There’s something luxurious about going out for a decadent weekday lunch: It can stretch on for hours, feels far more indulgent than a fast-casual salad eaten desk-side, and maybe involves a drink or two. Or dessert, at least. A leisurely lunch in the middle of the week might occur on a well-deserved day off (or “sick day”), for a lavish birthday meal, or, simply, to try a much-touted, no-reservations place that gets so damn packed at dinnertime. Another advantage is that some revered tasting menu-centric restaurants offer lunch at a relative discount. Whatever the occasion, the 20 places ahead span the gamut in terms of cuisine, price, and appeal for worthy destinations for a memorable Wednesday afternoon feast.
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