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cookfood Apr 13, 2011 05:47 PM

mom is coming to town for a quick overnight visit...
bf and I were made a reservation at Posto thought that might be a good choice-reasonably priced/not to casual (right?) but now having second thoughts.
no asian/indian please.
live in the watertown area...
my bf DOES not want to deal with downtown parking etc.
this is for saturday :)
any help on is appreciated...thought id throw it out there

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  1. opinionatedchef RE: cookfood Apr 13, 2011 11:31 PM

    Where does your mom live/ what are her tastes?what price range for the entrees? if in the $20's , my top choice is Gargoyles in Davis Sq. and brunch at Sound Bites or East Coast Grill.

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/703040

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    East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
    1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Sound Bites
    704 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

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      cookfood RE: opinionatedchef Apr 14, 2011 03:38 AM

      i think her taste lies in the wine :) i guess its more for my bf and I! She was happy to stay in and cook-but its a great excuse to head out! im going to look into gargoyles-thanks!

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        cambridgedoctpr RE: cookfood Apr 14, 2011 06:20 AM

        for wine, troquet is the only answer though it is in the city but you could park in the city parking garage.

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      beforesunrise RE: cookfood Apr 14, 2011 04:11 AM

      From Watertown, you could easily get to the restaurants in Central Square area, where you have good metered parking lots and street parking. I've taken parents to Garden at the Cellar with good success. Rendezvous is nice for parents too.

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      Garden At the Cellar
      991 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

      Rendez-Vous
      473 River St, Mattapan, MA 02126

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        Taralli RE: cookfood Apr 14, 2011 04:46 AM

        Oleana might be nice w/free parking across the street. Who knows, if the weather cooperates, you might even be able to eat in the garden: http://oleanarestaurant.com/index.asp

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        Oleana
        134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

        1. Boston_Otter RE: cookfood Apr 14, 2011 06:57 AM

          Posto is a good choice. They take their wine pretty seriously and have a nice selection, the food's great, and it's a good value. Only real drawback is that it's pretty noisy in there.

          You might also check out Bergamot; it's not far from you.

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