Locke-Ober might be long gone and Downtown Crossing might be in all sorts of transition, but at least one bastion of shameless holiday revelry lives on: Grill 23. They launch their limited-time lunches today in tres-swank surroundings complete with 150 trees that take more than 100 hours to decorate. Oh yes, and the food: See the $39 menu straight ahead, then call your mom and ask her to take you to lunch.
Beef Brisket Chili
roasted chile cornbread, chipotle crema
Lolla Rossa & Pierre Robert
candied almonds, dijon-raspberry vinaigrette
roasted shiitakes, spicy beet mustard
prime beef, Yorkshire pork, parmigiano risotto
Boneless Fried Chicken
spicy cheddar, blue cheese dressing, coleslaw
Smoked Salmon & Falafel
on baguette, with spicy yogurt, cucumber salad & pickles
white chocolate-candy cane ice cream, bourbon chocolate sauce
pecan & gingersnap crumble
Lunch lasts until December 21 from noon until 1:30.
Related: Locke-Ober's Long Goodbye