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Fashionable Lunch Saturday Newbury St

row May 16, 2007 05:43 AM

Recommend a fashionbly tasty lunch for a visitor of the NYC fashion police.

  1. tatamagouche May 16, 2007 05:51 AM

    Hm, is that a command? Do they care about food or just about people watching? If the former, if it's open for lunch on Saturdays, Boston Public at Louis Boston (the address is Berkeley St. but it's at the corner of Newbury). Pino Maffeo used to cook w/ Patricia Yeo at AZ, I believe. Sort of a rarified, Asian-inflected steakhouse. Bouchee's also a decent choice, w/ streetside patio.

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    1. re: tatamagouche
      hotoynoodle May 16, 2007 09:15 AM

      if you don't care about the food, and just the fashion, you could have lunch on the patio at armani cafe.

      piattini has its fans here too.

      other than the above suggestions, newbury st. is a culinary wasteland.

      1. re: tatamagouche
        kittychow May 16, 2007 11:50 AM

        "Hm, is that a command?" I'm LMAO.

        I'd second Boston Public at Louis Boston and add Sonsie.

        1. re: tatamagouche
          SpicyBoston May 16, 2007 01:37 PM

          I'd vote for Piattini or Bouchee but generally agree that Newbury, while full of eye candy is a dearth of food options. I'd seriously advise against Sonsie. My last 2 visits (there will be no more) were terrible. The produce was dull, and the service was inattentive and just all-around terrible.

        2. l
          lasiciliana May 16, 2007 09:48 AM

          Piattini, Stephanie's, Armani Cafe, Louis Cafe, Sonsie...all on Newbury Street

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          1. re: lasiciliana
            Rubee May 16, 2007 11:58 AM

            Cafe Louis had become Restaurant L (2004?), and is now Boston Public Meat.

          2. l
            linz May 17, 2007 02:09 PM

            sonsie=fashion. it's true.

            1. b
              Boston Scene May 21, 2007 11:03 AM

              OK not everything is garbage, but it is give or take you get location, but not always quality. If you want to people watch at a trendy restaurant pick any of them with a patio.

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