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Feb 13, 2009 08:25 PM

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!


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  1. -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

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    1. re: avial

      Where exactly on Washington St. is Le's. The only restaurant I know that serves Vietnamese food there is Lam's.


      1. re: JoJo5

        Le's is in the Atrium Mall on Rt 9.

    2. Farm Grill and Rotisserie on Needham Street. Great Greek food.
      Amarin in Newton Corner for Thai.
      Karoun in Newtonville for middle eastern (although this is a bit pricey)

      1. PaddyO's West Newton (pub grub)
        Fiorella's West Newton (reasonable italian)
        Dunn Gaerin's Newton (pub grub)
        Biltmore Newton (pub grub)
        The Local West Newton (pricier pub grub)
        Rice Valley Wash. St. W. Newton (Chinese)

        1. Kouzina in Waban ( a village of Newton). Just a couple of stops on the green line. Small, cozy place with excellent food and easy to get to.

          1. Do you have a car? It's a very short drive to Moody Street in Waltham, with plenty of restaurants (in all budgets and cuisines) to choose from. Do a search on Moody Street here.

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            1. re: y2000k

              Unfortunately, no, I don't have a car. So it has to be accessible by train or walking. :)

              1. re: Cmvramirez

                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 for bus schedules.