On occasion at work our groups goes out for a really nice lunch. We are not a suit and tie group (though we don't really care if anyone stares) so the truly 5 Star, Stiff back chair places aren't our style.
When we have a say we love Sushi, we choose Haru or Blue Fin (at W) but we have 2 sushi dissentors amongst us so we have to switch it up too. Now, I'm going to Ruby Foo's for the 3rd time - not excited. Yes it has sushi but there are some other choices for our group too but there has to be a better compromise? Right?
We also tend to keep it on the west side -- from Columbus Circle to Meatpacking Dist.