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semi-dressy restaurant driving distance from Lexington?

Hi all,

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?

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    1. Il Capriccio in Waltham.

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      Il Capriccio
      888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

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      1. re: mcel215

        Second Il Capriccio, or try Oleana in Cambridge.

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        Il Capriccio
        888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

        Oleana
        134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

      2. 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.

        1. 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!

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          Il Capriccio
          888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

          L'Andana
          86 Cambridge Street, Burlington, MA 01803

          1. L'andana in Burlington - consistently good food in quite plush surroundings