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Lunch near the Arnold Arboretum

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

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  1. 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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    1. re: hiddenboston

      El Oriental De Cuba on Center St

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

      1. re: hiddenboston

        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

      2. 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. 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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          1. re: StevieC

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