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Brandeis Graduation

elodea Apr 30, 2007 09:38 AM

Hi - any suggestions on a restaurant for a party of 10, the night of May 19th, graduation weekend? It can be anywhere within the vicinity of Waltham, and preferably will take reservations. Thanks for your help.

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    Bighead Apr 30, 2007 10:25 AM

    La Campania for italian, pricey.

    Marselino's, also italian, less pricey.

    1. Bob Dobalina Apr 30, 2007 10:43 AM

      Solea on Moody for tapas -

      Tuscan Grille on Moody for slightly less pricey Italian -

      Kouzina, just down the road in Waban section of Newton - nouveau Greek

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        gltsoi Apr 30, 2007 11:05 AM

        Wherever you choose make the reservation NOW, I made a res for 8 last week for that weekend in the waltham area and all we could get was a 5:30pm.

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        1. re: gltsoi
          elodea Apr 30, 2007 11:52 AM

          Thanks! I went ahead and reserved 5pm Sunday night at SkipJack's. I hope this online reservation thing really works. I have no idea how good this place is.

          1. re: elodea
            Joanie Apr 30, 2007 11:56 AM

            Did you try anywhere else? It's not the most exciting place in the world. Esp. for a big deal like a graduation.

            1. re: Joanie
              katiekat May 1, 2007 01:55 PM

              I'd definitly try the tuscan grill. I think they only take reservations the day or week before so you might still have a chance to get in. Skipjack's is bound to be a disappointment. There is also a great spanish tapas place on the other side of moody street. can' t remember the name though. More casual but delicous.

              1. re: katiekat
                Joanie May 2, 2007 04:28 AM

                Tuscan definitely takes reservations at least a week ahead, a work meal happened there and was reserved fairly far in advance.

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          michela May 1, 2007 06:12 PM

          Does it have to be in Waltham? A few thoughts outside of Waltham....

          Alta Strada in Wellesley - Italian
          Blue Ginger - Wellesley - Ming Tsai's place (expensive)
          Lineage in Brookline - nice seafood, new american

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            elodea May 2, 2007 05:33 AM

            Thanks everyone! I am heading down there this Friday for the weekend with my daughter. She's taking me to a fondue place in Natick, and a show in Boston. We will do a scouting expedition and see if we can get reservations ahead of time somewhere - though Skipjacks is still in my back pocket as a last resort - but I will go and check it out. Any other suggestions for this expedition would be great.

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              jeninma May 2, 2007 01:01 PM

              There's also Max Stein's in Lexington (on the Bedford border), Flora and Tryst in Arlington.

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                Pastramiman May 2, 2007 08:11 PM

                La Campania. You only graduate once.

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                  Marbar May 3, 2007 07:43 AM

                  La Campania, Main Street, 781 894-4280

                  Remarkable Nouveau Italian food, excellent wine list, pricey, but graduation should be a big deal. Service is impeccable.

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