Thought I'd give Masona Grill a plug as a way of bumping this thread, as I ate there last night with my wife. We had not been by in a while for dinner, and happened to catch them on a wine dinner night - so we had the pleasure of choosing a la carte from the wine dinner courses, the specials and the menu. So we mixed and matched, with the yucca fries (always a favorite) and the beet salad (same) from the main menu, the grilled calamari and Argentinian churrasco from the wine courses, and the mushroom ceviche from the specials menu. Everything was fantastic, and refreshing to see in terms of creativity. The calamari dish, in particular, included a polenta-like paste and small eggplants (Indian?) for a nice mix of tastes and textures, and the hanger steak in the churrasco was marinated in red wine and chili pepper and came with a nice (spicy hot - habaneros) slaw and fingerling potatoes. Very enjoyable, and glad to see that every time I visit (regrettably, only about 3 times a year) the menu more or less turns over completely save for a few staples.
Bonus: they have Fernet!
In related WR news, Rox Diner is seeking a beer & wine license in conjunction with restarting dinner service at the original Centre St. location.
And as L2k suggests above, a search will provide plenty of other WR options, but I'll list them here for you, in East-to-West order along Centre & Spring Sts. from the Holy Name Rotary to the VFW Parkway/Dedham line:
West on Centre (bistro)
Porter Cafe (gastropub)
Himalayan Bistro (Indian/Nepalese)
Los Amigos (Mexican take out)
The Red-Eyed Pig (BBQ take out)
Thai Spice (take out)
Banh Mi Ngon (take out)
Comella's (Italian take out)
The Real Deal (sandwiches & pizza, with Sugar Baking Co. next door)
Masona Grill (a block off of Centre on Corey St., next to the Highland commuter rail station)
Sticky Rice Cafe (Thai, sushi, other pan-Asian)
West Roxbury Pub (Irish)
Lean Works (healthy sandwiches)
Spring St. Cafe (diner; Italian dinners)
Sofia's Steakhouse (on VFW at Spring St.; steak and Italian)
I probably left out a few pizza places and chains, but you get the gist.
Ah yes, I'm embarrassed to have forgotten Al Wadi.
I like Lean Works. The concept is interesting, with a choice of breads (or a bowl), meat and sauce. I am partial to the pulled pork with Memphis BBQ sauce on a bun. Nice texture, lean meat and tangy sauce. The California Chicken Wrap is also nice, with shredded chicken, avocado and bacon.
All of the menu items are under 490 calories, but they don't skimp on portions. This is the first in what is planned to be a chain.
I'm interested to hear what others think about it here - I've had consistently good reviews from others in the neighborhood.