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Jun 23, 2008 07:40 PM

How is Coda on Columbus Ave?


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  1. I like Coda. It's a casual spot with good food at quite reasonable prices. The only thing is that the menu can be heavy for the summer months and I haven't really noticed any changes.

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      1. I haven't been since April, but I love the place. Food is delicious, not overpriced, service is swell and the bar is perfect.

        1. Interior looks like someone went on an Ikea shopping spree.
          I've only been there for lunch and the chicken sandwich I had was forgettable.

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          1. re: FastTalkingHighTrousers

            Not to cause a sidetrack, but can you name an unforgettable chicken sandwich in Boston? This board has a lot of discussions about burgers, hotdogs and pizzas, but I rarely see a chicken sandwich recommendation. I think the reason for that is that chicken sandwiches are inherently forgettable.
            Oh, and I quite like Coda. Search for previous discussions....there has been numerous mentions of the burger and the mac+cheese.

            1. re: jonship

              Easily: Chacarero has not only the best chicken sandwich in Boston ... but it is quite possibly the best sandwich in Boston period.
              I wish I could remember more about the sandwich I had at Coda. It sounded great on the menu but def. didn't live up.
              Like I said, I've only been there for lunch so my experience is clearly limited. Which is why I posted the link choc-full of positive reviews.

              1. re: FastTalkingHighTrousers

                Fair enough. I think I've only ever had the beef/chicken combo at Chacarero.

              2. re: jonship

                The Hill Tavern has a great chicken sandwich. There are times when they get the proportions a little off, but generally a memorable sandwich. This is the "Chicken Sandwich" on focaccia, not another chicken sandwich on the menu.

                1. re: jonship

                  Chicken banh mi at Pho Viet, Super 88 food court, Allston. Superb, right up there with Chacarero among my very favorite sandwiches.

                  1. re: MC Slim JB

                    I guess I just needed to be a little more imaginative. I was thinking of all those lame dry as a bone chicken breasts on a bun with limp lettuce and nasty tomato at a lot of bars/pubs.