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Need recommendations for team holiday lunch in Financial District

FoodieMaggie Nov 25, 2012 09:26 PM

Hi everyone,

Would love some recommendations in the Financial District for a team (of 10) holiday lunch. It's a team of discerning foodies so need an unusual or impressive place that will surprise them!


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  1. Josh RE: FoodieMaggie Nov 26, 2012 08:28 AM

    I've had good meals at Bluestem Brasserie. Their meat dishes are excellent, though I am relatively new to the city and don't know where this place fits on the local scale as far as discerning foodies go. I think of myself as one, but YMMV. I haven't seen a lot of discussion about this place on here, but I found them while seeking out a good place to get grass-fed steaks. It seems to be the only spot offering that, which I find very surprising.

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    1. re: Josh
      Robert Lauriston RE: Josh Nov 26, 2012 08:46 AM

      There are other places serving grass-fed steak:


      One report on Bluestem :


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        Josh RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 26, 2012 11:39 PM

        I should have been more precise: the only spot offering a selection of grass-fed steaks. Alfred's and Lark Creek each have one grass-fed steak option. Filet at the former, and New York at the latter. Bluestem, on the other hand, has several options.

    2. Robert Lauriston RE: FoodieMaggie Nov 26, 2012 08:49 AM

      Maybe Hakkasan, if they open in time.

      I think Jai Yun does lunch for large groups.

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        vulber RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 27, 2012 08:19 AM

        the food (absolutely amazing) is the only good thing about jai yun, and i'm guessing it probably doesn't have the ambience/atmosphere you'd want for a business lunch

        1. re: vulber
          Robert Lauriston RE: vulber Nov 27, 2012 08:25 AM

          It's an unusual (in fact, unique) place that will impress discerning foodies.

      2. Robert Lauriston RE: FoodieMaggie Nov 26, 2012 11:32 AM

        Maybe Michael Mina, probably most people haven't been since Ron Siegel took over the kitchen.

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          belomiser RE: Robert Lauriston Nov 26, 2012 04:19 PM

          +1 on Michael Mina. Want to go there now that Chef Siegel is back. How about Kokkari ? Classic place and never had a bad meal there. Since you have a large group, perhaps they can do something off the menu for you

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          sparklesurfoodie RE: FoodieMaggie Dec 15, 2012 12:55 AM


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