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Dinner suggestions for Needham - Wellesley area

Gumbogirl May 16, 2010 04:09 PM

I'm looking for a reco for dinner in Needham or Wellesley. Is there a new spot I should not miss while in town?

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    emilief RE: Gumbogirl May 16, 2010 05:09 PM

    It would help if you narrowed your criteria. In Wellesley- Lower Falls area- try Bobby's American Grill-the lamb lollipop appetizer is great and a bargain- 5 chops for $12. In Needham, there is Petit Robert Bistro. Same menu as in Kenmore Square. Many other restaurants but without knowing more, these are safe bets and not outrageosly expensive. Log on to the Swellesley Report and click on Restaurants and you will find a list of all of the restaurants in Wellesley. Newest one is the Milestone. Owners of Maugus. Some Greek food but other choices. Not cheap.

    Petit Robert Bistro
    468 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, MA 02215

    Maugus Restaurant
    300 Washington St, Wellesley Hills, MA 02481

    1. Frank Enbean RE: Gumbogirl May 17, 2010 05:22 AM

      Try The Cottage in Wellesley. Be sure to order either the granola crusted mahi-mahi (unreal) or the fish tacos (solid).

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      1. re: Frank Enbean
        bear RE: Frank Enbean May 17, 2010 06:28 AM

        The patty melt at The Cottage is pretty good.

      2. nsenada RE: Gumbogirl May 17, 2010 05:45 AM

        Heard good things about Singh's in Wellesley. Masala Art and Sweet Basil in Needham are pretty reliable. I had a great meal at The Corner Cafe in the old Fava space at the Needham Center commuter rail stop. The honey soy wings were unbelievable, and the burger was one of the better ones I've had recently. The others in the party all really enjoyed their meals.

        Sweet Basil
        942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492

        Masala Art
        990 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

        Fava Restaurant
        1027 Great Plain Ave., Needham, MA 02492

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        1. re: nsenada
          Gumbogirl RE: nsenada Jun 12, 2010 10:29 PM

          We ate a Masala Art and enjoyed the food and service. Thanks for the reco!

          Masala Art
          990 Great Plain Avenue, Needham, MA 02492

          1. re: Gumbogirl
            cambridgedoctpr RE: Gumbogirl Jun 13, 2010 05:35 AM

            C K Shanghai is my favorite restaurant in the Boston area though i order off menu, and there are disappointing things on the main menu.

            His various treatments of pig are outstanding though do not bother with the jao tse.

            1. re: cambridgedoctpr
              jayk RE: cambridgedoctpr Jun 13, 2010 07:56 PM

              Would you mind telling me what you order there (off menu)? The dishes we have ordered from there have been very Americanized...

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