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Theatre district lunch

chcogal Apr 9, 2013 05:40 AM

Reasonable cost?

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  1. hotoynoodle RE: chcogal Apr 9, 2013 05:41 AM

    silvertone, montien, penang, pho pasteur.

    1. MC Slim JB RE: chcogal Apr 9, 2013 05:50 AM

      Dumpling Cafe, jm Curley, Xinh Xinh, Stoddard's (Thu-Fri only).


      1. Niblet RE: chcogal Apr 9, 2013 01:03 PM

        Last week I got the grilled fish tacos from appetizer menu at Rock Bottom. That and a house red beer, really great.

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          mkfisher RE: chcogal Apr 9, 2013 01:09 PM

          My usual cheap lunch spot is New Shanghai. Ate there today in fact.

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            MC Slim JB RE: mkfisher Apr 10, 2013 09:04 AM

            Lunchtime mapo tofu from New Shanghai a few weeks ago: wicked ma la!


          2. C. Hamster RE: chcogal Apr 9, 2013 04:22 PM


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              snowcone RE: chcogal Apr 11, 2013 08:08 AM

              There is a new spot called Abby Lane. The food is great and service is wonderful. They have small plates that you can order to keep the cost down, and what I appreciate is you can order how many sliders you want, so you're not overpaying for an order of three - you can just order one.
              They have great flatbread pizzas and a really varied menu.
              Will also ditto that Chinatown is close by with so many options and I also like the Malaysian restaurant Penang.

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                hotoynoodle RE: snowcone Apr 11, 2013 02:28 PM

                my experience at abby lane was so dreadful, the food and wine list both so uninspired, i will never go back. it felt like a mid-western strip mall restaurant.

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                  MC Slim JB RE: hotoynoodle Apr 11, 2013 02:41 PM

                  Having walked by the other day and scanned the menu, I would never have guessed that Jason Santos of Dedo, Gargoyles, and Blue Inc. had anything to do with Abby Lane.


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                    hotoynoodle RE: MC Slim JB Apr 11, 2013 02:55 PM

                    we went specifically because of santos. i was shocked at the overall mediocrity. he is stooping to the lowest of common denominators for a captive pre-theater demographic.

                    i see plays in that neighb often. too bad.

              2. gini RE: chcogal Apr 11, 2013 01:35 PM

                Mei Sum for a Bahn Mi (too cheap?).

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                  marilu RE: chcogal Apr 11, 2013 02:34 PM

                  Intermission Tavern on Tremont Street? I have only been there for a dinner after a comedy show at the Wilbur, but it was good and I didn't think too pricey.

                  We sat at the bar. I would go back if I was in that area for a show again.

                  You would have to check to see if they do lunch. I don't know.

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