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Thanksgiving in Natick/Framingham/Wayland

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OK, forget Northampton--we now seem to be going to Natick for Thanksgiving, and again no one wants to cook. Having grown up there in the 70s, I am very familiar with all the bad restaurants in the area; I know there are good ones there now, but my family won't have heard of them, and if I don't take charge, we'll end up at Finnerty's. Any ideas? Thanks.

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  1. If you go to Finnerty's you will starve. It is no longer there. There is a new branch of Sel de la Terre (original in Boston, same owner as L'Espalier) in Natick. Probably your best bet. Or, you can look online at Open Table to see what else is available in the area.

    1. Wayside Inn in Sudbury is a lovely place for Thanksgiving, if you can still get in. Very old-school traditional.

      1. Hey Sciencediet -

        A recent thread on the Boston board has been discussing options in the Framingham-ish area. You might find this helpful:
        http://www.chowhound.com/topics/144086

        Rab-bit!
        www.rabbitreporting.com

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        1. re: Rabbit

          Wayside Inn sells immediately.
          Uncle Cheungs is open for Chinese, Laegals, Sel de la Terre, Metro 9.Dux has a nice brunch by reports here and elsewhere.

          1. re: trufflehound

            Thanks, everyone! I forgot to check the Boston board. Sel de Terre looks lovely, but we have small kids, so one of the others might be better.

            1. re: sciencediet

              Not sure how your kids are in restaurants, but keep in mind that no matter how nice Sel in Natick is, it's still in a MALL. I took my 6 year old there, and it was completely fine. I'm sure on the holiday that other diners will have children there as well.