Lunch is tough to make exciting; Wendy's only makes so many burgers and your brown-bag skills leave a lot to be desired, plus without Gushers and a note from Mom, it's like, not even worth eating. Giving you maybe the finest lunch option of them all -- lots of booze -- the Three Martini Lunch at Amuse.
From their contemporary confines within the Le Meridien, Amuse's hooking Thrillist readers up with a dominating lunch special: $50+ of food/hooch for a cool $30, a deal they cleverly disguise on your to-be-expensed receipt as a totally harmless "prix fixe lunch", so nobody will know the better unless you go back to work and it's a "Smell Your Breath for Booze" Tuesday. The edible side gets you started with a bowl of their triple-onioned/-cheesed Onion Soup Amuse, plus their Steak Frites: a stack of pomme frites and a seared hanger steak with a shallot-tarragon pesto and bearnaise aioli, which makes for a couple of awesome weekends before people realize you've been hanging out with Jonathan Silverman. For those three glorious martinis, go with the vodka or gin standbys or mix and match (or don't!) from a list of six like the Citrus (citrus vodka, Cointreau, lemon juice), the French (a Belvedere/Cambord mix with pineapple juice), and the Dirty, with vodka, a blue cheese-stuffed olive, and olive juice -- the last one of which has led to many a heartbreak for deaf, lonely Israeli bartenders.
If, for reasons you should never tell anybody, you don't want to do three drinks before heading back to work, you can get the waitstaff to sign a voucher you can come back and redeem whenever, giving you a much better lunch note than Mom's "Your father and I are divorcing, now get me a martini."