A bit pricey, but happiness all around! A taste treat and also good atmosphere (but hard to park, of course). Varied and unique menu, with several choices. Ask the waitstaff for explanations of unfamiliar foods. Great experience!
Pizza is decent, but other food was uninteresting. The service was terrible, as we always had to go to the counter to check in to see if our order was ready, yet they expect a table tip? Atmosphere is nice, but the prices were higher than I would ordinarily pay for plain spaghetti and chicken fingers (around $8-9) for a plate. Overall, a nice place for an occasional outing with the kids.
What a great find! Saigon is a small, but elegant restaurant with a varied menu and extremely pleasant atmosphere. The curry is absolutely the best I've ever had! Soups by the plateful, teaming with fresh ingredients! We were there during a drought, so getting enough H2O to offset the spices was difficult. Just had to use more rice. Thai coffee and tea finished the meal nicely!
Sabra is one of my favorite places to take people! Owned by a guy from Lebanon, he converses with everyone who walks in as if you're a long-lost relative! The food is fabulous and always just right. Lunchtime buffet is a bit pricey but well worth the extra bucks! Take home what you can't eat and come back to finish your conversation later. A real Newton gem!
I can go there for a luncheon buffet, alone, with business colleagues or the kids and satisfy everyone! My budget is happy (noontime buffet is around $6.00) and the experience and service are outstanding. Always a waiter around to refill glasses or take away dirty dishes and entertain questions about India! A great "date night" spot as well, or a place to impress out-of-town guests. Always a winner!
Bigelow Cleaners is a great, local small business and I hope the "big chains" don't do it in. However, I have experienced a number of lost items and one damaged sweater that they discounted but was a loss.
Johnny's has been around for a long time in Newton. We eat there a lot, because it's one of the few places that we know everyone from our 5 year-old to our 70+ parents will be happy! There's something for every taste and everything is prepared fresh, with whatever you want added or deleted. Truly "your way" cooking. There is a "50's Burger" for the full sat fat experience, complete with greasy fries and a frothy frappe (N.E. talk for Milkshake)! There is also healthy food, like granola with fresh fruit or fat free items. Breakfast all day is fabulous! Try the "crunchy French toast" for a twist on a favorite you thought you knew! The only bummer is the price and the wait, if Boston College is in session.
Tango Mango is wicked good!! A very delicious Mexican/Southwestern American eatery! They cater, albeit a bit pricey on the menu items. Quick and friendly service and they've just expanded to add more seating for regular afterschool crowds. The only downside is the wait. The line to get service at the counter (the only option) can be long and tedious. Otherwise, good eating for tasty take out or enjoying a lengthy lunch break! Just enough of a kick to the homemade guac and salsa to make me come back again and again. Fresh chips but there is an extra charge for salsa.
Signal graphics is very accessible from the Mass turnpike or from Newton, Brighton and Watertown. There are a variety of services offered but not all the staff are quite up to speed on the specifics of each one. I requested paper cutting and was told to come back when someone who could answer my question would be available. I came back and received fine service with a quick turn-around. This is a great, locally owned store but it is unfortunate that there seems to be only one person who knows the "ropes" about the industry.
We LOVE Bill's! Nice people, decent prices and always fast with the service! Bill's has been a local "hot spot" for ages and has recently expanded to include more seating...yeah! The owners are very good neighbors and encourage the "after school" hungry crowd. Also a nice gathering spot for busy moms with smaller children. Everybody wins when you eat here!