The Power Breakfast

Start Your Day at The Regency Bar & Grill

On any given weekday morning, a collection of shiny black town cars are lined up three-deep outside Loews Regency Hotel. Inside, the tables are filled with movers and shakers from the worlds of Wall Street, entertainment, media, and politics. As they discuss business and close deals, they are simultaneously observing a morning ritual that has been ongoing for close to 40 years—the Loews Regency New York Hotel’s “Power Breakfast.”

The History of The Power Breakfast

The tradition began informally in the mid-70s during New York City’s financial crisis when Bob Tisch—founder of Loews Regency New York Hotel—invited the city’s business and political leaders to his Park Avenue hotel for breakfast before the workday started. They spent the time discussing ways to help the city recover from bankruptcy. Recognizing the significance of its participants, Mr. Tisch dubbed the meetings “Power Breakfasts” and in doing so, forever changed how business was done in New York.

Today, the Power Breakfast stands as one of the most iconic dining experiences in Manhattan, offering local New Yorkers and hotel guests the perfect opportunity for people watching—and the chance to dine among some of the most powerful professionals in New York City. Only our NYC luxury hotel starts the day with the iconic Power Breakfast—and you’re invited.

Reservations are strongly recommended.