10th Anniversary - Need Fancy (but not $$$$$) Lunch Resto in High W. 40s - Low 50s.
This is for a work event, I'll have about four or five people with me. Probably an hour and a half tops, including walking. Oceana is right next door but we just ate there. Any good suggestions for a very memorable lunch? Maybe the MoMA?
111 East 29th Street, New York, NY 10016
120 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020
re: steve h.
O.P.: "Probably an hour and a half tops, including walking."
The o.p.'s office is right near Oceana (6th & 49th). It seems to me that going to Esca would eat up (pun intended) too much time getting there and back.
If they were to head south, dbBistro Moderne, which is on 44th, b/tw 5th & 6th, is much closer than Esca and would be, imo, a fine choice though not as memorable as Le Bernardin or The Modern. I think those two are far and away the best options.
Check out La Silhouette,terrifiic French food owned/run by good folks previously from La Bernardin. The veal cheeks entree and the Burgundy Snails risotto are excellent. Service is impeccable for a newish restaurant.