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Apr 24, 2011 06:29 AM

ladies lunch on newbury st.

Going to visit Sabatinos on Newbury St. to buy some truffle salt after reading about them. Would love to lunch somewhere special as my guest is a chef from out of town.Any ideas?

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  1. My suggestion is La Voile.

    La Voile
    261 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116

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    1. re: AGM_Cape_Cod

      OOh love their site-only open Fridays now for lunch though. May be able to do it, would love to have ideas for mid week lunch too.Thanks-

      1. re: majo

        if you want a long lovely lunch L'Espalier is fabulous. For a less formal lunch Parish Cafe is excellent. I'm actually ok with Abe and Louie's for good chowder, caesar salad, and fish.

        774 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02199

    2. just fyi, make sure you don't let that truffle salt sit around too long; loses its impact before long. you might also want to consider buying a small bottle of Urbani white truffle oil (at Formaggio South End or Fresh Pond.) Personally, i found this oil more flavorful and cost effective than the salt. Another fav truffle condiment of mine is the Honey Truffle Mustard from or at their San Fran shop in the Ferry Bldg.

      Your chef friend may enjoy the menu at Parish Cafe- the sandwiches were all created by various Boston chefs, and named for them.A number of excellent ones. The lovely cafe in the BostonPubLibr. got a good Globe review a while ago. Just a little further away, in the South End, Toro does lunch now and had been well liked on CH.(it is owned by one of Boston's most famous chefs, Ken Oringer of Clio.

      1704 Washington St, Boston, MA 02118

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      1. re: opinionatedchef

        One block down, on Boylston, would suggest Bistro du Midi; nice atmosphere, simple dishes by Robert Sisca, a former sous chef from Le Bernardin.

        Bistro du Midi
        272 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02116

      2. If it's nice out, why not try 29 Newbury Street where you can dine outside?

        29 Newbury
        29 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116