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Midtown lunch with Downtown-ers

FoodieNJ 1016 Oct 15, 2013 07:33 AM

I need a cool place to have lunch in Mid-town, not too upscale but a little, maybe a little edgy for a business lunch with Parisian women who are in the luxury fashion industry....GO!

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    Lacrosse_Gastronomic Oct 15, 2013 07:45 AM

    Ma Peche
    The NoMad

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    1. re: Lacrosse_Gastronomic
      FoodieNJ 1016 Oct 15, 2013 08:10 AM

      Thanks, both great options. The NoMad is now on my personal places to go list.

      do you think Ma Peche is loud?

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      kathryn Oct 15, 2013 07:53 AM

      Where in Midtown? How far are you willing to travel?

      What's your budget, per person, before tax, tip, wine/drinks?

      When is this lunch? Is this for TODAY?

      How large is your party?

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      1. re: kathryn
        FoodieNJ 1016 Oct 15, 2013 08:06 AM

        -50s and 5th preferred
        -we will likely not drink, willing to spend $50-60 per person plus tax and tip but prefer less so not to seem to pretentious
        -lunch is Tuesday the 29th
        -4 stylish women
        -not too loud

        I like the look of ABC kitchen but too far downtown.
        Would prefer a newer restaurant.

        The two suggestions above are great would like to consider a couple more maybe a little less pricey/stuffy

        1. re: FoodieNJ 1016
          kathryn Oct 15, 2013 08:10 AM

          Bar Room at the Modern, Quality Italian, Quality Meats would be closer. Bar Room does get a bit loud.

          The Breslin and the John Dory at the Ace Hotel are right by the NoMad, but neither take reservations (unless you're staying at the Ace). It shouldn't be too bad on a weekday but with the additional travel, you might be taking a longish lunch.

          1. re: kathryn
            FoodieNJ 1016 Oct 15, 2013 09:03 AM

            I like it, thanks. Anything more artsy?

            1. re: FoodieNJ 1016
              ellenost Oct 15, 2013 10:18 AM

              You should definitely consider Ma Peche. I frequently have lunch at Ma Peche, and the typical crowd is in fashion/music/publishing/tech/advertising. I think your guests would love it. Plus Ma Peche is a David Chang restaurant which might impress your guests. Definitely not too loud.

      2. Motosport Oct 15, 2013 08:08 AM

        Papaya King!!!!!!!!!!
        Sorry I could not resist.
        Where in midtown?? So many restaurants, so little time.

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        1. re: Motosport
          FoodieNJ 1016 Oct 15, 2013 08:09 AM

          see the details above

          1. re: FoodieNJ 1016
            Motosport Oct 15, 2013 08:23 AM

            I second Bar Room at the Modern!

            1. re: Motosport
              FoodieNJ 1016 Oct 15, 2013 09:02 AM

              I like The Modern, it's on the list. Anything more artsy?

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          thegforceny Oct 15, 2013 10:24 AM

          Vitae is cheaper. Loud upstairs; downstairs seating better.


          1. Ttrockwood Oct 15, 2013 12:09 PM

            a bit cliche yet a fashion people lunch favorite-
            Nobu 57 (sat next to linda wells last time there)

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