Hollywood's 25 Top Power Lunch Restaurants
The famous smoked sturgeon and bagels are flown in twice weekly from the celebrated original Barney Greengrass on New York's Upper West Side, but the real draw at the L.A. restaurant is the rooftop deck, where the power scene includes agents-on-a-diet tucking into the cranberry salad with chicken, designers like Christian Louboutin and celebrities including Kate Hudson, Elton John and Billy Crystal.
"Come for the whitefish, stay for the view," says one insider. Adds a former film-fest exec: "People only lunch at BG when trying to make a public display of poaching or reminding people they're still in the mix. It's a fishbowl in there. Also, surprisingly good matzoball soup." But beware of hidden charges -- hitting the department store below can seriously affect the tab.