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I am looking for the best restaurant certificate to give to someone -- they live in Framingham.

(Bang for Buck & Quality for them).

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    Chas Somebody

    I apologize on replying to my own post, but I did not stress that quality is more important to me (as I would be sending a 'thank-you' to them).

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    1. re: Chas Somebody

      Is Japanese acceptable? The two best places in Framingham, for my money, are Oga's, on Rt.9, and Oishii Too, on Rt.20 in Sudbury, I believe...Search the board for lots of reviews on both...Both have sushi and cooked dishes.....

      Link: http://www.bistrodraw.com

    2. My suggestion is the Oregon Club in Ashland. Its a former speakeasy my grandfather used to go to every friday night. The only big difference in the last few years is the Ashland Fire Dept. made them get rid of the wood burning stove they had cooked on since the place opened. plus the menu has expanded a bit.

      John's New Yourk Sirloin is the best steak I have ever had. and the Spicy Mushroom soup coms from John's days in France at cullinary school after WWII

      John and his wife have since retired, but the word on the street is the place is still as excellent as it ever was.

      Link: http://www.oregonclub.com/

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      1. re: P.

        Forgot the address:
        Oregon Club
        117 Oregon Rd
        Ashland MA 01720
        (508) 875-9030

        1. re: P.

          I second the Oregon Club. We eat there once a year for our anniversary and love it. The prices are very fair for the great food and service you receive.

        2. Sel de la Terre in neighboring Natick.


          1. My boyfriend lives in Framingham . . . we love going to the Met Bar - a great dependable place in an area of many less than mediocre chain restaurants.

            1. I think Sel de la Terre is as good as it gets in Metrowest. I love it.

              1. Stone Public House in Ashland is good. Metro 9 Steakhouse in Framingham is decent too. On the more casual side, Aegean and La Cantina on Waverly ok.

                1. Forget it. Send them to some place in the city. All the good old spots are gone, never to return.

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                  1. re: Doug Mc.

                    Doug Mc., You might want to reconsider your position and try Sel de la Terre in Natick.

                  2. I've had some nice meals at Tomasso in Southborough on route 9. I wholeheartedly agree with the Oga recommendation.

                    I went to Sel de la Terre for lunch. It was just OK, but had just opened so maybe is better. Had a decent meal at Met Bar in the Natick Collection.

                    If they might like something a little different (and yes it's a chain) the Melting Pot is fun. (Especially if you like dipping things in cheese and chocolate.)

                    1. I would say Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Sel de la Terre in the Natick Collection, or the Coach Grill in Wayland. All nice and yummy restaurants that any person would (or at least should) appreciate a gift certificate to.

                      1. Tuscan Grille or Il Capriccio in Waltham within 15 minutes via rte 30? A big no for Sel de la Terre in Natick. Two highly anticipated meals at SDT were spoiled by overcooked, reheated miniature food with ambiance killed by fluorescent lights pouring in from the mall into the restaurant.