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With New York City being a metropolis hub in the worldwide network of commerce, it’s common for visitors to Manhattan to be focused on business. These professional travelers are not looking to sightsee and need dining options that understand they don’t have all afternoon to dine on lunch. These are the best places to have business lunch in Midtown East.

Bonsaii Tapas & Wine Bar

Located on the first floor of Concorde Hotel New York, our café offers an exceptional lunchtime experience. From morning coffee delights to a chic NYC wine and tapas bar ambiance, Bonsaii seamlessly transitions throughout the day. Indulge in the culinary fusion of Asian and Spanish flavors, meticulously crafted into our lunchtime small plates. Each dish is expertly paired with selections from our extensive wine collection, ensuring a delightful gastronomic journey. Immerse yourself in the warmth and tranquility of our intimate venue, thoughtfully designed for business lunches or intimate gatherings, where every moment is an unforgettable experience. Book your table now!


Enjoy refined Greek cuisine when dining at the Avra. At less than a half mile from the Concorde Hotel New York, you can walk to this impressive restaurant in 10 minutes or take a five-minute taxi ride. It is perfect for a business lunch with a three-course prix fixe menu available. The first course features soup, salad, calamari, salmon tartare, tuna tartare, and grilled octopus. The main course features classic Greek plates like souvlaki, lamb, and fish. For dessert, choose from baklava, karidopita, or homemade cookies. The ambiance is perfect for discussing business on the open-air terrace or sitting in the spacious yet refined dining room. 

David Burke Tavern

Dining at the David Burke Tavern is like having a business dinner in someone’s upscale home. There is plush red leather seating, dark wood throughout, and lowered lighting. The effect is a cozy and welcoming environment that creates a homey atmosphere. There are private booths with elegant drapery to give you even more privacy.  The lunch menu is just as elevated as the atmosphere, with dishes that include lobster dumplings, oysters, filet, squid ink pasta, tuna burger, and roasted lamb rack. This elegant tavern is less than a half mile from the Concorde, making it a three-minute taxi ride or ten-minute walk. 


Where old-world rustic meets modern, La Cava is an intimate space perfect for date night or an intimate party with close friends. The brunch and dinner menus feature classic favorites that are sure to please. The charcuterie boards are also impressive and perfect for pairing with your wine choice. The wine list is nicely sized, with a thoughtful collection of reds, whites, and champagne. You can sip by the glass or bottle.


Dine on a menu that features a fusion of French and American cuisine at Copinette. There is al fresco dining at cafe tables, indoor tables in the contemporary dining room, and private dining available. The restaurant is about half a mile from the Concorde Hotel, requiring a five-minute taxi ride or a 15-minute walk. The three-course prix fixe lunch menu features crabcakes, truffle risotto, branzino, steak frites, peach melba, and petite madeleines. There is also a la carte lunch menu that includes the prix fixe items plus additional plates. Highlights include truffle burrata, grilled octopus, lobster salad, smoked salmon club, and chicken francese. 

The Grill

The Grill is an excellent choice if you need a lunch destination that will impress. Located in the Seagram Building, it is a five-minute walk from the Concorde Hotel. This midcentury-style steakhouse will have you channeling your inner Don Draper. Lunch specials include poached salmon and black truffle ravioli. However, the true star of the show are the prime-aged steaks. At .2 miles from the Concorde, you won’t have to travel far for this vintage New York experience. 

Impress Clients With These Creative Business Lunch Ideas 


While there are countless restaurants in the Midtown East area of New York City, they are not all ideal for a business lunch. You need the right mix of atmosphere and menu to make it conducive to hosting clients. These restaurants are sure to impress with attractive designs and delightful menus. The Concorde Hotel New York is perfect for hosting business guests in New York. It is within walking distance or a short taxi ride to these high-quality restaurants. 

Book your stay at the Concorde Hotel New York and be within minutes of the best restaurants in Midtown East.