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Jan 30, 2011 08:55 AM

Back Bay new

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.

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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.

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

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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.