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Lunch on Saturday - Copley Square?

shines Nov 9, 2007 03:39 AM

We, my husband and I, are heading into Boston for a quick getaway - an overnight stay at the Westin Copley Place - next Saturday. I have some ideas for dinner but have got absolutely nothing for lunch. Anyone have any ideas?

Lunch - Walking distance from the hotel would be good but T accessible would work too. Something fun, good food, good beer/cocktails. I figure we'll just be walking around town, so anything from Copley Place to the North End would work.

Dinner - My ideas are: Prezza (been), Taranta (been), Sorrellina (never been) and Icuras (never been, got the idea from the recent Grotto/Icuras thread). Price not a factor although I'd like to keep it from being ridiculous, love italian (that's obvious), looking for great food and great wine. Which would you pick and why?


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  1. Spiritchaser RE: shines Nov 9, 2007 03:55 AM

    Tapeo on Newbury.

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      C. Hamster RE: Spiritchaser Nov 9, 2007 07:36 AM

      I dont think they do lunch, do they?

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        Spiritchaser RE: C. Hamster Nov 9, 2007 08:01 AM

        Saturday yes, all others, no.

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          C. Hamster RE: Spiritchaser Nov 9, 2007 08:23 AM

          Too bad.


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      cambridgeMike RE: shines Nov 9, 2007 05:38 AM

      i'd do the Parish Cafe for lunch. great sandwiches

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        BBHound RE: shines Nov 9, 2007 06:29 AM

        Four blocks south of your hotel on Tremont St. is Aquitaine, a very good French bistro that has a great brunch and is a particularly good deal on Saturday.


        569 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02118

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          Kate Sylvester RE: shines Nov 9, 2007 08:20 AM

          Atlantic Fish Co.
          Haru - new sushi
          Bouchee- French

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            lorpa RE: shines Nov 9, 2007 08:35 AM

            All of the above sound good. For lunch, it'd be fun to wonder around the North End. My picks are Rabia's, 73 Salem st., and Limoncello, 190 North st. For dinner, directly across from your hotel, is Sorellina, up-scale Italian: pretty dining room, wonderful food, seamless sevice.

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              Bostonbob3 RE: shines Nov 9, 2007 09:57 AM

              Abe & Louie's makes a damn good burger. Sit at the bar, have a few drinks, have a burger...

              1. Dr.Jimbob RE: shines Nov 11, 2007 06:36 AM

                Many on this group don't like Tapeo on Newbury. I'm with spiritchaser for adoring it for Spanish tapas. In the summer, it's great for people watching from a sidewalk table, though it'll probably be packed in next weekend. Parish Cafe is decent, but I don't know that I'd think of that as a destination type place.

                If you're looking to stay convenient to the Westin Copley, the northern-most reaches of the South End isnt that long of a walk away. There's the Butcher Shop and B&G Oysters, for instance, if some No. 9 Park type food is to your taste.

                The list is endless if you're T-willing. For good Italian, the first thoughts would include Grotto and Panificio in Beacon Hill, choose-your-poison in the North End (http://www.chowhound.com/topics/448599 is an excellent recent survey), and Trattoria Toscana in the Fens.

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