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!
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).
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.
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
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.