Business lunch in Waltham?
I am taking a client to lunch in Waltham. Unfortunately, all of the good restaurants in and around Moody St are closed for lunch (Tuscan Grill, Tempo, Il Cappriccio, La Campania, Marcellino). And I don't want to do Indian, Watch City, Bison County, Iguana, etc.
Some places I have done business entertaining in Waltham (depending on how adventurous my guest was):
Elephant Walk -- there's French food for folks afraid of Cambodian
Green Papaya -- nice-looking, Westernized Thai place
Sato -- unchallenging Japanese and American Chinese food, including passable sushi, decently nice-looking setting.
Sushi Yasu -- good Korean/Japanese place, casual.
Sadie's Saloon -- a real saloon, looks like it got frozen in the 50s, with very good food, including excellent steak tips. A good option if you want a beer with lunch. Lively, good mix of blue- and white-collar types.
Erawan of Siam -- another handsome, not-too-authentic Thai place on Moody.
Sichuan Garden -- fancyish American Chinese restaurant, not great food, but familiar.
Solea -- if I recall correctly, this quite decent Spanish place (tapas and entrees) is open for lunch on Thursday and Friday.
The Chateau -- pretty bad Italian-American food, but reasonably suitable for a business lunch if your client isn't too demanding.
Naked Fish -- I don't care for this mid-scale seafood chain with a few Caribbean touches, but lots of folks like it, and it's nice enough for a business lunch.
If I'm on my own, I love Taqueria El Amigo (authentic Mexican), Mi Tierra (Salvadoran/Guatemalan), Beijing Star (very authentic Northern/Eastern Chinese), Domenic's (great Italian subs and baked goods, takeout only), and Carl's (big, good cheesesteaks).