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Mar 2, 2010 07:52 PM

SF Chowhound looking for a good spot for a business dinner (midtown)

Hi New York Chowhounds! I'm going to be in midtown next week for business. Would like to take a group of colleagues and clients out to dinner (probably 10-12 people). The group will be academics and finance types.

I'm looking for suggestions for an appropriate place to take this group. It should be fun and have good food. It probably shouldn't be too loud and raucous because I imagine people will want to talk. I don't think we want anything overly formal either. Definitely should be a place that will appeal to what I'm sure is a pretty sophisticated crowd.

We'll be staying at the Hilton New York (W54th and 6th). Anything a not too long cab-ride away would be fine.

As for price, there's a pretty wide range there. Price isn't really an object. Total cost less than $100, I guess. I'm not trying to score points by spending money for the sake of spending money.

Yeah, I know, that 's all kinda vague! Any suggestions greatly appreciated.

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  1. I recommend The Modern, Casa Lever and Haru. Has anyone been to Robert's in the Museum of Art and Design?

    1. I highly recommend Seasonal Restaurant & Weinbar, four short blocks from the Hilton, on 58th, b/t 6th & 7th. Superb Austrian cuisine, an excellent wine list, very cordial and attentive service, and lovely ambiance. Open a little over a year, it has been awarded a Michelin star.

      Photos of our most recent dinner at Seasonal can viewed here:

      And of a previous dinner here:

      1. In that neighborhood I'd recommend Beacon and Molyvos.