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Nov 4, 2011 09:25 AM

Dinner with a very old person

Dinner tonight with my 91-year-old mother-in-law. She walks slowly, with a walker, and doesn't hear too well. She likes old-fashioned, unadventurous food (though she's willing to do unthreatening ethnic), good service, and value. Any suggestions in the Dedham-Needham-Norwood area? Thanks.

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  1. Wow, good for her! What about Aquitaine at Legacy place?

    1. If she's hard of hearing, you want to avoid noisy places. For a quiet, non-threatening, wimpy pan-Asian, try Rice Barn in Needham. Central Cafe in the old Fava location in Needham is also supposed to be good (their menu is likely to please her), but I can't vouch for it myself as I have not tried it. And there's always Petit Robert, but that can get noisy unless you go early.

      Rice Barn
      1037 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492

      1. Jimmy's in Arlington Heights (ArLex) is a favorite place for many. No surprises.

        1. While I don't know the nightlife very well, the Corrib in west roxbury is my grandmother's default. Joe's in dedham is an option if you go earlier and Conrads in norwood.

          1. Try the 204 Washington in Norwood......

            204 Washington
            204 Washington St, East Walpole, MA 02032