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Birthday lunch for boss

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I promised to take my boss to lunch for his birthday. Oh boy. I need an kinda upscale, but not too pricey, good looking, great food, decent wines, vegetarian and/or fin fish friendly, on the exotic side restaurant, not too far from midtown. Something Indian perhaps? Not asking too much am I!
Margaret

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  1. What about Pampano - upscale Mexican food - good fish dishes, in midtown. Nice terrace if the weather is good.

    1. Dawat is one of the city's best Indian restaurants...the service is impeccable. It's on 58th between 2nd/3rd.

      1. Chola for Indian! Fun drinks, wonderful well seasoned dishes, including fish, vegetarian, upscale, can be a bit loud. On 58th.

        http://www.fineindiandining.com/resta...

        1. I would recommend Mint (50th b/t Lex & 3rd) for the food, decor, service and modern ambiance, and Bay Leaf mostly for the food (56th b/t 5th & 6th). Both Indian. Bay Leaf is much more traditional and has a lunch buffet (you can opt for menus if you'd rather not do the buffet). Mint seems more upscale.

          Bay Leaf http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...
          Mint http://www.menupages.com/restaurantde...

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          1. re: ballulah

            I would forgo Bay Leaf - seems a bit pedestrian/non upscale to me ... meal I had there was decent, but not boss birthday celebration worthy IMHO.