Hoping for a celeb spotting? Try The Four Seasons or Michaels at midday, the two biggest power lunch spots in town. A side-by-side comparison.
THE FOUR SEASONS
Lots of expensive suits, table-hopping and a formidable whiff of power are what you find in the Grill Room. The room has hosted lunch for such notables as Henry Kissinger, Princess Diana and Elton John, to name a mere handful. The atmosphere is dear, the service seamless, and the prices steep (entrées on the lunch menu average around $50). 99 E. 52nd St., btw Park & Lex. aves., 212.754.9494
With its fresh flowers, contemporary artwork and comfortable seating, Michael’s exudes a relaxed atmosphere, but don’t be fooled by the laid-back vibe. A-list luminaries spotted here have included Caroline Kennedy, Mick Jagger and Bill Clinton. Owner Michael McCarty is often on hand to democratically greet everyone warmly, even editor wannabes. 24 W. 55th St., btw Fifth & Sixth ave., 212.767.0555