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Place to impress potential future boss! (not stuffy)

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simsum Oct 24, 2007 05:40 PM

A future boss is flying in from London and I need to take him out. Please give suggestions for this friday night! Manhattan midtown, downtown ok.
No particular cuisine but no seafood-focused place....he's allergic! yikes.
TIA

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    Simon Oct 26, 2007 09:26 AM

    perhaps Il Giglio (Tribeca)...old school Italian...a *little* stuffy but in a silly fun Italian way...

    alternately, Odeon might be a good default choice: not impressive per se, but a comfy downtown classic...

    another option is Keens Steakhouse, though if he's from London, the old-NY-history of the place might not be as fun for him as it is for us New Worlders...

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      kobetobiko Oct 25, 2007 02:42 PM

      How about Del Posto? The place is "grand" enough to impress your boss, the food is not too expensive, and I didn't find it stuffy (albeit upscale). Plenty of meat and pasta to choose from.

      Just don't order any of those "XXX for two dishes" - those are overpriced and lustlacker.

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        valerie Oct 24, 2007 08:01 PM

        You might want to try www.opentable.com to see if anything interesting is available.

        1. Spiritchaser Oct 24, 2007 06:57 PM

          You won't get the "big guns" on such short notice so no Daniel, Per Se, or Le Bernadin. I am a huge fan of Aureole and Picholine which would both make for a good dinner meeting.

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            AK21 Oct 24, 2007 06:40 PM

            Price range?

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