Suggestions near the Hyatt Summerfield Suites Boson/Waltham-Montreal hound
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.
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.
63 Salem St Ste 1, Boston, MA 02113
Island Creek Oyster Bar
500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215
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.
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?
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.
890 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02476
888 Main St., Waltham, MA 02453
Some good cheap and reasonable Waltham options:
Carl's Steak Subs, Domenic's, Taqueria Mexico, Tempo, Tuscan Grill, Elephant Walk.
663 Main Street, Waltham, MA 02451
24 Charles St, Waltham, MA 02453
361 Moody Street, Waltham, MA 02453
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?
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.