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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.

Thanks!

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  1. West 51st and what cross street? West 51st street is pretty wide!

    How expensive? Please include a dollar figure that includes tax, tip, wine/drinks, so we can tailor our recommendations.

    6 Replies
    1. re: kathryn

      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.

      1. re: kathryn

        Hi Kathryn - my location is near the intersection of W 51st St and 7th Ave.

        1. re: apcollins

          For how many? What cuisines? Price/person? We need much more info.

          www.thelunchbelle.com

          1. re: LeahBaila

            Hi - ok, it would be for 3 people.

            Interested in traditional american faire, Italian or French.

            Per person up to $100-$125

            Staying at W 51st St and 7th Ave.

            Thanks for any and all help!

            1. re: apcollins

              To further clarify:

              Is that $100-$125pp budget just for food, or is it the per person out-the-door cost = food, alcoholic beverages, tax (nearly 9%) and tip (20%)? If it is the latter, frankly, it's not going to cover what I would consider upscale restaurants.

      2. 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.

        http://www.themodernnyc.com

        1. Fresco by Scotto
          http://www.frescobyscotto.com

          private rooms
          delicious food
          wonderful service

          1. 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.