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Lunch near TD Garden-this Friday

michelep Apr 30, 2012 03:47 PM

Looking for a decent lunch spot in the vicinity of TD Garden for this Friday. My only restriction is no Italian food as we have a reservation in the North End for Friday evening..
Any suggestions?

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    michelep May 2, 2012 08:48 AM

    Thanks everyone for all of your help! Now I have too see if any of these places take a reservation!

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      devilham May 2, 2012 07:09 AM

      Grotto is not that far from there (I work in the area, and have taken a lunch there once or twice), and sets a nice plate of food. The Fours is solid pub food, but I have had some bad seafood experiences with them, so I would avoid that, but their sandwiches are pretty good.

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      1. re: devilham
        MC Slim JB May 2, 2012 10:01 AM

        I like Grotto, too, but it serves Italian food.


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          devilham May 2, 2012 10:59 AM

          That's true I suppose....I usually get the burger there for lunch, and there is nothing overtly italian about it, so I wasn't really thinking on that, but you are correct, it's alot of pastas and the like.....oh well....I tried!

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        BrettLove May 1, 2012 08:17 PM

        If it's just good, solid grub you're after (as opposed to an upscale, sit down luncheon), I'd suggest going the extra block or two to Center Plaza (Zo's/Greek, Latino's Cafe/Puerto Rican) or State St. (Sultan's Kitchen/Turkish) if you have the time. The North Station area isn't much of a dining destination. While technically, I suppose, Italian, perhaps Scampo (in the Liberty Hotel) might be a consideration if you did indeed prefer more of a dignified affair. If they serve lunch, Neptune Oyster isn't far either (for another sit-down choice).

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          Madrid May 2, 2012 08:57 AM

          Neptune Oyster opens at 11:30, does not take reservations, but getting there on the early side should help a lot. Lots better than the Fours....the North End is just a couple of blocks away.

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          pemma May 1, 2012 05:35 AM

          There are lots of sports bar/Irish bar type places around TD Garden. You aren't going to find anything that knocks your socks off, just your standard pub fare. The Fours is Ok.

          1. L2k May 1, 2012 05:02 AM

            Original Regina's. You can have pizza for lunch and Italian for dinner. I checked, it's ok.

            1. Beachowolfe Apr 30, 2012 08:08 PM

              Porter's and Kinsale are worth a look.

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