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SF Hound visiting Boston, lunch recommendations for Memorial Day?

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SF Hound visiting Boston, lunch recommendations for Memorial Day?

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greymalkin | | May 1, 2013 11:57 PM

I will be visiting Boston over Memorial Day weekend and hope to have a nice lunch on Monday, Memorial Day with some friends. The fact that it's a lunch, a Monday, *and* a holiday has taken a lot of restaurants off the list, to my dismay. I'm not very familiar with Boston and would greatly appreciate any tips.

I will be staying near Lechmere Square. Is that East Cambridge? I tried searching but as I don't know the neighborhoods it was hard to know which areas to search under for nearby recommendations. I've already read through these links:
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/886594
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/848211

Any cuisine or most price points are fine. I'm comfortable dropping up to $75/pp (excluding drinks) on lunch if the food warrants it. Fancy tasting menus would be fun. But family diner and hole in the wall places are totally fine too. My friends will be driving in from outside of Boston so they will have a car, but I don't want to travel too far as I have to be back at my hotel after lunch. But if it's worth a drive, I'll happily consider it.

If it helps, I will be dining at TW Food later that night. Catalyst looked great but they are closed that Mon.

Area 4 and Abigail's are open for lunch on Memorial Day, would you recommend either of them?
http://www.areafour.com/menu/
http://abigailsrestaurant.net/menu/

Thanks in advance!

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