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Lunch options near Hynes?

I have a conference at the Hynes Convention Center and at the Sheraton Boston -- any lunch recs nearby?

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  1. I'd recommend the Other Side Cosmic Cafe for something cheap and interesting (if that's what you're looking for). It's on the corner of Newbury St. and Mass Ave.

    1. If you're in a hurry, there is the Food Court at the Prudential Center which is fairly good for a food court.The Top of the Hub (also in the Prudential Center) is a great time and they have excellent food, but TotH is a bit on the pricey side. It's best if you don't mind splurging a bit. If you are in the mood for Thai there is the always excellent Chili Duck on Boylston St across the street from the Prudential Center. Joe's All American is on Newbury St and they are quite good too (though a little pricey). If you are in the mood for sushi there is Sushi Express on Newbury St (for relatively cheap sushi) and Douzo for more expensive sushi. There are a lot of dining options in the area. If I had to choose one I would more likely than not go to Chili Duck.

      1. bukowski's for beer and a burger, brasserie jo for alsatian and cafe jaffa for middle eastern

        1. Bangkok City on Mass. Ave (down just a couple of blocks from the Hynes) has pretty damn good Thai. Just be sure to ask the waiter or waitress for the "Thai menu" when you're seated. It's the authentic stuff.

          1. If you feel like taking a short walk, Cafe Amsterdam on Columbus Avenue has excellent sandwiches and subs, and decent desserts. It's a tiny little corner spot in the South End, about 3 blocks south of the Prudential Center. Their chicken parm roll-up is really, really good.

            1. Steve's right off of newbury is very close, affordable, and delicious. It's greek food but has plenty of tame American options, burgers, salads, etc. I like their moussaka. Casual atmosphere but not a fast food joint or a greasy spoon. Lunch will run you about from $5-12.

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              1. re: skess

                Second Steve's - I used to work a few blocks away and it was my regular "treat" lunch. (Not so much in terms of price - prices are great - but I had a 30-minute lunch break and 5 minutes walk there and back left little time to order and eat, so I could only do it when treating myself to a slighlty longer break!) Wonderful house-made potato chips with the souvlaki sandwich.

                Kashmir on Newbury Street has a pretty decent Indian buffet. Bostone Pizza, also on Newbury, is newish and popular on this board. Good slices, both Neapolitan and a wide variety of Sicilian.

              2. Abe & Louie's on Boylston across the street practically from Hynes has a great burger!

                1. The food court at the Pru is actually really good (relative to other food courts). I used to work at a store at the Pru and really didnt mind eating there. Le Poulet has the BEST rotisserie chicken! If you want more of a restaurant type place there are definitely a lot of options in the vicinity. Just depends what you are looking for. Atlantic Fish is great for seafood, Steve's (on Newbury) is awesome. Also, Piattini on Newbury has great paninis and salads. There are a myriad of options in that area!

                  1. Cafe Jaffa on Gloucester Street is a good spot for lunch and always seems to have a solid crowd of regulars. Reasonably priced and good food--try the potato bourekas and don't forget to bring breath mints. LOTS of garlic!

                    Chili Duck on Boylston is great for Thai. Pretty standard Thai food, location is below street level.

                    Having worked on Newbury Street for almost a decade I am a sucker for Stephanie's. Lunch on their "patio" with a good cocktail on a beautiful Spring day really can't be beat.

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                    1. re: bizzy50

                      i agree about stephanie's. i normally hate that place, but there is definitely something about sitting outside there in the summer that just ropes you in haha.