Best of Boston

2000 Best Lunch, Business

Brasserie Jo

Not only is the airy, spacious feel of this Alsatian bistro a great atmosphere in which to conduct business, but the lunch menu is a treat. Any appetite can be satisfied: There are fresh omelets, spunky sandwiches (roasted chicken and brie on a baguette), plentiful salads (a traditional frisee et lardon avec ouef), and the best fries in town. We should know: Noontime here is the best place to spot a Boston Magazine employee. Note: For those who don’t practice midday prohibition, the martinis are classic.

The Colonnade Hotel, 120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, 617-425-3240,