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BEST PLACE To Take a Client--Money No issue

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DiscreetTaste Apr 25, 2007 06:25 PM

Where is the best place to take a client for dinner--money no issue

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    solarlane May 1, 2007 03:06 PM

    Frescos on 52nd between Mad and Park...eat anything that has truffles shaved on it... really delish and classy environment...

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      joy of cooking Apr 27, 2007 07:57 AM

      In NYC? Picholine. Great food; even better service.

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        Pete S Apr 27, 2007 07:50 AM

        Gray's Papaya - he won't forget that one!!!

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          slplsinnyc Apr 26, 2007 07:54 AM

          Megu @Trump United Nations, Bouley, The Modern main dinning room, Guilt, Russian Tea Room and Cafe Gray, Landmarc, Asiate, Porter House at the Time Warner Center.
          but yet there are so many questions: what type of food, quite place, hip and trendy...
          Forget about Babbo you'll never get in.

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            RGR Apr 26, 2007 12:09 PM

            I would not recommend the Russian Tea Room considering that all the reviews of the food were devastatingly negative. The chef was fired and, as far as I know, no replacement has been announced. Those reviews also said that service was severely lacking.

            Btw, "Gilt" is spelled without the "u."

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              slplsinnyc Apr 29, 2007 12:40 PM

              Well if you only read the reviews, you won't be able to get a true opinion. I dined at RTR twice, and each time it was superb. Service is impecable, and let me tell you a little secret. That's what I do for living. I'm paid to eat in restaurants. And btw. it is GILT.
              Check!

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                cimui Apr 29, 2007 01:05 PM

                I have to back RGR on this. I've eaten at the new Russian Tea Room, also twice, and I didn't think so very highly of it.

                Would love to hear what you'd recommend there, though, in case I have to go again.

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              kobetobiko Apr 26, 2007 07:51 AM

              Not sure about location and cuisine preference, so my recommendations are purely based on quality of food and ambience:

              L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon at Four Seasons - impressive decor, excellent food, without being too stuffy. Have seen many business dinners there, and still causal enough for causal conversations. Service is top-notch.

              Gramercy Tavern or Eleven Madison Park or The Modern - all of Danny Meyer so service is top-tiered. Never feel too formal but still "elegant" enough to impress your clients. Food, without a doubt, is excellent.

              A Voce for Italian - Some complaint about noise level, but both times I went there I did not have the problem. Food is delicious!

              What I would be hesitant to recommend: Babbo (too causal, unless you want causal), or Per Se (too formal).

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                DiscreetTaste Apr 26, 2007 04:10 PM

                Thanks for the recommendations kobetobiko. I made reservations at Joel Robuchon. Last time I went there, I was a bit disappointed that the chestnut soup with the luscious slab of foie gras was removed from the menu (pure fat heaven with a glass of sauternes). They still have the steak tare tare which is still awesome. IMHO, one must sit at the counter, not a table. Thanks again.

              2. ellenost Apr 26, 2007 07:34 AM

                I'd recommend Aureole on E. 61 St. and Madison Ave. I've been there numerous times for business lunches/dinners, and everything (food, service, ambiance) has been perfect. You won't be disappointed. l

                1. ballulah Apr 26, 2007 07:10 AM

                  Gramercy Tavern. Just had the most wonderful business lunch there yesterday.

                  1. NAtiveNewYorker Apr 26, 2007 06:37 AM

                    Del Posto. The food is worth the money. Nice interior too.

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                      princeofpork Apr 26, 2007 06:52 AM

                      I hear Scores has a great buffet and excellent Champagne served in the champagne room.

                    2. csw Apr 25, 2007 07:56 PM

                      Money is no Issue but when your dealing with NYC, reservation is. So WHEN is the question?

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                        harrison Apr 25, 2007 07:05 PM

                        Depends on the client and what they like and would appreciate...

                        Per Se, Megu, Babbo etc. etc.

                        1. LFeinberg Apr 25, 2007 06:52 PM

                          What industry are you in...I think that will help tremendously? Cuisine? Part of town?

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                            johleer Apr 25, 2007 06:45 PM

                            Gonna have to give mopre info--location, type of clients, what time,etc.

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