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May 22, 2002 11:14 PM

Metro West Dining help needed!

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Can anyone help me out here in Ashland? Is there anything resembling good dining out in this area that is not ethnic? I've been to plenty of good assorted Asian, Indian,or whatever places, as well as some decent Italian, but still cannot come up with anything French/Continental/American that is decent. Excepting Blue Ginger, of course. R Place was a disappointment, as was the Equinox Grill. Rat Pack is a joke. Red Clay was decent but closed. Sherborn Inn a yawn. Sure, I could head into Newton or Waltham, but I am hoping to find something a bit closer.

Any help?

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  1. Hey Hank,
    Haven't been in a while, but used to enjoy Finnerty's on Rt. 27 in Wayland, near the Natick line. Might not be exactly what you are looking for, but then again...

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    1. re: Alan H

      Went to Finnery's a few years back. Felt like the youngest person there. And I'm 44.

    2. How about Lumiere in West Newton? It's right off the Pike.

      1. I also live in Ashland. I feel your pain.With or without the kids. Within 30 minutes we like
        17 Summer, Maynard
        Romaines, Northboro,
        Sahara, Worcester
        Blue Ginger, Wellesley
        Hesa, westboro

        1. I feel your pain. I lived for many years in Milford, and the total absence of a decent upscale restaurant near home was one of the reasons I was not disappointed to leave!!

          1. Here's a hidden gem right in Ashland: the Oregon Club. The house it's in used to be a speakeasy. From the outside it doesn't look like much more than a run-down house (which, I guess, is what a speakeasy should look like). But the food is excellent. We haven't had a bad meal there yet.


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            1. re: dchase

              WOW! Thanks for sharing that tip! I've never heard of the place. Must go soon!!!