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Q Jean Nov 6, 2006 01:38 PM

My husband's client is coming into town and specifically requested to have dinner at a French restaurant in Soho this week. Besides Balthazar, are there any hidden gems you can offer up?

Thanks so much in advance!!!

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    cricri7 Nov 7, 2006 10:09 AM

    Mercer Kitchen is always a good choice, even if it is not traditional french food.

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      kaye Nov 7, 2006 02:42 AM

      yes to savoy

      for something more along the lines of a bistro try jean claude. small and sweet

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        claire de lunacy Nov 6, 2006 07:32 PM

        Raoul's is definitely my pick. It's been around for over 25 years, and the food is consistently top-notch. They have a spectacular wine list(about 15 pages I believe), as well as a very knowledgeable bartender that makes some killer martinis and manhattans.
        Make your reservation as soon as possible: they book up days in advance. Savoy is not typical French, but the food is absolutely wonderful and there's a beautiful fireplace in winter.

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          Treece Nov 6, 2006 07:14 PM

          How is Provence these days?

          And can you go to Tribeca? Montrachet is still outstanding.

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            Lucia Nov 6, 2006 07:22 PM

            Provence has closed. It has been bought by the owners of Five Points/Cookshop and will be redone and reopened by them.

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              Treece Nov 6, 2006 07:32 PM

              Ah, the end of an era. . . .

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              diropstim Nov 7, 2006 05:01 AM

              Provence is actually under new ownership, per the NYT. Haven't heard any reports about the effects on quality yet.

            3. Deenso Nov 6, 2006 04:43 PM

              I like Bistro Les Amis at the corner of Thompson and Spring Street.

              1. Wilfrid Nov 6, 2006 04:20 PM

                I wouldn't recommend Raoul's for a typical business dinner.

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                  randymac88 Nov 6, 2006 02:11 PM

                  Raoul's all the way. A fixture for decades for a reason.

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                    haleyjen Nov 6, 2006 02:01 PM

                    I still love Raoul's.

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                      bevoray Nov 6, 2006 01:58 PM

                      Felix is good

                      http://www.felixnyc.com/

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                        cteats Nov 6, 2006 01:43 PM

                        Take him to Savoy. Not exactly French, but it sounds like it and has a wonderful, bistro-like feel w/fireplace, and excellent food.

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