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I'm going to be in Brockton an evening next week. Anything interesting to eat while I am down there? Upmarket or downmarket, local or ethnic, just interesting.

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  1. Christo's is hit-or-miss (pizza and Greek salad is usually ok, though). There isn't much else in the city that I know of. Do you have to eat in Brockton? Will you have a car? If so, I'd recommend either Pho So 1 in nearby Randolph or Loco Tapas in Easton, which is next door.

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    1. re: hiddenboston

      Loco Tapas is one of the worst places I have even had the displeasure of eating at. Burned Fois Gras (flipped ovee to try to hide it) and $10 for 2oz (seriously!) of pork tenderloin.

      Not to mention their menu is NOT tapas, but small plates.

      Service was poor and the management was completely disinterested in my complaints. Gave me the silent treatment , waiting for me to just leave.

      Don't waste your time or money.

      1. re: aregularjoe

        You must have been on a bad night. Have never had a bad meal there and Chef Messinger is totally approachable and always open to comments.

        1. re: jjbourgeois

          Is Chef Messinger the 19 year old girl who came out and identified herself as the chef? Is the training he/she give his front of house staff to ignore complaints from patrons who are clearly disappointed with the quality and value of what was served?

          What we have here is a situation often found in suburban restaurants in communities that have a population with better than average incomes. The patrons think that more expensive automatically equals better, they don't actually know the difference, and are easy prey for operators who know they can rob them.

          My 2 cents....

    2. There is a Roti place (Alis?) on Court near Main. Inexpensive and tasty.

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      1. re: gourmaniac

        I think you mean

        Ram's Roti Restaurant
        27 Pleasant Street
        Brockton
        (508) 587-5535

        Court Street doesn't go west of Main (it becomes Pleasant Street)
        but you're right about them being inexpensive and tasty

      2. Pub is on its last legs. Used to have exceptional Lebanese food and still is fair but word is that they are on the verge of closing. Place is poorly maintained due to that. possible closing is due to sale of real estate to developer for proposed condos. No loger take credit cards. Another clue to their intentions.

        For exceptional Lebanese food try the Grill at the Holiday Inn in the Westgate Mall. Excellent in an unexpected location.

        For exceptional Italian and lovely dining room try Pasta Bene on Pear St. Also near Rt 24 not far from the VA Hosp. and just off Rt 123. Far better than the red sauce places in the North End of Boston with varied menu. One of the most underated and overlooked restaurants on the South Shore. Started as a pasta mfg and expanded to restaurant. Still whole sale their pasta products to top notch Mass and RI restaurants.

        Manga bene

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        1. re: jackbrock

          The Grill doesn't seem to be as good as it used to be
          I believe the former owner/chef now owns:

          Racks
          104 Torrey Street
          Brockton
          (508) 559-0007
          www.racksmenu.com

          makes up in food what it lacks in size and d├ęcor

        2. some old school Brockton standards are:

          Italian Kitchen
          Groceria e Ristorante
          1071 Main Street
          Brockton
          (509) 586-2100
          for divey, traditional Italian red sauce and subs

          Cape Cod Cafe
          979 Main Street
          Brockton
          508-583-9420
          for classic South Shore bar pizza

          George's Cafe
          228 Belmont Street
          Brockton
          (508) 588-4231
          so so Italian with lots of Brockton "charm"

          I would avoid Christo's
          way downhill since the daughter took over
          (I'm talking instant mashed potatos)

          McMenamy's Seafood
          810 Belmont Street
          Brockton
          (508) 596-1122
          also a local fave, downhill since moving from its original location on Warren and Pleasant, but I haven't been there in years so they may have improved since then

          1. The closest good food would require driving back to Randolph to go to Cafe Bella. However, be prepared for "bad attitude".
            Do yourself a favor and don't eat in Brockton.
            CocoDan

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            1. re: CocoDan

              I've been going to Bella for years. What's up with the bad attitude comment.

              1. re: Bellachefa

                I love Cafe Bella, but I have had to deal with drunken, obnoxious, big spending, nouveau riche regulars ruining my meal because the staff simply refuse to control them.

                Otherwise, the service and staff are great, and know how to pour a generous glass of wine.

                1. re: Bellachefa

                  Service is mediocre at best. Given the price point, it's over priced for what you get.

                  1. re: jjbourgeois

                    Overall service? Bar service? Front desk service? Waitstaff? It's dissapointing to hear others feel this way about one of our old standby's.

                    1. re: Bellachefa

                      5 minutes to be seated, 10 before a waitress showed up. Sorry, won't go back. Used to go a couple times a year, but it's just gotten that if you are not there once a week, they can't be bothered.

              2. For Asian, Chang Feng on Blemont Street has excellent Szechuan. Nearby Daora Sushi is also great with Japanese and Korean food. If you want Italian, try Bene's on Pearl Street.

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                1. re: bracciole

                  In the 1980s there used to be a Chang Feng in Somerville where Zoe's is currently. Do you know if the Brockton Chang Feng is related? CF had a dish called pork with bean paste which is still one of my all time favorite dishes.

                  1. re: bracciole

                    Chang Feng was sold. I wish it was still there. The food was fresh and delicious! Haven't tried the new owners...may have changed hands twice since Chang Feng closed.