Breakfast can be the best meeting of the day: clear heads, no interruptions and conversation sparked by plenty of caffeine. For the perfect power breakfast, who’s in the room matters as much as what’s on your plate. Here are some of NYC’s best.

The Regency Bar & Grill, Loews Regency Hotel

The power breakfast was born at the Loews Regency Hotel in the 1970s, when then-owner Preston Robert Tisch invited a crowd of movers and shakers for breakfast to stimulate solutions to the city’s difficulties. It’s still the restaurant associated with the New York power breakfast, reopening in 2014 after a major refresh. 540 Park Ave., 212-339-4050

The Breslin, Ace Hotel

A young tech crowd gravitates towards the casual and hip ambience here, where Chef April Bloomfield’s gastropub fare translates to breakfast. 16 W 29th St., 212-679-1939

Mercer Kitchen, Mercer Hotel

Mercer Kitchen has served a diverse power crowd since 1998. With Jean-Georges Vongerichten behind the scenes, expect a superb meal as well. 99 Prince St., 212-966-5454

Peacock Alley, Waldorf Astoria

An icon for the power breakfast, Peacock Alley’s wood-paneled room in the Waldorf Astoria lobby is synonymous with classic. Locally sourced ingredients are a bonus at this see-and-be-seen hub. 301 Park Ave., 212-872-1275

The Mark, The Mark Hotel

Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant in the Mark Hotel draws a bold-faced clientele. Dishes range from toasted egg yolk with caviar to Belgian waffle. 25 E. 77th St., 212-744–4300

The NoMad, NoMad Hotel

A young tech, fashion and PR crowd gravitates to the NoMad Hotel atrium, where breakfast is thoughtfully sourced and prepared. 1170 Broadway, 347-472-5660

Norma’s, Le Parker Meridien

Breakfast — and only breakfast — is what Norma’s is about, and it’s served until early afternoon. Feeling flush? Go ahead and expense the $1,000 lobster frittata, topped with 10 ounces of caviar. 119 W 56th St., 212-708-7460


Every meal is a power meal at Michael’s. The see-and-be-seen activity begins early-morning, as celebrities and tycoons make deals over their egg-white omelets. 24 W 55th St., 212-767-0555

Landmarc, Time Warner Center

Sip your coffee with the media moguls at Time Warner Center, where you may be rubbing elbows with CNN on-air personalities and network executives. 10 Columbus Circle #3, 212-823–6123


Opened by Chef Keith McNally and now with fare prepared by Shane McBride, Balthazar has turned out a bistro breakfast for decades. The scene at Balthazar remains hot, boasting a who’s who of fashion, media, culinary and literary stars. 80 Spring St., 212-965-1414

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