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Lunch in Novato! Boca Closed - Suggestions?

novato Dec 28, 2006 07:10 PM

We are looking for a great Novato lunch find! Boca is the obvious choice but will be closed. I am eager for other suggestions.
Thank you!

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  1. Civil Bear RE: novato Dec 29, 2006 05:24 PM

    Whew, I thought you meant that Boca had closed for good!

    For good comfort food, you may want to take a look at Ricky's.

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    1. re: Civil Bear
      novato RE: Civil Bear Dec 29, 2006 08:18 PM

      Boca is closed for new year through friday the 5th. Darn!

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      foodphoto RE: novato Dec 29, 2006 08:08 PM

      Try "Kitchen" on Grant street.

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        Waterboy RE: novato Dec 30, 2006 05:41 AM

        That pretty much exhausts the best of Novato.

        Ricky's is less crowded; has fresh Moylan's beer from the brewery across the highway. Best for beer drinkers.

        The Wild Fox is usually crowded and if Matthew (exec chef) is there chow's usually good. After much attendance, this restaurant is looking somewhat tatty.

        Neither buys top drawer raw material - don't expect a top drawer munch. Do expect OK to good chow at somewhat elevated prices.

        Kitchen can be very good, or on par with the others. Expect the highest $$ in Novato.

        Skip Finnigan's until they get thier culinary act together, though lemon caper chicken's been tasty and tender.

        If you're thirsty for beer, Moylan's has anything in town seriously, grossly outgunned. Excellent beer - chow elsewhere for better than so-so eats. When I do order, I get a Chile Relleno.

        Ricky's has only a few of the many Moylan's brews, and doesn't have Celt's Golden Ale, my personal favorite, and occasionally transcendent of this reality.

        Boca: Had mighty tasty mesquite grilled prawns on a stick and calimari with a good, not ketchup based sauce this evening. Calimari, to my delight, was NOT overdone! But haven't found their beef to be as good as the pleasant decor.

        I'm interested to know where you go and what you think....

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        1. re: Waterboy
          novato RE: Waterboy Dec 31, 2006 02:21 AM

          I really appreciate your suggestions. I think that we will either end up at WildFox or...if the weather is nice and traffic fast, we'll scoot over to Sonoma.

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