The Cipriani family does it yet again, this time combining its elite European vibe with a youthful carefree spirit and a soaring loft space in Soho. A gold-plated membership card is required to get upstairs, but come summertime the sidewalk seating is the prime area for seeing, being scene or tucking into Venetian classics like Rib Eye Steak Tagliata
The 53-year-old granddaddy of power lunch restaurants and, to local and international oligarchs, practically synonymous with the phrase. The list of regulars at this indispensable restaurant in the thick of midtown reads like a Who’s Who of finance and media titans—think Jamie Dimon rubbing shoulders with Roger Ailes. If you can shift your focus away from the big deal you’re closing or the elegant amber-lit space, consider hearty dishes like the Rise Pilaf AllaValencziana and Filet of Bison and Grilled Chili-Glazed Lamb Chops.