Regency Bar & Grill
540 Park Ave
| +1 212-759-4100
Photo courtesy of Loews Regency Hotel
Scene of Power Breakfasts—and Lunches and Dinners tooThe restaurant at Loews Regency was long famous as the scene of New York power breakfasts. Political and business leaders would regularly be seen here, shaking hands and making deals. Since the restaurant reopened, it has reassumed its familiar role. It was hard not to eavesdrop on the table next to mine when I had dinner there, as several Hollywood executives who had apparently been in the business for decades talked about the back stories of some of their projects.
Fortunately even if you don't go to the Regency Bar & Grill in the hope of spotting the famous and powerful, the food justifies a visit. Chef Dan Silverman, formerly of the Standard Grill, presents a menu of roasted fish and meats, served so that the ingredients shine—on a bed of quinoa or fresh vegetables. At lunch you may want to opt for the signature Regency Salad, a generous serving of grilled chicken, romaine, watercress, avocado, tomatoes, hard-boiled egg, and bacon.