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Mar 6, 2008 09:15 AM

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.

        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.

            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?

          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


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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!