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“Fresh Food and Unique Menu”
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Plates
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Boston, MA
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fresh Food and Unique Menu”
Reviewed May 19, 2012

Deborah goes out of her way to create some unique lunchtime fare, including flatbread toasted sandwiches, specialty salads and more. For instance, this week, I enjoyed a gooey tuna melt wrapped in flatbread and grilled, served with sweet potato fries. I also had a crispy fried fish sub with asian slaw and chipoltle mayo served with tater tots. But she has all the usual sandwiches, salads and two or three fresh soups each day, also. And she encourages suggestions. They are located in a basement, but the decor is bright and airy, with a painted purple floor and pictures of Europe scattered around. She also has a sofa and easy chairs on one side to give a coffee house feel. Definitely worth the visit if you're tiring of the usual bagel sandwich. Expect a bit of a wait, though, if you arrive at the peak of the lunch hour - everything is made to order and even getting through the cashier line can be slow if they are crowded.

  • Visited May 2012
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Level 6 Contributor
177 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“You will be surprised”
Reviewed April 20, 2012

Plates is located in an office park. Most restaurants in office parks are boring yet reasonably priced. You get your standard fare and go back to your desk. Plates is an anomaly. While still cafeteria style, the service goes well beyond that. The food fresh and if they have the ingredients, you can have it your way. Not only have I been impressed, but so have many of the local residents I have recently learned. I decided to try it out one morning before embarking on my own commute. I had a custom made omelet, fresh juice and of course, a lot of coffee. I ran into a neighbor of mine who it turns out frequents Plates. Its good to know that all reasonable mines come to similar conclusions - Plates is a hidden gem!

  • Visited February 2012
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