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Mar 2, 2010 10:07 AM

Romantic weekend lunch

We are coming to Boston for a 3 day anniversary get-away. Most of the plans are in place but I need recs for lunch on Friday and Saturday. Looking for somewhere we can linger over good food and wine.......any thoughts? Thanks.

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  1. Butcher Shop in the South End?

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    1. re: SaraASR

      Thanks. It is a nice idea but a little meat-heavy. Any other thoughts?

          1. re: justbeingpolite

            Neptune Oyster is great for lunch, but it is so busy that I wouldn't feel comfortable "lingering" there for very long.

      1. I absolutely love Locke Ober and it is a Boston dining institution. They recently started offering lunch again on the weekdays and I think that you would really enjoy it there for lunch on Friday. Dress code is strictly enforced.

        I also have enjoyed dinners at L'Espalier and have heard great things about their lunches, which are offered on Friday from 11:30-2:30 and Saturday from 12-1:45

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        1. re: CreativeFoodie42

          Neptune is great but I don't think of it as romantic; tables very closely spaced and on the loud side...worth a trip

          I'm a big fan of LO for lunch; had the lobster bisque and wiener schnitzelr ecently. They are also very good about having "short season" seafood like soft shell crab, shad roe, bay scallops. Classic Boston room.

        2. I'd go to Carmen in the North End, very cozy space with a good wine list and great food.

          1. SeldeLaTerre for wine and apps at the bar would be my choice. I like the location by the aquarium.

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            1. re: Pegmeister

              Thanks so much for the suggestions - I will certainly try them in the future. As it turns out my husband had booked just so-so, really trading on the name at this point. On the other hand dinner at No.9 Park was wonderful - great food, amazing wine list and excellent service. More than made up for a mediocre lunch.