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Where To Power Lunch In Midtown

The best restaurants in Midtown for eating steaks and closing deals.

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Power is a powerful thing. When wielded correctly, it will get you things like money, and friends, and boats, and friends that have boats. But power doesn’t come without a cost. It must be attained, maintained, and - most importantly - fed. So what does power feed on? Compliments, obviously. But also food. So when you and your powerful self needs to have a power lunch in Midtown, where do you go? Obviously anywhere that serves steak and single malt scotch at 2pm. But we’ve got some other ideas that will help you switch things up and still be closing.

The spots

Marea

$$$$
$$$$ 240 Central Park S.

Nothing says “I intend to do business with you and/or crush you” like taking someone to lunch at Marea and making them watch you eat a pasta with bone marrow in it. Think about it. Eating the inside of an animal’s bones in a refined environment is SAVAGE. You are not to be tangled with.

The Modern

$$$$
AmericanFrench  in  Midtown
$$$$ 9 W. 53rd St.

The Modern is a classic Midtown restaurant, Perfect For for negotiating over a $160, six -course meal. Because we all know that the best negotiation strategy is to slowly wear your adversary down with foie gras and wine until he or she gives you whatever you want.

Nobu 57

$$$$
JapaneseSushi  in  Midtown
$$$$ 40 W. 57th St.

Nobu is great for a lunch meeting when you want to communicate both power and your ability to properly use chopsticks. Coordination and dexterity are extremely important in business. The tiradito and yellowtail jalapeño are also just really good.

Estiatorio Milos

$$$$
Greek  in  Midtown
$$$$ 125 W 55th St

Have you been closing deals and power lunching so hard lately that your doctor had to tell you to lay off the red meat? Hit Milos next time for a lighter business meeting with some heart-healthy fish. This one will also ease up on your expense account a bit, since the three- course lunch menu here is only $29.

Quality Italian

$$$$
Italian  in  Midtown
$$$$ 57 W. 57th St.

Tired of having to choose when you’re feeling both steak and chicken parm for lunch? Quality Italian is the red sauce spinoff of a popular Midtown steak joint, and it’s got a huge menu of both steakhouse classics and Italian favorites. Yes, you can have it all.

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