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NYers in Boston looking for Sat lunch recommendation

redygirlnyc Dec 2, 2008 01:08 PM

We're only going to have this one meal to pick for ourselves, so we want to see the best Boston has to offer...for lunch...looking forward to it!

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  1. rlh RE: redygirlnyc Dec 2, 2008 01:48 PM

    Neptune Oyster in the North End

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      macadamianut RE: rlh Dec 3, 2008 12:14 PM

      Yes, Neptune would be the one for me too! Raw oysters and lobster rolls... what else could you need?

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      emilief RE: redygirlnyc Dec 2, 2008 02:18 PM

      Kingfish Hall at Quincy Marketplace. Tourist area but the food is excellent.
      For a real and fancy Boston experience go to Locke-Ober. Very old Boston restaurant taken over a few years ago by Lydia Shire. Used to be a favorite of JFK's. Lobster stew, lobster savannah, elegant old Boston atmosphere. Do search on this board for discussion.

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        9lives RE: emilief Dec 3, 2008 12:38 PM

        I like Locke Ober for lunch...unfortunately, they only do lunch during the week. Oya is also not open for lunch.

        I like Neptune or the SDLT idea. There's a SDLT on the waterfront..in addition to the Mandarin, if you happen to be in that part of town.

      2. almansa RE: redygirlnyc Dec 2, 2008 04:50 PM

        I would agree with Neptune, but you can easily match the quality and substance of the experience in NYC. I'd go with Sel de la Terre in the Mandarin Hotel on Boylston. They're mighty consistent - at least in the Boston spots - and do a great lunch.


        I would respectfully disagree with Kingfish Hall for a coupla NY hounds.

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          kate used to be 50 RE: almansa Dec 2, 2008 06:18 PM

          definitely stay away from Kingfish Hall.

          Question - what part of the City will you be in? Neptune Oyster is a very good choice. Eastern Standard in Kenmore Square is also good eats/drinks.

        2. ecwashere7 RE: redygirlnyc Dec 2, 2008 07:01 PM

          o ya

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            bachslunch RE: ecwashere7 Dec 3, 2008 01:35 PM

            O Ya isn't open for lunch as far as I know. Their website gives dinner hours only.

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            pollystyrene RE: redygirlnyc Dec 2, 2008 07:28 PM

            No. 9 Park is very good and very Boston, right in Beacon Hill across from the State House. They don't usually serve lunch but are doing so this month.

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              hsquare2southend RE: pollystyrene Dec 3, 2008 02:43 AM

              I agree with No. 9 Park since they are doing lunch this month.

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                BBHound RE: hsquare2southend Dec 3, 2008 04:33 AM

                I would agree also but they are only serving lunch on weekdays.

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              lizbomze RE: redygirlnyc Dec 3, 2008 09:45 AM

              Sportello is now open on Saturdays, I believe. I heard lunch is fantastic.


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                sushidad RE: redygirlnyc Dec 3, 2008 02:05 PM

                Masa in the South End. Best Saturday "deal".

                1. steinpilz RE: redygirlnyc Dec 3, 2008 06:05 PM

                  I'll suggest Miracles of Science, part grill part beer bar (good fire grilled burgers, and a variety of sates, and good beers), located in the the impressive MIT campus-- the food is served on old lab benches, memorable and good. This speaks Boston to me as much as Neptune - and I'll enthusiastically recommend Neptune also!

                  How about Miracles of Science for lunch and Neptune for dinner (Neptune deserves a dinner I'd say)? Other places for dinner, not yet mentioned, would include Uni and Clio, Toro, Eastern Standard (maybe for brunch, similar to Balthazar).

                  I love places that have late lunches, 2-4pm, as an aside.

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