We Spent Over A $100 For Pancakes And French Toast At A Wall Street Power Breakfast Spot

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Sometimes, the only time to talk business is first thing in the morning, that’s why the “power breakfast” is a time-honored tradition on Wall Street, and there are specific places where people do it.

The famous breakfast at the Loew’s Regency Hotel is one of them, this morning, Business Insider decided to check out another — The Garden at the Four Seasons Hotel in midtown Manhattan.

Wall Streeters have told us that it’s one place where you can spot some big players and listen in on some serious conversations over eggs and bacon.

If the pictures don’t convince you of that, the price tag will.

Just before 7:30 a.m. we walked down 57th Street right by The Solow Building, which houses private equity firms KKR, Apollo and Silver Lake and hedge funds Och-Ziff and Highbridge.

We continued to make our way down 57th toward our destination passing a bunch of high-end retail stores.

Here we are at 57 East 57th Street.

The Four Seasons Hotel.

Inside the lobby of the hotel.

To the right is our power breakfast destination — The Garden.

The venue is beautiful. You sit beneath a canopy of African acacia trees surrounded by vases of red roses.

One of the hotel staff members offered us a complimentary paper — the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times and one other ( it was early, we can't remember). Also, that's a $15 glass of grapefruit juice right there.

Now time to scan the menu.

Here we go...

Notice the prices... $29 for eggs Benedict and $26 for pancakes. Amazing.

It gets better. The steel cut oats are $19 and a bowl of cereal is $12 without a fruit topping, which costs an additional $6.

Since it's a power breakfast, there are some super healthy options like these fresh pressed juices. They cost $16 each.

That's a $10 cup of coffee right there. They bring you a pot for your table.

Lemon ricotta pancakes topped with raspberries.

Stuffed French toast with organic blueberries and topped with Nutella butter. Nutella butter... enough said.

Now for the moment of truth... How much damage did we do?

More than $93 and with tip it's over $100. For pancakes and French toast!

We decided to check out the ladies' room after breakfast.

They have nice individual stalls for privacy.

And a little powder room.

Before heading out, we grabbed a to-go cup of coffee.

And then we were off to power through our day!

The most famous power breakfast spot is currently under renovation, check out what that place was like...

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