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Suggestions near the Hyatt Summerfield Suites Boson/Waltham-Montreal hound

Hey guys,

I'm a hound from MOntreal. Ill be staying at the Hyatt Waltham in a couple of weeks. I'm looking for a few suggestions near by (in a 10-15 km radius)

Its my first time in Boston and ill be with a group so im looking for a few cheap but "honest to God great" places to grab possibly lunch or a cheap dinner.

I'm also looking for a few mid range (price wise) recs as well, for like a sat. night dinner (mains 15-30$ excl. alcohol)

Thank you in advance.

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  1. There are lots of choices in and around where you are staying amd for the weekend you are not far from downtown Boston so I would suggest going into the city for a wider range of choices. If you serach this board you will find a lot of suggestions covering all price ranges and types of cuisines. For seafood some of board's current favorites in Boston are Neptune Oyster in the North End on Salem St and Island Creek Oyster on Commonwealth Ave in Kenmore Sq. There are also many Legal Seafood restaurants in the city and close to where you are staying. There is one in the Burlington mall which is about 10km up rte 95. In the burbs and around Waltham I would suggest you check out Moody st. in dowsntown Waltham for a wide range ethnic places. In Wakefield I would suggest Sushi island for very good Jaqpanese. In Winchester center I like Parson's Table. For standard Italian American (lots of red sauce) I would suggest Luigi's Bistro on Rte 225 in Bedford. Low prices and above average food.

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    Neptune Oyster
    63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113

    Island Creek Oyster Bar
    500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

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    1. re: RoyRon

      I live around Bedford and wouldn't come out this way to eat if I was visiting from out of town. Check this board for Italian recs in the North End and after dinner, walk about and get a pastry and coffee at a cafe. It is much more fun to go into Boston or Cambridge then hit up the suburbs. Moody Street (Waltham) has many options an easy distance from one another so you could do an appetizer at one place, entree at another, etc.

    2. You've already been told about Moody Street in Waltham, which is a great place to look for good, inexpensive meals. However, could you say a bit more about what kind of food you especially like or if there is anything you would rather avoid?

      1. If you are pressed for time at lunch there is not a great deal in your immediate vicinity that is "honest to God great". There are a bunch of good ethnic places in Waltham but they are 10 to 15 minutes from your hotel. Definitely do a search of the board though. Sushi Island in Wakefield is a board favorite but it's quite a haul from where you are staying -- Toraya in Arlington would be closer if you want sushi. For a splurge in Waltham you might consider Il Capriccio. Or as was suggested, consider going to dowtown Boston.

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        Toraya Restaurant
        890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476

        Il Capriccio
        888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453

        1. Some good cheap and reasonable Waltham options:
          Carl's Steak Subs, Domenic's, Taqueria Mexico, Tempo, Tuscan Grill, Elephant Walk.

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          Elephant Walk
          663 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451

          Taqueria Mexico
          24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453

          Tuscan Grill
          361 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453

          1. I really appreciate the responses. I'm in the process of checking the other threads too concerning this area. Thanks again.

            Pinch: At this point, I was just taking suggestions from those of you who know the area best. Because we're a group (12-16), it is going to be hard to tend to everyones palates, so thats why I just wanted a few names so I can run them by some of the others and see what they think.

            On Diner's Drive ins and Dives they featured a place called Rino's. Its about 20-25 miles out I believe. Is it worth the drive for a Saturday dinner?

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            1. re: mpjunior

              Rino's has been crazy busy ever since, don't bother. wrt LStaff's Blue Ribbon tip, keep in mind they're takeout joints with limited seating, so you'd need someplace to eat. There's an Italian/brick oven pizza place in north Newton that I'm completely blanking on the name of (help!), if you're looking for moderate southern Italian.

              1. re: Aromatherapy

                Are you thinking of Fiorella's in Newton?

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                Fiorella's
                187 North St, Newtonville, MA 02460

            2. Blue ribbon bbq is only a 15 minute drive (either arlington or newton location) and I would consider the pulled pork to be "honest to God great" at times.

              Kebab and Tandoor on Main St. in Waltham is a unique (compared to all the other Indian restaurants in the area) Indian food experience.

              Great wings and burgers at Bison County on Moody St.

              For sushi in Waltham, my preferred place is Sato -in the strip mall near 128(95)/ Winter St. intersection. Very proficient at sushi making, and they have a chinese menu for those that don't like sushi.

              But if you all wanted to eat Chinese, I would head out to Framingham for Sichuan Gourmet - well worth the 20-30 min. drive.

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              Sichuan Gourmet
              1004 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

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              1. re: LStaff

                Another option for Chinese would be Golden Garden in Belmont, which wonderful, unusual dishes from the northeast of China, and is much closer to Waltham than Framingham!

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                Golden Garden
                63 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478