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SHO or Lincoln Ristorante for a business dinner

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I am planning a board meeting dinner and I am leaning towards SHO. They have a salon/bar area that would work for cocktails/appetizers before a sit down at a private round table dinner.
The board wants hip but were asking about Daniel and LeBernadin-while i love LeBernadin it is hardly what i consider to be hip. Last time they went to Del Posto. I don't know too much about Lincoln..I'm open to any ideas and any thoughts are greatly appreciated.

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  1. I love SHO but would not describe it as hip anymore than Daniel or LB. I have not been to Lincoln, or Del Posto for that matter (did they think it was hip?).

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    1. re: rrems

      They loved Del Posito.. Except they didn't have a round table.

    2. Lincoln just opened their private dining room on the lower level. I believe the table is rectangular.

      If your party size is under 12, Per Se has a beautiful small private dining room with a round table that overlooks Central Park and is separated from the main dining room by a curtained glass wall. You can choose between a five course or nine course menu.

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      Per Se
      10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

      1. I have only been to SHO. IMHO it's not hip. Appropriate for a business dinner.

        What do they mean by hip? Newer?

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        1. re: financialdistrictresident

          That's the hard part. They are a bunch of young, internet guys looking for buzz but also want to have a cocktails with about 15 people and then settle down to a business dinner where they can talk without screaming. Buddahkan was also mentioned. THe problem is that the restaurant research was started out of state. So some touristy names have been dropped.