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Mar 11, 2014 08:41 AM

Blue Dragon for lunch-crowded?

Do you think it will be hard to get a table at noon on Weds or Thurs of next week? There will 4 of us and we are on a somewhat tight time schedule.

Most of the earlier threads were about dinner and the few on lunch didn't mention timing.

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  1. The only guidance I have is limited: It's always very easy to get a table for lunch on a Saturday there, but weekdays might be different because more office workers are in the area.

    1. I've only gone in the afternoon window, 2-5pm; it's quiet then. Limited menu: soups, salads, bahn mi.

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      1. re: MC Slim JB

        Quiet as in slow or quiet as in not loud? Since the owner said, "If it's too loud, you're too old," I decided to spend my old money in other places.


        1. re: BostonZest

          Quiet as in very few customers and so hardly any noise.

      2. I work in the area and we go at 11:30 to avoid the lunch crowd there that shows up around noon. It has been a couple of months since I went so maybe the crowds are less now that the initial hype has died down.

        1. I've gone early or late - but it's generally pretty bustling in the 12-12:30 timeframe. I'd try to get in early to beat the rush if you have a group and a tight timeframe.

          1. Went there on a Tuesday for a work lunch and the place was packed by 12:30pm....they don't take reservations and we couldn't sit until our whole party was there(we were meeting people who were arriving from out of town and I hate when restaurants do this). We fortunately got to sit after our party arrived only because there were 6 of us and it was the only table they had open. Food is absolutely yummy. Service was pretty decent, but we did have to ask a few times for a few things. Get there early or expect to wait and make sure your entire party is together when you walk in.

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            1. re: bostongal

              We've moved a discussion about restaurants not seating incomplete parties to the Not About Food board. You can join that thread at