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How is Coda on Columbus Ave?

bricabrac Jun 23, 2008 07:40 PM


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  1. lissy RE: bricabrac Jun 24, 2008 05:08 AM

    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.

    1. C. Hamster RE: bricabrac Jun 24, 2008 08:57 AM

      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. FastTalkingHighTrousers RE: bricabrac Jun 24, 2008 12:36 PM

        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
          jonship RE: FastTalkingHighTrousers Jun 24, 2008 12:45 PM

          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
            FastTalkingHighTrousers RE: jonship Jun 24, 2008 12:58 PM

            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
              jonship RE: FastTalkingHighTrousers Jun 24, 2008 01:05 PM

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

            2. re: jonship
              Alcachofa RE: jonship Jun 24, 2008 12:59 PM

              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
                MC Slim JB RE: jonship Jun 24, 2008 02:36 PM

                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
                  jonship RE: MC Slim JB Jun 24, 2008 02:49 PM

                  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.

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