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Apr 12, 2010 02:41 PM

Business Dinner for 10 within walking distance of the Sofitel?

I am looking for a good restaurant pick for dinner for about 10 folks in early June - we'll be spending our day (and staying) at the Sofitel on South 17th Street.

Crowd is in their mid-30's to mid-40's.

I am open to suggestions but looking for a nice place for dinner/drinks and not too concerned about budget. We have done steakhouses, french, and traditional American fare. Would consider expanding the repetoire but mostly interested in strong quality, atmosphere and walking distance.



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  1. Davio's, Tinto, Parc, La Croix, Estia, R2L(have not been, but magnificent city views, think reviews of food have been varied. There's a start for you at least, sure more experienced CH's will have many more good suggestions.

      1. I don't think that Tinto or Parc would be suitable for a business dinner.

        Meritage is a good choice.

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        1. re: sylviag

          I did hesitate with Tinto, but thought downstairs was a little less casual, haven't been in awhile though.

          1. re: bonappetite

            I think it depends on the crowd. If OP wants a hip place where everyone can unwind, eat, share food, drink, and have a good time, Tinto would be great. If OP is looking for a more conservative business dinner, it might not be ideal. If the crowd was 20s-30s Tinto would be a no brainer, with the OPs age group it depends on their preferences.

        2. My vote would be for The Prime Rib, at 15th & Locust.

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          1. re: PattiCakes

            Prime Rib would be a great place, and very close by.
            Comfortable, good drinks and food, and liked by all ages.

          2. Davio's is across the street and while I've only been there twice (on business), the food was quite good.