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Why is lunch in Boston so hard to find?

birdy30 Mar 21, 2009 09:23 AM

I am going out to lunch tomorrow and then hitting up a movie. (or is it the other way around?) We may be at the Kendall or may go to Loew's on the Common. Problem is, where is a good place for lunch especially on a Sunday? Brunch may be an option but I would rather not go that route. Neptune would be the perfect spot but my friend doesn't like fish!

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    avial Mar 21, 2009 01:11 PM

    Marliave has a nice straightforward brunch menu. I think Bina has some reasonably affordable lunch items as well.

    1. Luther Mar 21, 2009 11:56 AM

      Kendall: MuLan, Izzy's, Atasca, or CBC
      Common: Chinatown

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      1. re: Luther
        anooks Mar 21, 2009 12:07 PM

        Fanieul Hall is a good bet, though a hike.

      2. MC Slim JB Mar 21, 2009 09:40 AM

        If you're headed for the Loews Boston Common, Chinatown is close by with many, many options. I have been spending a lot of time at Gourmet Dumpling House lately, which has a very extensive menu and is much-reviewed here. Nearby, in addition to dozens of Chinese options from all over, there's also banh mi, Vietnamese, Malaysian, Thai, Japanese (including shabu-shabu), Korean, and American Chinese.

        Beyond Chinatown, Jacob Wirth is a cool 19th-century tavern with good American pub-type fare.


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          tallullah Mar 21, 2009 09:25 AM

          CBC is open for lunch.

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