If you function in the world of executive travel, power lunches, and client meetings, you know the importance of a good location to get down to business or perhaps casually entertain a potential business partner. Whatever the level of seriousness in your business-centered meal, the atmosphere, and the food must be on point.

To avoid the risk of disaster by choosing the wrong place, we’ve decided to compile a short list of our personal favorite restaurants for client meetings in the Big Apple. Of course, it’s New York City so you have a million options, but remember: when entertaining a client, you must make a few provisions to ensure comfort, ease and luxury throughout the meeting. The first step in that equation is booking car service so you don’t find yourself trying to have a conversation with your client while also sweating bullets at the wheel of an economy rental Toyota as you attempt to navigate narrow streets and insane traffic. The second step is taking a look at our favorite restaurants in NYC for client meetings.


Babbo is a quaint and inviting restaurant which has received James Beard awards and much recognition for its fantastic wine-list and unmatchable atmosphere. Using only the freshest local ingredients, the chefs at Babbo serve up all the traditional Italian foods so your client is guaranteed to find something he or she will love. Once you have your food in front of you and your wine glasses filled, the business part of things will be a breeze.

110 Waverly Place, New York, NY


With locations in both Garden City and Manhattan, the Mint Lounge provides a relaxing place to get drinks or a meal in two convenient locations. The cuisine is Indo-Asian, the atmosphere cool and inviting, and the drink list long and impressive. Your client will love relaxing on the ergonomic furniture while sipping a specialty cocktail and marveling at the expert décor.

150 East 50th Street, Manhattan, NY


If you want the experience of New York City in your dining, Del Frisco’s is the place. Located in Midtown, near the Rockefeller Center, Times Square and all of the glitz and glamour of the city, Del Frisco is the perfect destination for a client meeting that needs a business-casual environment, a long wine list and amazing views of the city.

1221 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY


One of NYC’s highest rated restaurants, La Bernardin is the perfect destination for a client dinner for a variety of reasons. For starters, the menu is amazing. Think four-star seafood magic, with the appetizers, cocktails, desserts and atmosphere to keep conversation going and comforts abounding throughout your meeting. Of course, reservations are a must so plan ahead if you want to entertain at this Big Apple gem.

155 West 51st Street, New York, NY

Entertaining clients can be an interesting experience, especially if you don’t know where to eat or how to get there. Chauffeured car service is the only way to go when trying to impress a client, and the only way to know where to book reservations for your meal is to do research. In a city like New York City, your options are endless, so choose wisely, and watch your client meeting go swimmingly well.

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