When making deals with powerful executives, it’s only fitting to take them to the most elegant lunch spots in New York City. Try Luxury Attache’s Top 5 power lunch spots for a decadent bite.
1 The Grill Room at The Four Seasons Hotel
Touted as NYC’s “greatest dining room,” The Grill Room at The Four Seasons attracts high powered business moguls of Midtown East. Boasting a menu of classic American fare executed to the highest degree, it’s the spot where suit-and-tie men straight out of morning meetings come to dine as it satisfies a hefty appetite. Braised Bison Short Ribs, Grilled Filet Mignon and Grass-Fed sirloin burgers round out the menu. As for the ladies, lighter options include a poached halibut over a bed of fresh greens? It’s the ultimate spot to impress a client- a fork full of anything will help one win over business.
99 East 52nd Street
2 Fred’s at Barney’s
The 9th floor at Barney’s isn’t a mecca of upscale clothing, just a mecca of upscale people. In the utterly elegant dining room at Fred’s it’s all too possible to spot anyone haute from the likes of Sofia Coppola and Barbara Walters to Larry David and Bruce Springsteen (Fred’s die-hards). Fred’s is a less conventional power lunch spot in that it’s not a sea of business men but more of a place for “ladies who lunch,” it’s a true testament to New York’s “see-and-be-seen” crowd. This isn’t to undermine the dining. Ladies may graze their salad plates, but Fred’s boasts larger than life portions of American staples such as the signature Turkey Club as well as Spaghetti and Meatballs. Looking for something to warm the soul, try the chicken soup, so hearty and delicious, it will give Grandma’s recipe a run for it’s money.
660 Madison Avenue #9
3 The Nomad
The best part about dinner at the Nomad? The whole roasted chicken for two. The best part about lunch at the Nomad? The whole roasted chicken for two. Not often does a restaurant offer a nearly identical lunch and dinner menu, but with such delectable and masterfully crafted dishes such as those at The Nomad, why wouldn’t they? A spot for Flatiron business execs making deals and impressing clients, the sky-lit space transforms into a hot spot for top notch professionals from both uptown and downtown during lunch hours. Looking to blow off some steam or celebrate a big office win? They happen to have one of the most extensive and original cocktail menus in the city. We promise, no one is judging.
1170 Broadway, at 28th Street
Michael’s Manhattan is the place to talk business. Serving up delicious and thoughtfully prepared cuisine to the who’s who of Manhattan and media powerhouses, everything at Michael’s from food to decor exudes elegance. In an “art meets food” atmosphere unlike any other spot, the restaurant’s collection adorning the walls are just as eye-catching as the dishes. Boasting an extensive wine-list and seasonal additions to the already impressive menu it’s a surefire way to win that big business. And for a testament to Michael’s attention to detail and customer service, the chef/owner himself continually walks around the space making sure each and every diner is satisfied.
24 West 55th Street
In order to shake it up and forgo the conventional American cuisine power lunch, executives of NYC head to the hautest of Japanese restaurants, Nobu. With two outposts, Nobu in TriBeCa and their sister restaurant, Nobu 57, it may seem easy to grab a reservation but that’s only if you’re in the know. Once lucky enough to step inside the pristine dark-lit room make sure to order the miso black cod and and popcorn shrimp for a light and savory bight. Just don’t walk out the door without dipping a spoon into the decadent chocolate bento box for dessert- it’s so delightful it’s sure to power you through the rest of the work day.
Nobu 57, 40 West 57th Street ; Nobu,105 Hudson Street