The dining room at Saraghina Caffé
Saraghina Caffé is a lovely spot to lunch if you find yourself in Fort Greene in the middle of the day. Photo courtesy of Saraghina Caffé

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The Resy Guide to Power Lunches in New York

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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 18 spots perfect for every occasion, from wooing clients and catching up with colleagues, to closing deals and spending time among friends.