By Tiffany Weatherman
It is said that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, however with so many men and women these days using lunch hour as their ‘power hour’ to make and close their most significant business deals, we beg to differ. How you spend your lunch hour says a lot about your priorities and the locale in which you choose to spend this vital part of your afternoon defines your persona to those you are ‘power lunching’ with.
Crustacean Beverly Hills
9646 Little Santa Monica Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
CSQ Contact: Shawn Maclean
Mon–Thurs 11:30am–2:30pm, 5:30pm–10:30pm
Fri 11:30am–2:30pm; 5:30pm–11:30pm
Renown as one of the premier dining locations in a city bursting with many great restaurants, Crustacean Beverly Hills boasts a menu consisting of Euro-Asian influenced dishes. Choose from items such as the famous Whole Dungeness Crab and Garlic Noodles or the Grilled Rack of Lamb and complement your lunch by sipping on a glass of the ‘recommended’ wine strategically placed below each item on the menu. Upon entering the restaurant you will walk atop a glassed over serpentine aquarium and be led to the French Colonial grandeur of the main dining room. Named the nation’s best new restaurant by Esquire Magazine upon its opening in 1997, Crustacean remains a California favorite and the ideal locale for your next business lunch.
101 Wilshire Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401
CSQ Contact: Matthew Lehman
Daily 7am-2pm; 5:30pm-10pm
Staying true to their slogan ‘Ingredients First,’ FIG presents a menu created with what’s in peak season and is continuously in search of the region’s best growers and producers. Dine on bistro style selections such as the Brick-Grilled Chicken or the Open-Faced Meatloaf Sandwich, sip on a glass of wine, and sample artisanal cheeses offered at the Cheese and Charcuterie station. With an ambience of relaxation complimented by a neighborhood vibe that encourages mingling and interaction, even offering the option to sit at a communal table, FIG sets the stage for the perfect business lunch.
4774 Park Granada #8B
Calabasas, CA 91302
CSQ Contact: Mark Shibuya
Tucked away in a cozy corner of Calabasas sits Shibuya, a sushi restaurant that is anything but typical. With a menu consisting of melt in your mouth sushi (hand selected by the owner) it is no wonder Shibuya has been dubbed the best sushi in the West Valley by the locals. Pick from options like the classic California roll or Shibuya’s uniquely crafted hand rolls such as the Spicy Shrimp roll. Start your meal off with the traditional favorite edamame or a cucumber salad. Recently reopened after undergoing a four-week renovation, Shibuya provides an upscale, casual dining experience perfect for your next business lunch.