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Aug 14, 2006 02:55 PM

Light and Casual in Burlington area?

I need to choose a place for a date on Friday night and he said he wants "light and casual" in the Burlington Area (we both work here). Any suggestions for a nice Friday afterwork dinner...Light, casual..maybe even outdoor dining? Surrounding areas ok..Woburn, Lexington, Winchester, Bedford.

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  1. Papprazzi's has an outdoor deck that's very popular in nice weather. The menu would allow for a casual dinner as well.

    1. Hi

      I would strongly reccomend Catch in Winchester. As the name suggests it is primarily a seafood place but they always have a couple of non-seafood things on the menu too. Catch is a wonderful small restaurant with excellent food. It is rather upscale in terms of pricing and the only serve wine and beer but you could not go wrong with it for your Friday night dinner. Because the place only seats about 40 people I would make sure to make a reservation as early as possible because it gets full quickly, especially on the weekends. Hope you enjoy it if you choose to go there.

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      1. re: RoyRon

        Thanks very much. I love Catch but I think it is a bit upscale for what he was suggesting. We did Papa razzi last week. Any other suggestions?

      2. Catch, in Winchester, may be the best restaurant in the area. It's casual, and the food is great: a real nice date place.

        1. At first I thought you were asking about Burlington, VT. Then I realized you meant MA, but the answer is still the same. American Flatbread - recently opened in Bedford near intersection of 62 and Middlesex tpke. Thin crust pizza, salad, and a couple of area microbrews always hits the spot.

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          1. re: LStaff

            I ate there a couple of weeks ago. It was fine, not great. I wouldn't take a date there, though, unless I was 17. It has that formulaic chain-restaurant atmosphere.