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Breakfast in the Gold Coast

Need a good spot for breakfast in the Gold Coast/Magnificent Mile area - planning on about a 90 minute business meeting, does not have to be formal just good food.

Any recommendations besides the Original Pancake House?

Thanks

AC

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Gold Coast Cafe
1112 N State St, Chicago, IL 60610

Dec 02, 2010
apcollins in Chicago Area

Business Dinner for 10 within walking distance of the Sofitel?

I am looking for a good restaurant pick for dinner for about 10 folks in early June - we'll be spending our day (and staying) at the Sofitel on South 17th Street.

Crowd is in their mid-30's to mid-40's.

I am open to suggestions but looking for a nice place for dinner/drinks and not too concerned about budget. We have done steakhouses, french, and traditional American fare. Would consider expanding the repetoire but mostly interested in strong quality, atmosphere and walking distance.

Thanks!

AC

Apr 12, 2010
apcollins in Philadelphia

Flying in for Business Lunch/Interview next week...

I ended up at XIX on Broad - not bad, cool view of the city, friendly service. It was a nice day and I think I would have rather dined at Rouge or Parc based on the open air nature of it all...

Thanks for the tips and feedback!

Apr 09, 2010
apcollins in Philadelphia

Flying in for Business Lunch/Interview next week...

These are great suggestions - my wife and I actually ate at Rouge once before and loved it. How do people feel about XIX? (I know it is a different locale than Rittenhouse)

Mar 30, 2010
apcollins in Philadelphia

Flying in for Business Lunch/Interview next week...

I am hosting someone for lunch next week and am shuttling into Philadelphia for the afternoon.

I was wondering if someone could recommend a good lunch spot - I can cab it into Rittenhouse Square or Center City but am also open to anything close by to the airport.

Would like American cuisine and am not too concerned about price.

Thanks!

AC

Mar 30, 2010
apcollins in Philadelphia

Need a strong recommendation in Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA

Thanks to all that helped me out with thoughts and advice. We ended up dining at Bistro Niko. Within a stone's throw of the Grand Hyatt in Buckhead. Perfect for 10 people. The service was very good. Beef and chicken dishes seemed to go over the best - Tare Tare, Ribeye, Coq au Vin, etc.

One interesting side note on this place: the elaborate and extensive effort undertaken to provide a top notch beer list. Had tasting notes, alcohol content, etc.

I would certainly go back.

AC

Mar 14, 2010
apcollins in Atlanta

Have Done Shaw's and Gibsons - need a new recommendation!

This is just one of the best replies I have ever gotten on this board. Thank you nsxtasy, it is people like you that make Chowhound one of my favorites! I loved these recommendations, especially North Pond. I also liked you highlighted the Sofitel restaurant, I tend to stay there but have never dined!

Jan 21, 2010
apcollins in Chicago Area

Need a strong recommendation in Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA

Thanks Jeff!

Jan 21, 2010
apcollins in Atlanta

Need a strong recommendation in Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA

Hosting a business dinner for 12 people in the Buckhead area of Atlanta, GA (all will be staying at the Grand Hyatt). We are from all over but have met in Chicago, St. Louis and Texas and have frequented steak, seafood and tapas places.

I need a good recommendation in the area and happy to answer any clarifying questions.

Thanks in advance!

Jan 20, 2010
apcollins in Atlanta

Have Done Shaw's and Gibsons - need a new recommendation!

Taking some business associates out to dinner in Chicago in late February. Have had great meals at Shaw"s and Gibsons and am looking for something new. Open to suggestions and not too concerned about budget. The dinner crew is in their late 30's early 40's. I will be staying in and around the Gold Coast area but not limited for the right spots/recommendations.

Thanks!

Jan 20, 2010
apcollins in Chicago Area

Need Recommendation for Business Dinner in the Uptown Area - Near Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa

Thanks Sike, a great reply....I think we're going to head to Nick and Sam's based on your note.

Really appreciate it.

Jan 14, 2010
apcollins in Dallas - Fort Worth

Need Recommendation for Business Dinner in the Uptown Area - Near Stoneleigh Hotel & Spa

I am hosting a dinner for two individuals that work for my company. Staying at the Stoneleigh Hotel on Maple in the Uptown area.

I need a great restaurant recommendation within walking distance of the hotel, if possible. Not concerned too much about expense and open to a variety of food types. Last time I met these two individuals was in Chicago and we dined at the famed Gibson's Steak House, prior to that it was at Chicago's Shaw's Crab House. We are all either in our young 40's or mid-50's.

Anyway, open to suggestions/recommendations if folks have them.

As always, thanks!

Jan 10, 2010
apcollins in Dallas - Fort Worth

Need a Great Restaurant Near Madison Square Park - E 26th Street Area

I have a business lunch with 5 colleagues that I need to quickly coordinate for this Monday 9/14. We just opened an office in this area and I am looking for a good place to celebrate the opening of this office.

I know about Houston's, which would be perfect, but they don't take reservations. I am also aware of Blue Smoke but not sure that is appropriate.

Can people please recommend some things? I am open minded at this point and just looking to make sure people have great food and a memorable meal - and I would like to make sure that the restaurant takes reservations!

Thanks very much in advance.

Andrew

Sep 10, 2009
apcollins in Manhattan

Need a GREAT restaurant within walking distance of Sloan Kettering...

Thank you GoodHealth!

Aug 19, 2009
apcollins in Manhattan

Need a Great Place to Eat near the Blackstone Hotel -

I will have a group of 8 people attending some meetings in Chicago at the Blackstone Hotel at 636 South Michigan avenue. Last time we did this, based on recommendations on this board, we ate at Mercat a la Planxa and loved it.

I am thinking I'd like to try a different spot around the hotel or somewhere on the Miracle Mile. Can you recommend some spots? I am not too concerned about budget and open to most food types.

Thanks!

Aug 19, 2009
apcollins in Chicago Area

Need a GREAT restaurant within walking distance of Sloan Kettering...

I am taking my sister and brother-in-law out for a much needed night of great food. I will be meeting them at Sloan Kettering at 1275 York Avenue between 67th and 68th streets. Can you recommend a restaurant within walking distance - open to food type and not too concerned about budget.

Thanks in advance!

Aug 19, 2009
apcollins in Manhattan

Need a GREAT restaurant for a Business Dinner in St. Louis...

I am hosting a business dinner for 8 people in St. Louis. It is a fun group. We are staying at the Hyatt Regency on the Riverfront.

I am looking for a place with great food, atmospher and wine list. I will consider all types of food but would love some posts here that show off options.

Thanks in advance!

Apcollins

Staying on W 51st - Need a Great Recommendation!

The $125 is just for food...

May 13, 2009
apcollins in Manhattan

Staying on W 51st - Need a Great Recommendation!

Hi - ok, it would be for 3 people.

Interested in traditional american faire, Italian or French.

Per person up to $100-$125

Staying at W 51st St and 7th Ave.

Thanks for any and all help!

May 08, 2009
apcollins in Manhattan

Staying on W 51st - Need a Great Recommendation!

Hi Kathryn - my location is near the intersection of W 51st St and 7th Ave.

May 07, 2009
apcollins in Manhattan

Staying on W 51st - Need a Great Recommendation!

I am hosting a business dinner in NYC and staying at a hotel on W 51st.

Can you recommend an interesting restaurant in the general area? Looking for upscale, decent wine list, fun.

Let me know if anything comes to mind.

Thanks!

May 06, 2009
apcollins in Manhattan

One Day, One Business Dinner

Thanks to all of you for your recommendation of Mercat...it was excellent. We rang up a big bill and had a lot of fun.

Apr 29, 2009
apcollins in Chicago Area

One Day, One Business Dinner

I need some help from Chowhounders in Chicago.

At the end of April I will be hosting two days of business meetings. It will be a group of 7 people and we'll be staying at the Blackstone at 636 South Michigan Avenue.

Here's my question: where can I take this group for a killer dinner in that general area of town? Should be fairly close to the hotel, I think (but I am open to suggestion). I'd like to have some fun but also am interested in really good food and service. This is a sports coat and khaki crowd that would likely enjoy a good night out.

Any thoughts here? Anything come to mind?

Thanks!!!

Apr 04, 2009
apcollins in Chicago Area