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Apr 6, 2012 09:11 AM

Chinatown biz dinner

A rec please for an attractive place in Chinatown for visiting execs. Usually I look for hole-in-the wall places but not this time. Hunan, Sichuan, preferred but Cantonese ok. Thanks so much.

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  1. Z&Y Garden (Sichuan) is pretty nice, the new owners spruced it up a lot. Nicer than Brandy Ho's or Henry's Hunan, I think. If you want something more upscale, I think you have to go Cantonese.

    1. A nice, upscale choice might be Tommy Toy's. French-influenced Chinese, so the polar opposite of a hole-in-the-wall, but very elegant (if a bit dated and stiff) service and setting. If these folks are afraid of Chinese food but want a "exotic" atmosphere, this would work.

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      1. re: waldrons

        Tommy Toy's might be great if you want to look at pictures of Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and Gerald Ford on the walls, and if you want small, expensive portions that will leave you hungry. But if you want ambiance and decent food, and are willing to pay for it, it'd be a good choice.

      2. Upstairs at R&G Lounge is well-suited for business lunches and dinners.

        1. I always took the business lunch guys to Sam Wo. I got a kick out of having them try to explain to their accountant that they really took a "client" out to lunch in San Francisco for under $10.