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Expense Account Dinner - WHERE TO???

brooklynbyotch Apr 11, 2007 08:39 AM

I am having dinner in May with a friend and she is expensing it. The sky is pretty much the limit. Any suggestions? I prefer below 42nd Street - and the boroughs are not out of the question though seem unlikely choices. I'm interested in Italian, Fish, Japanese, French or Indian. Thanks in advance!

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    LJW Apr 11, 2007 04:09 PM

    I haven't been yet, but given the four stars from Bruni and the raves on this board, I'd probably try Eleven Madison Park.

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      RICKO Apr 11, 2007 04:16 PM

      EMP is not the place to waste a skys-the-limit meal on. While predictable, Masa, Per Se and the sushi bar at Morimoto are all good choices, even if Masa and Per Se are geographically undesirable.

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        brooklynbyotch Apr 12, 2007 07:16 AM

        thanks for all the suggestions - now i'll run it by the holder of corporate card...

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      sam1 Apr 11, 2007 09:21 AM

      per se and masa are the only 2 restaurants forbidden by my expense account...

      veritas or bouley is the ticket.

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        kobetobiko Apr 11, 2007 09:01 AM

        Agree with the rest that Per Se is the way to go. Just in case you can't get a reservation, there are a few other options:

        French - L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon
        Fish - Le Bernardin
        Japanese - Masa or Omakase (just the $200 Omakase preferrably by Chef Morimoto himself, don't go for anything else) at Morimoto
        Italian - Babbo or Del Posto
        Indian - Devi is the only upscale one I can think of, but I will suggest any of the top instead of Devi (you don't need an expense account for this).

        You are so lucky! Enjoy!

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        1. re: kobetobiko
          LFeinberg Apr 11, 2007 04:11 PM

          Tamarind is my fave for upscale Indian...beautiful atmosphere, too!

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          wendigo Apr 11, 2007 09:01 AM

          It's Upper East Side so maybe ruled out, but Restaurant Daniel.

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            jthefoodie Apr 11, 2007 09:00 AM


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              Jumper46 Apr 11, 2007 08:47 AM

              I have been to all the fine restaurants in New York. If you can get the reservation, there will be no dinner better than one at Per Se.

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              1. re: Jumper46
                pellegrino31 Apr 11, 2007 08:52 AM

                Definitely. If there is no limit whatsoever, Per Se is the best.

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