Best of Boston

2004 Best Power Lunch

No. 9 Park

Barbara Lynch’s famous prune-stuffed gnocchi with seared foie gras is generally evening fare, but the city’s power corps increasingly finds its way to her door for lunch. State House politicians and lobbyists lead the way, and others have followed, tracing the scent of deals in the making—and No. 9’s totally irresistible pappardelle pasta in Bolognese sauce.

9 Park St., Boston, 617-742-9991,