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Power Breakfast Spot in Newton?

I am looking for an upscale power breakfast spot in Newton, MA. Any suggestions?

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  1. Haven't been but I think that the new Hotel Indigo, which is fancy and new, should have a nice breakfast place, maybe in their fancy restaurant Boxk 109. Located near Riverside Station.

    1. While not upscale, a lot of serious business gets done at Johnny's in Newton Centre on weekday mornings.

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      1. re: charlieg

        15 years ago i used to like that place. Went back this past year and didnt see what all the fuss was about. Loud, overcrowded, seats too close, too many screaming kids, waited forever and the food was not only very average but very overpriced.

      2. Breakfast is nothing special, but a lot of business gets done at the Riverbend Restaurant/Lounge in the Newton Marriott on Comm Ave near 128.

        http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

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        1. re: MC Slim JB

          I was just about to suggest the same place, and it isn't anything special otherwise.

          1. re: MC Slim JB

            That was my idea, too. Not great, but many a breakfast meeting there.

            1. re: gansu girl

              Thank you so much! These are both helpful!

              1. re: gansu girl

                I've done a few brekkies there myself, but noticed that they really made the parking a PITA lately at that Marriott with the booth, attendant and stuff. You used to be able to just drive up and park and walk to the restaurant inside the hotel.

                1. re: Ralphie_in_Boston

                  When you pull up to the booth, the attendant will ask if you're checking in. Just say yes, give him your name, and take the tag he gives you. Pull in and park. When you're ready to leave, just drive out. I've never had an issue, and have never paid for parking.

                  1. re: Blumie

                    Ahh...lying through my teeth. Why didn't I think of that !

                    If I were to say...tell the truth, I'd be charged for parking? I think I'll just take my extra few bucks and my conscience and go somewhere else, that place isn't worth the hassle for me.

                  2. re: Ralphie_in_Boston

                    Oh, agreed, I used to park my car there for the day and have my parents pick me up for the holidays when I went to BC, it was the best secret place to park. Back on topic, I agree that the food is nothing special at Riverbend, but it's not bad.

              2. Baker's Best on Lincoln Street. Snooty but the food is good.

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                1. re: whats4dinner

                  oh yeah! How could I forget to mention that this place, primarily known for catering, does a very good breakfast! Very close to Rte 9 and the green line. Good idea, Whats.