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Looking for Best Value QUIET restaurant in Manhattan Saturday night

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bhlack Sep 29, 2009 02:45 PM

I'm in your great city for a business meeting this Saturday, October 4.

5 of us art professionals are meeting and in need of a quiet but great value restaurant so we can have our own productive and lively conversation. One of us is from the UK. Two of us are New Yorkers; the others are from Atlanta.

Any recommendations? A non-profit is covering the meal so great value is important.

It need not be swanky, indeed preferably laid-back, as it’s the food that counts, and adequate wine.

Many thanks.

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    Ann900 Sep 29, 2009 03:00 PM

    There are many hundreds of restaurants that meet your general criteria - a few more specifics would help. What kind of food do you like, any must avoids, neighborhoods you prefer, great value equals what price range? The more soecific you can be, the more recs you'll get.

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      bhlack Sep 29, 2009 05:43 PM

      Since there are 5 of us, our tastes will vary so continental cuisine that has fish meat and chicken are probably best.

      Neighborhood Midtown/Chelsea/Greenich Village; however I'd tell everyone to just show up regardless of the neighborhood if this was a place for our UK guest to eat at and be "wowed!"

      Price range - Ideally under $60/person including a glass of wine. $45-50/person without wine. Thanks.

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        RGR Sep 30, 2009 09:01 AM

        If you can dine early -- between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. -- Tocqueville, on 15th St., b/t Union Square W. & 5th Av., offers a 3-course prix fixe for $44. Wine pairings for each course can be had for $15. Of course, you can just order one glass. Tax & tip are additional. Superb cuisine, excellent service, and quiet, elegant ambiance.

        http://www.tocquevillerestaurant.com

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