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litalepie May 16, 2013 06:28 AM

Hi. I'm looking for a quiet restaurant where one can easily hear a discussion. Any kind of food okay. Would love really good ambiance. Thanks. Lita

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    1. ChefJune May 22, 2013 11:45 AM

      I think you just described Tocqueville, one of my favorite places. Great food, beautiful room, excellent service. Great for conversation.

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        litalepie May 21, 2013 09:29 AM

        Thanks all. I will forward all suggestions to my two dinner companions and let you know where we go, and how we find it. Again, thanks! Lita

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          UES Mayor May 17, 2013 04:11 AM


          1. ipsedixit May 16, 2013 09:23 AM

            Here's another thought.


            1. ipsedixit May 16, 2013 08:19 AM

              Private Dining Room at Gordon Ramsey (at the London Hotel).

              Doesn't get much more quiet than that.

              1. ttoommyy May 16, 2013 08:14 AM

                Del Posto

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                  Riverman500 May 16, 2013 08:09 AM

                  Marea, Lincoln

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                    litalepie May 16, 2013 07:51 AM

                    Conversation. No business. Actually have been to all restaurants recommended. Looking for something I haven't tried yet. Thanks. Lita

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                    1. re: litalepie
                      Lacrosse_Gastronomic May 16, 2013 07:57 AM

                      Ai Fiori
                      Il Ristorante Rosi
                      Cafe Boulud

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                        fooder May 16, 2013 08:22 AM

                        The quietest high end restaurant in NYC has to be Masa. I've been there when there were only 2 other customers the entire night. However, you are expected to eat the sushi as soon as it's presented in front of you, so I don't know how that works for your conversation.

                      2. Spiritchaser May 16, 2013 07:23 AM

                        Matter of semantic on my part I'm sure but do you need a place to have a conversation or discussion? Wasn't sure if you were looking for something more for a work type meeting as opposed to just casually speaking to one another.

                        If you are looking for a place for just casual speaking then Picholine would be a good choice but there are several other places that would also work and they run the gamut; Le Bernardin, The Modern (Dining Room), Eleven Madison Park, Jean George (Dining Room), Per Se, and many more but these are all fairly high end

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                          Scott_C May 16, 2013 07:03 AM


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