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mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 08:22 AM

I have a business dinner for two on Sunday in tribeca. Wondering what would be a good place to go. Something nice, not too expensive, and a little adventurous but not crazy adventurous. The guy is staying at the tribeca grand, so anything in
walking distance would be super. Matsugen sounds interesting but looks on the expensive side - hoping for something one rung down cost-wise. Any thoughts?

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  1. LeahBaila RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 08:24 AM

    Describe "one rung down." Thanks!

    www.thelunchbelle.com

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      mr_seabass RE: LeahBaila Mar 24, 2009 08:37 AM

      Well, just somewhat less expensive. I've heard that once you get going at Matsugen it can get to be on the pricey side. If the two of us could eat and have a glass of wine for $120 I'd be happy.

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        LeahBaila RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 08:45 AM

        OK, I hear you! Look in to "Marc Forgione." The space is fantastic and the food is good...Great cocktails, to boot.

        www.thelunchbelle.com

    2. NYCkaren RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 08:34 AM

      If you're in the mood for Italian, I think Gigino is always good.

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        Melissa5 RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 10:02 AM

        I am a HUGE fan of Pepolino (Tuscan Italian). Pricier but I'm pretty sure you will fall under $120 for 2

        1. financialdistrictresident RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 10:09 AM

          My SO hosted a business dinner at Duane Park (American) recently. Not cutting edge, so I'm not sure it meets the little adventurous requirement. Better then Pepolino, good food and service and appropriate for a business dinner. The Harrison (American) is probably too far to walk and it's a little dark.

          www.duaneparknyc.com

          1. Bob Martinez RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 10:16 AM

            Turks and Frogs would work. Nicely prepared Turkish food in an upscale atmosphere. Stylish and affordable.
            http://www.turksandfrogs.com/

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              NYCkaren RE: Bob Martinez Mar 24, 2009 11:07 AM

              West 11th Street is not in Tribeca. Not even close.

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                Bob Martinez RE: NYCkaren Mar 24, 2009 11:49 AM

                They have 2 locations. One is at 458 Greenwich St between Watts and Debrosses. The restaurant website which I linked to shows this along with a map. It's in Tribeca.
                http://www.turksandfrogs.com/tribeca/...

                The CH "Places" bookmark points to their other location. I've removed it.

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              brooklyndude RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 11:02 AM

              Matsugen has a 35 dollar prix fixe.

              1. dawnfawn RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 11:54 AM

                Nothing wrong with Odeon. Landmarc and for fun Petite Abeille

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                  Sugar RE: dawnfawn Mar 24, 2009 12:18 PM

                  Landmarc is a very good suggestion.

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                    financialdistrictresident RE: dawnfawn Mar 24, 2009 02:19 PM

                    Petite Abeille is not appropriate for a business dinner.

                  2. thegirlnextdoor RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 07:35 PM

                    A block or so away from the Tribeca Grand on Church St is Kori, a modern, intimate Korean restaurant with great food and decor...and cocktails. Thalassa (on Franklin) is another place that would fit the bill - great wine list and upscale Greek food, especially seafood. http://www.thalassanyc.com/

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                      mjkane RE: mr_seabass Mar 24, 2009 07:49 PM

                      The Harrison on Greenwich and Harrison is excellent for a business dinner -- nice atmosphere, delicious food, easy to talk. For a steakhouse, Wolfgang's on Greenwich and Beach is where all the Citigroup traders go (or did, when they used to get bonuses!) -- it's a Peter Luger spinoff.

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                        financialdistrictresident RE: mjkane Mar 25, 2009 05:09 AM

                        mjkane, have you been to The Harrison recently? Our last experience was mixed. I also find the Harrison is a bit dark.

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