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May 13, 2008 11:43 AM

good lunch place around public garden

If somebody knows good place on Beacon st, or Boylston st. or in that area close to Public Garden please share this information with me. Thanks.

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  1. Dewpends on what type of meal or price.

    Upscale sandwiches are at the Parish Cafe on Boylston near Arlington.
    Bistro fare is at Beacon Hill Bisto on Charles.
    Top line is at the Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons.

    There are many other spots in the area surrounding the Park Plaza Hotel.

    Beacon Hill Bistro
    25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

    Parish Cafe
    361 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116

    Bristol Lounge
    200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

    1. The Parish Cafe on Boylston is close and good
      - outdoor seating
      - good sandwhiches, inspired by city's best chefs
      - bit pricey though

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      1. You're also a stone's throw from Chinatown, where you can get a number of tasty, chowish lunches for short money. Searching the board would be your best bet, but a few ideas to get the ball rolling: Xinh Xinh, Hong Kong Eatery, Mei Sum, Chau Chow, East Ocean City, Wing's Kitchen.

        1. Thanks to everyone for advice. What I ment by "close" is walking distance close (not more than 1/2 a mile). My husband is disable person and can't be on his feet for a long time. And we are trying not to use a car because of the parking difficulties. Seems that Chinatown is located further than that. We planed to visit Trinity Church, Public Garden, Gibson House museum, so we're looking for a place to eat around that area.

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          1. re: pyatachok

            I agree with Parish Café; it's between Trinity and the Garden.

            1. re: lergnom

              Definitely. Tasty "celebrity chef" sandwiches and a really nice patio make it a reliable crowd pleaser, and it's right in your preferred area.

          2. Parish is very good but if you are at trinity you'll be close to the Boston Public Library which has a very nice restaurant as well

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            1. re: teezeetoo

              If it's a beautiful day, the courtyard is one of the nicest places to sit in Boston. Especially if the fountain is running. I sometimes take a sandwich in, get coffee at the snack shop (next to the more formal restaurant) and eat outside.