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Financial District Lunch?

FKM123 Jan 21, 2009 02:22 PM

I need a restaurant to take eight business associates to lunch tomorrow in the Broadway/Wall Street area -- good food, not too pricey, not too noisy. Any suggestions?

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    margielaboots Jan 21, 2009 05:41 PM

    Todd English opened a placed called The Libertine not far from Wall St/Broadway. It is a couple of blocks NE on Cliff Street & Gold Street. Well worth the trouble of finding it--went there last week. Plus they have a decent prix fixe deal on weekdays.

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    1. re: margielaboots
      lanadai Jan 21, 2009 07:25 PM

      I second Libertine, I like the atmosphere in there, very comfy, also they have a pretty decent burger. There's also Roy's at the Marriot.

      1. re: lanadai
        kobetobiko Jan 22, 2009 12:58 PM

        Just wondering if you can recommend any dishes other than the burger at Libertine? I live in Battery Place City and still haven't had a chance to visit. What is the prix-fixe deal on weekdays?

        Thanks in advance!

        1. re: kobetobiko
          lanadai Jan 22, 2009 06:11 PM

          I've only been twice, once for brunch and once for dinner. Had the burger at dinner and I didn't get the prex-fixe brunch. I had eggs, sausage and hash for brunch, it was pretty good. My boyfriend had bubble and squeak with chorizo or some kind of sausage, can't recall, and it was pretty good. I don't know how it's like during the week since I've only gone on the weekend but it's not busy at all on the weekend and its comfy. The food is pretty decent there, nothing amazing but it's a good addition to the neighborhood.

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      rockstar14 Jan 21, 2009 07:05 PM

      Not a lot of good restaurants down there....they opened a HARU about year or so ago and not busy, good atmosphere, lots of room.

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        Barcelonian Jan 22, 2009 08:30 AM

        There's a decent place called The Ketch on Pearl St. We had actually tried to go to The Libertine first but they were too crowded and tried to stuff our party of 5 into a tiny table in the corner. The Ketch was definitely decent, not too pricey and definitely not very noisy. I think it would be a great place for a business lunch.

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        1. re: Barcelonian
          eameyer Jan 23, 2009 10:48 AM

          Second The Ketch.

        2. m
          mcjays Jan 22, 2009 12:38 PM

          I'd try Roy's at the Marriott.

          1. k
            kobetobiko Jan 22, 2009 01:10 PM

            Depending on the budget (not too pricey can mean different range for different people) and how far you are willing to travel, there are quite a few options:

            If you are willing to walk over to Pearl / Stone Street, you can try Adrienne Pizza Bar (they have pasta and not just pizza), Harry Cafe (not too pricey as long as you avoid the steaks), Bridge Cafe, etc.

            At Winter Garden at WFC, there is also PJ Clarke's (great burger, though may get noisy depending on the day). Les Halles is close by (John Street) but again, may get crowded and noisy.

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            1. re: kobetobiko
              financialdistrictresident Jan 23, 2009 01:48 PM

              Adrienne's can get lively/noisy. Delmonico's might work. Bobby Van's.

              FKM123 so where did you end up and how was it?

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