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Out Door Dining at Marina Bay

jackbrock Jun 7, 2010 02:52 PM

Any suggestions on a nice spot at Marina Bay with outdoor dining for a casual business lunch? If not at Marina Bay, any other suggestions in the Neponset, Milton, Canton, Quincy area would be appreciated. Thanks

Neponset Cafe
497 Washington St, Canton, MA 02021

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    Pegmeister RE: jackbrock Jun 7, 2010 03:51 PM

    I live just minutes from Marina Bay and have frequented Fishbones in Marina Bay as an afterwork spot, but wouldn't consider it for a business lunch. Siro's would work, good food, business casual and I'm assuming their outdoor dining is open. The old Amelias then Skyline location should be opening soon if not already open. The only info I have is that it's the same owners as Siros. Also in Quincy, is the Inn at BayPoint, They have lovely outdoor dining, while indoors still has a great view. It's not really chowish, but the food is quite good, just not inspired. They do really well with fried clams etc.; turkey dinner is great and the short ribs are a winner. For some reason it doesn't generate a lot of interest on this board, but that's fine with me as I can drop in after work have a wonderful view, relaxed atmosphere and not wait for a place to sit. Venezias may be an option, but I haven't been in years, hopefully someone else willl chime in.

    Marina Bay, Quincy, MA 02169

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      hiddenboston RE: Pegmeister Jun 7, 2010 07:03 PM

      I agree with Pegmeister about Siro's (and yes, Peg, the outdoor patio is open--it was hopping last Wednesday night). The old Amelia's (which will be called Port 305) looks like it still needs some work, but hopefully it'll be open soon.

      Marina Bay, Quincy, MA 02169

      1. re: hiddenboston
        CocoDan RE: hiddenboston Jun 8, 2010 05:40 AM

        I'd go with Siro's. Outdoor dinging is very nice there, and the food is more than decent. Wine list is a little weak.

        Bay Point is ok, but it sort of reminds me of a cafateria. A litte rough on the edges, but decent food. Awful wine!

        Venezia oversalts everything. Lousey attitude from the waitstaff. As Sam Goldwyn once said, "include me out".

        Marina Bay, Quincy, MA 02169

        1. re: CocoDan
          pasta RE: CocoDan Jun 8, 2010 09:20 AM

          Another vote for Siros - I think their food had improved greatly over the past year. I have enjoyed eating at the bar during the Winter and hope the quality continues with the summer season. We had a lovely lunch there last week - very good service, prices reasonable and portions are more than enough for sharing for lunch.

          Anxious to see how Port 305 turns out - they have gutted the place and I hear that the bar will now look out over the water. Our Siros waiter said the menu would be a "sophisticated version of the Cheesecake Factory" - I have never been to one of those, but anything will be an improvement over Skyline.

          Disappointed to hear Coco Dan's comment on Venezia. I have not been in ages and just started to hear more about it during the last year - I was considering it for my mother in laws birthday.

          Marina Bay, Quincy, MA 02169

          1. re: pasta
            CocoDan RE: pasta Jun 8, 2010 12:25 PM

            It's a shame what Venezia has become. We used to really like dining there, but now we find it very disappointing. Attitude accounts for a lot.

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            catsmeow RE: CocoDan Jun 9, 2010 04:58 AM

            I agree with CocoDan. For years, I use to go to Venezia's several times a year. Over the last 4-5yrs, it's really gone downhill and we stopped going there about 2yrs ago..

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        CookieLee RE: jackbrock Jun 24, 2010 07:17 PM

        I had to go to Venezia's for a graduation celebration dinner. I was very surprised by HOW BAD IT IS. Stay far away. Terribly slow service, very noisy, and poorly prepared food. I'm a fan of the Inn at Bay Pointe. I love their garlic shrimp on pasta. If I ever get past it, I'll try the short ribs!

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