YOUR FAVORITE RESTAURANTS
In Boston, New England, and Beyond
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342 Rantoul Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: (978) 922-0494
This place is a hidden gem. Just opened up about a month ago. Food, service, and prices are awesome. Omelettes are out of this world. Try the cranberry walnut pancakes--mouthwatering.
Submitted on 11/12/08 by Rebeca, Beverly, MA
131 Lexington Street
East Boston, MA 02128
Phone: (617) 567-4972
Went to East Boston the other day, and visited a tiny gem called Angela's Cafe for the first time.
First of all, I heartily agree with the review on this wonderful eating place which can be seen in Boston 's Hidden Restaurants.
More specifically, the experience I underwent after my first mouthful of their chocolate-based sauce was an experience like no other. The miraculous melding of many ingredients to create this concoction, which enhanced every other item on my plate, was for me the high point in my meal.
On the way home, and for the first time in my life, I kept forcing my memory to re-create that one-of-a-kind taste that I had just experienced.
I cannot imagine any restaurant in our country south of the border improving on this place, and I find myself assured that anytime I wish to enjoy Mexican food at its finest, I will go to no other place in the Boston area.
To state that I heartily endorse Angela's Cafe is to utter an understatement of the first magnitude!
Submitted on 11/5/08 by LH, Arlington, MA
194 West Street (Route 140)
Milford, MA 01757
Phone: (508) 381-6767
Wanokura - Best Japanese food!
Submitted on 9/17/08 by DS, Milford, MA
The Mint Cafe
663 Washington Street
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: (781) 255-0439
In recent years, Norwood has become somewhat of a restaurant hot spot with a great diversity of restaurants colorfully filling up the once vacant storefronts. At the forefront of this restaurant boom is the Mint Cafe, specializing in Thai, Japanese, or Oriental cuisine. To date, we've only tried the Thai food and it's absolutely fabulous - right on par with some higher profile restaurants we've been to through the years in Boston and Cambridge.
The marinated beef satay with house peanut and cucumber sauces, and the country style Pad Thai with egg, chicken, shrimp, scallions, and spiced tofu bits and turnip, and the traditional shrimp and chicken Pad Thai were truly fresh and delicious. The atmosphere is clean, cozy and dimly lit with a fountain highlighting the spacious, contemporary dining room. We look forward to trying more Mint Cafe offerings, including the hot egg rolls, seafood, curry dishes, seafood coconut soup, swordfish steak with shrimp curry sauce, and just about everything else on its extensive menu.
Eric H., VisitingNewEngland.com
Submitted on 9/5/08 by Eric H., Walpole, MA
Morin's Hometown Bar and Grille
16 South Main Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone: (508) 222-9875
My favorite restaurant, at this writing, is Morin's Hometown Bar and Grille in Attleboro, Mass., for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Nearly 100 years old, Morin's houses a traditional diner, an adjoining rather plain-looking but pleasant dining room, a bar, and a truly cozy, dimly lit, bi-level dining room with high ceilings and brick walls (with more dining rooms to the side and front!) all under one roof. Classic comfort food combines with more creative steak, chicken and seafood dishes with a flair. We've had some incredibly tasty dishes here like mango chicken, homemade meatloaf, a fresh turkey dinner, pasta with vegetables, scallops and shrimp, chicken pot pie and burgers that should be the prototype on how burgers should be made. The Friday night seafood buffet is a seafood lovers dream! Be on the lookout for theme buffet nights, also - last October, Morin's featured a German "Oktoberfest" buffet with some wonderful German cuisine - there's a chef in the kitchen who really knows what he's doing! Desserts are also special here, ranging from a great blueberry pie to a slice of rich, chocolate cake that seems as big as downtown Attleboro. Breakfast is also nice, especially the substantial omelettes.
Morin's is a restaurant that hits home runs on just about every level; pleasant, quick service, different dining rooms offering pleasant atmospheres, excellent value, and a very good variety of tasty food for all types of tastes. We come back here often!
Eric H., VisitingNewEngland.com
Submitted on 8/27/08 by Eric H., Walpole, MA
Lemon Thai Cuisine
215 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143
Phone: (617) 591-1772
Pad Thai Cafe
1116 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: (617) 247-3399
Far better Thai than Wonder Spice Cafe and almost as good as East Asia!
Set in the former location of several short-lived Mexican restaurants, this Thai place seems to be having more success there but has remained relatively empty on my dozens of visits. The atmosphere is nice; the prices, reasonable; the food, outstanding.
My favorite dish is Basil Pad Thai; the restaurant is always happy to comply with my pescatarian diet by substituting tofu for the standard chicken while leaving in the shrimp. This dish is spicy but never burns; large enough to feed one starving person or two fairly hungry ones; and very very tasty! Add a can of soda and you're still paying below $10 for this great meal.
Most of the house specials I have tried, such as Seafood Spicy Hot Basil, Seafood Kamikaze, and Amazing Salmon, are also excellent. Appetizers and soups are very good too. I haven't been as impressed with the create-your-own type entrees where one chooses a style (sauce and veggies) and then chooses a type of meat. Pad See You was also a disappointment -- if you like Pad See You, I highly recommend the Pad Thai Cafe in Boston.
Another excellent Thai restaurant in Somerville is already listed on hiddenboston.com -- East Asia. There is quite a contrast between East Asia and Lemon Thai in terms of style and flavors (plus East Asia does Chinese too) so I'd urge Somerville lovers of Thai food to check out both repeatedly!
Hiddenboston.com seems to have truly excellent taste when it comes to restaurants in Roslindale, West Roxbury, and most everywhere else. But I'm stunned by the write-up of Wonder Spice Cafe in JP. Their Thai food, in my opinion, is mediocre at best, and these days the place is always too crowded. I highly recommend Lemon Thai Cafe and Pad Thai Cafe to any readers looking for a better Thai food experience in the Boston area.
Submitted on 7/18/08 by Paul, Jamaica Plain, MA
El Taco Loco
301 Lancaster Street
Leominster, MA 01453
Phone: (978) 466-3959
I have a wonderful discovery of mine: El Taco Loco Restaurant. This is a wonderful little "hole in the wall," which is run and operated by a lovely family from Mexico. The food is VERY authentic, and VERY good. Our waitress was their 12-year old daughter - which added a very lovely and somewhat "homey" feel to our experience. I had their enchilada with red sauce - which was done in a very unusual (to me) way, but was also very delicious at the same time.
I was born and raised in Southern California, and their re-fried beans are absolutely the very best that I have ever had in all of New England. Their guacamole was literally made to order, and was fantastic! As far as I could tell, everything there is "homemade" and made from scratch! Their prices are very reasonable. I highly recommend the drive.
By the way - I have absolutely nothing at all to do with this restaurant, or its owners - financially, or in any other way. I am just a fan and customer of theirs. I highly recommend that you try it.
Submitted on 6/13/08 by Michael Arnold, Lincoln, MA
33 Smith Street
Marblehead, MA 01945
Phone: (781) 631-8140
What a find! http://www.sablonesrestaurant.com/
Submitted on 6/13/08 by Martha M., Saugus, MA
235 Andover Street
Peabody, MA 01960
Phone: (978) 531-1410
Great breakfast here, the food always seems good, probably my favorite...has a very warm atmosphere, sort of fancy interior but reasonable prices in my mind, motherly waitresses...
Submitted on 6/11/08 by Dave S., Danvers, MA
24 Chestnut Street
Quincy, MA 02169
Phone: (617) 471-4363
They had a deep fried turkey sandwich that just might be the best sandwich I ever had. Only complaint it is very noisy.
Submitted on 5/31/08 by Kevin, Canton, MA