quiet business lunch in reasonable proximity to Penn Station
- equilibrist Oct 1, 2012 08:33 AM
I'm looking for a place for a business lunch for three people, within a 30 to 40 block cab ride from Penn Station as two of the participants are coming into town just for the lunch. We will require a low noise level, and booth availability would be best for some privacy and room to spread out papers. Last time we met at Maialino, which was perfect, but I'd like to choose someplace different this time.
Many posters in the past have suggested Maialino for its $29 prix-fixe menu, but that now seems to be $39, which isn't a problem except that it doesn't look like it includes choices, and that's essential given potential differing tastes and dietary restrictions.
I'm quite interested in trying Marea, but does anyone know about the seating style there, or the noise level?
I've also thought about del Posto or Aldea, but again I haven't been to either and I'm not sure about seating and noise.
Any other suggestions, or info on the above, are appreciated.
re: H Manning
Ai Fiori is a great suggestion. A wonderful restaurant with superb cocktails and wine and a very businesslike atmosphere.
Another possibility is Tocqueville. The menu on their site is from September, so it might be different now. Their $29 prix fixe in my experience is magnificent (actually, both times I went, the charged Restaurant Week prices for it), but choices are limited. See what you think: http://tocquevillerestaurant.com/wp-c...