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FionaJane May 7, 2010 08:59 AM

Visting the Arboretum on Tuesday morning with two girlfriends. Any suggestions locally for a fun lunch after our visit?

  1. StevieC May 8, 2010 06:03 AM

    Doyle's on Washington Street is an institution. Anything lacking in the food (which is fine) is more than made up for by the atmosphere.

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      lergnom May 9, 2010 12:18 PM

      If you eat in the oldest part where the bar is. The rest of the rooms don't have the atmosphere.

    2. globalgourmand May 7, 2010 07:48 PM

      Bon Savor.

      El Oriental de Cuba would feel more fun though, I think.

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      Bon Savor
      605 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

      1. hiddenboston May 7, 2010 09:03 AM

        Centre Street Cafe in JP is a funky, offbeat place with decent food.

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        Centre Street Cafe
        669 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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          Locutus May 7, 2010 07:17 PM

          El Oriental De Cuba on Center St

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          El Oriental De Cuba
          416 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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            montuori May 8, 2010 03:42 PM

            Good lord, you'd be better off across the street at the Galway House or down the street at Costello's. Centre Street Cafe is overrated, overpriced, overpopulated, overly sweet crap.

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            Centre Street Cafe
            669 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

            Galway House
            720 Centre St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

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