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The Best Places for a Sit Down Lunch in Boston's Back Bay
Boston's Back Bay

The Best Places for a Sit Down Lunch in Boston's Back Bay

Have an important meeting with clients or team members? Just want to treat yourself at a fancy meal? Well, here's our top recs for your sit down lunch.
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Stephanie's on Newbury

Stephanie's on Newbury

Stephanie’s on Newbury is an institution in Boston when it comes to casual dining in the Back Bay. Located on one of Boston’s most fashionable streets and close to some of the city’s most upscale and popular shops and art galleries, Stephanie’s has been serving award-winning “sophisticated comfort food” in a relaxed, inviting atmosphere since 1994. Hint: try their famous Homestyle Macaroni and Cheese, Southern Style Fried Chicken or Meatloaf. 

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Address: 
190 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 236-0990

Hours:
Monday - Wednesday 7:30am - 12 am,
Thursday-Friday 7:30am-1am,
Saturday: 9am-1am, Sunday 9am - 11pm

Sonsie

Sonsie celebrates twenty-four years on Boston’s famous Newbury Street serving top-notch International cuisine. Sonsie boasts beautiful French doors that open up to a sidewalk cafe in season, as well as a European lounge with leather chairs and sofas. The mahogany bar serves some of the best martinis in town if you really want to "treat yourself" at lunch. Wink wink. They also have great brick oven pizzas.  

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Address:
327 Newbury St, Boston, MA 02115
(617) 351-2500

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8am-1am
Saturday-Sunday: 9:30-1am

Abe & Louie's

Abe & Louie's is your classic American steakhouse, offering prime aged Midwestern steaks and fresh seafood. They have an outdoor patio, great wine and beer list, and an awesome scene. 

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Address:
793 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
(617) 536-6300

Hours:
Monday-Friday: 11:30am - 11pm
Saturday-Sunday: 11am - 12am

Earl's Kitchen and Bar

Earl's Kitchen and Bar is a Canadian chain now with two locations near Boston. It's a fun, "upscale casual" dining restaurant and bar. But they get really creative with their menu depending on the time of year and time of day -  midweek for a quick business lunch, or on Friday night for drinks and dinner with coworkers.  

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Address:
800 Boylston St Unit 107, Boston, MA 02199
(857) 957-0949

Hours:
Monday - Tuesday: 11:30am - 12am
Wednesday-Thursday: 11:30am - 1am
Friday: 11:30am - 2am
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: 10am - 12am

The Palm Boston Financial District

The Palm

This high-end chain serves typical (but some of the best) steakhouse & seafood fare, in a dining room that feels more like an exclusive club. Definitely a power lunch spot so dress accordingly. 

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Address:
100 Oliver Street, Lobby Level, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 867-9292

Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 10pm
Saturday: 5-10pm
Sunday: 5-9pm

Central Wharf Co. Boston Financial District

Central Wharf Co.

If you're looking for a more casual bar atmosphere, Central Wharf Co. is a great spot. The space has floor to ceiling windows, nautical decor, and three bars on two floors. The food focuses on local ingrediants and the bar program has a strong craft beer selection. 

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Address:
160 Milk St, Boston, MA 02110
(617) 451-9460

Hours:
Open 7 days a week from 11am - 2am