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Sep 1, 2011 10:32 AM

Lunch Recommendation near Mass Historical Society (Back Bay)

I am going to be in Boston for the day at the Mass Historical Society and am looking for a good lunch recommendation, as well as perhaps a recommendation for a place to grab a quick bite to bring on the train back home. It's located in Back Bay on Bolyston and Fenway. Would love a casual, but upscale place for lunch and then maybe a good salad/sandwich to bring on the train.


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  1. Brasserie Jo on Huntington is about a 3 block walk and might serve for lunch. I don't, off hand, know a good local sandwich shop right in that area, but the Au Bon Pain on Mass Ave across from Symphony Hall and the Whole Foods might do for a decent take on the train option.

    Brasserie Jo
    120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

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    1. re: teezeetoo

      That Au Bon Pain is gone but around the corner is Moby DIck House of Kebob with great Persian wraps.


    2. Not sure what you mean for an "upscale" lunch. Atmosphere? Maybe you want to go to Sonsie on Newbury St., about a 10 minute walk. I would go to Woody's on Hemenway St. for more of a casual comfortable atmosphere. You can get pizza, burgers, and sandwiches. All good.

      If you say what type of food you want, it will be easier to advise you. I do like Brasserie Jo but it is a bit out of the way.

      Though I haven't ordered sandwiches from the Pavement Cafe, others I know have, and think they're the best in the neighborhood. It's right on Boylston between Hemenway and Mass. Ave. You'll pass it on the way to the MHS. You might get one for the trip home.

      Brasserie Jo
      120 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02116

      121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903