The Top 5 Power Lunch Spots in San Francisco

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San Francisco’s power players come in many forms.  Whether it’s the powerful charity circuit ladies who lunch to venture capital teams discussing funding the new hot start up, there’s a power lunch place in not only the Financial District but also to Laurel Heights where many of those in the medical field work.  Combine the start ups with venture capitalists and what you have are lunches where ties are never found but expense accounts are abound.  As the city where technology is born and raised, here are the top five places to lunch while discussing angel investing.

1 Hakkasan

The new haute Chinese cuisine place had a multi-million dollar makeover where grease less dimsum is served for lunch and specialty teas help digestion. With it's prime location on the cusp of Union Square and FiDi, there's a mix of well dressed ladies with the typical business men.

One Kearny Street (415) 829-8148

2 Rotunda

Power players come in many different forms and no one is more powerful than the Nob Hill / Sea Cliff matriarchs of the charity social circuit here in San Francisco. Their favored place to nibble on the lobster club is the Rotunda at Neiman Marcus since they're often in the area making a special order dress for whatever gala is coming up.
150 Stockton Street - top floor of Neiman Marcus (415) 249-2720

3 Michael Mina

Michael Mina recently relocated from Union Square to it's FiDi outpost and changed from a place where ladies lunch to a business lunch powerhouse.  Offering not only a prix fix lunch at $49 for 3 courses and $59 for 4 courses, there's also a a la carte menu for those on the go but don't do paper bags. This airy space showcases Mina's French applications on Japanese ingredients Servers accommodate to every request, whether it's white or black napkins necessary or if you'd like all three courses to be savory.  However, the work appropriate Macallan 12 Butterscotch dessert is a must have.

252 California Street

4 Kokkari Estiatorio

Notable as a scenster place where many of Hollywood's elite comes to dine when in town, Kokkari features healthy Greek cuisine filled with flavor.  A roaring fireplace in the front room sets the scene as Chef Erik Cosselman can often be found roasting an assortment of spitted meats.  Kokkari has 4 different seating areas with a private dining room suitable for all occasions.  The whole roasted fish and the traditional Lamb Souvlaki are two of most authentic and delicious dishes on the lunch menu.

200 Jackson Street

5 Spruce

Crisp white linens, supple leather banquettes and Michelin starred food make Spruce a standby for a Gotham city style lunch.  Whether it’s the Sea Cliff ladies who lunch or the suited gentleman doing business, there's always a quiet, reserved hum to the place.  Whether it's the hanger steak or the burger that's driven you here, it's the famous beignets that make everyone linger just a little bit longer.

3640 Sacramento Street

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