18 Great Restaurants for Entertaining Clients from Around the WorldA lot of business gets done over lunch and dinner, so it’s important to pick the right restaurant for a business meal. There are three keys to picking the right restaurant:
- Food. The most important aspect is, of course, the food. It’s a surefire way to make a good impression.
- Familiarity. Make sure you’ve eaten there at least once before making a reservation for an important client meeting. You need to know that the service staff can be speedy enough to accommodate a business lunch, or that the menu leaves room for all types of dietary preferences.
- Ambiance. “You want an intimate setting where your prospect can be completely honest with you, and you can be honest right back when negotiating terms,” entrepreneur Murray Newlands says. “When it’s loud, you may not be able to hear and fully listen to what your prospect is saying. If tables are too close together, your prospect might fear others are listening, and it doesn’t open the conversation to honesty.”