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Exec Dinner for 17 on Valentine's Day- Impossible?

kierlie Feb 2, 2007 10:30 AM

I'm looking for a dinner spot for my boss and 16 executives from around the world. Famous/Upscale is good, but simple. My boss doesn't eat fish or seafood or vegetables.

I've already tried, but can't get into:
Le Cirque
11 Madison Park

Any suggestions?

  1. c
    Captain Feb 2, 2007 10:34 AM

    I think you are going to have a tough time, unless you do one of two things: try to get a room or a restaurant for yourself; or search using opentable.com. Using the latter, there area few places that seem to have room, none of which I have been to, but one of them might work. You might search the boards for reviews on them.

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    1. re: Captain
      RGR Feb 2, 2007 10:53 AM

      I saw Captain's post after I posted mine, and his suggestion of a private room just gave me a thought. How about Keens? They have gorgeous private rooms, and the Lily Langtry would be perfect for your group. In addition to excellent food, Keens, which has been in its 36th St. location since 1885, will offer these visitors from around the world the opportunity to experience the restaurant's unmatchable old NY ambiance.


      1. re: RGR
        Captain Feb 2, 2007 11:15 AM

        The idea of Keens seems like a good one. And they have a bunch of private rooms.

    2. r
      RGR Feb 2, 2007 10:47 AM

      Crispo on the same list as Daniel??

      But since you've included an Italian, you might try Alto, the upscale sibling of L'Impero. As I said on another thread, I haven't been to Alto though I suggested it to my daughter for a client dinner, and she said it was excellent. I felt comfortable recommending it because I have been to L'Impero, where the food is first-rate, and the both have the same talented executive chef, Scott Conant.

      Alto has not managed to become quite as popular as L'Impero. And when it comes to Valentine's Day, L'Impero is sure to be booked because it has romantic ambiance while, from the description my daughter gave me, Alto does not and, therefore, may have availabilities.


      1. b
        Bugswife Feb 2, 2007 10:55 AM

        Try the private room at Gramercy Tavern.

        1. k
          kierlie Feb 2, 2007 11:17 AM

          Thanks! I made a reservation at Keen's

          1. ronoc Feb 2, 2007 11:35 AM

            private room at estiatorio milos. best fish in the city.

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