Founded by Greek immigrant George Lamb in 1919, this downtown power-broker's joint has demonstrated unusual staying power. With its long marble counter, deco-style trim, and cozy mahogany booths, one of the city's oldest dining establishments has aged well. It's a white-tablecloth kind of place, where you can still indulge in an old-fashioned barbecued lamb shank or blackened salmon at a reasonable price. The longtime Greek owners have added a few Mediterranean touches
to the big menu. Newspaper, business, and political types often gather here for breakfast or lunch.