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Best of New York Food 2004

Best Power Lunch

  • Hal Rubenstein's Pick

    Burger Joint

    118 West 57th Street, 212-708-7414

    Because if you really want to impress me, forget The Four Seasons. Let’s grab a burger and get down to business.

  • Adam Platt's Pick

    The Four Seasons

    99 East 52nd Street, 212-754-9494

    Just slouching at the bar feels powerful.

  • Robin Raisfeld's Pick


    9 Ninth Avenue, 212-929-4844

    Everyone looks like they’re somebody, the energy is palpable, and the fries are fabulous.

  • Rob Patronite's Pick

    The Hallo Berlin Cart

    Fifth Avenue and 54th Street

    After all that neck-craning at Michael’s, you’ll need to eat: The best bratwurst in town is right around the corner.

From the 2004 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine

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So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).