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Oct 20, 2008 10:40 PM

Best restaurants in the Milton area

Hey, I've got a date coming up, and was wondering if I could get any suggestions for good restaurants in or around Milton. There are no good options in the poorer areas nearby, such as Mattapan, West Roxbury or Hyde Park. The only real dining options I'm aware of in those areas are fast food and take-out.

Milton is almost entirely residential, unfortunately. I suppose I could go to Canton, Dedham, Braintree or Quincy, but I'd prefer to keep it local, if at all possible.

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  1. Milton doesn't have much in the way of restaurants. I suppose that's because its a dry town and restaurants don't want to make the investment if they can't get a liquor license. You haven't given us much to go on, in terms of the tye of food atmosphere etc, but you may want to check out Quincy center. Fat Cat would be a good date spot; casual, lobster mac & cheese, pulled pork, lobster lavash etc.; Alba Trattoria for casual Italian, nice atmosphere, comfortable place for conversation; Bad Abbotts for anIrish pub; Kagawa for sushi or tempura. Closer to the East Milton line are the Common Market restaurants. I find that a number of people from Milton tend to make this their hang out, but it's also an older (over 50) crowd. CafedeParis does well with their steaks and specials such as lobster ravioli topped with shrimp and scallops in a garlic cream sauce; while Darcy's makes a good pizza.

    1. I live in the "poorer area" of Hyde Park. Come on over, its actually quite nice. Townsend's in Hyde Park is excellent.

      1. "There are no good options in the poorer areas nearby"

        Umm, well. If you can stand the Dickensian squalor of West Roxbury (that's sarcasm, my dears), try Masona Grill or West on Centre.

        I think those two compare favorably to most (most, I said) of what you will find in Canton, Dedham, Braintree, or Quincy.

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        1. re: slowcookedbeef

          Not familar with Masona Grill. Can you please provide more info.

        2. Yikes, I don't think the good people of Mattapan, West Roxbury or Hyde Park will be happy to read this. By the way, there are several options in those areas, including the aforementioned Townsend's in Hyde Park, Merengue near the Roxbury/Mattapan line, and the Himalayan Bistro and Masona Grill, both in West Roxbury.

          In addition to Pegmeister's excellent suggestions around Quincy, I would also add Gennaro's on Quincy Avenue, Quincy Dynasty on Billings Road in North Quincy, the Inn at Bay Pointe near the old shipyard on Washington Court, and Skyline at Marina Bay.

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          1. re: hiddenboston

            Merengue is the bombbbb. Standouts: red snapper in garlic sauce, their lobster dish (in coconut sauce, they give you so much meat), and their paella's not bad either. I also think they have the best Tres Leches cake I've had in Boston.

          2. I am really impressed with Townsend's in Hyde Park. Every month, it's becoming a planned destination for myself and several friends that live in a 10 mile radius. Their Fall menu came out this past week, and their cafe is due to open any day. I guess if you want to stay in the poorer town of Milton, your options are limited. You could check out more affluent areas like Weston and Sudbury. :-) Come to think of it, I don't think Weston has any restaurants with the great atmosphere and food that Townsends has. Their special events such as their wine tasting dinners and beer tasting dinners have been very successful. You might want to change your outlook on things. You could be missing out!.