I have dinner out with a client in a few weeks (Fri nite) and I would appreciate suggestions. He suggested Blue Smoke or Vong--tell's you a bit of his taste. Both are fine--he's been to both before--but I would like to offer a new experience. Casual good (no suit/tie), trendy not required, friendly service all the better, not fancy/fussy cuisine. I would like to go mid to high price. He enjoys very flavorful food--not just fancy preps. His backround is Caribbean. We have also done Le Colonial which was ok. West side or east side--down, mid or uptown ok.
What about Mesa Gril or Asia de Cuba or others??