Resy: The Resy Guide to Power Lunches in New York
The Regency Bar & Grill Tops the List
As the birthplace of the “power lunch” — a term first coined in 1979 by an Esquire editor to describe the midday dining scene at the Four Seasons — New York City has its fair share of expense account-friendly restaurants. And despite pre-pandemic chatter that Millennials had “killed” the power lunch, we like to think it’s simply evolved beyond white tablecloth dining rooms to chef-driven all-day cafés and timeless, classic spots. Here are 25 spots perfect for every occasion, from wooing clients and catching up with colleagues, to closing deals and spending time among friends.
The Regency Bar & Grill at Loews Regency New York Hotel Upper East Side
They may be known for their power breakfast, but we’re here to tell you that their lunch packs just as much of a punch. Come for shrimp cocktail, a turkey club, or a dry-aged New York strip while you harken back to a time with smoking sections and three-hour martini lunches. Hey, at least one of those things is well within your reach here.
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