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The Sudbury Savoyards are putting on a performance of Gilbert & Sullivan's Iolanthe this weekend (and next) and we will be attending. We are are looking for a chowish place to eat before the performance at the Lincoln/Sudbury Regional High School. A search of the site turned up the Coach Grill and Lotus Blossom in the area. Any other suggestions or ideas about places or possible menu choices? Many thanks.

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  1. Sky is nice and has a wide range of dishes. I haven't been for a while but enjoyed my Filet once, and a lobster BLT another time. There is a Stone Hearth Pizza, which I haven't been to . I understand the food is good but the owner has no soul (for food). Best bet depending on where you are coming from is Thai Chili or Monsoon in maynard. 10 minutes or so from the school.

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    1. Coach Grill is essentially Abe & Louis in MetroWest. Meat cuts are a tad below Abe & Louis, but otherwise the same. Lotus Blossom is decent, expensive Chinese Food. Sky is a good recommendation for something in the area that's not a chain restaurant. It can be a little quiet for my taste (atmosphere wise) , but the food is decent.

        1. Also Bullfinches http://www.bullfinchs.com/ for fine american, Fugykaku http://www.fugakyu.net/ for Japanese, and Oshii Sushi Too for Sushi all are on Rt, 20. All of them are good. For a small town Sudbury is Culinary Utopia.

          1. For sushi and Japanese, Oishii and Fugakyu both have outposts in Sudbury. Haven't been to the Sudbury Fugakyu, but Oishii Too is wonderful; it's essentially the same quality as its inside-the-128 siblings, sans the bustling metropolitan stress.

            1. I used to like Sky a lot, but I found it got way overpriced for the quality and quantity, so we haven't been back for a while. Have to say that was always dinner, I've not been there for lunch (I'm kind of assuming the OP is talking about lunch). I do miss the jambalaya pasta and the coconut shrimp appetizer, but that was almost $30 together (again, this was dinner).

              Oishii and Fugakyu are excellent choices. There is a nice little Thai place behind Oishii called Sweet Pepper that is pretty good. Lotus Blossom is good but noisy. Coach Grill in Wayland has a very classy atmosphere and a nice selection of brunch items (menu, not buffet) on a Sunday that won't break the bank (dinner would be a different story!).

              Let us know where you end up!

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              1. re: ns538bmk

                Tried Sky for the first time tonight and couldn't have been more disappointed. My "ahi" tuna and my husband's filet were of such poor quality, no recipe could have saved them. The chopped salad was straight from the bag and can. "Horseradish" mashed potatoes were bright green with wasabi powder and inedible. Our waitress was sweet but clueless--couldn't pronounce common dishes, took away the wine list before we could order. Two other guys served the food, first bringing us a dish meant for another table, then mixing up our plates. While the food and service were strictly low class, prices were comparable to fine Boston restaurants. I can't believe this is the same place others have liked. Too many things were wrong to have been an anomaly.

              2. Many thanks to all for your suggestions.

                We went to Bullfinch's and were quite satisfied. We were specifically looking for brunch and a number of places mentioned did not offer that option. Bullfinch's has a live jazz brunch and the musicians were very good. It was very busy and fortunately I had made a reservation (they are on Opentable).

                I had the lobster benedict which was lobster cakes covered with a poached egg and hollandaise and a side spinach salad. Very tasty and nicely executed. DC had the layered smoked salmon and potato pancakes which she pronunced wonderful. Good bloody marys as well.

                And the production of Gilbert and Sullivan's Iolanthe is great. It's hard to believe this was community theater. It's still on next weekend.