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Need Spot to take Foodie Boss and Wife

I was supposed to make reservations at Blue Hill but got the date wrong and missed the reservation window. Any suggestions for something a little of the beaten path?

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  1. Try Annisa in the West Village...a wonderful place with highly innovative cuisine..

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    1. re: Will4Food

      Agreed - good call. Try the foie gras soup dumplings and the chicken stuffed with truffles and pigs feet.

    2. Annisa is a terrible call for this situation.

      Here are some better ideas:

      * Go to Sushi Yasuda and sit at the bar (its the place to sit)
      * Go to Momofuku Ssam Bar
      * Go to Lupa
      * Go to L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon and sit at the bar (its the place to sit)
      * Go to Degustation and sit at the bar (its the place to sit)
      * Annisa is stark (read: boring), dimly lit (read: trying to be romantic) and small (read: intimate). If that's the atmosphere you feel comfortable with your boss and his wife, then by all means go there...otherwise look elsewhere.

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        1. re: dkstar1

          I've had several business dinners there, FWIW and never found the ambiance inappropriate.

          1. re: dkstar1

            Degustation (and any other bar seating) is hard if you have more than 2 people. As a reminder, Degustation ONLY has bar seating.

          2. Similar to Blue HIill which focuses on local and seasonal ingredients, Telepan may be an alternative for your case. I like Blue Hill better but Telepan is still excellent.

            Otherwise Eleven Madison Park should not disappoint.

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            1. re: kobetobiko

              I agree with Telepan and sit at a table (as opposed to a booth). Or you could take a look at Aureole but depending upon where you sit it could border on romantic.

              1. re: Spiritchaser

                Aureole not for foodies, but yes for business meal. Insieme?

                1. re: chow_gal

                  I disagree about Aureole not being for peoplethat like food. And what makes Insieme a food lovers place? It's pretty standard Italian dishes.

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