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AKA Bistro - Lunch with Pics

tatsu Feb 10, 2011 08:47 PM

So I've tried AKA Bistro for lunch several times and I really enjoy the french 3 course for 22 bucks.

Today I had a Beet Salad, Rainbow Trout on mixed vegetables including fresh Artichoke. My friend had the Carrot Zucchini Soup and a Hangar Steak. Both were really good. Then dessert followed, I had a Chocolate Mousse and she had the Creme Brulee. The pastry chef is young and amazing, although I can't really say I'm a dessert expert. Her Chocolate Hazelnut Raspberry Gelee Mille-Feuille is a work of art however. Unfortch I got no pics of that, it's not part of the 3-course. I will sometimes order it if I just have a salad or one dish.

Solid place.

Pics Pics Pics!!!
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tatsuuuu...

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AKA Bistro
145 Lincoln Rd, Lincoln, MA 01773

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    sallyt Feb 12, 2011 03:34 AM

    Great photos!

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      bear Feb 12, 2011 09:40 AM

      Sure are, tatsu!

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        tatsu Feb 13, 2011 07:26 PM

        Thanks, this is a "new" style of tah-dah, natural sunlight. What a revelation, heh.

        It's worth mentioning, all the executives, Chris, Christian, David, and the talented young Pastry Chef, have been working every single time I've visited. They are 100% dedicated, and I think it makes a difference, which is why I'm willing to pay repeat visits. Also, the service is spot-on, I'm not really accustomed to fine European dining as much as Japanese, but I always feel they have the right balance of attention, attentiveness, cues, timing, and information. So that's very nice too.

    2. kobuta Feb 11, 2011 03:27 PM

      Nice pics! I would love to try this place, but it's pretty much in no man's land for the car-less.

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        Kat Feb 12, 2011 04:10 AM

        Not really!! You can take the commuter rail (Fitchburg line) and it lets you off in the parking lot in back of the restaurant. To return to Boston, you have to cross the street in front of the restaurant and wait behind the office building.

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          kobuta Feb 13, 2011 11:33 AM

          I didn't realize that! Thanks! :)

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            tatsu Feb 13, 2011 07:21 PM

            Yep really couldn't be easier, 25 min to/from Porter, 45 to N. Station. Codman Comm. Farms just up the street, worth a jaunt to say hi to the animals and pick up some fresh eggs from Codman or Chip In. If you have extended time, Drumlin Farm a little further (by walking, maybe a 15 min trek from the train) is an extraordinary serene slice of nature and farm education. Perhaps something to think about for spring.

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              three of us Feb 14, 2011 04:46 AM

              When the weather is nicer, bring a bike and take an easy, pleasant, short-ish ride to the DeCordava Museum. You are also in biking distance to Verrill Farms although that is more of a ride.

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              Verrill Farm
              11 Wheeler Rd, Concord, MA, MA 01742

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          BostonZest Feb 12, 2011 05:03 AM

          We tried it in connection with a visit to the deCordova museum and sculpture park. Wouldn't it be great if AKA did stunning picnic lunches you could take to the museum grounds and enjoy in that setting.

          We had Sunday Brunch and it was very good.

          Penny
          http://www.bostonzest.com/

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            bear Feb 12, 2011 09:40 AM

            What a great idea. We often picnic at the DeCordova at dinner time during the week. The grounds are really stunning, and it's never crowded As a matter of fact, we keep our folding canvas chairs and trays in the trunk all summer in case the mood strikes.

            Sure would be nice to pick up a special meal once in a while to make it celebratory.

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