The restaurants favored by top programmers for business meals or pleasure dining.

LOS ANGELES

"Lately, I go to the Chateau Marmont [8221 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood] or Connie & Ted's [8171 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood], which is a kitschy, old-timey New England-style seafood restaurant."

-John Ivey, iHeartMedia

NEW YORK

"Everybody knows I go to Nobu [105 Hudson St.]. It's nice and loud and nobody can hear what our table is saying, so you can sit there and get stuff done."

-Michael Martin, CBS Radio

CHICAGO

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