semi-dressy restaurant driving distance from Lexington?
My husband and I are heading out for an anniversary dinner on Sunday. Have a babysitter, so don't want to go too far (maybe 20-30 mins from Lexington), and don't want to go into Boston proper, but we'd like to go somewhere a little romantic where we can get a bit dressed up (not too fancy). I was thinking of trying J's at Nashoba Winery, but they're closed on Sundays. Flora in Arlington was a possibility, but they're just doing an extended Restaurant Week menu this month, which makes me cautious. Anywhere to recommend?
I recommend that you do go to Flora for extended restaurant week. We went last weekend and the food was great. They had 2 special appetizers and both were so delicious - one was a fig salad and the other was fried calamari. We both had fish - blue fish and trout and these also were very good.
We're also in Lexington and try not to go too far when we have a sitter. We've done anniversary and birthday dinners at both L'Andana and Il Capriccio, and both were excellent. Other options are Parson's Table in Winchester, and Summer Winter in Burlington. Have fun!
888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453
86 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803
My other favorite is Mamma Maria's in the North End. I love that you can drive up the old cobblestone street and give your car to the valet. The food is excellent and it's not too far into the City!
Mamma Maria Restaurant
3 North Sq, Boston, MA 02113
Depending on what you like and your price range other options:
Summer Winter in the Burlington Marriott
AKA Bistro in Lincoln
Dalya's in Bedford
Bistro 5 in Medford
Parson's Table (the former Catch) in Winchester has gotten nice reports
If you're steak folks, the Capitol Grille outlet in Burlington is like the others.
20 North Rd Ste 1, Bedford, MA 01730
5 Playstead Road, Medford, MA 02155
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773