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Mar 25, 2009 02:26 PM

Great spot for lunch near Mandarin Oriental

We will be in town for a business meeting and hope to lunch afterwards. We are staying at the Mandarin Oriental near Columbus Circle.

Looking to keep it under $100 per person. Great food, great ambiance, great service, great wine in that order.

Thanks for your input!

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  1. I would look into Nougatine/Jean Georges, or Bar Boulud - though the latter may be a bit casual for you.

    1. I'm sure you've already checked this out, but I'll throw it out anyhow...have you looked into asiate? it's in your hotel...i went for dinner a couple years back and liked it.

      One of my favorite lunches is at Gramercy Tavern. It's not that close to Mandarin Oriental, but if you can afford $100 for lunch, you can spend $10 on a cab. Another good place for a business lunch is Oceana. The ambiance is a little stuffy, but the food/service is great.

      1. The best lunch deal in the city, without question, is at jean georges, which is directly across the street from the Mandarin Oriental.