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May 8, 2007 08:33 AM

Distillery District

What are some good lunch places in the Distillery District on Mill Street that you can recommend?

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  1. why not mill st brew pub?

    1. It depends what you are looking for. The creperie has great stuff (same group as Perigee); the bakery does sandwiches and pies, and the pizza place next to that isn't bad. Moving up a bit, the Mill Street brew pub has a nice atmosphere and good patio, but the food won't rock your world. Pure Spirits has a decent and mostly well-executed menu, fairly reliable. Don't miss Soma Chocolate for dessert. Enjoy!

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      1. re: Snarf

        I *love* the bakery in the Distillery. The lamb kofta sandwiches with slaw in them are awesome! Their baguettes are really lovely, too.

      2. I wouldn't bother with Pure Spirits or the Boiler House. They are both expensive for what you get. There's also a new cafe open called Cafe Uno. It's across from a photo gallery, down from the furniture store Fluid Living. I've only had a dessert from there. It was fine, but nothing more. Hoping to try the food soon.

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        1. re: Lotus Seedling

          hm, what kind of food is it? more cafe sandwich style? or actual full meals?

          1. re: Lotus Seedling

            Went by there yesterday. It was later afternoon and at that time it seemed like they just had mini pizzas and stuff like that. We just had coffees so I don't know if there is a full restaurant-type menu at certain times. There is table service, though.

            The vibe is more "industrial cafeteria" than Balzac's, which I assume will be their main competition in the area. In all, I think it's much better use of the space than the Auto Grotto was, and they have a nice big patio, too.

          2. I'd suggest the Mill Street Brewery as well - great beer, good service, decent menu. Way better value then Pure Spirits or Boiler House.