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Anything new/recommended in Back Bay for a Saturday lunch? We're coming in from CT on a train to Back Bay station and want to meet our son for lunch. Any kind of good food, relaxed atmosphere, price doesn't matter, but not stuffy or pretentious. Any suggestions?

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  1. Does it need to be new? Coda, right around the corner from the train station, is a great place (albeit not new) for a casual lunch.

    http://www.codaboston.com/home

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    1. re: Blumie

      Coda looks great. I see they don't take reservations. Do you think there would be a wait for a seat on a Saturday for lunch?

      1. re: Noank Native

        I've never seen a big crowd at Coda for lunch, but I've only been in on weekdays. They do a brunch menu on Saturday and Sunday; luckily their excellent $10 burger is on that one. A good little place, right around the corner from the train station.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

    2. Met Back Bay just opened on nearby Newbury Street.
      Towne opened in the Fall.
      Both are lively and fun.

      www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

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      1. re: scotty27

        There is a new MET Back Bay, with very tasty burgers. The atmosphere if I recall is a bit clubby, though definitely not stuffy.