There's a right occasion for trying new restaurants. Business lunches aren't it. You want somewhere more classic. Somewhere safe, quiet and a little bit sophisticated. Attentive service is a must.

We've collected the city's best and they're bookable right here on Broadsheet. Stick to the top half if you're looking for something conservative. Further down the list, the white table cloths disappear and things get more fun and informal.

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Merivale’s fine-dining restaurant hits all the high notes.

Level 1, Establishment 252 George Street
Sydney NSW 2000

Black Bar & Grill - The Star

An elegant steakhouse with a great view.

Level G, Harbourside, The Star 80 Pyrmont Street
Pyrmont NSW 2000

Golden Century

Fresh seafood since 1989.

393-399 Sussex Street
Sydney NSW 2000
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