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Nov 20, 2007 09:16 AM

Business Dinner in Columbia

Can anyone help w/ a recommendation for a business dinner in Columbia next Tuesday? These are potential new clients and I am not sure where their tastes lie, so was thinking of giving them a couple of options to choose between. I'd prefer to stay away from the chains and anywhere that is too expensive. Personally, I'm all about Pho Dhat Than but wonder if that might be too informal/scary for a business dinner (my boss and i go there and tend to take Client whose eating habits we know).
Any help would be greatly appreciated,

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  1. I haven't been to either of these, but search the board for Tersiguel's in Ellicot City and Cafe de Paris in Columbia

    1. Iron Bridge on Rte 108. The food is great (and it is not a chain, praise be). The tables are sort of on top of each other, and it tends to get a bit loud, but the food and the wine are terrific.

      Also, you might consider Cocao Lane in historic Ellicott City, or Jordan's Steakhouse in the same location. Jordan's is pretty upscale/pricey.

      1. Tersiguel's in Ellicott City would be an excellent choice, IMO.

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        1. re: Denise

          Tersiguel's would be excellent. Cafe de Paris would be excellent as well. Either of these is going to suit.

          Iron Bridge is completely unsuitable for a busniess dinner. Jordan's has gotten slammed here a lot lately, but i can't speak from personal experience.

        2. I'd consider Aida - an Italian family run place with a good wine selection and homemade Italian with some upscale entrees. It is hidden in a business park in Columbia, but seems like it would fit the bill

          1. Depends on how you define " too expensive". Tersiguel's is wonderful- but cheap it is will run you a pretty penny ( albeit worth it). Jordan's which I can no longer recommend is also expensive. Cocoa Lane is cheaper- I haven't been there in quite awhile but the meals I have had there have been very good. I would recommend Cafe De Paris. Wonderful food and service and not as expensive as Tersiguel's.