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If you need a quiet but stylish spot for a business lunch, my top picks would be the Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star West or the soon-to-be-rated Hawksworth. Both offer creative contemporary menus, comfortably spaced tables, and excellent service. West is in the South Granville neighborhood, while Hawksworth is downtown at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
For a more classic ambiance, book one of the white-clothed tables at the French Le Crocodile downtown, where the polished service has that Gallic je ne sais quois. Another fine choice for a business tête-à-tête is Bacchus Restaurant at the boutique Wedgewood Hotel, which serves West Coast fare with modern French accents.