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Restaurants for dinner meeting - Midtown East

StevieSquaw Feb 7, 2011 02:47 PM

Hi everyone. One of my clients will be meeting for dinner with a couple of business partners near the UN later this week. I moved away from the NYC area almost 2 years ago. Could someone please give me a few ideas on good places fairly close to the UN for them to eat? (Except Convivio).


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    Elizabeth E. RE: StevieSquaw Feb 7, 2011 03:06 PM

    Fabio Piccolo Fiore - 230 E. 44th Street between Second and Third. Good Southern Italian, excellent service and quiet enough for conversation.

    Fabio Piccolo Fiore
    230 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017

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      RCC RE: Elizabeth E. Feb 7, 2011 03:19 PM

      +1 here on Fabio Piccolo Fiore.
      Very conducive to business meetings, family gatherings, excellent service, good Italian dishes.

      Fabio Piccolo Fiore
      230 E. 44th Street, New York, NY 10017

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      RGR RE: StevieSquaw Feb 7, 2011 03:25 PM

      You haven't mentioned cuisine preferences or price which would help. However, if your client and his/her business partners like Indian cuisine, I high recommend Tulsi, on 46th, b/t 2nd & 3rd -- definitely not your average Indian restaurant. Superb cuisine beautifully presented, good wine list, excellent service, conversation-friendly noise level, and gorgeous decor. Fairly expensive but totally worth it!

      Tulsi photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

      Btw, You might want to correct the typo in your title. The window for editing is 3 hours.


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        StevieSquaw RE: RGR Feb 7, 2011 03:37 PM

        Thanks RGR - corrected. Trying to do too much too fast! Will forward the Indian idea. Cuisine isn't a major problem. I want to give my client a spread to choose from, maybe 4-5 different restaurants.

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        StevieSquaw RE: StevieSquaw Feb 7, 2011 04:19 PM

        Thanks Elizabeth and RCC - I had earmarked FBF myself as a potential and it's nice to get confirmation, which is the whole reason for my post. Not all reviews note whether a venue is good enough for conversation which is the main point due to it being a business dinner. I appreciate it!

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          Phil Ogelos RE: StevieSquaw Feb 8, 2011 04:59 AM

          You might also look at Alcalá [formerly Marichu], SS, on 46th just off First. The cuisine, Basque-for-beginners, is not out of this world, but serviceable; the room, on the other hand, is very nice -and in the evening will be perfect for a business dinner.

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