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Nov 25, 2012 09:26 PM

Need recommendations for team holiday lunch in Financial District

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. 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: Robert Lauriston

        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.

    1. Maybe Hakkasan, if they open in time.

      I think Jai Yun does lunch for large groups.

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      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        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

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

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

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        1. re: Robert Lauriston

          +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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