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Cheese plate for lunch in downtown Boston?

rebeccact Feb 1, 2013 06:09 AM

A lovely workfriend and I share birthdays in the same week and also both LOVE cheese. Our plan is to take ourselves out to a sumptuous cheese plate lunch somewhere near our work-- which is right near Faneuil Hall. I noticed Mariave has a pretty extensive cheese menu-- do people think that would be good? Anywhere in the North End? Other suggestions? Thanks!

  1. BostonZest Feb 1, 2013 07:56 AM

    If you really want a cheese plate to remember consider a quick greenline trip to the Back Bay and reserve a couple of chairs in the Salon at L'Espalier.

    It's one of the best cheese programs around.


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    1. re: BostonZest
      rebeccact Feb 1, 2013 10:30 AM

      Thanks-- I would love to do a cheese tasting at L'Espalier at some point, but I think we are both looking for something in walking distance from our work as well as something potentially less pricey. But cheese at L'Espalier is definitely on the long-term to do list!!

      1. re: BostonZest
        catsmeow Feb 1, 2013 11:50 AM

        Second L'Espalier's cheese plate!

        1. re: catsmeow
          rebeccact Feb 1, 2013 12:08 PM

          Ok, just looked at the Salon menu-- should have done that right away! I was thinking of the cheese tasting night, but this seems more within our budget. Thanks!

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        mvi Feb 1, 2013 11:10 AM

        Pierrot Bistro Francais has cheese plates that are really popular. It's right down the street from Fanueil Hall at 272 Cambridge Street, almost across from MGH.

        Be sure to check out Harry's Cheese and Cold Cuts on Blackstone Street for a take out cheese picnic when the weather gets better. They have an amazing selection of cheese and the prices can not be beat.

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