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Rebecca's is overpriced and mediocre, but it's passable food. Cafeteria-style, though, so while it's quick and informal, it's not generally a place I'd take people to lunch.
The Parish Cafe, on the other hand, is really yummy and great for lunch, though admittedly crowded and sometimes a bit loud, especially on Fridays.
Other places I love for lunch around HMCo: Tealuxe, Pho Pasteur, Skipjack's, Legal's (both the one near Park Plaza and the one in the Pru), Bertucci's. There are at least 3 Thai places that are all decent; of those Thai Basil is probably the best but priciest. Stephanie's on Newbury is pretty yummy in an upscale and trendy sort of way; Laurel Bar and Grill has good food and is closer and less trendy, but the waitstaff is snotty. For something really fancy, I'd go to Icarus.