Whether you’re a vet of Madison Ave or a rookie only beginning to get a feel for your surroundings, knowing the prefect, appropriate place to take your clients to dinner in Midtown is extremely important. While there are many do’s and dont’s of client dinners, there are three go-to rules to always remember: make sure the restaurant is very nice (you’re treating your client, not taking them somewhere they can go all the time), call ahead and try to reserve a good table, always order first and make sure it’s expensive— you want the client to feel comfortable with ordering anything they want, from drinks to entrees to desserts.

Below, our senior sales team put together a list of 5 of their favorite spots in Midtown for client dinners, along with a few recommended dishes. Take your pick below, keep the go-to rules, above, in mind, and you’ll be golden!

The Wayfarer:

101 West 57th Street (Between 7th & Avenue of the Americas)

Dish: Oyster Tempura

Del Friscos 

1221 Avenue of the Americas (Between 48th & 49th)

Dish: Tuna Tartare, Bacon-Wrapper Sea Scallops, Steak-of-Choice

Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

4 Park Avenue (Between 34th & 33rd)

Dish: Sizzling Canadian Bacon- and A LOT of it! No regrets.

153 East 53rd Street (SW 54th & 3rd)

Dish: Spinach & Artichoke Dip, Shrimp Cocktail, Pan-Roasted Salmon,  or House-Made Veggie Burger


100 East 53rd Street (Between Park & Lexington)

Dish: ANY of the desserts are must-haves.

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