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Fig & Olive-Fifth Avenue Thoughts?

fein Apr 21, 2010 09:52 AM

I am thinking of sending my colleague here with our German boss for a nice but casual business dinner next week. I was thinking Alto but that seems a bit too much. I've never been to this location but I remember loving the food. Is this a good option?

Dinner needs to be between Grand Central and The Peninsula on 55th & 5th-closer to the hotel is best.


  1. princeofpork Apr 21, 2010 12:32 PM

    Good for lunch, not a dinner destination place. Send them to capitale Grill on 42nd and 3rd. They could use the walk after a meal like that.

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    1. re: princeofpork
      fein Apr 21, 2010 01:21 PM

      they went to a steak place last time he was here in january. they want to be closer to the peninsula as well.

      1. re: fein
        princeofpork Apr 21, 2010 04:35 PM

        Try the sushi joint in the Bryant Park hotel. the space is beautiful

        1. re: princeofpork
          fein Apr 22, 2010 06:43 AM

          thanks for the Koi suggestion. unfortunately one guy doesn't really eat sushi. plus as i've said they prefer to be closer to the peninsula hotel.

          40 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018

    2. g
      gurud Apr 22, 2010 07:38 AM

      Fig and Olive is very loud at lunch....It is hard to sustain a conversation...food is good..
      Never been for dinner but can't imagine it being much different...

      1. f
        FoodieFemme Apr 22, 2010 09:39 AM

        How about Quality Meats or Monkey Bar? They are both very close to the Peninsula Hotel

        Quality Meats
        57 W 58th St, New York, NY 10019

        1. f
          fein Apr 22, 2010 01:25 PM

          one of the guys requested asian..i'm sending them to tao. thanks ch!!

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