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vermont Feb 4, 2010 10:49 AM

Hi all,

I'm heading down to Boston tomorrow morning for a conference for work, and we're looking for reasonably priced recommendations within walking distance of the Boston Park Plaza Hotel for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Any must hits? I promise to reciprocate with Vermont recommendations if any of you head up north anytime soon!

  1. Monty Feb 4, 2010 10:55 AM

    Erbaluce for dinner. It's right across the street from the Park Plaza hotel.

    1. c
      chuck s Feb 4, 2010 11:04 AM

      Charlie's Sandwich Shop abut a 10 minute walk up Columbus Ave, a Boston institution. The Parish Cafe for lunch, interesting sandwiches in a hip, city scene. For dinner there's lots on Tremont in the South End.

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        ChocolateMilkshake Feb 4, 2010 02:24 PM

        Just FYI, the Parish Cafe is closed until Feb 8 for renovations.

      2. b
        BBHound Feb 4, 2010 11:37 AM

        Mike and Patty's is a small breakfast and lunch place about two blocks from your hotel in Bay Village (Church St). Good stuff.

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          jpcat Feb 4, 2010 11:48 AM

          Also accross the street (79 Park Plaza) is Via Matta. Good for dinner and or drinks.

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          1. re: jpcat
            nsenada Feb 4, 2010 01:36 PM

            2nd Via Matta.

          2. C. Hamster Feb 4, 2010 11:51 AM

            Davio's is right across the street and serves both lunch and dinner.

            1. h
              hunterboston Feb 4, 2010 12:22 PM

              Avila at 1 Charles St. is another option. But I second Via Matta.

              1. v
                vermont Feb 4, 2010 12:58 PM

                Thanks, everyone! This sounds great. I'm hungry already.

                1. TrishUntrapped Feb 4, 2010 01:24 PM

                  Hey Vermont, I'm going to the convention too. You got some good rec's so I can't really add any, except I don't care for McCormick & Schmick's which is in the hotel, but others in my group seem to like it.

                  We had dinner last year at Davio's across the street. Food was good but very expensive, and we aren't going back this year. It's easy to grab coffee in the morning right in the hotel lobby. This year, weather permitting, we are going to try to take a group with us to the North End (via the T), otherwise we'll stick close by.

                  Good luck at the awards ceremony!

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