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Working too hard, need a great Saturday lunch

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What would you suggest? Boston and environs are fine....looking for a first rate experience. Can be shmancy. All cuisines are welcome.

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  1. A lot of lunch options on Saturday become brunch. Some thoughts:

    Pops -- new, great looking, reasonably priced New American/Eclectic place in the South End with a lunch-y brunch menu.

    Bristol -- lobby restaurant of the Four Seasons with a great lunch menu, not too exorbitant.

    Cafe at the Taj (fka the old Ritz) -- still doing the traditional New England brunch menu, with a lot of lunch items. Actually pretty fairly priced.

    Sel de la Terre -- waterfront Country French, a lunch-tilting brunch menu, very nice.

    Beacon Hill Bistro -- a good lunch on Saturday, more American than its French dinner menu, good prices for Beacon Hill.

    La Brace -- Italian chop house in the North End, fine grilled steaks, chops, and fish, excellent pastas and seafood, mid-priced.

    1. Reef Cafe for Lebanese -- try the dishes with their amazing garlic paste. Very inexpensive, but first-rate no less.

      New Shanghai or Shanghai Gate for classic dou jiang (soy bean milk) and you tiao (fried crullers) along with little dishes of Shanghainese appetizers, I like the shen1 jian1 bao1/pan fried dumplings.

      Volle Nolle for sandwiches (I like them all) or oatmeal with grilled bananas, candied walnuts and blackcurrants.

      1. This is going to be another crazy open-ended thread with 100+ listings. Anyway, I'd go to Eastern Standard for a reward-myself lunch. Actually I deserve such a lunch after I end this miserable diet.

        1. do one of the cooking class/lunch combos. there is one on saturday march 10 at radius.
          I like Sel de la Terre, Les Zyg, and Union (brunch on Saturdays) for lunch as well.

          1. I'm up for a nice Saturday lunch tomorrow too, and we've decided to go to Restaurant L in Louis Boston on Newbury. The lunch menu looks good. Anyone have any input?

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            1. re: Valyn

              have they reopened? I though they were under renovation till mid march...

              1. re: limster

                Thanks for the tip! I'll call first.