Let’s do lunch, shall we? A definitive list of where New York’s creatives, fashionistas, ceo’s and socials break bread for a power lunch.
Le Coucou: For the downtown fashionista who still wants that uptown polish.
The Odeon: Condé’s move downtown has revitalized this New York classic as a go-to watering hole for the media crowd — as dwindling as they might be.
Sant Ambroeus Lafayette: The SoHo outpost of this Italian eatery is a favorite of the fashion set in the mood to Instagram an Aperol Spritz.
Michael’s: While many editors might’ve bailed for greener pastures (i.e. lower Manhattan), socialites, ceo’s, money men and others stay true to this lunchtime classic, which is blessedly a stone’s throw from the Upper East Side.
La Mercerie: Less of a hardcore fashion crowd than Sant Ambroeus, this café is beloved by Euro-centric designers and in-the-know creatives. And Martha Stewart, just to keep it interesting.
abcV: What’s chicer than veggies?
Barbuto: The popularity of this low-key Italian spot will surely spike following announcement it’s closing; better hustle on over.
Kappo Masa: The dimly lit sushi place tucked underneath the Gagosian Gallery is the stop of choice for the art crowd — and Euros staying at The Mark or Carlyle.
Dimes: Power hipsters and wannabes alike flock to this LES staple for pseudo-healthy, camera-friendly fare.
L’Avenue at Saks: Power spot in waiting, this newly opened Paris import is sure to draw Midtown’s chicest networkers.
DUMBO House: The meeting spot of choice for Brooklynites. But let’s be honest, if you’re lunching in an outer borough it’s really not much of a power lunch.
Midtown Pret-a-Manger: Naturally, the ultimate power move is to take someone to a random Midtown Pret.
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