What's your favorite Friday lunch spot?
Manhattan CHer here who's coming up to Boston tomorrow for a long weekend. Friday I'll be having lunch by myself and am looking for something very tasty. Price/location don't really matter; I just want to experience something delicious I can't have in NYC.
I'm staying in Back Bay, but willing to travel. Myers + Chang or L'Espalier piqued my interest so far, but would love other suggestions.
You're going to be hard pressed to find something you can't have in NYC (M&C and L'Espalier included).
That being said, I enjoy a weekday lunch at the bar at Coppa, and it is a nice environment for dining solo. They have a good patio space as well. Coppa is just around the corner from M&C, and both are open through the afternoon. If you have time for a leisurely lunch, you could do a few plates at each. That area is easily walkable from the Back Bay if you wanted to walk off some of the food afterward.
L'Espalier is a good value for lunch IMO.
I also agree with the Coppa, L'Esplaier and Row 34 suggestions.
My favorite leisurely lunch if I am working from home and have some time to burn is still Neptune Oyster though, especially if I can get there close to opening time. West Bridge is another place I frequent for lunch because it is around the corner, convenient and great.
A leisurely lunch at L'Espalier is always a sybaritic treat. I think Row 34 is terrific and the oysters are grand. Completely Boston might be unpretentious steamers and lobster sandwich at Alive 'n Kickin which is a seafood joint with a funky outside patio in Cambridge. Have a great sandwich and people watch outside in Back Bay at the Parrish Café on Boylston near the Commons.
Are there a lot of Greek/Middle Eastern options in NYC? My favorite go-to places for lunch in the Boston area in that category: Greek Corner in Cambridge, Farm Grill in Newton, Garlic n Lemons in Allston, Esperia Grill in Brighton. None of these places are fancy. Greek Corner is waiter service, the others are all counter service. All are delicious!