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Business Lunch not far from 52nd/Bdway?

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My client is in town for the day tomorrow and wanted to meet for lunch at the revolving Marriot Marquis restaurant. I said no way were we going to a tourist trap. Now I am having a problem finding a good, not-too-expensive restaurant near there. ;-)

A friend recommended Trattoria Dopo Teatro on 44th between 6th & 7th but my client doesn't want to venture too far from her company's office at 52nd/Bdwy. Is there something above average closer to my client's office that's appropriate for a business lunch? (And if you can't think of anything closer, how is Trattoria Dopo Teatro?)

Thanks for any help!

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Trattoria Dopo Teatro
125 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Trattoria Dopo Teatro
125 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

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  1. I don't know the price points-- but I've heard that Azalea is very good and is near there--224 W 51st between B'dway and 8th. if you don't get responses-- and time is late on this--- you might check with the hotel concierge. Good luck.

    1. I've used Blue Fin on B'way and 47th. It's got the right look and well spaced tables.

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      Blue Fin
      1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

      1. 21 Club is a good choice nearby there...classic old NYC haunt .
        21 West 52nd Street.

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        21 Club
        21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

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        1. re: The Professor

          Thanks, everyone. I will check these out online. I'm familiar with Blue Fin and the 21 Club but I've never eaten at either (although I have had drinks downstairs at Blue Fin) so I'd like to check the prices. I will try to remember to report that. Thanks, again!

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          21 Club
          21 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

          Blue Fin
          1567 Broadway, New York, NY 10036

          1. re: ToastMaster

            I have taken clients to Blue Fin before, good atmosphere. Bond 45 is also nice.

        2. Insieme is right there and delicious.

          http://www.restaurantinsieme.com/

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          Insieme
          777 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

          1. The last time I went to Dopo Teatro, it was good, both in terms of food and service. The time before that (a couple of years ago), not. You could certainly do worse, but I wouldn't specifically pick it for a lunch for two.

            1. We ended up at the 21 Club. It was great - old school atmosphere and waiters, great, well-dressed crowd. I don't recall what I got (a chopped salad) but I recall that it was very good. Thank you!