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BYOB in the Suburbs

Anyone recommend any BYOB in the suburbs? If so, what are their corkage fees.

I do know of Porchai (Thai in Wakefield-no corkage fee), Kyotoya (Japanese in Stoneham-no corkage fee), La Stanza Diva (Italian in Woburn-$3 corkage fee).

Any other out there?

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  1. Sweet Basil in Needham. Don't know corkage fee (small, if any).

    1. In Melrose, there is a small breakfasts/lunch place on WEst Emerson Street called Cedar Perk. On Friday, Sat and Sunday, the place is rented out by a chef, serving bistro style meals. It is BYOB- can't remember the corkage fee. Have been once, and the meal was wonderful. i think it is called Absolutely Fabulous Dinners. I called the Friday I was planning on going, and was able to make a reservation for two. Definitley plan on going back.

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      1. re: macca

        Their website (on Place page, linked) says corkage is either $2/glass or $5/bottle - not sure which is right.

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        Absolutely Fabulous
        454 Main Street, Melrose, MA 02176

        1. re: Chris VR

          Must be $5.00 per bottle, I know we did not pay 2 for each glass! Foog was great- my DC had beef tenderloin, and I had the seafood diablo. Well worth a visit.

          1. re: macca

            They are relocating to a new place on Main Street (where Blues Diner was) and opening soon- according to their Facebook page they are renting "wine lockers" for their BYOB customers, although it sounds like they might be just about sold out.

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            Blues Diner
            361 Broadway, Revere, MA 02151

            1. re: Chris VR

              I knew they were opening soon ( not at all sad to see the blues diner go!), Love the idea of wine lockers. When I was in Japan, my boss had a locker for his booze at a kariyoki bar in Osaka!

      2. Yama- a really decent Japenese restaurant in Wellesley Hills- across from Whole Foods and upstairs, is byob. Jimmy's Cafe on Linden Street (pretty casual- have not been in a long time) and Cafe Mangal, a charming small place near the post office in Welleley Center are BYOB.

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        1. re: emilief

          Isn't Captain Marden's BYOB too?

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          Captain Marden
          279 Linden St, Wellesley, MA 02482

        2. Great seafood and very casual and very reasonable, Causway in Gloucester. BYOB!

          1. This thread mentions Alia in Winthrop, corkage $3 according to treb

            http://www.chowhound.com/topics/471968#

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            1. re: Chris VR

              That's correct CVR, Alia in Winthrop on Shirley St., an excellent small Italian rest. Very reasonable entrees all under $20. and it's BYOB with a $3. corking fee, almost free!