impress a foodie client.....hip...(but not conspicuous consumption)
OK. If any of that makes sense, I'm looking for a business dinner at a casual and stylish place with great food and wine for tomorrow night...but too expensive sends a bad signal. I prefer to stay away from the Upper Sides. Oh - and it can't be Italian, since that's Wednesday night.
My top thoughts right now:
- Urena (though haven't been, it's on my list)
Thanks for your help
You might want to consider Parea, the relatively new Greek restaurant on 20th St., b/t Park Av. S. & B'way. It's actually creative Greek. We had dinner there a few weeks ago. The food was delicious, service was first rate, and if you're looking for stylish decor, this place definitely has it. Though I've heard a few complaints about a high noise level, we were there on a rather quiet Monday evening so did not experience any such problem. In fact, when the management became aware of the complaints, they immediately took steps to try to ameliorate the situation by, for example, putting foam rubber pads under the tabletops.
Their website is still under construction, but there is a menu on menupages. Note, however, that it may not be up-to-date because I have read some reviews on other boards which indicate that there have been changes since we were there.
I love Craft but it you said you didn't want v. expensive and it can add up quickly. You might consider Savoy or Nougatine about which I posted yesterday. Telepan would also work well.
thanks to all for the recos. ended up going to the garden at 5 ninth due to a nice night and desire to stay on the west side. it's a lovely garden. spacey waitresses. interesting menu. and pretty poorly executed. i'll try to plan earlier next time.