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Apr 5, 2010 10:16 AM

Restaurant for business lunch near 53rd and Lex

Coming up to the city for a business lunch on Thursday and need a good restaurant for a business lunch with top execs. They have already said no to Le Cirque, but any other recommendations would be great!


Le Cirque
151 East 58th Street, New York, NY 10022

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  1. I love Caviar Russe (Madison, 54-55 Sts.) for a business lunch. The food is very good and it is quiet and private for conversation. They have a good selection of sushi, cooked fish, beef, and duck, and a prix fixe that is a steal at $19.99 weekdays. It's on the second floor in a space that is like a beautiful jewel box with murals and chandeliers.

    Caviar Russe
    538 Madison Ave Fl 3, New York, NY 10022

    1. Smith & Wollensky and At Vermilion are nearby.

      Smith & Wollensky
      797 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022

      480 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10017

      1. Bar Americain. There are plenty of choices.

        Bar Americain
        152 W. 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

        1. Is it necessarily fine dining? I think Dos Caminos, which is right by there, would be a good place to take clients/partners... higher-end Mexican fare, with highly-regarded guacamole, but then again, I'm in advertising and enjoy drinking margaritas with clients. Also, if you're interested in a real New Yorky experience, Mexican is one of the few cuisines NYC is not known for, so there's that.

          Dos Caminos
          475 West Broadway, New York, NY 10012

          1. Alto (Between Fifth and Madison Avenues)
            11 East 53rd Street