Thursday, May 08, 2014

5 Best Business Lunches in DC by Claudia M. Watts

Image by Gareth Williams

In a city of foodies, it’s safe to say the dining table is the stage where most business deals are set. Choosing the right restaurant is key - a place that is comfortable with an environment conducive to conversation and a menu that pleases your taste buds. Whether it is to impress a client, strategize with teammates, or celebrate a hardworking employee, these D.C. restaurants are ever appropriate.

With the tagline “Where the left and right agree to meat” it’s pretty clear this steakhouse is proud of its product. They have good reason to be - the lunch menu is full of mouthwatering meats, fresh seafood and decadent desserts. The Golden Triangle locale makes it a popular lunchtime option, so calling ahead is recommended.

Praised by both Esquire and Bon Appétit magazines, this K Street staple is one not to be missed. The environment is elegant, yet relaxed, and the lunch menu features seafood specialties like potato crusted fluke and blackened Carolina catfish po’ boys as well as other traditional American selections.

Poste Brassiere is the perfect hidden gem in the city’s most vibrant area. Located in Chinatown inside of the sexy and sophisticated Hotel Monaco, the menu at Poste is beyond delightful. If you’re lucky, you’ll get Gabby as a server. She is attentive, has an extensive knowledge of the menu, and a pleasant attitude; she’s the best server for an important meeting or to ensure speedy service!

Everything you need to know about Art & Soul is right in its name. This dining experience is a true expression of soul though the art of cooking. Choose from delicious soul food classics refined and perfected. Located around the corner from Union Station and the Hill, Art & Soul is a popular stop for those making our nation’s laws.

A newer kid on the block, Lincoln came to McPherson Square in 2011. The restaurant offers seasonal small plates, perfect for a lighter lunch! The décor is hip while remaining classic and is extremely cozy. Lunch selections are extensive and inventive (try the deviled egg bar or a seasonal mason jar). 

About the Author: Claudia M. Watts has a B.B.A. with a concentration in Marketing and is currently the owner/writer for Clan Eclectic as well as the Director of Innovation and Internal Operations for The Looking Glass, LLC. Claudia contributes to the Apartments at CityCenter blog in Washington, D.C., and she’s a writer, serial thrifter, arts enthusiast, lover of new ideas, open minds, thought-provoking conversation, and her own life.

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