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Help an LA Foodie. What is considered the most renown power-lunch spot in NYC? Not dinner just lunch. Thanks.

Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 11:35 AM

Much appreciated any replys.

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    Riverman500 RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 11:37 AM

    Le Bernardin during the week. Per Se on weekends.

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      Cosanostra RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 11:41 AM

      What about The Four Seasons. I'm told it's quite the spot for the rich and famous.

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        Sneakeater RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 11:48 AM


        (I don't think much business is done at Le B or Per Se.)

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          ellenost RE: Sneakeater Jan 10, 2013 11:57 AM

          +1 for Michael's at lunch.

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          AdamD RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 12:02 PM

          Four seasons in midtown.

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            Ann900 RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 02:08 PM

            Depends on which industry- but if you're talking about media people, it's definitely Michael's.

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              Ann900 RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 02:28 PM

              I should have added that New York is much more of a power breakfast than power lunch spot.For many years the number one power breakfast spot was the Lowe's Regency Hotel. It closed for renovations at the beginning of the month and the owners have moved a lot of the staff to their restaurant Park Avenue Autumn - now called Park Avenue Winter. - and most, of their high -profile customers have followed.

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                squid kun RE: Ann900 Jan 10, 2013 02:39 PM

                More on this in the Post ... http://www.nypost.com/p/pagesix/break.... Don't touch Larry King's Honey Nut Cheerios!

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                  Phil Ogelos RE: squid kun Jan 11, 2013 09:07 AM

                  nor Carmelo's wife's!

              2. Monica RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 06:28 PM

                another vote for the four seasons restaurant. i have been there a few times during lunch and saw a lot of well dressed business people sitting next to the pool.

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                  Chuck Lawrence RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 07:16 PM

                  Four Seasons, Grill Room

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                    fooder RE: Cosanostra Jan 10, 2013 07:56 PM

                    Four Seasons Grill Room. For power lunch, it's the grill room, not the pool room. Storied history as a power lunch spot.

                    For a while, Lever House was a big power lunch spot too I think. No idea if that's still the case after it changed to Casa Lever.

                    There's always Cipriani's.

                    Never heard of Michael's, but I trust the posts above.

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                      Skippy1414 RE: fooder Jan 10, 2013 10:45 PM

                      Michael's is the go to place for the publishing/media moguls.

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