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May 11, 2009 08:35 AM

Sit Down Lunch Spots; Financial District

Looking for a new spot, been to the usual suspects (Ivy, Max & Dylan's, Kingston Station, Elephant & Castle). Trying for within walking distance of Downtown Crossing, a casual place, nothing high-brow like Ruth's Chris. Any suggestions?

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  1. Don"t you know "lunch is for wimps." ..:)

    Seriously, you've hit most of the sit down spots near the FD.

    I'd add Sakura Bana, Cafe Marliave and Sel de la Terre..which I've been to and like.

    Good Life, Umbria are both in the area; but I haven't been lately. Brandy Pete's is 1 of the oldest FD eating spots; but I haven't been in years but maybe worth trying.

    Chinatown is a short walk.

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    1. re: 9lives

      Is Sel de la Terre pricy? It's around the corner from where I work, at International Place, and I've wanted to try it.

      1. re: resipsaloquitor

        I would call it mid priced. More than a deli sandwich but less than Ruth Chris.

        I find it to be a good business lunch spot if you don't want the pricier options.

    2. silvertone, sultan's kitchen, bina osteria (lunch is very reasonable there), bertucci's.

      1. If you go over to Broad St, you could try Mr. Dooley's.

        1. JJ Foley's has a decent lunch, in the bar food vein.

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          1. re: nsenada

            The Vault does good salads/ sandwiches and is reasonably priced

          2. Les Zyg and Sorriso both serve lunch (though I've only been for dinner/snacks/drinks)--more upscale than a pub but certainly not fancy.

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            1. re: cmd

              I've had lunch at Les Zyg and enjoyed it.

              not quite sitdown but Mantra has a good traditional Indian buffet...more $ than the non FD Indian places but worthwhile if you're craving Indian food and don't have time to travel far.

              Haven't been lately and can't vouch for it....Vinalia.