I'm looking for a place for a business lunch for three people, within a 30 to 40 block cab ride from Penn Station as two of the participants are coming into town just for the lunch. We will require a low noise level, and booth availability would be best for some privacy and room to spread out papers. Last time we met at Maialino, which was perfect, but I'd like to choose someplace different this time.
Many posters in the past have suggested Maialino for its $29 prix-fixe menu, but that now seems to be $39, which isn't a problem except that it doesn't look like it includes choices, and that's essential given potential differing tastes and dietary restrictions.
I'm quite interested in trying Marea, but does anyone know about the seating style there, or the noise level?
I've also thought about del Posto or Aldea, but again I haven't been to either and I'm not sure about seating and noise.
Any other suggestions, or info on the above, are appreciated.