Let's Talk About Woburn
So I really enjoy Pho...Vietnamese in north Woburn...haven't been up that way in a while...hope it's still open.
Love Marco's...go there often to get pasta sauce to take home.
Love the Italian cookies and rolls at Romas Bakery.
Louie's Pizza is amazing.
Not fine dining, but a roast beef sandwich with bbq sauce at Bill and Bob's is so yummy.
Enjoy the Woburn County Club every now and then.
In love with the pilgrim sandwich at Callahan's Deli.
Anyone try the new Taipei Tokyo (spelling?) yet?
Pho #1 is still pretty good (ate there the other day); beef pho better than chicken pho.
Lanna Thai: decent Westernized Thai in a cool diner setting.
Churrascaria Rodeo: very fine rodizio-style churrasco, very friendly service.
Sichuan Garden II: get the dinner menu for very authentic Sichuan cuisine. Fantastic place.
Tuda Na Brasa: excellent buffet-style churrasco, a bargain.
China Pearl: no dim sum on weekdays, lousy American Chinese menu
Ixtapa: maybe the worst Mexican meal in my memory.
Would love more tips on worthy lunch spots!
re: Eatin in Woostah
Quick update - I had the misfortune of trying the Woburn Ixtapa last night. Horrible service and truly bad food. Our family eats at the Lexington Ixtapa regularly and we were all very disappointed with the Woburn shop. My husband's California Burrito (chile verde, rice and beans) which is consistently great in Lexington was mostly filled with rice and beans in Woburn, with only 5 chunks of pork to be found. My daughter gets chicken fingers, and even those were overcooked and dried out. I had two vegetarian enchiladas and a chile relleno, and they were very bland. What a shame.
re: MC Slim JB
You may want to double check on the China Pearl part. I have not been during the week, but I read that they now serve dimsum daily now that it has reopened under new mgmt... We went for the 1st time in about a year last sunday and found the dimsum to be quite decent and also ordered chow foon, pea tendrils and pan fried noodles from the kitchen which were quire good.
It's definitely still closed. OpenTable (which otherwise has never let me down) let me make an anniversary reservation there, but when we showed up, the place was still closed :-( But it turned out to be a great evening because we discovered Tryst in Arlington, which we both liked.
Help! We are looking for a fine(r)-dining destination as close to Woburn as possible to take some older relatives who don't get out much. Unfortunately nothing more exotic than Italian. They've been to Tre Monte before, so I am looking for something else along those lines with polished service, or an historic inn if such a thing exists. Thanks!
If you are still looking, I would definitly go down the road a bit to Stoneham to Felicias of the North End. I didnt love Tre Monte at all, but do love Felicias as an occasion place. Its VERY old school italian, pictures of stars on the walls, very good waitstaff, excellent simple old school italian. i dont even think they add salt to the food. flavors are subtle but very good.Take them on a Sat night (need reservations). Two older guys from Italy with an accordian and tamborine singing old Italian and standards. They'll love it. Just went on Valentines day..very romantic, candlelight, roses for the ladies, the music etc.
Living in Woburn, it's hard for me to add to your list.
But, Bill & Bobs roast beef sandwich has shrunk in size. And it was grey and overdone the last time I got it. Too bad, it was always a great deal and a great sandwich.
Roma's Italian Bakery is a hidden gem, except during the Holiday season when the lines are out the door. Every dessert is great.
I went to Lana Thai recently and really didn't know what to get. I need to get some recommendations, other than always ordering Pad Thai....ugh!
I am glad that Callahan's Deli is still there, they were a ghost town when they first
openend. I was hoping it would catch on. Owners seem really nice.
Here is a list about not going good:
Brothers Pizza (except the Cuban)
The Restaurant (cafetaria style)
Thai place (downtown), blech
Bishops Seafood, awful
Fiorentino's, across from Roma's (never consistant), expensive.
Cousins is always packed...so it's not good, or going downhill? I was never one to go there myself.
Bishops was fine under the old owners...not great, but fine. I haven't been since the new folks took over.
HATE Brothers Pizza
Giovannis - like the chicken kabob salad and that's about it.
Callahans is open and doing well. It was pretty packed the last time I went there. I had the meatball sub...it was good. They got new sub rolls which are awesome. I want to try the calzone next time I go...my husband said it's excellent. I was talking to the owner and he's doing dinners now Wed-Fri and it's BYOB. And I guess he's been getting a lot of catering business.