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Feb 2, 2014 08:40 AM

In need of a “cool” place for dinner March 1

Price no object but “cool” was specified by traveling C-suite exec from UAE. Food needs to be very good. Thinking of Charlie Bird but reservations limited to 5:30/5:45 and opinions seem to be all over the place

Suggestions please. Thanks in advance.

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  1. You should consider Ma Peche and The NoMad.

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    1. re: ellenost

      ellennost-you took the words right out of my mouth. Both great but I would probably think the "cool" factor better at Ma Peche. I always sit at counter-best seats!!!

      1. re: UES Mayor

        If the OP can get a resy for kappo, the exec should be so thrilled (as I was with my dinner on Saturday night) that the OP will probably get a promotion :-).

    2. How many people?

      You're just inside the 1 month booking window for many restaurants, which means the best tables for weekend nights are already gone.

      Some of the "cool" places don't take reservations, either.

      Did you look at the NY Eater Heatmap?

      1. Thank you both for the speedy reply. There will be 4 of us.

        Yes, I realize that re the window. Just got the request this morning. NoMad is a very good suggestion! Ma Peche although the food is great, location leaves much to be desired post meal.

        1. How old are those CEO/CFO etc?

          What's cool to a 40/50 year old C-Suite exec may not be for someone of the same rank who's 60/70 years old.

          I suppose along the lines of Charlie Bird you might look at Stanton Social or Carbone.

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          1. re: ipsedixit

            The gentleman is mid 50’s, jazz guitarist, lower east side born and raised, living overseas since 1984. He will be bringing his niece, 25.

            Thnx ipsedixit!

            1. re: dragonfly

              Why not EMP? Or maybe even Masa?

              If I'm about 10 years from Social Security income I would certainly appreciate a full-on meal at one of the world's best restaurants and would certainly consider it pretty cool.

              Unless you're friend is more interested in eye candy then the other suggestions would work better I suppose.

              1. re: ipsedixit

                haha, i was thinking the same thing (eye candy) regarding the request for “cool”.

          2. +1 for NoMad
            Momofuku Ko
            Little owl