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Need alternative to Sparks, Bobby Vans, etc.

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olympusnyc Dec 18, 2011 08:13 AM

Taking my customer out for a holiday lunch. He likes steak, likes Italian, and American cuisine. Boundaries are 42nd-34th, between 5th and 3rd. Looking for high food rating, nice decor and service but not overly pretentious. Any suggestions?

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    dyrewolf RE: olympusnyc Dec 18, 2011 08:22 AM

    Wolfgangs at Park/33rd (admittedly a block out of your borders)
    The great Italian restaurant steaks are way away...

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    Wolfgang's
    4 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

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      olympusnyc RE: dyrewolf Dec 18, 2011 10:56 AM

      Thanks..might be in reach. Did not meant to imply steak at an Italian restaurant.

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        dyrewolf RE: olympusnyc Dec 18, 2011 03:20 PM

        No problem, I think I've heard that the steak at Locanda Verde is great....

        Anyway, Holiday Lunch at Wolfgangs at 33rd may be a tough rez... the one on 54th might be easier. The Palms are on 2nd but otherwise near your "zone"

        Again - these are not best in the city (Wolfgangs is one of the best as is Keens) I don't think the Palm is (IMHO....) And steaks are one of those contested topics here... but your geography makes the picks easier

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        Keens
        72 West 36th St., New York, NY 10018

        Wolfgang's
        4 Park Ave, New York, NY 10016

        Palm
        837 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

        Locanda Verde
        377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

        Palm Too
        840 Second Avenue, New York, NY 10017

        Wolfgang's
        200 E 54th St, New York, NY 10022

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      MRS RE: olympusnyc Dec 18, 2011 11:36 AM

      I'd second Wolfgang's.

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        thegforceny RE: olympusnyc Dec 18, 2011 02:23 PM

        Keens, Wolfgang's, Ai Fiori

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        Ai Fiori
        400 5th Ave, New York, NY 10018

        1. Phil Ogelos RE: olympusnyc Dec 18, 2011 04:17 PM

          +1 for Ai Fiori, especially if you're trying to impress a client.
          ["I spend because I care!"]

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            martyl9 RE: Phil Ogelos Dec 19, 2011 11:05 AM

            agreed; very good.

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            martyl9 RE: olympusnyc Dec 19, 2011 11:02 AM

            Patroon, east 46th street at 3rd ave.

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            Patroon
            160 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017

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