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Boss coming to NY - help please!

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Boss coming to NY - help please!

Hi there

My boss is coming to New York on Monday and meeting a friend (also from UK) on Tuesday night for dinner and drinks.

They have asked me to come up with a few suggestions...oh the pressure!!!

I've visited NY a few times but dont know if where I go would suit them.

They are both aged approx 50 and like nice, modern places. My boss is staying at 60 Thompson in Soho and his friend is in Lower Manhattan so can be anywhere in Greenwich Village, Soho or Tribeca and Meatpacking District.

No particular budget but not $200 pp for example.

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1. Re: Boss coming to NY - help please!

Any particular cuisines you have in mind or anything will do?

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2. Re: Boss coming to NY - help please!

Things like this make me glad I am my own boss.

Nothing like a bit of pressure.

If anyone can help you though - it's Ziggy! (Zig- too soon to pack for next Fall? Oh, did you mean the Bologna B&B?)

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Yep, that one. Will ask you all the q's when the time comes

P.S. I will try to send my boss to all the wrong places, so he wont ask me again. Or get the message that I'm underpaid

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Are they both from the U.K.? Lots of visitors from the U.K. enjoy going to a steakhouse restaurant, and that's certainly appropriate for a business dinner as well. Not cheap, but it doesn't have to be $200 pp!

Does that sound like the type of safe bet you are looking for?

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5. Re: Boss coming to NY - help please!

Most restaurants in Soho are trendy and therefore noisy. But not far in Tribeca, I'd suggest Corton, elegant, quiet and very good food. (Continental Cuisine). Or David Bouley also in Tribeca which is a stone's throw from Soho. Am sure Ziggy has his favourites, so will have to await his verdict on this.

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Great thank you

Yes both from the UK (London) and any cuisine except sushi.

Re Steakhouses, my friend has suggested American Cut and STK...any thoughts?

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If they're dining on Monday, I would go with a steakhouse. Most of the head chefs take off on Monday, and their sous chefs take over. However, keeping the tab to under $200 pp may be difficult since wine markups are horrendous at steakhouses and you'll need to include tax (~ 10%) and gratuity (~ 20%) to the budget.

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8. Re: Boss coming to NY - help please!

She said Tues. and not $200 per person.

I'm sure the concierge at 60 Thompson would be happy to help. Some thoughts:

If they want a quiet place to talk:

Perry St. is very minimalist/modern with wonderful to spectacular food and service "new American" food and available for next Tues. for any time they want on opentable.com

http://www.yelp.com/biz/perry-st-new-york

www.opentable.com/opentables.aspx…

Del Posto is a very upscale Italian in the meatpacking district...not modern looking (looks like a Tuscan Villa inside with lots of wood and wrought iron). Wonderful food. Available at 8:15 on opentable.

www.opentable.com/del-posto…

If they want more of a scene, not so quiet, Lure Fish Bar in Soho. If they want to eat in the financial district, North End Grill.

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9. Re: Boss coming to NY - help please!

American Cut is a Marc Forgione restaurant. New. North End Grill is great but may be a bit of a trek as they have to cross the busy West Street unless one of them is staying either at the Conrad or the Ritz.

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10. Re: Boss coming to NY - help please!

I liked Louro. I'd consider it "modern". Good food and amazing service. Check it out:

http://www.louronyc.com/