Best of Boston

2007 Best Breakfast, Power

The Bristol

Such is the aura of the Bristol’s morning rush that every customer seems to be engaged in something important, even if all they’re actually doing is the sudoku in the Herald. Discreet servers and tables spaced generously enough to ensure that VIPs will be seen (but not overheard) set the mood for deal-making, and the high-end fare is varied enough to match whatever’s on the agenda, whether it’s an agreement sealed briskly over coffee and a carrot-bran muffin, or a marathon schmooze session fueled by multigrain pancakes paired with a mixed-berry protein smoothie, otherwise known as the Official Bristol Power Breakfast.

Four Seasons Hotel, 200 Boylston St., Boston, 617-351-2037,