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95th! birthday dinner - Newton Wellesley Waltham

My spry dad is turning 95 on Fri. We need a quiet place to celebrate, just 3 of us. He likes a good meal, but a pleasant and accommodating locale will be more important than ultra-special cuisine. We've done Lumiere for his 85th and a nice place in W. Roxbury for his 90th when we had a much larger party (forget the name, something Grill). We don't want to drive into Boston or Cambridge. As for price -- $$$ not $$$$ 'Ethnic is fine, though I wouldn't take him to an Thai or Indian place because he's not going to want too much spice.

Many thanks.

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Lumiere Restaurant
1293 Washington St., West Newton, MA 02465

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  1. How about 51 Lincoln in Newton? Although we sit at the bar on Fridays, the dining room seems fairly quiet, especially early.

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    51 Lincoln
    51 Lincoln Street, Newton, MA 02461

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    1. re: Duster17

      The food is good but the resstaurant gets very noisy when full-unable to have a conversation. Blue Ginger is Wellesley- not really spicy fodod. Nice quiet atmosphere.

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      Blue Ginger
      583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

      1. re: emilief

        Friends took him for lunch there when he turned 90.

    2. Tuscan Grill in Waltham?

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      Tuscan Grill
      361 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453

      1. Stellina in Watertown? And maybe ask for a table in the little alcove they have. It seems like a good in-law or elderly father restaurant. Tasty for everyone, but nothing really out there to challenge anything too much. And that alcove is really elderly-hearing friendly, I think.

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        Stellina Restaurant
        47 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472

        1. Il Capriccio in Waltham - lovely northern Italian - very nice "adult" atmosphere.

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          Il Capriccio
          888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

          1. how about Sel de la Tere at the Natick Collection just a couple of miles down Route 9 past Wellesley? Another place to think about is Kouzina in Waban.

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            Kouzina
            1649 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468