Looking for a power breakfast spot that impresses and astounds? Stop in for coffee and a danish, well actually eggs benedict and brioche, at any of Luxury Attaché’s Top 5 NYC Power Breakfast favorites for successful business meetings, tasty dining experiences, and all that lies in between.
80 Spring St., between Broadway and Crosby Sts. www.balthazarny.com
Balthazar is a Soho perennial that attracts fashionistas and bloggers interested in fine French dining in the center of it all. Located on Broadway and Spring, it offers an opportunity for ‘fieldwork’ and research while dining. Always buzzing and full of energy, Balthazar is definitely a neighborhood hot spot. The red leather banquettes, oak tables, and large mirrors are as luxurious and impressive as the crowd, so be sure to stop in meaning business.
156 10th Ave., between 19th and 20th Sts. www.cookshopny.com
Far West Chelsea’s thriving development is embodied in Cookshop, a hub for techies and Googlers who work and increasingly live in the neighborhood. The space is always lively, and the Greenmarket-stocked menu is in keeping with the clientele’s forward-looking ethos. The soothing and simple decor belies the game-changing creation being pitched on an iPad at the next table, but thankfully the food tends towards classic American--with a signature green juice option as well.
100 East 63rd Street at Park Avenue www.parkavenyc.com
Park Avenue NYC
The power breakfast scene that once enlivened the early morning scene at the Regency Hotel has moved temporarily around the corner to the restaurant Park Avenue--a move orchestrated by the hotel group’s chairman, Jonathan Tisch, loathe to lose his powerful regulars. The restaurant, known for its seasonal changes in decor, menu, and name will serve the hotel’s basics like poached eggs and exorbitantly priced fresh fruit from 7-10am, to the crowd of investment bankers (7am), real-estate executives (8am) and Hollywood titans (9am). Currently Park Avenue Winter, the breakfasts will continue through Park Avenue Autumn.
24 West 55th St., between 5th & 6th Aves. www.michaelsnewyork.com
No one does classic California breakfast better than Restaurateur Michael McCarty and Executive Chef Kyung Up-Lim at Michael’s. A media world favorite, Michael’s midtown location has long been a map of power players table-hopping to make connections. Though the food is admittedly beside the point, anything with egg whites is the default choice for this high-performance crowd.
Ace Hotel 16 West 29th St., between Broadway & 5th Ave. www.thebreslin.com
The Ace Hotel’s lobby gathers entrepreneurs of all stripes to work, play, and meet, and April Bloomfield’s edgy-hunting-lodge restaurant is an extention of the scene. The breakfast menu includes all the component for a classic English breakfast, as well as her indulgent take on American standards, and resident coffeehouse Stumptown provides the requisite caffeine fix. Situated centrally, it’s the perfect meeting point for uptown, downtown, and beyond.