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Tengo Hambre Jan 30, 2009 12:02 PM

I need a suggestion for a business lunch. We're both self-described foodies, but i need to impress my boss who can fall prey to trendy nyc restaurants. Her recent favorites have been Dovetail, Anthos, and Elettaria. I wanted to take her to Croton or Scarpetta, but neither serve lunch. Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    harrison RE: Tengo Hambre Jan 30, 2009 12:29 PM

    Does neighborhood matter?

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      Tengo Hambre RE: harrison Feb 1, 2009 10:25 AM

      Midtown would be best, but we're willing to travel for a great meal. I'm really looking for something new and different...not the usual business lunch scene.

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      RGR RE: Tengo Hambre Jan 30, 2009 01:08 PM

      For something different, i.e., upscale Scandinavian, I would suggest taking your boss to the formal dining room at Aquavit. We did the lunch tasting menu there a few months ago and were totally blown away!

      http://www.aquavit.org

      For Italian, I would suggest either Convivio or its more expensive sibling, Alto.

      http://www.convivionyc.com
      http://www.altorestaurant.com

      For French, of course, there's our favorite, Eleven Madison Park. We have also fallen in love with Allegretti and the seriousy delicious Provencal-style cuisine served there.

      http://www.elevenmadisonpark.com
      http://www.allegrettinyc.com

      Btw, it may be just a typo, but the correct name of the restaurant is Corton.

      http://www.cortonnyc.com

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        Tengo Hambre RE: RGR Feb 1, 2009 10:27 AM

        Corton, yes...typo. I've been to aquavit, alto, and eleven madison park. All great suggestions, but i'm really looking for something different and new, if possible.

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          RGR RE: Tengo Hambre Feb 1, 2009 01:10 PM

          You mentioned wanting to go to Scarpetta in your original post. While it is a new restaurant, the cuisine is pretty much what Scott Conant was service when he was at L'Impero, including all his signature dishes.

          Allegretti is new (open about 6 months), and imo, the superb Provencal cuisine warrants attention. But it appears it's not what you're looking for.

          So, can you expand on what you mean by "something different"?

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