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Local restaurant.com recommendations?

Tir_na_nOg Apr 1, 2010 04:08 PM

Are there any Boston-area restaurants on restaurant.com (discount coupons for dining) that are particularly worth trying? The only two I know and generally like are Kashmir and Elephant Walk.

A bit worried that only restaurants that are desperate for customers (possibly for good reason) are on sites like this.

Elephant Walk
900 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02215

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    teezeetoo RE: Tir_na_nOg Apr 1, 2010 06:34 PM

    i check hubeats.com and find some good suggestions for pretty good restaurants.

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      gimlis1mum RE: Tir_na_nOg Apr 1, 2010 06:59 PM

      North of Boston, Habesha (in Malden) and Bistro 5 (in Medford) are both really good (but very different from each other!). Exchange St Bistro (Malden) is good for drinks and apps, but IMO the entrees are not consistently good.

      My hubby also liked Paisano Restaurant in Waltham.

      Bistro 5
      5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155

      Habesha Restaurant
      535 Main St, Malden, MA

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        Eatin in Woostah RE: gimlis1mum Apr 1, 2010 07:34 PM

        Yes, Habesha is a true hidden gem!

        Habesha Restaurant
        535 Main St, Malden, MA

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        caraqueno RE: Tir_na_nOg Apr 2, 2010 07:21 AM

        Midwest Grill in Cambridge (Brazilian Rodizio/ all you can eat meat) is in there and I think it is pretty good.

        Midwest Grill
        1124 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

        1. Chris VR RE: Tir_na_nOg Apr 2, 2010 09:02 AM

          It's been a while since I've been to Porto Bello in Wakefield but I've had some fantastic meals there in the past.

          Mama Blanca's and/or Pupuseria Mama Blanca looks like it would be worth a try. Not much chat here about it, except for a brief mention by MC Slim JB.

          I've had mostly good meals at Bistro 5 in Medford.

          Bistro 5
          5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155

          Pupuseria Mama Blanca
          389 Maverick St, Boston, MA 02128

          Porto Bello Restaurant
          979 Main St Ste 1, Wakefield, MA 01880

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            sablemerle RE: Tir_na_nOg Apr 2, 2010 10:23 AM

            Pescatore in Somerville (ball square) is very good, as well.

            158 Boston Ave, Somerville, MA 02144

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              El Guapo RE: Tir_na_nOg Apr 2, 2010 10:26 AM

              We like El Paisa (Colombian) in East Boston.

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                tigerswims RE: Tir_na_nOg Jun 1, 2010 02:10 PM

                Dante and Brasserie Jo are also on the list (I think Brasserie Jo was recently added). We haven't been to either, but the board seems pretty positive on both.

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                  joth68 RE: Tir_na_nOg Jun 2, 2010 03:17 PM

                  Abbodanza in Everett
                  Diva in Davis might be worth a shot. I have only eaten there once but enjoyed it.

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