar are edamame and ancho-roasted salmon; you can also visit the noodle soup station, select soups or sandwiches, or turn to the steam table, with excellent curried spinach, remarkably crispy fried chicken, and mac ‘n’ cheese. Tempting desserts are arrayed near the checkout registers, but should you succumb, remember: as for most of Dish’s offerings, you pay by the pound.Phone It In
Call daily for information on delivery specials and steam table entrées, shake and smoothie of the day, and more. Corporate accounts are available.Recommended Dishes
Calamata olive bread $0.95; twice baked marzipan almond croissant, $3.25