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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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    Jumper46 RE: brooklynbyotch 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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      pellegrino31 RE: Jumper46 Apr 11, 2007 08:52 AM

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

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      jthefoodie RE: brooklynbyotch Apr 11, 2007 09:00 AM


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        wendigo RE: brooklynbyotch Apr 11, 2007 09:01 AM

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

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          kobetobiko RE: brooklynbyotch 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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            LFeinberg RE: kobetobiko Apr 11, 2007 04:11 PM

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

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            sam1 RE: brooklynbyotch 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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              LJW RE: brooklynbyotch 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 RE: LJW 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 RE: RICKO 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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