The power business lunch is about sealing the deal. The location and menu must impress; this isn’t the time for bargain hunting, or trying something new. It’s a time for tried and true Boston favorites. These places are popular during lunch hour, so reservations are advised.
Radius Restaurant



8 High St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 426-1234

This financial district power lunch spot exudes upscale. Their cuisine is described ad “modern American” and changes seasonally; though if you ask most of their lunch clientele, you don’t need to look past the $19 Radius burger. Topped with Vermont cheddar, crispy onions and horseradish sauce, it’s won all sorts of burger awards.

Abe & Louie’s Restaurant



Abe & Louie’s

793 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6300

One of Boston’s noted steakhouses, this Back Bay restaurant is crawling with men in suits at lunch time. Abe & Louie’s offers outdoor dining, which can be a nice touch, especially for out-of-town clients. Try their ahi tuna burger or filet club sandwich.

The Oak Room Restaurant


The Oak Room

Fairmont Copley Plaza
138 Saint James Ave
Boston, MA 02116-5002
(617) 267-5300

With dark oak paneling and high ceilings, the Oak Room may not feel hip and current, but it does feel high quality, traditional and trusted. Try their chateaubriand sandwich with fresh-cooked chips on the side, their Kobe beef burger with sweet potato fries, or go for the traditional 16 oz NY strip.

Davios Restaurant



75 Arlington Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 357-4810

Spacious with high ceilings, you won’t feel cramped and can talk candidly at Davio’s. It’s an Italian steakhouse located in the Back Bay. Their lunch menu is heavy on the salads, pasta, pizza and paninis.

L'Espalier Restaurant



774 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02199
(617) 262-3023

If you’re willing to pay what it takes to land the deal, head to this Back Bay haven for French cuisine. You begin your experience when the hostess leads into the glass elevator for your ride to the third floor dining area. The staff here knows how to make each diner feel important, without creating a stuck up attitude. Lunch entrees are $25, or they offer a $29 three-course prix fixe power lunch all week.