Restaurants in Newton
Hey everyone, I was hoping that one of you could help me out. I'm staying at Hotel Indigo (really close to the Riverside green line stop) and would like some ideas for great places to eat. I'm in grad school, so it can't be TOO expensive, but I'd love something that isn't a chain. Thanks for your recommendations!
Without a car, you should take the train to Newton Center. There are a bunch of restaurants there. Union St. Grille is sort of a sports bar. Big menu, strictly pub grub. Nothing great but OK. It's right near the train stop but a little hard to find because it is behind another building. There is a Japanese restaraunt there, too. Can't remember the name.
Good suggestions here. I'd add some good chicken enchiladas verdes or mole, along with tasty sangria and a delicious carnitas appetizer at Cafe Sol Azteca in Newton Center. Not bargain Mexican, but solid and consistent.
For fresh, tasty and inexpensive Mexican, hop on the T to Waltham Center and check out Taqueria Mexico on Charles St.
Cafe Sol Azteca
75 Union St, Newton, MA 02459
24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453
Cherry Tree, West Newton- Pub Food
Great Steak Tips
Best Wings around
Antoines has Quality Pastries
Paddy's and Oharas have great pizza
Blue Ribbon for BBQ
Comella's for Italian dishes
If you want the best breakfast sandwich you may ever have stop in
and see Elisa on Adams St.
made on scali it's like 2 sandwiches
and the secret ingredient.....
The Pie is great but,
a little expensive
for 4-5 bucks the slice you get should feed two people.
Find a good bakery and you are paying a lot less for a pie.
Yes they make a wide selection, but a good selection doesnt merit such prices.
I was shocked to see the price of a single pie, 24 Dollars!!
Yikes, generally a bakery sells a pie for 10-15 dollars
and Whole foods Pies are only $11
Its another example of Starbucks Gourmet syndrome. Pay double to be stylish.
and I sincerely dont mean to rip these guys, They make really good PIe!!
My brother went there on Saturday and got the "Philly" pie for lunch and half way through he noticed the meat had a green tinge to it. Eww! The guy working behind the counter apologized profusely and gave him something else to eat and returned his money.
However, the owner was there too and she never came over to apologize or anything.
Yikes, green-tinged meat! That's scary! All the more reason to avoid the meat stuff at Pie.
And joechristo, I'm used to paying about $4 per slice when I go to a bakery, I've never been to a place that sells slices for less than that. If you know of any, do tell! And I do mean slice, I don't know what I'd do with an entire pie, which I agree you're better off looking elsewhere if you want a whole one.
Since you don't have a car, many of the other suggestions here won't work for you.
You can take the T to Newton Center where there are a number of restaurants (eg, Sweet Tomato's Pizza, Number 1 Noodle House for bowl of chinese noodle soup).
Or take the T to Brookline Village for Orinoco.
During M-F, you can also take Bus #558 from Riverside to Waltham Center/Moody Street, for the restaurants in Waltham. Check MBTA.com for bus schedules.
-Blue Ribbon BBQ - Washington St, West Newton
-Newton Corner Mart (home style northern Chinese, no seating), Centre St, Newton Corner (weekends only)
-Antoine's (bakery), Watertown St, Nonantum
-Bobalicious (bahn mi, bubble tea)
-Lumiere (French bistro), Washington St., West Newton - pricey
-51 Lincoln (American?), Lincoln St., Newton Highlands - pricey but slightly less than Lumiere
-Le's (Vietnamese), Washington St, Newtonville