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West of Boston... Concord.. Anything at all New?

All - Best to you all.
I'm trying to figure out this whole editing thing.....
We're looking for reports on any hounding suggestions re: the west of Boston.
We live in the Badlands.

Could be Lincoln, Bedford, and perhaps Concord.
There must be something out there.
We Route ourselves to Arlington for interesting Chow, but there must be something local.
CC stuff.
Turf Fields anyone?

Thanks All!


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  1. I don't think there's anything new (wouldn't that be a shock?), but someone posted recently about how surprisingly good Dalya's in Bedford was. I haven't been yet, but their menu looks good.

    The two times I've been to Bullfinch's in Sudbury, once for brunch and once for dinner, have been good, that is, better than expected for the suburbs.

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    1. re: pollystyrene

      I've been to Dalya's numerous times over the years and have never been disappointed, even if rarely wowed. It's a solid place.

      Lincoln has no restaurants, save a breakfast and lunch spot in the "mall."

      The best food I've eaten in Concord was a mocha chip cone from Brigham's (with jimmies). Everything else I've eaten in Concord has sucked.

      1. re: Blumie

        I want to amend my previous statement. I've enjoyed most of the sandwiches, and many of the items I've purchased out of the case, from Verill Farms in Concord. Also, I've intended to try the Concord Cheese Shop, but have never found them open! But neither of these places are restaurants; both are take-out counters.

        1. re: Blumie

          Nuh uh Blumie,
          You missed Lincoln's most chi chi eatery. Obtw, I get my oil changes here.



          Country Pizza
          161 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

          1. re: Harp00n

            You are correct. I'm pretty sure it was your used motor oil that they used on my pizza last time I got one there. Regina's it ain't!

            1. re: Blumie

              Whaddya crazy? I'd never eat there. I've got too much local knowledge :-))

      2. The Concord Cheese Shop has a small deli and one can pick up a pleasant lunch. Take it to Walden, DeCordova, or Old North Bridge area for a nice picnic.

        That's as good as it gets in Concord, I'm afraid.

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        1. re: three of us

          I f you say you often go to Arlington for dinner then I would strongly suggest that you try The Catch restaurant on Church St. in Winchester. Read some of the postings on this board and I think you find that this place gets overall great reviews. I believe it is one of the best resaturants in the entire Boston area.

        2. Has anyone eaten at Il Forno in Nagog Park in Acton? Website says it BYOB, which is always a plus.

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          1. re: bear

            Havent tried the Acton location, but have had a few good meals at the Fitchburg one.

            1. re: Angel Food

              I have been there and thought the food was good. The service was also very good and the server was personable.There is also no corkage fee.

          2. Coach Grill in Wayland. Not new, but good.

            1. Concord is not strong on the food scene. Serafina's is a bit pricey, but has pretty good food with decent variety. Verrill Farm does have good pre-prepared meals. After that you're down to the pizza joints, and as a transplanted New Yorker, it ain't pizza around here.
              The same folks who own Serafina's also own Sierra's in Maynard, and the food there is awful. Maynard also has decent Indian food (Monsoon), and a couple pretty good Thai joints.
              Sudbury has two good sushi spots - Oishii which is really good and really expensive, and Fugakyu which is good and a bit more reasonable.
              I've heard good things about Luigi's in Bedford, but haven't been.

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              1. re: musicman

                Hmmm, Luigi's is blah suburban Italian. Nothing to exclaim about but it isn't wretched. Down the road a little bit is Dalya's which I think is a much better option. Across Bedford Common is Ginger, a Japanese place that has gotten positive mentions on the Board.

                1. re: musicman

                  Anything happening where Guida's was?

                2. I'll second Dalya's and Serafina and also suggest Le Lyonnaise in Acton.

                  1. What is the place on the end of the plaza on 62 across from the 99 in west concord? Always drive by and wonder.

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                    1. re: hargau

                      It's Vincenzo's, there's a second one I think in Chelmsford. Pretty good casual Italian, love the calamari. Twin Seafood is around the block, bare bones atmosphere, counter ordering, but really good fried clams. Concord Teacakes and Nashoba Brook Bakery, further down the street, are good spots for a coffee/dessert stop. Too bad the brewery moved away.

                    2. No one has mentioned La Provence in Concord near the train station.


                      It serves decent plats du jour and sandwiches.

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                      1. re: beerman

                        I agree that the places mentioned above -- Concord Teacakes, Nashoba Brook Bakery and La Provence -- are the best Concord has to offer, but still none is worth going out of the way for.

                        1. re: Blumie

                          We enjoy the pizza from Walden Kitchen in West Concord.Their wraps are also good.

                          1. re: sandramrma

                            Walden Kitchen is very casual but has excellent calzones. They also make a marinated cold green bean and chicken salad which is very good.