Hollywood's Top Power Lunch Spots: 5 That Just Missed the List

Fig & Olive

Power players describe these spots as everything from "like eating in a Roman restaurant" to a "health-food cult with great-looking people."

This story first appeared in the Jan. 30 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Il Pastaio
400 N. Canon Drive
The front patio at this Beverly Hills fave is "like eating in a Roman restaurant," says TV producer Debra Martin Chase. Confirms director Rob Cohen of the "street action" and "beautiful clientele": "I met my wife here."

7450 Beverly Blvd.
Super-central, healthy or hearty, this understated midcity spot's got it covered. "You can have a good conversation without worrying that people are listening or watching," says Ellie Kemper.

Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place
This Provencal-minded WeHo respite, No. 14 last year, is the "perfect location if you don't want to be in the thick of Beverly Hills," says Sony Pictures Television publicist Naomi Bulochnikov

Cafe Gratitude
639 N. Larchmont Blvd.
Some may snigger it's a "health-food cult with great-looking people," but they certainly love being able to, as Entertainment Tonight reporter Carly Steel puts it, "lunch in a chic way without breaking your cleanse."

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8897 Beverly Blvd.
"For those occasions when you're in the mood for old school — or just great food," avers producer Clark Peterson of the Italian stalwart.