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TriBeCa Dinner Suggestions

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. re: LeahBaila

      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.

      1. re: mr_seabass

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

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

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

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            1. re: Bob Martinez

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

              1. re: NYCkaren

                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.

            2. Matsugen has a 35 dollar prix fixe.

              1. Nothing wrong with Odeon. Landmarc and for fun Petite Abeille

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                1. re: dawnfawn

                  Landmarc is a very good suggestion.

                  1. re: dawnfawn

                    Petite Abeille is not appropriate for a business dinner.

                  2. 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/

                    1. 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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                      1. re: mjkane

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