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Help! Boss wants recs for any new(ish) steakhouse/nice rest in midtown for lunch.

lili2u356 Nov 7, 2012 04:32 AM

Hey guys,

My boss asked me to find a new restaurant in midtown for lunch. The types of places that she has been before include: sparks, the palm, ben bensens, mccormick, and capitl grill. As you can tell, she is okay with something on the pricier side, and likes meat. Any suggestions? Has any new steakhouse type place or other upscale place opened that is good for lunch, relatively close to midtown?

Thanks in advance.

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    bifpocaroba RE: lili2u356 Nov 7, 2012 11:33 AM

    Smith and Wollensky


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      Motosport RE: bifpocaroba Nov 7, 2012 11:39 AM

      Of all the fabulous steak places in Manhattan I'll never go back to S&W. Expensive and mediocre.
      The Palm and Palm 2 are close by and excellent.

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        bifpocaroba RE: Motosport Nov 7, 2012 12:50 PM

        Ahhh Patty Ford and the crew always treat you right at S&W. Been going here for 20 years and never had a bad experience. Matter of fact Ill be there tonight. Have 'em mix you up an order of roast beef hash, you'll never regret it.

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          Motosport RE: bifpocaroba Nov 7, 2012 01:16 PM

          I expect the mildly "surly" streak hous service but in three tries I have never had a great steak there.
          Palm, Keens, Gallaghers, Lugers, Old Homestead are so much better.

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      crsin RE: lili2u356 Nov 7, 2012 12:59 PM

      What do mean by "new"? Opened in the past year, or just newer than classic places like Keens?

      If the latter, then Quality Meats.

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        lili2u356 RE: crsin Nov 7, 2012 01:57 PM

        Thanks all. By "new" I definitely mean in the last year. She has been to Quality Meats before. She also really liked Maize, so if there is anything similar that is on the relatively new side that'd be great, even though it's not a steakhouse.

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        FrankJBN RE: lili2u356 Nov 7, 2012 01:09 PM

        Make sure you tell her that it is not a personal recommendation but that some stranger on the internet suggested it. that way, if she doesn't ike it, it's not your fault.

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