Best of Boston

2002 Best Power Lunch


On any given afternoon, this sophisticated circular dining room is a discreet midday Who’s Who of dealmakers and deal breakers. But it’s not all business. Boston’s power elite flock to be wowed by chef Michael Schlow’s food, from steak tartare to smooth-as-silk soups and elegant entrées like roasted halibut with puréed cauliflower, giant lentils, and a Spanish paprika sauce. No matter how tempting the three-martini lunch might be, business discussions these days are brisk, and Schlow’s speedily delivered cooking fills the bill.

8 High St., Boston, 617-426-1234,