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Aquavit vs.Oceana for large business lunch?


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Aquavit vs.Oceana for large business lunch?

ML123 | Feb 6, 2013 11:10 PM

Hi - Hoping to get some help as I hem and haw over organizing a large business lunch (likely will end up needing to do private dining because of party size). Will try to be as specific as possible to not waste your time. Thanks in advance for your thoughts!!

I've narrowed options to Aquavit and Oceana for their location, they serve lighter fare/seafood, ambiance isn't too stuffy, and availability for the date I need (struck out at a half dozen other places for at least one of these reasons). I haven't eaten at either resto. I was a bit apprehensive re: approachableness of AQ's Scandanavian-influence, but menu looks fine.

Btw, attendees will be a few out-of-towners, but mostly NYC-ers who get taken out to business lunches a lot. Also mostly females.

So, do you feel one restaurant is a better choice than the other - food-wise or otherwise?

Also, despite both of these places being around for AWHILE already, is one considered still "trendier" than the other (not the "am I going to see a celebrity?" trendy but the "oh, that's where we're going? that makes me happy/excited" trendy)?

Thank you so much!!

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