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Best Boston Fancy Lunch

Mayflour Mar 31, 2010 06:29 AM

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. fmcoxe6188 Mar 31, 2010 06:41 AM

    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. Pia Mar 31, 2010 06:42 AM

      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.

      774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

      3 Winter Place, Boston, MA 02108

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      1. re: Pia
        fmcoxe6188 Mar 31, 2010 06:44 AM

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

      2. Suze123 Mar 31, 2010 07:49 AM

        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.

        774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

        8 High Street, Boston, MA 02110

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          BBHound Mar 31, 2010 08:02 AM

          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.

          75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Bristol Lounge
          200 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

          Via Matta
          79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

          1 Charles Street South, Boston, MA 02116

          75 Arlington St Ste Lbby, Boston, MA 02116

          1. hcbk0702 Mar 31, 2010 08:12 AM

            L'Espalier is pretty much it.

            774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

            1. yumyum Mar 31, 2010 08:16 AM

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


              215 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02114

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              1. re: yumyum
                Mayflour Mar 31, 2010 08:28 AM

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

                1. re: Mayflour
                  bgavin Mar 31, 2010 11:37 AM

                  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.

                  Via Matta
                  79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

                  Bistro du Midi
                  272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

                  1. re: bgavin
                    1red111 Apr 2, 2010 02:27 PM

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

                    Via Matta
                    79 Park Plaza, Boston, MA 02116

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                pixel girl Apr 1, 2010 02:26 PM

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

                Beacon Hill Bistro
                25 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114

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