Staying on W 51st - Need a Great Recommendation!
I am hosting a business dinner in NYC and staying at a hotel on W 51st.
Can you recommend an interesting restaurant in the general area? Looking for upscale, decent wine list, fun.
Let me know if anything comes to mind.
kahryn's questions are all important -- and i am sure she will offer awesome suggestions.
my first inclination, hearing locale and 'business' is to suggest insieme on 51st at 7th. they offer a good combination of traditional and modern italian - pastas a specialty - with a very good wine list. vibe is nice and neutral. not romantic, not dull. service is tops.
I agree with Kathryn that it would be helpful to have more specifics. However, to get you started, I would recommend the formal dining room at The Modern, located in MoMA, on W. 53rd, b/t 5th & 6th Avs. The chef, Gabriel Keuther, just won the James Beard Award for Best Chef-NYC -- richly deserved because his cuisine is sensational! There's an excellent wine list, hospitality and service are impeccable, and the space looks out on the museum's lovely sculpture garden.
I second Fresco by Scotto!
There is the 21 Club if you want steak-great wine list too. Upscale Greek, there is ANthos
There is Maloney and Porcelli,also if it is a decent size Red Eye Grill or Trattoria Dell'Arte can be fun.