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Whether buttoned up or business casual, the "power lunch" requires a restaurant with a calculated blend of style and reserve. Thankfully, Philadelphia's Center City business core is home to a number of dining rooms that will impress.
On the ground floor of the area's tallest skyscraper, the Comcast Center, is Table 31. Dark tones provide structure while streaming light from massive windows gives the space life. Carved out booths provide privacy for discussions, but a private dining room and secluded mezzanize are available should the space be necessary. On the menu at this Italian steakhouse - charred pizzas, housemade pastas, fresh seafod, and prime steaks, accented by a stellar bar menu.
A popular meeting place of local employees, The Capital Grill on Broad Street screams "boardroom" with its wood paneled walls and green leather seating. Dine on dry-aged steaks and enjoy an impressive wine list as you strategize in the shadow of Philadelphia's City Hall.
When pulling out the stops, there's no where else to turn but Fountain Restaurant inside Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. Named for its beautiful view of the Swann Memorial Fountain ouside on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, this tres chic spot delivers impecable service and a menu of French-influenced dishes that will pull conversation away from the business at hand. And no one will be upset for it.