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Favorite upscale restaurants Mid-town west

moomoo60 Dec 13, 2008 10:57 AM

Just moved my office to mid-town 36th and 8th, and I am looking for some nice places to bring clients for lunch. Any ideas?

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    RGR RE: moomoo60 Dec 13, 2008 01:50 PM

    Not a lot of upscale spots in that immediate vicinity. But Keens immediately comes to mind. It's on 36th, b/t 5th & 6th (closer to 6th).


    Osteria Gelsi, on the corner of 9th & 38th. Not upscale but still nice enough for client lunches, and the food's delicious.


    West Bank Cafe, on 42nd, b/t 9th & 10th, would also work. Excellent food, comfortable ambiance and well-spaced tables.


    dbBistro Moderne, on 44th, b/t 5th & 6th. is 4-star chef Daniel Boulud's restaurant focusing on contemporary French bistro cuisine. Upscale, but not nearly as expensive as his eponymous temple of haute cuisine.


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      moomoo60 RE: RGR Dec 13, 2008 02:06 PM

      Great ideas. Thanks. There really isn't much in the immediate vicinity is there?!

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        brendastarlet RE: moomoo60 Dec 13, 2008 06:36 PM

        I wouldn't call West Bank "upscale" since it is not that expensive, but it's my favorite lunch and late evening spot in that part of town.

        How about Esca? http://www.esca-nyc.com/

        And also, Bar Centrale, upstairs from Joe Allen's. You should reserve a spot. Great for discreet people watching. http://www.zagat.com/Verticals/Proper...

        1. re: moomoo60
          Jane A. RE: moomoo60 Dec 13, 2008 07:29 PM

          No, there really isn't. Must your choices be within walking distance of your office? or can you go farther up to restaurant row (46th & 8th)? All sorts of choices there and not crowded except for Wed. matinée.

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