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wcgirl Apr 28, 2009 11:06 AM

I'm looking for a place to take a foodie client from out of town to lunch. We have a meeting a little south of Union Square and I'm looking for somewhere in that general area-price and ethnicity are not really a concern....just something unpretentious.

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    RGR Apr 28, 2009 01:35 PM

    I highly recommend Tocqueville. Superb French-inspired New American cuisine, good service, understated elegant decor, and not a hint of pretentiousness. Even for those who are not price-conscious, the $24 3-course prix-fixe is an absolute steal for food of this high quality. There is an a la carte menu as well.

    http://www.tocquevillerestaurant.com

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      markabauman Apr 28, 2009 06:39 PM

      This looks like a great place. Have you done the wine pairing with the lunch? I will be visiting NYC next week and will also be right in the Union Square area-this could be a prime contender for lunch.

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      notsochubbychubette Apr 28, 2009 11:41 AM

      I had a really good at maxies Grill (connected to Angelo and Maxies)

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        lanadai Apr 28, 2009 11:13 AM

        Ippudo for Ramen. 15 East for Japanese, though I've never been for lunch. Gotham Bar & Grill has a lunch pre fixe. Stand for burgers.

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          wcgirl Apr 28, 2009 11:28 AM

          Thanks, lanadai! I've heard about Ippudo, but their website freaks me out b/c I can't read it or find a menu. So...it's worth it though?

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            lanadai Apr 28, 2009 11:37 AM

            For a foodie client, yes. They have lunch specials, ramen + small rice dish for like $15. Their menu is on menupages.com. Last time I went to lunch around 1pm and there was no wait.

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