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getting romantic in metro west?

hello all, I'm planning a birthday dinner for the SO. metro west is much easier for us, esp on a friday night -- is there anything remotely romantic or food-sensual in those environs??

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    1. I'm kidding. :-) I can think of a few, including Allora Ristorante in Marlborough, Cafe Mangal in Wellesley, and slightly closer to Boston (and a bit more northwest), AKA Bistro in Lincoln.

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      Cafe Mangal
      555 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482

      Allora Ristorante
      139 Lakeside Ave, Marlborough, MA 01752

      AKA Bistro
      145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

      1. Stone's Public house in Ashland. Tomasso in Southboro.

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        1. re: trufflehound

          Il Capriccio in Waltham, Blue Ginger in Wellesley, Lumiere in newton.

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          Il Capriccio
          888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

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

          Blue Ginger
          583 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482

          1. re: teezeetoo

            A pet peeve of mine, but none of those towns are in metrowest. MW is out closer to 495, Framingham, Southborough, Westborough etc.

            I would put a vote in for Tomassos in Southborough.

          2. re: trufflehound

            Stone's has a romantic history, but the food just isn't that good. My husband is always trying to drag me there because he loves the atmosphere (and the beer), but I have never had a chow-worthy meal there.

          3. Not exactly Metrowest, but the Davio's in Patriot's Place, Foxboro has the same, somewhat romantic vibe as the one in Boston, but without parking hassles or traffic.

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            Davio's
            75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116

            1. Ariadne in Newton has a really nice, kind of gaudy ambiance, and the food is quite good.

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              1. re: nsenada

                Ariadne is now closed. I just drove by the other day. It is now called C.Tsar's, and looked like they were still working on the outside. Don't know if it is open yet.

              2. Not super romantic in atmosphere, but there aren't too many places more "food sensual" than the Sichuan Gourmet in Framingham.

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                Sichuan Gourmet
                1004 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

                1. Another vote for Allora Ristorante in Marlborough. If you can get lucky and get a warm night. There outdoor deck has a great view of lake Williams. Very romantic.

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                  Allora Ristorante
                  139 Lakeside Ave, Marlborough, MA 01752

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                  1. re: yummieeee

                    Maxwell's 148 @ 148 East Central Street (Route 135) in Natick just over the Wellesley line.

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                    Maxwells 148
                    148 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760

                  2. Food-sensual - that reminds me of that SNL skit where the "lovahs" eat chicken in a hot tub.

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                    1. re: nsenada

                      "Oh, look at those tiny chickens!" :-D

                      1. re: hiddenboston

                        "Nothing satisfies like a post-coital omelet of your own design prepared by four-star chef, Chuck Vialobous."

                          1. re: hiddenboston

                            Ah yes - flying too close to the sun on wings of pastrami...

                    2. Cafe Mangal in Wellesley has a warm atmosphere and delicious, sensual food. (It's mainly Turkish). It's also BYOB, so if you drink wine, you can bring that special bottle you've been saving.

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                      Cafe Mangal
                      555 Washington St, Wellesley, MA 02482