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sharonm Mar 12, 2007 09:56 AM

Looking for a lunch spot to take a client for lunch. It can be in Dumbo, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Fort Greene, I'm open. Nothing fancy, but looking for a place with a casual atmosphere. Suggestions?

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    sharonm Mar 13, 2007 08:25 AM

    Thank you for the suggestions! I'll make some calls. looks like I should have lunch in Brooklyn more often!

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      Stella Mar 12, 2007 09:52 PM

      I too enjoy Downtown Atlantic, and the vibe would be just nice enough for a client, casual but not seedy.

      I don't know that I'd take a client to Waterfront Ale House. Love the food, but the atmosphere is very dive-bar. Could freak out a client.

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        gangly handful Mar 12, 2007 09:35 PM

        Seeing as I have no clients, I've never taken one there, but it seems to me that Downtown Atlantic is a great place to have a quiet chat, linger, eat some good food from sandwiches and salads to more hearty fare and/or get down to business. When I've worked in Manhattan in the past, I've often thought a place like DA would be perfect as a midtown alternative. I guess vibe and cost-wise it really wouldn't work in Midtown. But I guess that's what makes Brooklyn "Brooklyn" right?

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          Marion Morgenthal Mar 12, 2007 05:51 PM

          Le Petit Cafe on Court Street is absolutely charming--they have an enclosed (heated) back garden that's lovely. Good, wide-ranging lunch menu, and it's generally not too crowded during the week. Some other ideas would be Mai, Downtown Atlantic, Jolie or Waterfront Ale House on Atlantic Avenue.

          1. oolah Mar 12, 2007 10:56 AM

            Lulu c on smith is a nice lunch place with a good vibe. Cuban-french food including sandwiches and salads in a warm brasserie environment. I take clients there sometimes and they always remark on how cute and pleasant it is.

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