72 W. 36th St.bet. 5th & 6th Aves.
Manhattan, NY 10018
Beats Peter Lugar's for location, and rivals it for carnivorous indulgence. Thick, tenderest hunks o' meat - with all the side dishes classic for a century of real flesh-rending replenishment for today's big deal, and tomorrow's next. DO business here; don't propose marriage.
81 Washington St.bet. Front & York Sts.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
The staff were so nice & attentive I feel guilty saying it was more like a filling-station than a culinary revelation, but, really. The steamed dumplings were tasty, but not delicate; the "small" Pad Thai was ample & tasty *in aggregate,* but if you forked only the chicken bits, eh. Good, clean food; but they need to have St Anns Warehouse around the corner, to keep up the traffic.
Great soups & "LES martini," but neither the brisket in my sandwich nor the accompanying red cabbage was anything special. I'd lunch there again, next time I do business in that neighborhood, but only on my own - NOT to bring a client to, yet.
40 Broad St., 2nd fl.bet. Beaver St. & Exchange Pl.
Manhattan, NY 10004
Much harder to pin down than most fine places; one of us luvved it all, the other said 'eh' about most dishes. We agreed about the scallop carpaccio - awesome - and wine selection, great but pricey. We don't know another superb place that far downtown, but half of us wants to look harder.