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NEWTON CORNER RECS?

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Big Fat Moe Sep 27, 2007 02:52 PM

I am looking for good recs in Newton Corner. I guess West Newton Square and Newtonville would be good too. Thoughts?
Thanks

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    fbf242 Sep 27, 2007 06:20 PM

    Also in West Newton Sq: Commella's for inexpensive red-sauce Italian. Good basic pasta and subs.

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      bachslunch Sep 27, 2007 03:31 PM

      Depends on what you want. A few possibilities:

      Newton Corner: Amarin (Thai), Buff's Pub (bar best for Buffalo wings)
      West Newton Square: Sweet Tomatoes (pizza), Blue Ribbon BBQ, Lumiere (fancy French)
      Newtonville: Karoun (Middle Eastern), Lam's (Vietnamese), Ariadne (American w/Asian and Mediterranean slant), Cabot's (ice cream and lunch counter fare).

      Watertown Square is also not far from Newton Corner and has several options.

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        Big Fat Moe Sep 27, 2007 03:45 PM

        what's Lams and Karoun like?

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          hoplover Sep 27, 2007 03:51 PM

          I wrote about Karoun yesterday. I love it! Homemade Armenian food. Lemony and delicious. Very fresh and very homemade. Bachslunch gave you excellent options. All of them are great.

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            bachslunch Sep 27, 2007 04:11 PM

            Lam's is a moderately-priced Vietnamese place that's casual without being Chinatown grungy. I ate there once at lunchtime -- thought the food was very good (don't remember what I got, but it wasn't pho) and service was both low-key and friendly.

            Karoun is only open at dinnertime; they're a fairly large place that does Middle Eastern cuisine (their menu said something about Armenian, but I don't know what would distinguish this from, say, Lebanese food). Apparently they have a belly dance show at 9:30 Friday and Saturday nights -- the time I went was much earlier, so I didn't get to experience this. I remember getting an appetizer sampler plate (which I don't see on their online menu) and thought it was amply portioned and very good. Service was fine if not the ultimate in attentiveness.

            Hope this is helpful.

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