I've received so many good recommendations for restaurants by reading these boards (just got home from Essex Seafood!) that I'm hoping the chowhounds can help me out.
I'm looking for a place to have lunch with a friend this Saturday. The place shouldn't be too loud so that we can catch up with each other. We're students, so I'd like to spend $20 per person or less. In terms of location, Back Bay/South End would be preferable, but we could hop on the T for something more interesting.