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Jan 30, 2009 12:02 PM

Need suggestion for biz lunch: adventurous c'hounders

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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    1. re: harrison

      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.

    2. 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!

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

      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.

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

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      1. re: RGR

        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.

        1. re: Tengo Hambre

          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"?