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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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    Scott_C RE: litalepie May 16, 2013 07:03 AM


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

          Ai Fiori
          Il Ristorante Rosi
          Cafe Boulud

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            fooder RE: litalepie 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.

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            Riverman500 RE: litalepie May 16, 2013 08:09 AM

            Marea, Lincoln

            1. ttoommyy RE: litalepie May 16, 2013 08:14 AM

              Del Posto

              1. ipsedixit RE: litalepie 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. ipsedixit RE: litalepie May 16, 2013 09:23 AM

                  Here's another thought.


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                    UES Mayor RE: litalepie May 17, 2013 04:11 AM


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                      litalepie RE: 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

                      1. ChefJune RE: litalepie 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.

                        1. pups224 RE: litalepie Jun 2, 2013 04:53 AM


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