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BEST PLACE To Take a Client--Money No issue

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

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

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

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

        Per Se, Megu, Babbo etc. etc.

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

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

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            1. re: NAtiveNewYorker

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

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

              1. 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. 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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                  1. re: kobetobiko

                    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. 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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                    1. re: slplsinnyc

                      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."

                      1. re: RGR

                        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.

                        1. re: RGR

                          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.

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

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

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