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kcorr Feb 28, 2007 09:37 AM

I need to plan a luncheon to entertain major art collectors as well as honor a proflific feminist artist...any suggestions? Price is not an issue but quality of food and decor/ambience are PARAMOUNT!!
thanks!!!

  1. deepyarn Mar 2, 2007 06:10 AM

    Decor is questionable but the food is outstanding at Queen

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      neversent Mar 1, 2007 12:45 PM

      I second River Cafe. Good food, and very impressive view. I'm also a big fan of Conviviumn Osteria on 5th Ave., though I think they only serve lunch/brunch on the weekend. Great food, good wine selection, rustic atmosphere.

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        Marion Morgenthal Feb 28, 2007 12:22 PM

        One other thought--wouldn't call it classy, but might be memorable--Peter Luger's. If they are beef eaters, it will be a big hit--if not, they'll probably hate it.

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          elecsheep9 Feb 28, 2007 11:09 AM

          River Cafe is on Fulton's Landing (or more techinically on a barge docked at Fulton's Landing, right under the Brooklyn Bridge. It is just up the road from Five Front.

          1. pitu Feb 28, 2007 11:08 AM

            lots of places are *not* open for lunch, and I think that includes Tempo . . . although one could always ask about a special party I suppose. If I was doing that,
            I'd beg al di la to do something special for me. BEG! And tell them money is no object!
            It depends on what you mean by Special in the decor/amb dept. of course.

            Stone Park was doing lunches, I'm not sure if they still do. Certainly worth a call.
            It's very good food, classy, etc.
            Brooklyn Fish Camp does lunch - good quality fish in a relaxed upscale environ.

            I'd trust all of the above with my Art World needs . . .

            a dark horse idea...get Sheep Station to do their lamb and oysters thing for you. Def. not open for lunch during the week, but the (prolific female artist of a) chef would probably do something great for you. It's new - chic poured concrete bar, raw industrial materials used to good design spare beauty.
            The art show in the backroom is *not* ready for BMA's new wing tho . . . u.g.l.y.

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            1. re: pitu
              yumyumyogi Mar 2, 2007 10:12 AM

              Though Tempo's not open to the public for lunch, they rent out the restaurant for private parties. Last time I checked they don't charge extra for it.

            2. Ljubitca Feb 28, 2007 10:45 AM

              Five Front is not open for lunch last time I checked - where is River Cafe?

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                Marion Morgenthal Feb 28, 2007 10:09 AM

                Doesn't get much classier than the River Cafe!! Also, don't know if Five Front is open for lunch--it has a nice classy vibe and good food.

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                  elecsheep9 Feb 28, 2007 09:48 AM

                  Definitely consider Tempo on 5th Avenue in Park Slope. Terrific food, excellent service and nice, subdued and classy ambience.

                  Also, its a big enough space that you can fit a rather large party without a problem.

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