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Braintree/Canton Visit

plenow Apr 18, 2008 08:23 AM

I will have a quick trip with stops in Braintree and Canton. Wide open to suggestions particularly for those places that "you have to try in the area". All cuisines and price points are welcome. Thanks!

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  1. hiddenboston RE: plenow Apr 18, 2008 08:27 AM

    El Sarape in Weymouth Landing (actually part of East Braintree) has some of the best Mexican food I've tried in the Boston area.

    Canton doesn't have a whole lot of places, but next door in Sharon is Coriander, which is supposed to be very good.

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      Carp85 RE: hiddenboston Apr 21, 2008 10:51 AM

      I have to agree that Canton doesn't have much to offer, but Coriander in Sharon is very good with fair prices

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        chowciao RE: hiddenboston Apr 23, 2008 07:56 AM

        I agree about El Serape. If you've got a hankering for bar pizza and beer (and nothing else!), check out the Lynnwood in Randolph - great stuff!

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        bakerboyz RE: plenow Apr 18, 2008 08:31 AM

        Cobbs Corner, Stoughton/Canton line, very good Chinese at Chinatown Restaurant.

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          mrsx RE: plenow Apr 21, 2008 03:42 PM

          Just a hop, skip and 5 mile jump from Canton is Lewis' Bar and Grill in downtown Norwood. While they have a restaurant and full menu, you'll simply want to pop in to the bar side and enjoy a Lewis burger (garnished with your traditional lettuce, tomato and onion as well as your not so traditional dollop of egg salad). Order an OVC (orange, vodka and collins) to accompany the burger, and then sit back and vintage murals!


          norwood, MA, norwood, MA

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            mimish RE: plenow Apr 22, 2008 06:23 AM

            Mai Place in Canton for sushi. Freshness, service, and price all good.

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              BikeToEat RE: mimish Apr 22, 2008 02:30 PM

              I would second Mai Place for great sushi, and good Chinese. The Globe did a review a while back and gave them a very favorable review as well.

              Bon Caldo is reasonable Italian but is in Norwood. Also check out Siam Lotus in Norwood for great Thai. Both of these restaurants are on Route 1, southbound side.

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              fullbelly RE: plenow Apr 22, 2008 07:22 PM

              Viet Grill in Canton's supposed to be good: http://www.boston.com/ae/food/restaur...

              1. fmcoxe6188 RE: plenow Apr 23, 2008 08:08 AM

                Little off topic guys Im sorry- I used to go to a little Italian place somewhere near Stoughton/Canton- it was DELICIOUS. I never knew the name of it though and now Id love to find it again. I remember that the bar had a fireplace in it and was perfect for a pre/post dinner drink. I know Im not giving a lot to go on here but I figured it was worth a shot!

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                  hiddenboston RE: fmcoxe6188 Apr 23, 2008 08:09 AM

                  Was it Rosario's in Canton Center?

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                    fmcoxe6188 RE: hiddenboston Apr 23, 2008 08:23 AM

                    Nope- just checked out their menu- sadly that isnt it. I never drove there so my sense of direction is all off on it- but I know that it seemed to be in the middle of no where, dirt parking lot, believe it was on the corner of two streets. This could be a complete needle in a hay stack-haha. I just remember it being REALLY good Italian...

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                    SeaSide Tomato RE: fmcoxe6188 Apr 28, 2008 10:11 AM

                    aItalian with a bar with a fireplace sounds like La Scala in Randolph. However, great food sounds nothing like La Scala.

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                      fmcoxe6188 RE: SeaSide Tomato Apr 28, 2008 10:46 AM

                      Haha-thanks- yeah I dont think thats the place either. Destined to be an Italian Food Mystery :-)

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                        chowciao RE: fmcoxe6188 Apr 28, 2008 01:30 PM

                        Genesio's? It's also in Randolph. Good Italian style comfort food, and I think they have a fireplace.

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                          fmcoxe6188 RE: chowciao Apr 29, 2008 07:06 AM

                          Hmm that appears to have opened in 2007- and I know this was circa 2005- but thanks for the suggestion!!!!

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                      hiddenboston RE: fmcoxe6188 Apr 29, 2008 07:20 AM

                      It wasn't Spoleto on Route 138 in North Easton, was it? (a short distance south of the Stoughton line). I really loved that place (went there twice), but they closed in 2006, give or take.

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                        fmcoxe6188 RE: hiddenboston Apr 29, 2008 01:23 PM

                        hmm-seems like that one is in a plaza? Definitely wasnt in a plaza- it was a free standing building, and when you entered, the bar room (with fireplace) was straight ahead, and the dining room was to your right. Haha- this is such a ridiculous thing Im trying to find- thanks for humoring me!!!!

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                          hiddenboston RE: fmcoxe6188 Apr 29, 2008 02:30 PM

                          Admit it; it was Olive Garden, wasn't it? ;-b

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                            fmcoxe6188 RE: hiddenboston Apr 30, 2008 07:27 AM

                            you caught me...it was Vinny Ts...I just cant stop thinking about their chain-y good ness :-)

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                      plenow RE: plenow Apr 23, 2008 05:56 PM

                      Thank you very much for all the ideas. I appreaciate all the input!

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                        Northstar22 RE: plenow Apr 28, 2008 02:21 PM

                        How about Sintra on washington st in Braintree?

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                          Frank Enbean RE: Northstar22 Apr 28, 2008 03:04 PM

                          I second the Sintra recommendation. I've been at least 6 times and absolutely love it every time! Great service, nice atmosphere and the food is simply outstanding. Don't miss the duck or the cannelloni stuffed with braised short ribs!

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                            janzy RE: Frank Enbean Apr 30, 2008 04:42 AM

                            How about trying Spazio's?

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