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Jun 28, 2007 09:32 AM

Client Lunches in Chelsea

We just moved into office spaces on 25th Street @ 7th Avenue. We are at a loss for where to bring clients for lunchtime meetings. Any place close, delicious, and type of food and nothing too expensive (although I would love to hear about those places for special occasions).

Thank you!

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  1. Le Zie, Le Singe Vert, Elmo (although it may be too kitschy), Le Pain Quotidien, Rocking Horse, Safran

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    1. re: Lucia

      Singe Vert is also probably a pretty good choice, as far as ambience goes. Crowd will be fairly serene by Chelsea terms there. Not sure I would recommend Elmo or Rocking Horse unless your business is in media, advertising, fashion or something like that. Elmo definitely attracts a younger, hipper and louder glamour crowd. Music can also be deafening in there.

    2. Le Zie is five blocks south of you at 20th St. Perfect for client lunches.

      1. I'd head east where you have A Voce, Tabla and Eleven Madison Park all @ Madison

        1. You can try:
          Cookshop for New American
          Craftsteak for upscale steak (and a lot more)
          Keens for more traditional steakhouse fare
          Sapa for fusion Asian
          Tia Pol for tapas
          Gascogne for bistro fare

          All are decent enough for bringing clients but not too expensive.

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          1. re: kobetobiko

            Eating in the main dining room at Keens is expensive; however, the menu in the cozy Pub Room is more moderately-priced. Regardless of which room you choose, the food's excellent and there's the incomparable old NY ambiance.


            Gascogne's French bistro cuisine is delicious and, weather permitting, lunch in the charming garden is delightful. In addition to the a la carte menu, they offer a 3-course prix-fixe for $19.50.


          2. Still lookin... any fresh ideas?

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            1. re: solarlane

              I face the same problem you do. Lately, we've been going to Seven. 30th and 7th