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Thanksgiving in Natick/Framingham/Wayland

sciencediet Nov 13, 2007 06:35 AM

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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    emilief RE: sciencediet Nov 13, 2007 08:22 AM

    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. Eatin in Woostah RE: sciencediet Nov 13, 2007 04:05 PM

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

      1. Rabbit RE: sciencediet Nov 13, 2007 05:56 PM

        Hey Sciencediet -

        A recent thread on the Boston board has been discussing options in the Framingham-ish area. You might find this helpful:


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          trufflehound RE: Rabbit Nov 14, 2007 03:24 AM

          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
            sciencediet RE: trufflehound Nov 14, 2007 05:32 AM

            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.

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              Eatin in Woostah RE: sciencediet Nov 14, 2007 09:24 AM

              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.

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