Weekday Lunch in South End
I have to run an errand later this week at the Wang Center. Since I'm relatively new to Boston (I live in Waltham), I would like to have lunch in the S End where I rarely visit. The only place I've dined at is Rocca.
I looked up a bunch of places recommended here, but many don't open for lunch on weekdays.
Cuisine and Cost is not a main concern. However, it needs to be within walking distance from the Wang Center, so I prefer places just S of the Pike, rather than all the way down near Mass Ave. Outside seating will be a bonus.
The only places I've come up with so far are:
I looked at B&G's menu - don't really like it.
Any thoughts on the above choices or others I should consider?
In the end, I went to POPS. I was leaning towards Aquitaine, but the menu items looked too heavy (I wasn't that hungry, plus it was so HOT today!). Butcher Shop's menu was very short w/very few choices. I looked at B&G - the price of Lobster roll had me running out the door.
It was so hot that I sat inside POPS. I had the wilted spinach salad w/steak - very nicely done. Service was kind of haphazard though. I didn't get there until 2 and it wasn't crowded, but I was served by 3 different staff during my lunch. Seemed like no one was really "in charge" of my table.
I also enjoy Aquitaine as well as Picco. Pop's probably has the best lunch food around. If you don't care about the cost, the Butcher Shop is very popular and there is a new Indian place, just past Union Park, but I don't know the name of it. I was going to try it for lunch, but got there too late. For real casual and decent food, The Garden of Eden is also fun, and has a real So. End feeling to it.
How about Flour? It's a bit of a walk from the Wang Center (just a bit more than a mile), but it's got great sandwiches and desserts. The lamb and curried tuna sandwiches are my favorites. They also have some outdoor seating if the weather is nice. It's a casual, order at the counter place though.