Greater Boston

Detailed information, by region, of restaurants and their wine/corkage policies
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Greater Boston

Post #1  Postby Peter Tryba » May 17th 2010, 6:26pm

~Cafe Mangal - Wellesley, MA
Turkish-American cuisine
$0 Corkage, functional stemware on site, bring glasses

~Yama - Wellesley, MA
Japanese cuisine (great sushi)
$0 corkage, barely functional stemware on site, bring glasses

~Jimmy's Cafe - Wellesley, MA
no label for cuisine
$0 corkage, barely functional stemware on site, bring glasses

~New King Fung Garden - Boston, MA
Chinese cuisine
$0 corkage, definitely bring glasses
(fyi: it is technically illegal to operate a BYO in Boston)

~Kitchen On The Common - Belmont, Ma
no label for cuisine
$0 corkage, byo stems or they provide stemless glasses

~Filho's Cuccina - Groton, MA
Italian cuisine
$0 corkage, bring glassware

~Gilson's Herb Lycium
unknown cuisine
$0 corkage, bring glassware

~Sweet Basil - Needham, MA
no label for cuisine
$5 corkage per bottle, functional stemware on site, bring glasses
They don't take reservations, can get very busy and is cash only.

~Dok Bua - Harvard St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline
Thai cuisine
$0 Corkage, tumblers on-site, bring glasses

West On Centre - Centre St, West Roxbury
Bistro cuisine
$0 Corkage (Tuesday nights only), glassware on site

~Il Casale - Belmont
Italian cuisine
$25 corkage, functional glassware on site. Corkage negotiable in advance for large party.

~Petit Robert - Both Comm Ave (Kenmore) and Columbus Ave (South End)
French Bistro
$25 corkage, functional glassware on site. Corkage negotiable in advance for large party.
(fyi: it is technically illegal to operate a BYO in Boston)

~Il Forno - Acton
Italian fare
$0 Corkage
Bring own glassware.
Reasonable prices, decent food, and great service.
No reservations but call ahead seating on weekends.

~ La Boniche - Lowell.
French Bistro
$15 corkage,
Poor quality stemware available
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #2  Postby Tyler Rico » May 17th 2010, 7:31pm

kitchen on the common
belmont, ma
$0 corkage,
byo stems or they provide stemless glasses
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #3  Postby Peter Tryba » May 18th 2010, 4:49am

Tyler,
What sort of cuisine? Is that the all-natural place on Common/Trapelo?
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #4  Postby Tyler Rico » May 18th 2010, 8:01am

Peter Tryba wrote:Tyler,
What sort of cuisine? Is that the all-natural place on Common/Trapelo?


I would call it home cooking or comfort food. Great prices and the menu is online.

http://www.kitchenoncommon.com/
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #5  Postby Gerry Morrisey » May 18th 2010, 9:53am

For you folks who live west, west of Boston there is Filho's Cuccina, a great little place in Groton that serves mostly Italian food. It's simple, crazy busy with no atmosphere but it's cheap and the food is great. There's also a decent little wine shop next store to pick up something if you show up on the spur of the momment.

http://www.filhoscucina.com/home.asp

Also in Groton is Gilson's Herb Lycium. They are open only on Friday and Saturday nights and require reservations. The place sits only about 30-35 people. The menu is hit or miss and posted monthly.

http://www.gilsonslyceum.com/gilsonherbs/KITCHEN.html
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #6  Postby Peter Tryba » May 18th 2010, 10:08am

Tyler Rico wrote:
Peter Tryba wrote:Tyler,
What sort of cuisine? Is that the all-natural place on Common/Trapelo?


I would call it home cooking or comfort food. Great prices and the menu is online.

http://www.kitchenoncommon.com/

Yep, that's the place. It's right next door to my friend's wine shop: The Spirited Gourmet
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #7  Postby Deacon Chapin » May 18th 2010, 1:54pm

Dok Bua (Thai)
Harvard St., Coolidge Corner, Brookline
$0 Corkage, BYO stems unless you want to drink out of a tumbler

West On Centre
Centre St, West Roxbury
$0 Corkage (Tuesday nights only)
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #8  Postby Tyler Rico » May 18th 2010, 2:07pm

Sweet Basil
Needham, MA
$5 per bottle
They have glasses that are ok, recommend BYO glasses
dont take reservations, can get very busy and is cash only
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #9  Postby Peter Tryba » May 18th 2010, 2:24pm

If you guys/gals could go ahead and supply the type of cuisine and glassware situation along with the corkage fee, that'd be great... thanks. (channeling Bill Lumberg)
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #10  Postby Deacon Chapin » May 19th 2010, 8:25am

West on Centre I would classify as bistro fare, and they do have glassware.
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #11  Postby Kai Xie » May 19th 2010, 12:54pm

Il Casale
Belmont
Italian
$25 corkage, functional glass. Can negociate in advane for large party

Petit Robert
Both Comm Ave(kenmore) and Columbus ave(southend)
French Bistro
$25 corkage, functional glass. Can negociate in advance for large party
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #12  Postby Gerry Morrisey » May 19th 2010, 1:42pm

Gerry Morrisey wrote:For you folks who live west, west of Boston there is Filho's Cuccina, a great little place in Groton that serves mostly Italian food. It's simple, crazy busy with no atmosphere but it's cheap and the food is great. There's also a decent little wine shop next store to pick up something if you show up on the spur of the momment.

http://www.filhoscucina.com/home.asp

Also in Groton is Gilson's Herb Lycium. They are open only on Friday and Saturday nights and require reservations. The place sits only about 30-35 people. The menu is hit or miss and posted monthly.

http://www.gilsonslyceum.com/gilsonherbs/KITCHEN.html



Both Places are definately bring your own glasses, no corkage
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #13  Postby Peter Tryba » May 19th 2010, 4:28pm

Just in case nobody noticed, I added a line to the restaurants in Boston regarding the illegality of operating a BYO restaurant. Contact your restaurant before arriving with wine.
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #14  Postby Paul Ferrari » June 4th 2010, 5:39am

Folks have any recommendations for BYOBs in and around Newport RI?
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #15  Postby Sean Connor » June 7th 2010, 12:44pm

See this thread on Spark in Newport - cheap corkage and good food per Dan Posner

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=12951&hilit=newport
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #16  Postby Adam Japko » June 17th 2010, 7:30am

A bit of a haul from in town, but always worth it. The Crystal Quail run by Harold and Cynthia Huckaby is an amazing experience. Five course priced fixed in the middle of nowhere Center Barnstead NH in an 18th century farmhouse with a small dining room that fits no more than 16-20 at a time. Only BYO, no list or other drinks. Bring your own glassware. A special place that is always unforgettable. http://www.crystalquail.com/home.html

Also, to add to the list,here is a cool byo link for boston http://www.gobyo.com/index_B.html [cheers.gif]
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #17  Postby zachary l a n g » June 18th 2010, 6:37am

Adam, thanks for the info and welcome to Berserkers!
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Post #18  Postby zachary l a n g » June 18th 2010, 6:39am

The Yama suggestion above is a great one - fully BYO and in my opinion unbeatable sushi for the price. Not cheap, but much cheaper than the trendy joints in town
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #19  Postby Gerry Morrisey » September 7th 2010, 9:22am

Had dinner Saturday night at Il Forno in Acton.

Italian fare
BYO - No Corkage
Bring own glassware.

Reasonable prices, decent food, and great service.

No reservations but call ahead seating on weekends.


Also, La Boniche in Lowell.
French- Bistro style
Allow BYO with $15 corkage,
Barely passable stemware
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #20  Postby Kyle S chaffer » September 29th 2010, 10:38am

Paul Ferrari wrote:Folks have any recommendations for BYOBs in and around Newport RI?


Bump - any other thoughts besides Spark (as listed above)?
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #21  Postby Peter C. » September 29th 2010, 12:34pm

Kyle S chaffer wrote:
Paul Ferrari wrote:Folks have any recommendations for BYOBs in and around Newport RI?


Bump - any other thoughts besides Spark (as listed above)?


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Re: Greater Boston

Post #22  Postby Kai Xie » December 31st 2010, 8:17am

T.W. Food in cambridge does allow BYOB unofficially
they charge $25 corkage, call ahead to make reservation and mention byob.

The place is too small for offline, but great place for couples, food is generally excellent.



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Re: Greater Boston

Post #23  Postby Jud Reis » December 31st 2010, 8:59am

Kai Xie wrote:T.W. Food in cambridge does allow BYOB unofficially
they charge $25 corkage, call ahead to make reservation and mention byob.

The place is too small for offline, but great place for couples, food is generally excellent.



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Terra Mia in the North End has a similar policy.
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #24  Postby Sean Connor » August 4th 2011, 7:09am

In the town of Wellfleet on Cape Cod (outer Cape - 2 hours from Boston - all seafood places BTW)

Mac's - down by harbor on beach, very casual, picnic tables, NOT Mac's Shack near downtown which has a B&W licence. Bring your own glassware.
PJ's - Rte 6 - very fish and chips type place, bring your own glassware
Moby Dick's - Rte 6 - the fanciest of the 3, which isn't saying much, but the other 2 really fall into the fried seafood realm as a speciality and this place has more varied cooking styles. They have glassware but advise to bring your own. Packed on weekends after 6P, long waits.
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Re: Greater Boston

Post #25  Postby jhemming » January 14th 2012, 12:18pm

Tsunami
Coolidge Corner Brookline
Sushi
$5 corkage

(has been closed for renovations for a while, so call ahead)
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Greater Boston

Post #26  Postby TomNitroy » February 4th 2012, 11:28am

Gustazo in Belmont. Very good Cuban food, no fee and they supply glass stemware and a wine key.
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Post #27  Postby K_F_o_l_e_y » May 27th 2012, 10:05am

I can't believe a town (Brookline) can actually run out of liquor licenses! Let's drive new businesses to other towns...

http://www.wickedlocal.com/brookline/ne ... z1w5cSvPUz
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Worcester

Post #28  Postby BuzzH » June 7th 2013, 8:49am

Pomir Grill
Afghan
http://pomirgrill.com/
Have not tried it but have seen good reviews.

Caffe Espresso Trattoria
Italian
http://www.ctrattoria.com/
Eaten there once and found it to be for the most part pretty good. Tiramisu was disappointing.
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