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