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.

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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.

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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.



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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.

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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The Midtown Survival Guide

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Fast-casual options for the all-too-brief lunch hour.

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The Empellón in MIdtown is bigger and fancier than either of the Empellóns downtown, and it’s good to know about if you work in the area.

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The Campbell is a cocktail bar in a historic space in Grand Central, and it's a good spot to grab a drink before your train back to Poughkeepsie.

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