Power 100: Restaurants to Seal the Deal

“Craig’s. The deal closes with a chocolate pizza.”
—Irving Azoff, chairman/CEO, Azoff MSG Entertainment (No. 7)

“Gray’s Papaya and their world famous hot dog and papaya shake. It’s quick and we can all get back to work quickly.”
—Bob Pittman, chairman/CEO, Clear ­Channel (No. 11)

“Carbone. It’s comfortable, the food’s great, it’s not too loud, you can talk and you can have a private conversation without having to shout or yell. It also happens to be directly across the street from where I met my wife.”
—Avery Lipman, president/COO, Republic Records (No. 17)

“Charlie Bird. It’s a cool downtown spot. I can close any deal there.”
—Julie Greenwald, chairman/COO, Atlantic Records Group (No. 22)

“I love Locanda Verde in Tribeca, so much that I think some of my colleagues are bored with it. I was just there last night.”
—Jennifer Breithaupt, senior VP of ­entertainment marketing, Citi (No. 24)

“Breakfast meetings are my favorites at Sweet Maple in San Francisco.”
—Tim Westergren, co-founder/chief strategy officer, Pandora (No. 55)

“ABC Kitchen because they do a great job of making sure I’m the boss. They boss me up really well.”
—Antonio “L.A.” Reid, chairman/CEO, Epic Records (No. 56)

“I try to take clients to places they have not been that have a buzz, but also conducive for great conversation. In New York, the NoMad, Eveleigh in L.A. or Le Diplomate in D.C.”
—Russell Wallach, president of alliances, Live Nation (No. 59)

“On either coast I’m usually trying to take meetings at the Grand Havana Room, which is a private cigar bar. I smoke cigars and it’s a good way to mix business and pleasure, which is what I’m all about these days.”
—Paul Rosenberg, founder/CEO, Goliath ­Artists Management (No. 85)