I'm at a loss for where to take my brother and his wife (both in their late 20's) for lunch tomorrow. They're staying that the Hotel Commonwealth and want to eat along Newbury so they can combine their one free afternoon in Boston with some shopping. Normally, I'd suggest Petit Robert, Eastern Standard...or even a jaunt over to the South End but they have their heart set on that neighborhood.
I should also admit that the idea of going to Stephanie's, Sonsie or Vox gives me the willies.
Any ideas that include good location, reasonably priced and not a cookie cutter restaurant that will be mobbed by tourists? I'm drawing a blank here, folks.