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sisack Mar 5, 2007 06:50 AM

Looking for a quiet spot for a business lunch. Need not be too fancy - just want something quiet and decent. Thanks.

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    maxine Mar 5, 2007 07:06 AM

    I had lunch at Craftbar the other day and it was great. (the brushetta with anchoveys was one of the best things I have ever eaten.) The space is large, subdude and not too loud. But there are alot of other places in that area as well.

    1. foodabee Mar 5, 2007 07:08 AM

      Gramercy tavern, Union Square Cafe, Eleven Madison Park, Blue Water Grill (will probably be the loudest of them all)

      They're all kind of on the upscale side. But I've taken clients to each of them and it's gone over well.

      1. ellenost Mar 5, 2007 07:44 AM

        I would definitely go to Eleven Madison Park: great food, great service and great decor.

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          nuxvomica Mar 5, 2007 07:45 AM

          Tocqueville, Gotham, Gramercy Tavern (the tavern room is more casual) - the first two have good prix fixes. thtey're more upscale but you will get the service you need

          a more casual option is Taralucci e Vino but it can get crowded and noisy at lunch, which will also affect the service. ditto Casa MOno

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            RGR Mar 5, 2007 08:07 AM

            Gramercy Tavern has two lunch prix-fixes: 3 courses for $36 and a 5-course tasting, including coffee, for $55.

            Checking EMP's lunch menu, I see there's been a change. They've dispensed with the 3-course $36 prix-fixe and are now offering a 5-course "Gourmand" menu for $48.

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            kayonyc Mar 5, 2007 08:34 AM

            I've heard wonderful things about fleur de sel - I've never tried it but my friends have. They have a 25 prix fix, I think.

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              Lucia Mar 5, 2007 08:34 AM

              It's been about a year since my last visit, but it was a nice prix fixe then.

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                foodabee Mar 5, 2007 09:36 AM

                i don't think fleur de sel is a good lunch place. i bit too small and too romatic, even for lunch (in my opinion)

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                  RGR Mar 5, 2007 10:17 AM

                  It's quite popular for business lunches because it is small and quiet. I think it has a more romantic feel in the evening

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                nyccookie Mar 5, 2007 08:38 AM

                Bolo (on 22nd) is a cute neighborhood place, quiet and cozy. They have a prix-fixe lunch as well.

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