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blintz Sep 28, 2006 12:09 AM

My brother has flown here for a meeting in Dedham. I'm coming from Cambridge to pick him up and take him out for dinner. I'd like to take him somewhere not too fancy, but still a treat. Maybe Italian, Chinese, or American? Any ideas?

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    eaf6563 RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 12:14 AM

    Vinny Testa's is easy to find and they don't rush you...I enjoyed a 3 hour lunch with my sis awhile back and they never pressured us to move on. Enjoy the visit!

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      emilief RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 12:33 AM

      Isabellas in Dedham Center almost next to the Dedham Community Theatre is quite good, a little upscale and decent service. Italian food- I belive northern, but also some decent seafood preparations.

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        cheesehead in recovery RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 12:40 AM

        The Brick House on 109/ near corner of VFW Parkway is great.
        Had dinner there a few weeks ago...small, quiant, unique italian dishes. We avoid Testas like the plague... its gone so down hill since its under new management. Its a chain like the rest of them now.

        Isabella is very good, but very pricy.

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          blintz RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 12:51 AM

          What town is The Brick House in? I checked out the Isabella's website and you're right--- it's too expensive and too fancy for my mostly meat and potato bro'.

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            mabelm4050 RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 01:49 AM

            The Brick House is Dedham, but right on the line of West Roxbury. It is practically across the street from McGolf.

            I second the recommendation for the Brick House. Only been once but it was great food, service, atmosphere. Reasonable prices. A bit loud maybe, though.

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            cmd RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 01:25 AM

            Maybe Vintage in West Roxbury? It's not far from Dedham, and would certainly satisfy a meat and potato brother. Steaks (with a side) mostly in the 20s IIRC, with maybe a couple under $20.

            Also in W. Roxbury (though I usually get lost--Vintage is right off the VFW so I can find it) is West on Centre. Reasonably priced "new American," plus a more casual menu in the bar.

            1. trufflehound RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 01:29 AM

              Deli after dark in Dedham Square, across from Isabella's. Deli by day, casual restaurant by night. Pizza, pastas, sandwiches and more. Decent wine list, about 25 beers. Extremely resonable.
              I don't know if they have an internet presence. It's the Centre Deli, High St.

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                lypp RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 02:53 PM

                If you are willing to travel a little bit down Route 1 into Norwood, there are a lot of good choices:

                Sky Restaurant http://www.sky-restaurant.com/design/...
                Bon Caldo http://www.boncaldo.com/menu.php
                Golden Abacus (Chinese
                )Siam Lotus (Thai) - 500 Providence Highway

                There's also a Joe's American Bar and Grill and a Bugaboo Creek in Dedham, both of which are chains but at least better by chain standards.

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                  eatanddestroy RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 05:28 PM

                  I really like Byblos in Norwood!

                  http://www.eatanddestroy.com/?cat=57

                  The Himalayan Bistro in West Roxbury is also quite good, but they do not have a liquor license yet.

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                    micah RE: blintz Sep 28, 2006 08:28 PM

                    No one's mentioned the Spring Street Cafe yet. Haven't been, but I've heard it's pretty good.

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