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Waltham Recommendation?

eighthour Jul 5, 2008 11:47 AM

Hi, staying in Waltham for a night and looking for a dinner recommendation. Nothing too fancy, but what's really good in the area? I've been there before, but it's been a long time. Just looking for a great place. Thanks!

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  1. mcel215 RE: eighthour Jul 5, 2008 03:09 PM

    I am a fan of Il Capricio, but it is expensive.

    Here's a link to another thread tho:


    1. MC Slim JB RE: eighthour Jul 5, 2008 04:21 PM

      Some places I like:

      Cheap: Taqueria El Amigo (authentic Mexican), Mi Tierra (Salvadoran / Guatemalan), Beijing Star (authentic Northern & Eastern Chinese, only if you order off the pink menu and the foyer whiteboard), Sushi Yasu (Korean / Japanese, I prefer the former), Sadie's (American saloon, great steak tips). Jewel of India (mainly Punjabi).

      Mid: Elephant Walk (good Cambodian, plus so-so French), Solea (Spanish, tapas).

      Pricey: La Campania (high-end Neapolitan), Il Capriccio (fancy Central and Northern Italian, awesome wines).

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        LStaff RE: MC Slim JB Jul 6, 2008 07:00 AM

        According to this site, http://www.waltham-community.org/rest... Jewel of India has been closed and gutted.

        I used to go there for the lunch buffet a few years ago until it nose dived.

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          MC Slim JB RE: LStaff Jul 6, 2008 07:09 AM

          That's a useful little website for Waltham restaurants; thanks!

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        okello RE: eighthour Jul 6, 2008 09:44 AM

        If you want something tasty and fun, not too fancy, Solea definitely fits the bill. Tapas, with nice Sangria, run by the same folks who bring us Dali and Tapeo in other parts of town. If you go you must get the goat cheese.

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          danyboy RE: eighthour Jul 7, 2008 05:27 AM

          Hopefully im not too late for you. There are a few great places to eat in Waltham within a short distance from each other. It all really depends on what you’re in the mood for.

          Japanese/Sushi- Ponzu, located on moody st., my favorite place for sushi in the Boston area

          Italian- Biagios on moody st., towards the end near main st., pricey but very fresh and delicious

          Bar/American-Watch City Brewery is good but if you really want a great meal head to Sadies right around the corner, its a real dive but has great wings and tips

          Thai- Tree Top Thai on Prospect st. is great

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            BBHound RE: danyboy Jul 7, 2008 08:50 AM

            Second both Sadies and Tree Top Thai.

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            chuck s RE: eighthour Jul 7, 2008 08:15 AM

            I like the steak tips and salad combo at Sadie's across from the movie theater.

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              ShelT54 RE: eighthour Jul 7, 2008 04:13 PM

              Casual: John Brewer's Tavern & Bison County (Jake & Earl's is ok, but not as good)
              Upscale: Il Capriccio
              There are plenty of passable, casual Indian restaurants such as Mother India that are worthwhile. Lizzie's is good for ice cream to cool off after Shrimp Vindaloo.

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