Upper East Side’s Brio Delivers to Your Meetings
Located between Park and Lexington, Brio is ultimately a small bistro with charming and modern Italian food. Both the lunch and dinner menus can satisfy the slightly hungry, to the more ravenous appetites. Of course this restaurant’s best feature is not on the menu, but rest assured, it exists: Prime spot for people watching, table for 2. Often times on a nice afternoon you'll be able to spot ‘ladies who shop and lunch’ walking the streets looking for sustenance needed to support those shoulders covered in strappy bags that say “Barneys”, “Bergdorfs”, or “Saks Fifth Avenue”. As like any other city, the neighborhood says it all.
If you don’t have time to leave your hotel or other business meeting location, Brio will deliver for free within the delivery area which includes 52nd Street to 70th Street, east of 5th Avenue. Hotels in this area include: The Sherry Netherland, The Penninsula, The W, The Helmsley, The Loews Regency, the Carlyle and more. Brio makes it more convenient for you by offering the option to order online. So if during that intense meeting someone asks “is anyone hungry?”, you can reply “yes” and pull up the menu on your laptop. Place your order, hit send, and keep working.
Menu items that warrant particular notice for the business traveler is their gluten free pasta. For those of you who attempt to stick to a gluten-free diet on the road, it can certainly be difficult. At Brio, just indicate when you order that this option is your preference. Even an online order allows for an indication of this preference, just fill in the request where indicated and your pasta dish will be gluten-free.
Of course, the favorite time to eat at Brio is during the late afternoon during World Cup Soccer. This is because in addition to Brio, there are other open air local bars and restaurants along 61st Street with patrons and employees from all different countries. With televisions in the bar areas of these establishments, and the open air setting, the result is an authentic World Cup atmosphere with cheers and sneers and the feeling of being seated in an arena crowd. Well, with a glass of prosecco and the ability to have a conversation of course, not to mention the fact that the restaurants and bars actually stay open here instead of closing down for the event. Along this stretch of real estate, fans of competing teams may well be gathered in groups right across the street from eachother, It adds a level of entertainment to your meal to hear the "ooh's" and "aaah's" and "YEEAAH!!", and of course the occasional "Oy!!" from down the street, and from the Brio employees if Italia is playing. World Cup 2010 finals will be held from June 11 - July 11. If you can’t make it during that time of year, any time will do, you will enjoy the food just as much, and the people watching is still a good sport.
To explore the Brio Menu, visit Brio Restaurant
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