Big deals and sharp suits require one of the best tables in town. The next time you are wooing a potential client or want to treat the staff after a job well done, head to one of these dining rooms and enjoy a meal so good, returning to the office will be difficult.
1 The Palm
It doesn't matter where you are, The Palm is one of "the" places to be. Historic for its steak dinners joining politicians and CEOs, the classic fare and caricature-filled walls set the tone for a classic meeting and a little smile and wave.
200 South Broad St.
2 10 Arts
The Ritz Carlton Philadelphia has always been a popular stop during business trips, but with the opening of acclaimed Chef Eric Ripert's newest restaurant, it has become a destination. Lunches under the stunning rotunda are made up of modern twists on classics, like the BLT made with braised pork belly.
10 South Broad St.
3 Fountain Restaurant
Trendy places are, well, trendy here in Philly, but no one can deny the classiness and professionalism of the Four Seasons Philadelphia's Fountain Restaurant. Rich wood paneling and a perfect view of the Parkway are matched by food so pretty you won't want to cut it.
One Logan Square
4 General Warren Inne
The Philadelphia area is full of old inns and taverns that have been fortifying the working man since the 18th century. Few have witnesses as many handshakes as the General Warren Inne, an old stop-over that now serves as a fine dining destination. The restaurant's rustic polish sets the right tone for any meeting, as does the menu offering everything from a burger to filet Mignon.
9 Old Lancaster Road
5 Chops Restaurant & Bar
Head into the city for lunch and you could lose an hour to I-76 alone. Instead, head to this steakhouse right on the City Line, where quality cuts and strong martinis allow you to have the casual lunch you wanted all before the 3 p.m. conference call. Pastas and fish make sure everyone is happy with the menu.
401 City Line Ave.