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Looking for a fun/tasty restaurant for me and my freinds to meet near the intersection of 128 and the mass pike, any ideas?

Randie Jul 13, 2011 09:55 AM

Some of us work in Framingham, one is driving down to meet us from Arlington, we all will need to drive home to Ashland, Norwood, Cambridge, Needham. So want to make it as easy as possible for all.

  1. yumyum Jul 13, 2011 12:56 PM

    I keep reading this title as "fantasy" restaurant. For me, that includes Eric Ripert feeding me tray after tray of uni. But I digress.

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    1. re: yumyum
      Bob Dobalina Jul 13, 2011 01:10 PM

      That's onomatopoeia - Ripert with his accent saying "fun/tasty"

      1. re: Bob Dobalina
        gourmaniac Jul 14, 2011 07:32 AM

        Look boss... de plane.
        Welcome to Fun/tasty Island.

      2. re: yumyum
        bear Jul 13, 2011 04:34 PM

        Actually, my fantasy restaurant would be Monsieur Ripert feeding me anything.

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        Gordough Jul 13, 2011 11:38 AM

        I am not sure it will meet your requirement of fun but for a tasty meal that is very close to both 128 and the Pike, I would suggest Kouzina in the Waban section of Newton.

        1649 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468

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        1. re: Gordough
          teezeetoo Jul 13, 2011 12:22 PM

          Both good suggestions: I like Kouzina and Solea is pretty good. If you are just looking for good drinks and maybe being outside, Margaritaville has fine sangria and cocktails and ok bar food.

          1649 Beacon St, Waban, MA 02468

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          pemma Jul 13, 2011 10:30 AM

          Boxx 109 is in the Hotel Indigo in Newton. I've never eaten there, so can't vouch for it, but they have a fun pool area for drinks.

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            Bob Dobalina Jul 13, 2011 11:28 AM

            Have not been either but got a serious thumbs down last year from someone I trust. It's also spelled Bokx, in case you do more research.

            What about Solea on Moody Street in Waltham? Tapas is fun and tasty...

            1. re: pemma
              jody Jul 13, 2011 12:42 PM

              I had a very similar requirement with a group of friends. Bokx 109 works out very well. it is easy to get to and has parking. I wouldn't compare the food to top Boston restaurants, but everyone in our crowd was happy and returned for a subsequent gathering. On my visits it had a fairly lively atmosphere.

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