Lunch Actually

On-point weekday lunch recommendations in 9 cities

Two-martini lunches may have been replaced by sad desk lunches (le sigh), but for those days when you can actually duck out of the office midday, there are excellent lunches to be found across the U.S. Whether it's a shorter line at a hit ramen shop or a fancy prix fixe meal at a glamorous Italian restaurant, lunch is where it's at. So we rounded up the best lunch spots in nine cities for our DINE by Tasting Table app. Get a taste of the offerings below and put a lunch date on the calendar—because there's more to life than salad.

New York City

Santina

Superiority Burger

Her Name Is Han

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Los Angeles

Daily Dose

KazuNori

Eveleigh

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San Francisco

Elephant Sushi

Yank Sing

Tacos Cala

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Chicago

Slurping Turtle

Howells & Hood

Kuma's Corner

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Washington, D.C.

Momofuku CCDC

Sundevich

Good Stuff Eatery

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Houston

Da Marco

La Table

Himalaya

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Austin

Wu Chow

Cafe No Se

La Traviata

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Miami

Whisk

Jar + Fork

The Honey Tree

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Detroit

La Gloria Bakery

Treat Dreams

Vinsetta Garage

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