Best of Philly

Best Power Lunch Spot

2018 Best Power Lunch

The Love

It was always the Palm. Then it was Parc. But Philly’s new power crowd prefers the pared-down, unfussy vibe of the Love, where the tables are set far apart, the service is discreet, and the organic salmon grain bowls won’t leave you in a post-meal daze. Read More »

130 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-433-1555 | Website

2012 Best Power Lunch Spot

Butcher and Singer

No restaurant says Don Draper, three-martini lunch and bang-the-secretary like Stephen Starr's gorgeous, retro meat palace. Read More »

1500 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-732-4444 | Website

2011 Best Power Lunch Spot

Oyster House

Honest to Jesus, we just don't comprehend how anyone can get any work done or deals made over the massive plates of red meat offered up at so many of this town's supposed power-lunch spots. Chasing a lobster roll with a couple of cold beers at Oyster House, on the other hand, leaves us with the energy and inspiration to do something other than sleep off a beef coma beneath our desks. Read More »

1516 Sansom Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-567-7683 | Website

2009 Best Power Lunch Spot


The power crowd wants two things in a restaurant: enough of a scene that its worth being seen, and enough privacy that you can actually get down to business. Alex Plotkins City Avenue steakhouse offers both, which is why its become the perfect meeting ground for suits from city and suburb. Dine among TV newsers from nearby Channels 6 and 10, bigwigs like Carl Dranoff, Pete Musser and Charlie Pizzi, and the occasional Center City law partner playing hooky from the Palm or Capital Grille. Read More »

401 City Line Avenue, Bala Cynwyd, PA | 610-668-3400 | Website