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Recs For Brunch, Dinner In Newton/Chest.Hill

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Hey gang, recently moved to Chestnut Hill and wifey loves Sunday Brunch any hot spots for brunch, lunch dinner. We are minutes from Newton Center. Thanks for any help.

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  1. Obvious answers for brunch are Johnny's Luncheonette on Beacon St in Newton Centre (be prepared to wait up to an hour for a table on a weekend), the Met Club on RT 9 across from the Stah Mahket, Aquitaine Bis right next door to the Stah, and Green Tea tucked behind RT 9 where Home Goods used to be does a nice Dim Sum off the menu on the weekends.

    1. Johnny's is busy and good. Pava in Newton Centre has a more fancy Sunday brunch:

      www.restaurantpava.com

      1. Met Club has a nice brunch on Sunday. Pava in Newton Center is excellent for dinner- have never had their brunch but the chef is excellent. I have friends who go to Jumbo Seafood in newton Center for dim sum on Sundays and love it but I cannot vouch for it personally. If you like nice fresh Chiinese food and are not fussy about it being "authentic" Bernards in the Chestnut Hill MAll- second floor is very good.

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        1. re: emilief

          Johnny's interesting but I refuse to wait an hour for breakfat/brunch. Although the wife would. I'll have to check it out solo during the week.

          1. re: Northstar22

            We have always eaten at the counter and never had to wait. Service is fast and the seats are comfortable.

        2. For classic brunch, greasy-spoon diner food.. there is nothing better than Cabot's in Newton. I've been going since I was a kid and it has not lost any of its charm. It gets very busy, but things move quickly and service is dependable and friendly. Plus, you can't go wrong with their waffles!

          1. Karoun in Newton for Armenian.