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Need business dining restaurant within walking distance of 53rd & 3rd

Hafsa Hussein Oct 16, 2006 04:45 PM

I need recommendations for a business dining restaurant that has a private section within walking distance of 53rd & 3rd. This is for ~15 ppl, and roughly $65pp. Thanks.

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    travelmad478 Oct 16, 2006 11:18 PM

    Al Bustan would work, if your businesspeople are interested in great Lebanese food served in a white-tablecloth, high-service-level environment. It's at 51st and 3rd. The price should be about right.

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      serious Oct 16, 2006 07:12 PM

      Maple Garden (53rd between 2nd and 3rd) restaurant is quiet, within budget, service is attentive and there is private dining area in the front.

      1. jenniebnyc Oct 16, 2006 07:10 PM


        VONG - if you go early I think they have a pretheater menu.

        Smith and Wollensky Grill Room

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          Denial Oct 16, 2006 06:53 PM

          Have you thought about lever house? It might be out of budget though.

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            chow_gal Oct 16, 2006 07:27 PM

            WHOA! Totally out of budget.

          2. NAtiveNewYorker Oct 16, 2006 05:39 PM

            Brasserie, but it's more than $65/pp.

            Our Place II (great Chinese) on 55th [lex and 3rd] will put you at a large table in the back of the restaurant and will keep it below $65.

            In general, $65/pp is VERY tough in Manhattan for a business dinner. Buiness dinners general mean: a private room, lots of drinks, and good food. The drinking KILLS the budget. And really, so does a private room charge.

            (Maybe SIDECAR at P. J. Clarks?)

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              lisette Oct 16, 2006 05:14 PM

              Fresco is at 51st and Mad. They have great food and private rooms, but I don't think you'll meet the $65 per person requirement.

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