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Lunch by Hynes Convention Center

ChowingToo Mar 7, 2013 06:40 AM

Hi everyone, What are a few best picks for lunch with an old friend that are within a short walking distance of the Hynes Convention Center? Also, steer me away from anything bad?

  1. musteat Mar 7, 2013 06:58 AM

    While I am here trying to avoid a trip to Capital Grille, I cannot deny that their lunch is excellent and a good deal. They're in the Hynes.

    I would most recommend the lunch at L'Espalier -- IMHO the best lunch in Boston. They're two blocks (or so) away at the Mandarin. Lunch is also a fair deal there, much cheaper than dinner and of the same quality.

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    1. re: musteat
      KeyConcierge Mar 7, 2013 07:08 AM

      great pick with l'espalier, pricey of course but food wise at lunch this will be tough to beat.

    2. Steve Green Mar 7, 2013 07:12 AM

      Whenever I'm at Hynes, my choices are:
      1. Summer Shack. I know many people here don't like it, but coming from Vegas, to me it's great for a seafood fix. Good preps on the fish, and they also make a tasty meatloaf. Right across from the Sheraton at 50 Dalton. CORRECTION: Now closed for weekday lunch through April.
      2. Brasserie Jo. Love the food. Inconsistent service, though. Go left out the door of the Sheraton, and it's 2 short blocks away at 120 Huntington.
      3. Chilli Duck. Not fancy, but reliably good Thai, 829 Boylston.

      1. C. Hamster Mar 7, 2013 11:31 AM

        Brasserie Jo for sure

        Chili Duck

        La Voille

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          pemma Mar 8, 2013 06:41 AM

          If you're in the mood for Mexican, Casa Romero is pretty close. Also, Atlantic Fish is just about across the street.

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            Gabatta Mar 8, 2013 10:57 AM

            I worked across the street for a long time. Cafe Jaffa was (and is still) my favorite lunch in the area. It's casual, but good food.

            If going for a steakhouse option, I much prefer Abe & Louie's lunch over Cap Grille.

            Most options in the immediate area are pretty mediocre and overpriced.

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