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marlie202 Jan 5, 2009 12:53 PM

I need some recommendations for a nice -not too noisy place for a business lunch. Not off the wall expensive but not inexpensive..any kind of food....thanks in advance chowhounders

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    laurakir RE: marlie202 Jan 5, 2009 01:48 PM

    I'll be honest...the pickings are sort of slim down here. Les Halles ia fairly solid choice (although not all of the food is amazing...but their moules mouclade and the merguez are both good). If you don't mind walking a little there are quite a few options down on Stone Street (Ulysses, Adrienne's Pizza Bar) as well.

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      lanadai RE: marlie202 Jan 5, 2009 02:06 PM

      You can try the Libertine at the Gild Hall hotel by Gold street, it's 5 minutes from Century 21.

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        foodwhisperer RE: lanadai Jan 5, 2009 05:24 PM

        Sage Cafe for Thai food is near their. But it's a short walk to Tribeca or south st. seaport where there are more restaurants to choose from .

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        Andy T. RE: marlie202 Jan 6, 2009 04:50 AM

        a. there's a restaurant on the second floor of the Millenium Hilton, right next to C21. Have only used the restroom, never eaten there (I go to Ho Yip a lot, next to the BK adjacent to the WTC site, but that's a little, um, spartan for a business lunch).

        b. speaking of BK, across from that, adjacent to Zucotti Park, is that restaurant in the former bank space, with the huge vault doors...can't remember the name! It's under the Men's Warehouse, if that helps. Have eaten there, decent food, full bar, quieter than Les Halles.

        c. if you wander across the bridge to West Street, you can do the WFC options like the Grill Room (which would be quieter than Southwest or PJ Clarkes).

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          sea97horse RE: marlie202 Jan 6, 2009 05:28 AM

          The restaurant in the former bank vault is called Trinity, or Trinity Place. Great atmosphere, decent food. The entrance is on Liberty just east of Trinity Place and is easy to miss. Even when it's full you feel like you're in on a secret.

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            lanadai RE: marlie202 Jan 7, 2009 10:45 AM

            Roys at the Marriot

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              eameyer RE: marlie202 Jan 7, 2009 12:00 PM

              The Captain's Ketch, (think it might now just be called "Ketch") on Pearl Street is good.

              1. financialdistrictresident RE: marlie202 Jan 7, 2009 02:45 PM

                If you're willing to walk a little East check out the restaurants on Front Street near the Seaport or Acqua on Peck Slip. Delmonico's (there are 2 restaurants - one is very expensive).

                1. Spends Rent on Food RE: marlie202 Jan 9, 2009 09:05 AM

                  Walk 8 minutes to stone street. There are plenty of options from upscale trendy pizza, to quiet taverns and restaurants.

                  1. coleyas RE: marlie202 Jan 10, 2009 11:08 AM

                    3 recs that are pretty popular with my crowd for business lunches in the area:

                    Bobby Van's
                    Les Halles
                    Woolworth Tower Kitchen (new discovery, very cool)

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                      marlie202 RE: coleyas Jan 25, 2009 07:36 AM

                      we went with Les Halles and were not disappointed!!Thanks for the recs.

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