Blog :: 01-2016

4 Top Valentine's Day Restaurants in MetroWest

80 Thoreau

80 Thoreau Street, Concord MA

Located in Concord's historic railroad depot, 80 Thoreau describes itself as a "progressive fine-dining restaurant." This local favorite was opened by Ian Calhoun, a Concord native who spent time living Paris and studying cuisine at the prestigious Le Cordon Bleu. The menu at 80 Thoreau is relatively simple, with delicious American and Mediterranean options refined by French techniques. While the inspiration for many of the dishes comes from overseas, the ingredients are local, sourced from several of Concord's commercial and family farms.

 

il Casale

50 Leonard St, Belmont, MA

1727 Massachusetts Ave, Lexington, MA

il Casale comprises two amazing restaurants, one in Belmont and the other in Lexington. Both locations serve up world-class Italian food and wine in a warm, upscale setting.

il Casale Belmont operates in a converted firehouse. The building's original exposed brick, creates a rustic, old-time environment that matches the classic authenticity of the menu items.

The Lexington restaurant is located in the heart of Lexington Center and provides visitors with an equally enjoyable dining experience, but unlike its Belmont counterpart, the Lexington location's menu is focused specifically on the Campania region Italy. This beautiful area of southern Italy is where the de Magistris family, owners of il Casale, first began cooking generations ago. Many of these coveted recipes are included in the rotating menu at il Casale in Lexington.

 

51 Lincoln

51 Lincoln St, Newton MA

51 Lincoln is a creative, New American restaurant in Newton Highlands. Over the last decade, 51 Lincoln has received numerous accolades, including winning the Improper Bostonian's "Best Suburban 2009" and "Best Charcuterie 2012", as well as being named on of the "50 Best Restaurants in Boston" in 2011 by Boston Magazine.

The menu at 51 Lincoln offers excellent wine, cheese, charcuterie options to start and succulent seafood options like miso seared scallops and Faroe Island salmon for entrees. Other popular menu items include the "chef's famous" rigatoni bolognese and the pan seared rib eye steak.

 

Blue Ginger

583 Washington St, Wellesley MA

Chef Ming Tsai of Blue Ginger in Wellesley has created gourmet Asian-inspired meals for almost two decades. In its first year of operation, Blue Ginger was named "Best New Restaurant" by Boston Magazine and has continued to receive accolades ever since.

Some of the most popular menu items include the Garlic-Black Pepper Lobster and the Sake Miso Marinated Alaskan Sable Fish. The ambiance of the Blue Ginger effectively complements its cuisine, with beautiful Vietnamese waterscapes and metal art by Charles O'Neil.

 

 

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