In Midtown West, chains proliferate, but if you look beyond your usual humdrum lunch suspects, there exists a wider range of options: for everything from a quick 20-minute bite, to a sit-down with a magazine (maybe even a glass of wine), to that classic institution, the power lunch. In fact, along with the Financial District, Midtown is tops for power lunching. Read on for our recommendations of where to lunch in Midtown West, whatever the circumstance.
THE WAYFARER Classy and contemporary but relaxed, The Wayfarer is a great choice for a longer lunch whether with a friend or coworker. The menu has a strong focus on seafood, with various inspired sushi platters ($14 and up), making it ideal for a light but protein-packed lunch. Also, The Wayfarer has a great burger that will satisfy your craving for juicy red meat ($22), and a really solid lobster roll ($29). There’s a beautiful salmon and arugula salad with Humboldt Fog, an artisanal goat’s cheese from California ($25), on the lighter side, as well as more upscale dishes like dry aged NY Strip steak ($48) and filet mignon ($49).
The Wayfarer is located at 101 West 57th Street, (212) 691-0030; thewayfarernyc.com