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The 5 Most Exceptional Power Lunches in San Francisco

Posted by Raj Mehta on Mon, Jan 07, 2013 @ 05:01 AM

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san francisco sedan serviceEven though business has become increasingly global and remote-communication technology is on the rise, the art of the power lunch remains as strong as ever. Experts believe the term was initially coined by Esquire writer Lee Eisenberg in the late 1970's to describe the culture of that had blossomed in Manhattan, New York of fine dining while talking serious strategy. More importantly, the concept of lunch with associates shows no signs of going anywhere: experts at American Express have found that corporate meetings are the biggest sector of business at high-end establishments in the US. Whether you're hoping to sign an important prospect or forge a new direction for your department, taking San Francisco sedan service to one of the best power lunches in the Bay can surely elevate your experience:

One Market

Not only is the famed One Market Michelin-starred, the entire experience seems to be custom-tailored to the art of the modern power lunch for executive guests. Diners can enjoy spaciously placed tables that allow conversations to remain confidential, as well as an attentive staff and patio dining when the weather is warm. During weekdays, a special, prixe fixe business lunch menu is offered, which allows diners to pick between two appetizer and entree options and pair them with a single dessert of the day. The blend of luxury and efficiency creates the perfect environment for focusing on business.

1 Market Place. San Francisco, CA. 415.777.5577.


Understanding the experience of a meal at Wexler's is closely tied to the hyper-modern portmanteau "FiDi." The atmosphere and food are a blend of upscale and down-home, and everything about the restaurant is hip. Technically a barbeque joint, menu items range from seasonally-inspired and locally-sourced smoked meats to the more mysterious Scotch eggs. For dining with a foodie, you'd be hard pressed to find a better option. Lunch reservations are not accepted.

568 Sacramento Street. San Francisco, CA. 415.983.0102.


Another Michelin-starred option for lunch in the Bay, a typical dining experience at Luce reflects their interior: smooth and impossibly polished. Featuring vaulted ceilings and marble floors, the atmosphere is on-par with some of the world's best hotels. Menu items are Tuscan-inspired, healthy Italian options and much of the ingredients are sourced locally from organic farmers in Napa and Sonoma. 

888 Howard Street. San Francisco, CA. 415.616.6566.


Described as "super cute" by Zagat Guide, lunch at Barbacco is rustic and comfortable without being too trite. A traditional Italian osteria with distinctly modern touches, diners can dive into painstakingly-authentic pastas and salumis while perusing the venue's extensive wine list on the on-table iPads. While the family-style dining can overwhelm personal conversations, few restaurants can beat the elegant interior, friendly staff, and outstanding food for group lunches with colleagues or clients. Bar dining is also available for smaller groups. 

220 California Street. San Francisco, CA. 415.955.1919.

Park Street Grill

Every city has the eponymous power lunch spot that fills with the region's most powerful people around the noon hour. New York has Michael's and The Four Seasons. The Los Angeles entertainment business has The Ivy. San Francisco has the world-famous Park Street Grill, housed at Le Meridien hotel. The quiet atmosphere and highly-professional experienced staff members work hard to provide a seamless experience to lunch guests, who can dine from a deep menu of American, grill-style selections. Perhaps the most beloved aspect of this hub for power lunches is its dedication to quality. The stellar food, service, and spacious interior make it an ideal atmosphere for serious conversations with minimal distractions. 

333 Battery Street. San Francisco, CA. 415.296.2933.

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