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steelydad Oct 22, 2007 12:11 PM

Entertaining some 20 and 30 something traders Wed. night. for dinner. Given that I am older than they, I typically go to places like Campagnolo, AJ Maxwells, Da Umberto, Sparks, Mr. Chow, Molyvos, Cru ------great food but no "scene". Any suggestions from Chowhounders as to where I could have a solid meal with some eye candy for the boys? No offense intended ladies.

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    sam1 RE: steelydad Oct 22, 2007 12:22 PM

    depends on the quality of the trader but ive never had a bad time at quality meats...its just a more modern version of a steakhouse...actually, their other foods are excellent. and there's usually some attractive women nearby.

    otherwise, bobo, the new place in the west village apparently is a big scene though the food is apparently not so good.

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      dkstar1 RE: sam1 Oct 22, 2007 01:15 PM

      I think Quality Meats or BLT Prime is a good choice if a steakhouse is on your mind.
      BLT Prime might have better eye candy of the female variety (strictly because of location) but the design of Quality Meats is awesome.

      Otherwise, Le Cirque is fairly awesome for this. I was there the other night and it's a veritable who's who...Sandy Weil from a business perspective and very attractive female staff (bartender and truffle shaver/female captain in particular)...

    2. jamielynn RE: steelydad Oct 22, 2007 01:29 PM

      Sounda like you would need a private room for that many though....so how will you be able to see the trimming? Haha
      Maybe:
      Del Posto
      Country
      Gilt
      Le Cirque (good suggestion)

      Oooh just thought of Buddakan - that might be perfect

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        dkstar1 RE: jamielynn Oct 22, 2007 01:49 PM

        I think he was referring to their ages (20s and 30s) not the number of people. Buddakan would be a good choice though for a "scene". Food is more fun than anything (it is good though). Spice Market is another one to consider.

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          PhishFoodie RE: dkstar1 Oct 22, 2007 04:12 PM

          also what i was thinking0 i've seen that type of crowd often at Buddakan, and you'll get great food & lots of eye candy...

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            jamielynn RE: dkstar1 Oct 22, 2007 05:59 PM

            haha.....oops

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          idia RE: steelydad Oct 22, 2007 06:10 PM

          My first thought was also Buddakan.
          I'd also like to mention another "cool" place on the UES -- Centolire.

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            UES Mayor RE: idia Oct 23, 2007 03:22 AM

            When and what time(s) of day is it cool at Centrolire?-been several times but only crowd I see is ladies (geriatric) who like to lunch.

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              MMRuth RE: UES Mayor Oct 23, 2007 03:38 AM

              Agreed - I don't think of it as particularly "cool" either.

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            gramercyfoodie RE: steelydad Oct 23, 2007 04:22 AM

            I second the BLT Prime rec and would like to add STK Steak in the meatpacking district...it is a GREAT scene.

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            STK
            26 Little West 12th St, New York, NY 10014

            BLT Prime
            111 East 22nd Street, New York, NY 10010

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              jamielynn RE: gramercyfoodie Oct 23, 2007 10:15 AM

              I must say...i was excited to try STK...because I love the decor...but I would never go back. I also think it was 80% men when I went.

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              nattie23nyc RE: steelydad Oct 23, 2007 10:23 AM

              I'm not saying that the food is great or anything, but STK in the meatpacking district is a steakhouse and DEFINITELY has the eye candy you're looking for, bar area that is big and loungy for drinks, etc.

              1. JungMann RE: steelydad Oct 23, 2007 11:07 AM

                My first thought would be David Burke's Hawaii Tropic Zone. The food isn't bad and all the servers are wearing bikinis. I was wary of going there when my Wall Street friends invited me, but it wasn't at all the trashy Hooters I expected. And my sliders and pork shoulder were both very good.

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