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Best Boston Fancy Lunch

Looking for a fancy lunch spot downtown for this Friday. It has to be lunch- no baby sitter available for the evening. Does No. 9 Park do lunch? Lockober? Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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  1. No 9 only does lunch during the holiday season- aside from a monthly "ladies who lunch" series that they put on. Lock Ober does lunch. Also- L'espalier and Sel de la Terre have lunch menus as well.

    1. I'm pretty sure No. 9 and Locke-Ober no longer do lunch (except L-O did for Restaurant Week). Since you specified "fancy," I'd suggest L'Espalier.

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      L'Espalier
      774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

      Locke-Ober
      3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

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      1. re: Pia

        Oops youre right- Locke Ober doesnt do lunch normally. I kept seeing emails for it- but was for RW. My apologies.

      2. Radius does lunch. You might run into a bit of a business crowd, but the service is great. Still, I'd go for L'Espalier.

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        L'Espalier
        774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

        Radius
        8 High Street, Boston, MA 02110

        1. Some of the better restaurants in the Park Square area offer lunch. I like Davios in that area; Avila and Via Matta are also good. The Bristol Lounge at the Four Seasons would work as well as the Cafe at the Taj.

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          Davio's
          75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Bristol Lounge
          200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Via Matta
          79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

          Avila
          1 Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

          Davio's
          75 Arlington St Ste Lbby, Boston, MA 02116

          1. L'Espalier is pretty much it.

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            L'Espalier
            774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

            1. Scampo would be my choice. Not necessarily Locke Ober fancy, but certainly spendy. Felt like a splurge to me.

              http://www.scampoboston.com/menu_lunc...

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              Scampo
              215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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              1. re: yumyum

                Doesn't have to be L'Espalier fancy...perhaps just very tasty and very nice. Thanks to all!

                1. re: Mayflour

                  Take a look at Via Matta - I have always had good lunches there (three times in past two years).
                  In the past month, I have had lunch twice at Bistro du Midi and on the bases of those lunches, I am (a) bringing my out of town sister here this evening and (b) adding this to my top three places in Boston.

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                  Via Matta
                  79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

                  Bistro du Midi
                  272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

                  1. re: bgavin

                    Second on Via Matta. Upscale casual with outdoor seating. I usually get the Chicken Milanese.

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                    Via Matta
                    79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

              2. Beacon Hill Bistro does a really nice lunch as well. Great atmosphere, and classic food. One of my favorite lunch spots in the city!

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                Beacon Hill Bistro
                25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114