All Business: The Top 5 Power Lunch Spots in New York City

Michael’s New York

As if the perfect blend of art, location, atmosphere and a cacophony of well plated dishes with contemporary American cuisine weren’t enough, Michael’s New York is the pinnacle power lunch. Anna Wintour has a permanent table. CBS head Les Moonves wooing Katie Couric to his network are just one of many landmark decisions made on a daily basis. Talk about a room of high powered wattage and all before cocktail hour.

Michael’s New York is located at 24 West 55th Street, New York, NY 212.767.0555

Asiate at Mandarin Oriental

Not only one of the best views of the city but one of the best tables to impress a new client, strike a new deal and enjoy satiating dishes and an exquisite 1,600 bottle wine list. Chef de Cuisine Brandon Kida presents a refreshing menu with highlights including Butter Poached Lobster, Wagyu Beef and Black Sesame Cake.
Mandarin Oriental is located at 80 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 212.805.8881

Grill Room at the Four Seasons

Bold faced names from Michael Eisner to Sony CEO Howard Stringer to Cathleen Black, head of Hearst Publications, are regulars at this New York hotspot which practically coined the term ‘power lunch.’ The menu changes seasonally. For Fall, enjoy Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras, Risotto with White Truffles and Loin of Venison.

Grill Room at the Four Seasons is located at 99 E. 52nd St. New York, NY 212. 754.9494

Le Caprice at the Pierre Hotel

Classic London brasserie in the iconic Pierre Hotel hosts some of the most powerful business elite for lunch daily. The subdued lighting allows for intimate conversations and details of the major deals for not only NYC but globally to be hammered out in discretion.

Le Caprice at the Pierre Hotel is located at 795 5th Avenue New York, NY 212.940.8195


For a healthy and refreshing power lunch Nobu is the perfect spot. The staff is accustomed to serving the A-list crowd so minor details, timing and service is at the height of excellence for signing on the dotted line. To make the ultimate impression order the omakase – chef’s choice.

Nobu is located at 40 W 57th St # B, New York, NY 212.757.3000