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Sat night dinner along 128

sarahlinsey Jan 18, 2007 12:11 PM

Please spare me from the Cheesecake Factory, which is where friends would like to gather for an annual dinner. I am looking for something along 128, preferably in the Dedham area where we can sit at our leisure. Help!

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  1. Joanie RE: sarahlinsey Jan 18, 2007 12:53 PM

    If you can drive 5-10 min into Dedham Center, Isabella's is nice.

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      hargau RE: sarahlinsey Jan 18, 2007 01:03 PM

      Bamboo at the Holiday inn in dedham right off of 128 is very good suburban chinese and respectable sushi. Sunday nights they have a nice buffet.

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        csifitgirl RE: sarahlinsey Jan 18, 2007 02:26 PM

        Isabella's is a great choice.
        nice atmosphere, food is excellent
        nice menu

        another place you can try that is on route one is Vintage
        a steak house in West Roxbury; dark wood decor.

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          cvb RE: sarahlinsey Jan 18, 2007 04:53 PM

          If your friends are Cheesecake Factory fans (which I take as a non-adventurous group), I think Isabellas and Vintage might be a bit 'much' for them.

          For 'safe' places, I'd say:

          West on Centre in West Roxbury; Sit in the bar, great cocktails, nice room, I love the pizza with pesto. I had a dinner with a large group a few weeks ago. They were great, pacing perfect and I didn't see the bill and am still amazed how cheap the night was... I wonder if they comped us something.

          Brickhouse Cafe in Dedham (across from McGolf): Red Sauce Italian food; decent prices

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