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Breakfast on Marathon Day

Thornton's offers classic breakfast fare and is convenient. It's located on Huntington Ave across from the Pru and Christian Science Center, a short walk from Back Bay Station.

http://thorntonsboston.com/

Mar 31, 2014
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recs please for downtown stay 3 nights

Welcome to the 'hood. I live a couple of blocks from your hotel. Some logistical questions: Will you be traveling around for sight seeing? Will you have a car? Are you OK with public transit?

Your hotel is across Huntington Ave. from the Prudential Center, a large office/hotel/retail/apartment complex. There is one worthwhile place in the complex on the other side on Boylston St: L'Espalier. Worth going to although expensive. Reservations necessary.

The rest of the places in the immediate vicinity are mostly not fabulous. I would recommend Sorrelina on Huntington Ave. near Dartmouth St. Also, the restaurant in your hotel, Brasserie Jo, is good.

For breakfast, to avoid the cost of hotel breakfasts, go next door to Thornton's. It's one-half block west on Huntington Ave.

For something different for lunch, try the Salty Pig on Dartmouth St. across from Back Bay Station. Excellent charcuterie. About two blocks from your hotel.

Mar 23, 2014
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The Unbearable Classiness of Nick Varano

Do you mean the Motor Mart garage?

Mar 11, 2014
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Red Sauce Sundays at the Salty Pig

The new issue of Boston Magazine (March 2014, p. 99) has an article about this new (?) offering at this Back Bay restaurant. I went searching online but can't find any reference or menus etc. Even the restaurant website has nothing - only the regular menu. Anyone know anything about it? Good? Prices? Evening or also lunch? Thanks.

Feb 24, 2014
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Ginger Exchange (Symphony)

Bumping this thread again to learn if anyone has had more experience with Ginger Exchange across from Symphony Hall. We need really good restaurants in that area.

Feb 16, 2014
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Lunch recommendations for today?

Parish Café on Boylston between Arlington and Berkeley. Great inventive sandwiches in an informal atmosphere.

Jan 25, 2014
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Dtwn Court Date lunch

Red Hat, 9 Bowdoin St, for pub food.

Jan 23, 2014
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Paramount and Trident alternatives

Try Thornton's Restaurant on Huntington Ave across from the Christian Science Center.

http://thorntonsboston.com/

Jan 04, 2014
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Food near Dana Farber

Not a lot of great places near Back Bay Station but many are open Saturday because of the shopping activity. If you like charcuterie, The Salty Pig directly across Dartmouth St has interesting options. Coda on Columbus Ave near corner of Dartmouth is informal and tasty. Bruch fare (decent not great) would be available at Brownstone, three doors down from the station. Most if not all of the top restaurants in the area are closed for Saturday lunch, however.

Jan 02, 2014
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Red Sauce in Camberville

Second Out of the Blue. Good food and service and prices are quite reasonable.

Dec 19, 2013
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Commonwealth - Cambridge

Based on your comments, I looked up their menu on line. They apparently change their menu weekly but the on line version was only for early November. Anyway, the pastrami sandwich was no longer on the lunch menu. And the sides at dinner are now up to $10! Wow.

Dec 12, 2013
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Need Brunch help for last hurrah!

The Brookline Village area is quite close and has numerous restaurants, almost all of whom do take out. Brookline Family Restaurant does Turkish, Matt Murphys for Irish, Orinoco for Latin American and Cuttys for terrific sandwiches. There are also several good Italian spots in the area.

Dec 12, 2013
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Near The Lyric Theatre in Boston

Try Coda on Columbus Ave. near Dartmouth St.

www.codaboston.com

Dec 05, 2013
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Celebratory Lunch near Faneuil Hall

No. 9 Park is not open at lunch except between Thanksgiving and Christmas. If the ceremony falls into the time frame.....

Ruth's Chris Steak House in Old City Hall might work. The food is decent, not great, but the setting says celebration writ large.

Nov 16, 2013
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A Chowhound Challenge: Older, Finicky Theatre District edition

They also have a pre-theater pre-fix menu which would fit your time frame and would make it more affordable. Limited choices though.

Nov 11, 2013
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Dinner Back Bay

Depending on where your visitor is staying, he will be quite close to the South End restaurant area, which is centered around Clarendon and Tremont Streets. I like Hamersley's Bistro but there are many other spots also close to Back Bay hotels.

Oct 27, 2013
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Great lunch at Dwelltime

Where is it? Can't seem to find any info about it.

Jul 16, 2013
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Place for a meeting in Copley around 4:30pm?

Go around the corner to Columbus Ave and to Coda, a few doors down from the corner of Dartmouth. Basically a bar with good food. At that hour, it will be quiet enough.

Jan 18, 2013
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Myakka River Oyster Bar - Venice

Anyone have any experience with this place? We hear it is quite good.

Jan 16, 2013
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Seeking suggestions for festive holiday weekday lunch for 4 colleagues in December

No. 9 Park does lunch (or did last year) between Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Nov 08, 2012
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Boston Dish of the Month (Oct 2012) - Voting

APPLE DISHES

Sep 29, 2012
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Saturday Brunch in Cambridge or Somerville?

Ball Square Cafe in Ball Square, Somerville, does brunch 7 days a week.

Sep 24, 2012
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Three days in Boston

What hotel are you staying at?

Sep 24, 2012
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Lunch in the Back Bay

Another option is Coda, technically in the South End but just around the corner from the Back Bay convention hotels. It's on Columbus Ave. near Dartmouth St. Not that crowded at lunch time and tables can be pushed together to accomodate 12. Not normally considered a business lunch destination - too informal but maybe not for your group. Same owners as the Salty Pig.

Sep 23, 2012
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September 2012 Boston Dish of the Month - Voting

GAZPACHO

Aug 30, 2012
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Brunch Near the Hynes?

Abe & Louie's has a good brunch menu and is located quite close to the Hynes. Not a lot of veg options though.

Aug 15, 2012
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Where to Eat after a Matinee Ballet at Boston Opera House--Recommendations??

Petit Robert Central is quite close and serves all day.

Aug 15, 2012
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August 2012 Boston Dish of the Month: Voting Thread - TIE BREAKER

GAZPACHO!

Jul 27, 2012
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August 2012 Boston Dish of the Month: Voting Thread - TIE BREAKER

Gazpacho

Jul 26, 2012
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Need a suggestion for a formal business dinner. Hopefully with an interesting menu.

Slim's suggestion of Davio's is a good one and would fit your needs.

Feb 10, 2012
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