Big, inexpensive and good in Westford/Littleton/Groton?
My fiancee and I are getting married at the Barn at Gibbet Hill in Groton. Since our guests will be staying at a Westford hotel, we are looking for restaurants in that area for a rehearsal dinner, rather than in the more immediate Boston area (where we live, and where we know the restaurants). A lot of them are not from the area and we don't want them to get lost driving around half-tanked.
The problem: my friends in Groton told me there's not a lot of great food in the area, and our preliminary info-gathering trips haven't exactly contradicted this opinion.
We're looking for something inexpensive, since we're paying for a big group. It can be informal and hopefully unpretentious -- I'd rather have good pizza than bad filet mignon. And they've got to be able to accomodate 30 people. Any ideas?
Bamboo Chinese in westford is very good and right near your hotel. Other then that and the restaurant at Gibbet Hill I can really think of much that good. Definately informal and unpretentious but excellent service and nicer atmosphere/setting then most chinese restaurants. They do a dinner buffet on Sunday nights only which is very nice with sushi and lobster on it. Perhaps you could get them to do a private buffet for another night? They have a back section next to the buffet that could be blocked off sort of and hold 30.
Some like Scupper jacks in acton, personally I cant stand the place but it may be ok for something like this http://www.scupperjacks.com/
Also in Ayer there is a decent chinese place called mango grille that has a nice lounge upstairs, perhaps its possible to reserve the upstairs? http://www.mangogrillrestaurant.com/
If you want to drive a bit further and spend a bit more there is a nice restaurant "Js"at the Nashoba winery in Bolton http://www.nashobawinery.com/J.html or at the Fruitlands museum in Harvard. http://www.fruitlands.org/restaurant.php (not sure if they will do a dinner) You could also go to concord http://www.concordscolonialinn.com/re...