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Looking for a great dinner restaurant in the Chelmsford area

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oopboromom Apr 22, 2011 06:19 PM

Hi Hounds,
We're meeting my college roommate & her husband for dinner soon, & the halfway point is around Chelmsford. Any suggestions? We all enjoy all types of food. Perhaps a quiet place conducive to conversation.
Thanks so much,
Oopboromom

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    Swankalicious RE: oopboromom Apr 23, 2011 02:29 PM

    Feng Shui is quite tasty, and as I recall the atmosphere is fairly sedate.
    My parents also frequent Moonstones, though I've never been there. For a truly Houndish meal, visit Good Thymes on Gorham Street in Lowell (on the Chelmsford line). It's a 1950s throwback with terrific American food.

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    Feng Shui Restaurant
    285 Chelmsford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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      hargau RE: Swankalicious Apr 23, 2011 03:24 PM

      I will have to disagree on Feng Shui although i have only had the buffet (4-5 times, kept wanting for it to be better). Items were all way too salty, too much msg, greasy. Great decor though.

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      Feng Shui Restaurant
      285 Chelmsford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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      harry_sparrow RE: oopboromom Apr 23, 2011 07:07 PM

      F I S H B O N E S ! ! !

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        harry_sparrow RE: harry_sparrow Apr 24, 2011 05:02 AM

        http://www.fishbonesofchelmsford.com/...

      2. Dinsdale45 RE: oopboromom Apr 24, 2011 06:04 AM

        Cafe Madrid may be good for you, although I've only eaten one appetizer there, so I can't really comment on the rest of the menu. I know they serve more American food than Spanish these days, to cater to the locals.

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        Cafe Madrid
        28 Alpine Ln, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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          Swankalicious RE: Dinsdale45 Apr 25, 2011 03:42 PM

          That's too bad, Hargau. I've always enjoyed Feng Shui -- but haven't tried the buffet.

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          Feng Shui Restaurant
          285 Chelmsford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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            Crazy Egg RE: Dinsdale45 Apr 25, 2011 04:41 PM

            Here is a link to a review I did under 'Boiled Egg' 1.5 years ago:
            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/671854

            I went about 6 months ago and the Spanish Tapas section of the menu seemed to be still quite good.

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            momoftwo RE: oopboromom Apr 25, 2011 04:39 PM

            I agree with the Moonstones suggestion. REcently took a friend there for a girls night/birthday. We decided to sit in the bar and even though there was some sports on TV, we were able to linger and chat quite easily. We were not rushed at all. We did not venture off the small plates menu and all of it was great. We ordered a few things, finished a bottle of wine along with the small plates, ordered another and a few more snacks, then a few more snacks, it was a nice pace because we had not seen each other in a while and we just dilly dallied and were never rushed or felt the need to order more at any one time than we thought we wanted. 3 of us, two bottles of wine and several small plates with tip, just under $80, very nice way to while away a friday evening!

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              gourmaniac RE: oopboromom Apr 26, 2011 08:33 AM

              I would try one of the great Indian restaurants if I were dining in Chelmsford (e.g.Pongal).

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                three of us RE: gourmaniac Apr 27, 2011 04:56 AM

                Is there a Pongal in Chelmsford or did you mean the one in Billerica close to the Burlington line?

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                lexpatti RE: oopboromom Apr 26, 2011 09:27 PM

                I second Fishbones for sure although not sure how quiet, love Moonstones too and our favorite sushi (or japanese for those that don't sushi) is Sakura's. Another great vietamese place right off rt 3 in Drumhill is Pho 88.

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                Pho 88
                1270 Westford St, Lowell, MA 01851

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                  DaveCan RE: oopboromom May 22, 2011 03:54 AM

                  Feng Shui and Moonstones are average at best. Try Pho 88 or venture into Lowell for some authentic Asian food.

                  I went to Moonstones last night with the wife and the cocktails were simply horrible and the service at the bar was non existent. I dont get it, this place touts there "Moonbar" and they can't take the time or effort to staff it with competent bartenders.

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                  Pho 88
                  1270 Westford St, Lowell, MA 01851

                  Feng Shui Restaurant
                  285 Chelmsford St, Chelmsford, MA 01824

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