Lunch is perhaps the best motivator for getting through the morning workday so don’t settle for days-old leftovers or a sad PB&J when there are many other delicious options available. From fine dining to fried chicken and tacos, here are 25 great lunchtime spots in the downtown area that will make the a.m. slog a little more bearable. Be forewarned: You might need an afternoon siesta afterwards. Listed in alphabetical order.
Bill and Giuliana Rancic’s chophouse collaboration with Lettuce Entertain You is a buzzworthy hit that offers some of the city’s finest and beefiest cuts. Though dinner is usually a lively scene, the midday service is a decidedly calmer affair suited for power lunches. Close a deal over one of the restaurant’s signature steaks or try decadent sandwiches such as the black truffle burger and smoked prime rib dip. Regardless of what you choose, you’ll eat like royalty.