A slew of new restaurants isn’t just a boon for dinner — consider all the new lunches as well. So, the next time you’re having a slow day at work and want to break out of the brown-bag routine, drop by one of these newcomers for a fresh take on the midday meal.

Celebrity chef Mike Isabella is behind this dramatic Marriott hotel venue that offers both small and large share plates inspired by southern Spain, Portugal and North Africa accompanied by clever cocktails and sangrias. The large rice bombas can be ordered in half portions.

Lunch hours: 11:30 AM–2:30 PM weekdays

Try this: Small plates like the burnt eggplant (pictured above) or the play on patatas bravas, or the grilled Manchego sandwiches

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