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Leisurely Sat. lunch/brunch

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I just searched lunch but not many recent entries. Looking to eat around 2PM at a comfortable place, close to a T stop, where we won't have to wait and won't be rushed. Might go back to Paparazzi which I just recommended for a brunch deal, but trying to come up with something different. Some place where we'll feel like we're taking advantage of the nice day it's supposed to be, or at least not be in a dark place. Just was at Petit Robert Bistro so that's out. Thanks.

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  1. I would suggest Eastern Standard which is next door to the Commonwealth Hotel in Kenmore Sq. They have a nice lunch menu that might fit what you are looking for.

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    1. re: RoyRon

      Tomorrow is Red Sox/Yankees at Fenway, so depending on the timing this might not be the best location or once the game starts it could be a lot better.

      North End will also be a zoo because of the Fisherman's Feast. Harvard Sq? I don't think Conundrum is open for lunch, but you could start by Pamplona and check out seating/options there, try Dadelus, and as a backup there is Henrietta's or Legal on the patio at the Charles. Or fix up a picnic and go to either the esplanade or harbor islands. :-)

      1. re: itaunas

        Ha ha, if you knew the main friend I'm meeting for this lunch, you'd realize the Harbor Islands are completely out of the question. I'm half thinking of Sel de la Terre. Harvard Sq. is a good thought, Henrietta's Table was on my list but I'd like to keep close to the 39 bus for my own convenience. The Sox game starts at 1:20 so E. Standard could work but I was just there a few weeks ago. Might take a chance on Vox Populi which is convenient and I've had good luck w/ at lunch/brunch (altho maybe it wasn't in the middle of summer with tourists milling about). Columbus Cafe is on the list too tho not as T accessible for someone coming from the Hotel Marlowe.

        1. re: Joanie

          I was thinking Sel de la Terre might be nice. I haven't been for ages, so this rec may be a little stale, but I thought it was a nice place for lunch/brunch.

    2. What about SKipJacks? Not adventurous, but I like it and the patio is nice.

      1. One of my 1st thoughts was SDLT too, but what about nearby Dante's. If it doesn't rain, you could sit outside. http://www.bostonchefs.com/clients/da...