Lunch Near Highland Ave. Newton / Needham?
Any great lunch ideas in the Highland Ave Newton / Needham vacinity? My friend just took a job in that area and we would like to discover some good food. Thanks in advance.
Years ago I worked on that street... Some favorites back then were.
Farm Grille- Greek food, rotisserie, kebabs
Oharas - very good pub food but sometimes too slow/crowded for a quick lunch. Fish and chips, chicken pot pie, meatloaf....
Bobs Subs - excellent subs..
Also there is a pizza/sub place off walnut, nicks? maybe.. forget the name
Green Tea Chinese just off 9 - about 5 min. drive if you know the roads.. Very good chinese
Newton center is a very quick drive and has alot of options..
New England Soup Factory on Needham Street; In Needham Center: Sweet Basil for Italian; good Thai at Rice Barn; good Indian at Masala Art; soon to open WIld Willy's for Burgers in strip plaza where Bertuccis is; fish at Village Fish (mixed reviews on this board); avoid Blue on Highland; Not Your Average Joe's--average food, decent burgers.
Newton Highlands has several places I'd recommend.
Sushi -- try Takara's. Amazingly good sushi for a little hole in the wall. It's on Walnut Street, about a block down from Centre Street.
Right next door to them is "Coffee Corner" - really good albacore tuna wrap.
On Lincoln Street (around the corner) there are several places:
Baker's Best - has cold and hot foods; sandwiches, soups, salads, etc.
Lincoln Street Coffee -- really nice cozy little cafe - a couple of outdoor tables also. And above average lunch sandwiches, soups.
Walnut St. Mkt -- grab-and-go sandwiches, and little nibits such as fresh roasted nuts, dips, etc. (If you're in the mood for a walk -- grab something here, then walk about 10 minutes down Lake Street and eat at the park by the lake.)
Citrio - newest addition -- really good food. see other peoples' posts on this. Lots of outdoor tables in a charming little setting.
51 Lincoln - across the street from Citrio -- is a step above the "grab lunch" idea. If you want to sit down for a while in a nice restaurant, this place has GREAT, truly GREAT food. I don't know which days they serve lunch. I know they have a brunch on the weekend.
there's also a pizza place and O'Haras in newton highlands.
Parking is very tricky around lunchtime. side streets are probably best bet.