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105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600 (Route 135)
Mass Transit bus: 59... Commuter Rail access: Needham Center Stop...
+1 781-453-9300
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re...
What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Nice lunch

Stopped for lunch. daughter had salad and sandwich I ordered one of their speciality pizzas. Small selection of beer. Service was good although the barmaid freaked out big time when she saw a spider on one of the coolers. Food was very good and delivered fast and hot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
Thomas S
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Smithfield, New York, United States
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Smithfield, New York, United States
Top Contributor
175 reviews 175 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Stopped for lunch. daughter had salad and sandwich I ordered one of their speciality pizzas. Small selection of beer. Service was good although the barmaid freaked out big time when she saw a spider on one of the coolers. Food was very good and delivered fast and hot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

It all began with a warm welcome when we arrived for our OpenTable reservation. We were a bit early, but our table was ready soon after we got there. The menu has wonderful variety, so even I, a picky eater, had trouble deciding what to have. That made me happy to start with. A warning: a basket of outrageously good... More 

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Malden, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Food came out fast, our server was good but one of the orders was a little light on the fish. Otherwise a good meal.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Not your average Joe's, to be fair, provides food somewhat tasty and somewhat fit the price. The seasoning is certainly there, but satisfaction just doesn't go above average. With the price, I'd expect they not only give bread generously but also salad. Unless avoiding all the sandwich, pasta, pizza items, customers are fed a lot of starch. My husband ordered... More 

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Menu is huge. If you can't find something you like your weird. It has Italian Asian Spanish Mexican ect... very interesting. Full bar great wine and drinks beautiful staff very nice and helpful. Right at the train station plenty of parking. I really really like the food here.modern but warm atmosphere.

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Foxborough
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

I ordered my food ahead of my visit. I showed up, went to the bar and picked up my food. This was a very smooth experience and my foods was freshly cooked. The foods was great and I always enjoy the bread and do that comes with the food. I definitely am looking forward to my next visit.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Went on Sunday at 5pm, food was good but similar to most chain menus. The gluten free complimentary bread was great, something I haven't seen since going GF. It was busy and our waitress seemed to be rushing us. As soon as we sat down she asked if we were ready to order, she then stood in the corner near... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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76 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

We went with our family including young grandchildren. It was crowded but they were efficient about seating us and the service was very good and attentive. Relatively diverse menu and everything we had from fish to burgers and chicken enchiladas were good. A little noisy and crowded but nice place for a family dinner.

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Needham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We went Friday night with our kids. We got their early and they told us the wait would be twenty minutes but it turned out to be forty. Once we sat down the service was slow and the food was average. We have been many times in the past and the food is usually quite good so this may have... More 

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Needham, Massachusetts
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8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Good good, casual environment that is family friendly. Gets a bit crowded at dinner time so plan ahead. There is a bar area as well and plenty of parking in the lot behind the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 105 Chapel St, Needham, MA 02492-2600
    (Route 135)
  • Public Transportation: Mass Transit bus: 59... Commuter Rail access: Needham Center Stop...
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Needham
  • Phone Number: +1 781-453-9300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Italian, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

What does creative casual cuisine mean? Exactly what it says. We"re creative, because we reject the same-old-same-old in favor of tastes that are interesting and unique. We're casual because while our food may be worth getting dressed up for, we invite you to come as you are. We're all about cuisine in the sense that our chefs apply high standards of culinary art. There it is. Creative. Casual. Cuisine. If it sounds like your kind of place, then you – like us- are not your average Joe.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?