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Near Waldorf - Dinner for quiet business meeting

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jodiefostersarmy Oct 17, 2006 08:28 PM

Please help. I'm looking for a quiet table for 2 where our neighbors can't listen to our conversation. Preferably something near the Waldorf and a place I can get a reservation for tomorrow night. Thanks!

  1. Wilfrid Oct 17, 2006 08:47 PM

    Like most places in midtown, La Grenouille's tables are pretty close together. Michael's is an option - it's set up for these kinds of conversations. Haven't been to the new Aquavit.

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      RGR Oct 17, 2006 08:55 PM

      Wilfrid, How is the spacing at Alain Ducasse? We've only had dinner in that room when it was Les Celebrites and, at that time, the tables were miles apart from one another.

      1. re: RGR
        ellenost Oct 18, 2006 02:25 PM

        The last time I was at Alain Ducasse (2 years ago), the tables were spaced far apart from each other.

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      jodiefostersarmy Oct 17, 2006 08:36 PM

      Would Aquavit or La Grenouille work?

      1. NAtiveNewYorker Oct 17, 2006 08:32 PM

        Pietro's is a steak house with Italian food too. It's never full, though the food is very good IMHO. Might work for you. (It's on 43rd between 2nd and 3rd I believe)

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        1. re: NAtiveNewYorker
          julesj66 Oct 18, 2006 03:05 PM

          You'd be surprised - I wouldn't say it's never full! Particularly on week nights, business dinners, etc. One could call the day off though & secure a reservation most of the time. Highly recommended.

        2. Wilfrid Oct 17, 2006 08:29 PM

          Although I haven't been there since Laurent Gras was chef, the restaurant in the Waldorf itself - Peacock Alley - probably fits the bill. It certainly used to be spacious and discreet.

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