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Place to take a client to lunch near Rockefeller Center?

mosey Mar 25, 2008 08:27 AM


I looked at some other threads, but didn't find anything that sounds like what I am looking for--which is: somewhere to take a client for lunch, mid priced, American or Italian. Thanks in advance for any suggestions!

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  1. kcijones001 RE: mosey Mar 25, 2008 08:29 AM

    Tuscan Square....FANTASTIC!

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      fein RE: kcijones001 Mar 25, 2008 08:34 AM

      i think this place closed.

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        mosey RE: kcijones001 Mar 25, 2008 08:34 AM

        Sounds great, but I think it might have closed? Do you have any other suggestions? Thanks!

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          uwsgrazer RE: mosey Mar 25, 2008 09:17 AM

          Yes, I can confirm Tuscan Square has closed. It's a pity because it was one of the few good and easy lunch options, imo. I work in the area as well and it's hard to come up with good choices. The best suggestion that comes to mind now would be Morrell's Wine Bar

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            bronwen RE: uwsgrazer Mar 28, 2008 07:10 AM

            Morrell's wouldn't be any good for a client as it's too crowded and small.

      2. JungMann RE: mosey Mar 25, 2008 09:23 AM

        Town has a great prix-fixe for lunch.

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          RGR RE: JungMann Mar 25, 2008 10:10 AM

          While I agree that Town's lunch prix-fixe is an excellent value, the expensive a la carte menu is also available, and the two are certain to be presented together. Thus, the problem, as I see it, is that one cannot host a client and insist that he or she only order the prix-fixe.

        2. kcijones001 RE: mosey Mar 25, 2008 09:43 AM

          I didnt realized it was closed! too bad! great place....There's always the rock center cafe...

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            bronwen RE: kcijones001 Mar 28, 2008 07:11 AM

            I really like the Rock Center Cafe too, can't beat the view!

          2. kcijones001 RE: mosey Mar 25, 2008 09:48 AM

            There's also McCormick & Schmick, Bond 45, Bar Americain

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              Jane A. RE: kcijones001 Mar 25, 2008 10:31 AM

              How about Osteria al Doge? Just west of 6th on 44th.

              Osteria al Doge
              142 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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              mahalan RE: mosey Mar 25, 2008 12:54 PM

              Alfredo's on 51st across from the ice skating rink.

              It's supposed to be the birthplace of Fettucini Alfredo and has pictures of the owner and celebrities holding up the noodles in their hands on the wall.

              The food's not bad, it's relatively quiet, and it's got that old-school celebrity appeal that'll impress the out of town clients.

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                cimui RE: mosey Mar 25, 2008 02:50 PM

                My favorites for client lunches close to Rockefeller Center, in more or less the order of preference:

                The Modern Dining Room (excellent prix fixe and non pf lunch)
                Insieme (don't do the prix fixe, though -- it's not very good)
                Bar Americain

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                  chompchomp RE: cimui Mar 27, 2008 08:18 AM

                  Those are all good, as is Anthos - which has gotten rave reviews in the press as of late.

                2. Sophia. RE: mosey Mar 27, 2008 12:28 PM

                  I just went to the Sea Grill for a business lunch. it seemed a little pricey to me (although I was being treated), but the food was good, and the atmosphere worked really well. the high point was their mango lemonade, which I could have imbibed by the gallon, and watching the skaters shuffle around the rink.

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                    bronwen RE: Sophia. Mar 28, 2008 07:13 AM

                    I think the Sea Grill and Rock Center Cafe are owned by the same restaurant group.

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