According to Dictionary.com a power lunch is defined as: a high-powered business meeting conducted
over lunch. While we might not all be C-Suite executives, we do all need to eat lunch. Why not network
while you dine? Do you know where the best spots in Chicago are to shake hands over a Cobb salad?Chicago Cut This has been dubbed as the holy grail of Chicago steakhouses and is often visited by celebrities and
athletes. With a wall of 21-foot-tall windows there is no better view of the Chicago Loop and River.
Diners can scroll through the extensive wine list via an iPad and the lunch menu offers much more
than steak with a large selection of salads, tacos, and sandwiches. An appetizer that is definitely
worth splurging on is the Lobstercargot. This is a spot where it’s best to dine with someone who can
expense the meal.The Gage Inspired by the gastro pubs of Europe with vintage décor, The Gage offers up upscale comfort food.
Located in the South Loop, which can often be a tourist trap with Millennium Park and The Bean
across the street, this spot caters to the Chicago business lunch crowd. Two items that are hard to
resist--the fish and chips and the venison burger.Terzo Piano Situated in the Modern Wing of the Art Institute of Chicago, Terzo Piano is a gorgeous dining option
with a breathtaking patio. Featuring dishes created by one of Chicago’s top chefs, Tony Mantuano, you
truly can’t go wrong with any option. All of the ingredients are locally sourced and organic, which in
turn creates seasonal menus. Save room the dessert and artisan cheese selections. After lunch, you
can always opt to play hooky and take in the art exhibits.Southbranch This eatery, located on the Chicago River is a lunchtime staple in the loop. In the summer, catch up on
your Vitamin D count by soaking up some rays on their outdoor patio. The menu offers tried and true
salads, wraps and sandwiches. Finish your meal with the cookie skillet, which will be sure to put you in
a sugar coma. With an extensive craft beer list this is a great spot to sip and shake hands on your
lunch break.The Florentine Nestled in the J.W. Marriott hotel is The Florentine. Among many chain restaurant options this spot
stands out as one of the best restaurants. The tables are spaced apart well, so you don’t feel like
someone is ease dropping on your conversation. The antipasti’s and wood-fired pizzas will certainly fit
the bill.Have your people call my people, we’ll do lunch.