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Need help for lunch on Route 1 North of Boston?

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I live in Newburyport and am meeting people who live down in Brookline/Belmont area. Any good ideas for a midweek lunch that is somewhere in between? Pretty much any kind of food but it needs to be somewhere that it is reasonable to sit and have an informal meeting - no loud/crazy/takeout only joints. Someone had suggested Naked Fish in Lynnfield but it appears to be gone. Thoughts???

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Naked Fish Restaurants
455 Totten Pond Rd Bldg 1, Waltham, MA 02451

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    1. There's a Bertucci's on Rt 1 in Lynnfield near where Naked Fish used to be. Not sure what's in the Naked Fish location as there have been two or three restaurants in there since. I like the service and atmosphere at Joe's American, and there's one in Woburn right off Rt 128. Another thought is Masa Southwestern Grill in Woburn (on Rt 3 and very accessible from 128). It's in a strip mall, but once you get inside, you won't remember where you are. Soothing, very pretty decor, terrific food.

      http://www.northshoredish.com

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      Masa
      348A Cambridge Rd, Woburn, MA 01801

      1. 466 in danvers at the junction of Rt. 1 and 95 is a great reasonable lunch spot.

        1. Donatello on Rte. 1 north on the Saugus/Lynnfield line is a nice option. The food (Italian) is great and the chef always has wonderful specials. At lunch the prices are fairly reasonable. Also it's not usually crazy packed, so you could have an informal meeting at your lunch table or even in the bar area. There's also plenty of free parking. I go there for lunch quite a bit and enjoy it.

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          1. re: Billie Jean

            I second Donatello's. The food is very good, service excellent, decor sophisticated. We've enjoyed both lunch and dinner there since they opened.
            http://www.donatello-restaurant.com/

          2. Either Polcari's or Jimmy's would be good options for an informal meeting. Jimmy's may just be open for dinner tho, not sure.

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            Polcari's Restaurant
            309 Montvale Ave, Woburn, MA 01801