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Oct 14, 2010 12:40 PM

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.

      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.

          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.

            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.