Where to have a great business lunch

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Credit: Carolyn Desalu

Everyone has to eat, even your boss or future client.

When it’s time to get down to the business of eating, the following four restaurants offer just the right setting—and menu.

BLT Steak Atlanta: Located near downtown, this restaurant offers an express lunch menu option featuring any combination of two items from the soups, salads and half sandwiches or pizzas menus. Best off all, complimentary popovers are always included and diners get a recipe card to take home. For guests who prefer a working lunch, BLT Steak can provide a private dining room, complete with a large conference table and A/V set-up.

45 Ivan Allen Jr Blvd. N.W., Atlanta. 404-577-7601. www.bltrestaurants.com/blt-steak/atlanta.

Local Three: The lunch menu features a seasonal lineup of snacks, sandwiches, soups, salads and large plates, which is ideal for a variety of appetites. Options like the Korean Cuban sandwich, a veggie burger, venison chili, short ribs and The Blue Plate—the most fresh and most interesting of the day dish—are menu faves.

3290 Northside Pkwy. N.W., Atlanta. 404-968-2700. www.localthree.com.

Southern Art: This beautifully decorated restaurant is perfect for business lunches, especially with window and "upper lever" seating (it's approximately four steps up). The menu combines modern sophistication with classic Southern charm leading to lunch options such as buttermilk fried chicken sliders; Georgia shrimp and grits; and more. Several meals come with the option of fries or salad—and both are equally delicious. As a treat on the way out, grab a cake lollipop, which are available for the taking.

3315 Peachtree Road N.E., Atlanta. 404-946-9070. www.Southernart.com

Bread & Butterfly: For a more casual business lunch, head to this whimsical cafe and bistro in Inman Park. Its menu of European-inspired fare include salads, charcuterie and the "Burger Américain" on a brioche bun with Swiss and caramelized onion plus a side of fries.

290 Elizabeth St. N.E., Atlanta. 678-515-4536. www.bread-and-butterfly.com.

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