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meathad Sep 14, 2007 01:40 PM

Had dinner at Sel de la Terre at the Natick Connection last Saturday. A welcome and much needed addition to Metrowest dining. Excellent food and much to my suprise excellent service. One mix up quickly addressed. Only thing close in MetroWest in Lumiere which is crowded, noisy and serves miserably small portions. Never wanted an addition to the mall but it did bring us a decent restaurant. Warning - parking is tough. People were still being seated at 9:30PM which is also a rare event in MW. Bacon tart, pork and date entree, scallop app. and haddock entree were great - interesting contrasts in flavors and richness.

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    emilief RE: meathad Sep 14, 2007 02:22 PM

    Thanks for the info. What exactly is the parking situation. No valet??

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      edgewater RE: emilief Sep 15, 2007 06:48 AM

      There is valet parking for both the stores and the restaurant.

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      JoJo5 RE: meathad Sep 14, 2007 04:21 PM

      Hi,

      Where is it in the mall (upstairs, 1st floor) and which entrance is the most convenient? Are there tables vs. booths or both?

      Thanks,
      Joanne

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        teaperson RE: JoJo5 Sep 14, 2007 05:15 PM

        According to the mall map, it's on the first floor near Nordstrom's - http://www.natickcollection.com/Print...
        (an aside: how can you spend millions of dollars on remodeling the mall and about $99 to build a useless, unreadable website?)

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          AnnieP RE: teaperson Sep 14, 2007 05:26 PM

          I was there briefly last night, as my teenage daughter convinced me to take her and her friends for an hour. When you earn your income with sporadic babysitting, this place is full of sticker shock (at Juicy or Lucky, forget which, the only item under $20 was a pair of socks). Anyway, I digress. I didn't see Sel de la Terre, but I did notice that at 8:30 on a weeknight, the bar scene at The Met was hopping, which certainly is unusual for metrowest. I parked in the new garage; although it featured a security desk, how ironic that the elevator wasn't working- the hoi polloi had to actually walk up a fight or two of stairs to reach their destinations. Agree about the website- my shocker was that I needed a children's book for a baby shower, and there isn't a bookstore in the collection, aka mall. Glad to hear Sel de la Terre was good; I've really enjoyed eating there in Boston.

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        ofd RE: meathad Sep 17, 2007 09:32 AM

        I had lunch at Sel de la Terre, Natick and had a delicious burger and side of shoestring fries. A bread basket was brought to the table when we sat down. My husband had the pheasant pate appetizer and said it was excellent. The restaurant was very crowded and service was slow, but we'll definitely go back again.

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          Bighead RE: ofd Sep 17, 2007 11:16 AM

          saw the sign, looking forward to trying this location. have always been happy with meals here

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          patito RE: meathad Sep 23, 2007 07:02 AM

          Sel de la Terre? Worst service ever. Had a late lunch (early diner?) with my daughter yesterday: our bread arrived almost with the dessert , the refilling of the water never happened, the check had a couple of items doubled... the food was good (a flatbread pizza, a couple of salads, and don't remember the name of the chocolate dessert) but the service (awful, really) just ruined the whole experience.

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