Zagat's New York 'power lunch' guide

Published 10:27 AM ET, Thu September 13, 2012
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A smorgasbord of cured meats and gherkins may come at a premium in New York City's iconic Four Seasons restaurant but, according to restaurant critic Tim Zagat, there are few more prestigious establishments to impress a client. Courtesy Four Seasons
Established in 1959 and boasting an elaborate tree-lined interior with modernist finishings, the Four Seasons has been attracting power lunching power brokers since the high-flying days of the 1980s. Courtesy Four Seasons
Nestled next to the vast grassy expanse of Central Park, the three Michelin-starred Jean-Georges serves Asian influenced French cuisine that presents a tour-de-force of modern, subtle flavors. Courtesy Jean-Georges
More importantly for the wallet-conscious business person, the fixed-price lunch-time two-course menu comes in at a strikingly reasonable $38. Courtesy Jean-Georges
Situated in New York's now highly fashionable Meatpacking District , The Standard Grill is the go-to eatery for young hipsters and t-shirt clad start-up entrepreneurs in their 20s. The American-style bistro - serving classic fare of burgers and steaks at around $15 a pop, is the best choice for those trying to impress a client on budget, says Tim Zagat. Courtesy Standard Grill