Most Popular Restaurants in Dedham

April 14, 2018 Janette Largent

Dedham /ˈdɛdəm/ is a town in and the county seat of Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 24,729 at the 2010 census. It is located on Boston's southwest border. On the northwest it is bordered by Needham, on the southwest by Westwood and on the southeast by Canton. The town was first settled in 1635.
Things to do in Dedham

1. Kings Dining Dedham

600 Legacy Pl, Legacy Place, Dedham, MA 02026-6836 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Seafood, American, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks SGD 12 - SGD 28 +1 781-329-6000
Excellent
77%
Good
13%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 126 reviews

Kings Dining Dedham

Kings Dining & Entertainment offers a memorable dining and entertaining experience unlike any other. Kings Dining & entertainment boasts a restaurant-first approach with amazing scratch dishes from its chef driven award-winning kitchen in classic retro environment. Guests can start with fan favorite appetizers such as the Buffalo Chicken Wontons & Bang Bang Calamari and move on to crisp salads, House Smoked Ribs, Fresh Salmon or Grilled Steak Tips while enjoying a premium cocktails. Guests can round out their meal with decadent desserts and craft beers. Of course, Kings Dining & Entertainment also sets itself apart with timeless social gaming. Kings Dining & Entertainment features family friendly days and a haven for adults in the evening.

Reviewed By Bert S - West Hartford, Connecticut

The menu is varied and the food is very good quality. The bar staff was great (Ryan was our bartender) - extremely friendly, helpful and efficient. Would not hesitate to return.Hi Bert, Thank you for taking the time to review us! We are very proud of our staff and our menu- we're thrilled you enjoyed both! Hope to see you back soon! Best, Chris

2. Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream

559 High St, Dedham, MA 02026-1858 Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible American, Fast Food +1 781-326-8664
Excellent
69%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
13%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 38 reviews

Ron's Gourmet Ice Cream

Reviewed By yogadr - Canton, Massachusetts

Ron's is a good place to go after catching a movie across the street at Dedham community theatre. That is the time we tend to get ice cream at Ron's, and is perhaps why the lines are long.

I love the black raspberry chocolate chip frozen yogurt. My husband and children often get a variety of different flavors and have enjoyed them all. We are spoiled because our favorite ice cream shoppe (Crescent Ridge in Sharon) is a high standard to which to compare.

I think the sizes are small for the price, but the ice cream is good.

3. Vico Ristorante Italiano

89 Central St, Norwood, MA 02062-3551 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 34 +1 781-352-3336
Excellent
75%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 144 reviews

Vico Ristorante Italiano

We will be closed for vacation from Tues. Feb 20th through Wed. Feb 28th. <br>We will reopen on Thurs. March 1st. <br>We apologize for any inconvenience.

Reviewed By Pat R - Watertown, Massachusetts

Very good food, nice Italian wine list, excellent service and incredibly reasonable prices for everything. I had the fig, prosciutto and gorgonzola appetizer, which was loaded with figs and gorgonzola, finished with a spray of arugula and balsamic drizzle. Short ribs and mashed potatoes were terrific. A long list of nightly specials to tempt the diner so don't just look at the menu to decide whether this is for you. It feels like a neighborhood place, but food and service are way above that league.

4. Chiara

569 High St, Westwood, MA 02090-1627 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining American, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Late Night SGD 54 - SGD 105 +1 781-461-8118
Excellent
61%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
3%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 128 reviews

Chiara

Chiara, a Mediterranean Bistro - is an upscale , casual dining restaurant which features a comfortable, well designed dining room and intimate eight-stool bar and an outdoor patio. This quaint suburban restaurant features a menu which includes multiple small plates, signature cocktails and seasonal creations.

Reviewed By PaulsPalate - Boston

Twelve years after its much-anticipated opening, Westwood’s Chiara Bistro still casts a culinary spell. Long considered one of the finest suburban dining establishments in Massachusetts, the 100-seat Mediterranean bistro – founded by executive chef/owner Steve LaCount and lovingly named after his nana – continues to impress with its chic, upscale ambience, its polished, friendly waitstaff, and its adventurous, well-executed fare.

Don’t let Chiara’s suburban strip mall location (off of Route 109) fool you. There’s elegance to be discovered inside the restaurant by way of warm woods (California redwoods), Italian marble, ceramic tile, leather, windows draped in glossy silk, square lamps, an alcove bar, and a modern exhibition kitchen.

Fortunately, LaCount’s menu holds up against, if not exceeds the restaurant’s glamorous décor (albeit at a high price point for suburban dining that is justified). A complimentary bread basket arrives, which includes thin olive focaccia crisps accompanied by a unique, refreshingly light, vibrant green-colored pesto feta spread. An amuse bouche features spoonfuls of creamy cauliflower soup (much to the dismay of my wife, who can’t indulge due to her dairy intolerance – this was the only misstep of the evening from our otherwise excellent server, who knew of this intolerance beforehand yet did not swap out the one spoon for an alternate small bite).

Appetizers were spot-on, beginning with a playful riff on a traditional Italian dish, which resulted in some of the most delectable potato gnocchi ($13 for the starter, $25 for the main course, the latter of which I’d highly recommend) I’ve ever consumed. LaCount’s hand-crafted version features ethereal, ultra-light pillows of the potato-infused pasta, whose flavor is enhanced by pairing it with incredibly tender, thinly shredded red wine braised boar and beef shortrib. All of this was topped with velvety sheep’s milk pecorino whose tartness beautifully melded with the sweetness of the meat’s red wine reduction. It’s simply divine.

Almost as equally memorable is the steak tartare ($15), a visually striking rendition that consists of a generous, square-shaped wedge of precisely diced meat served over sweet, house-made chips and a grilled baguette. The meat is nicely seasoned and possesses the melt-in-your-mouth texture that a good tartare should always, and yet (no pun intended) rarely ever has. The succulent grilled lamb ($13) is served ‘lollipop’ style, is cooked to perfection (a nicely pink, medium rare), and is accompanied by an intriguing array of Mediterranean-inspired sides such as grilled eggplant, roasted fennel, tomato quinoa tabuleh, cured olives, a welcomed dash of heat from harissa, and a cooling contrast of minted lemon yogurt.

Aside from that impeccable gnocchi, Chiara also nails the simpler dishes as well, including four plump, tender, perfectly pan-roasted Gulf of Main shrimp served over creamy mushroom risotto.

Similar to its cuisine, Chiara’s cocktail menu is seasonally inspired, inventive, and well-executed (most fall in the $12 range). Take for instance, this fun trio of spirits: the Pilgrim Manhattan, made with bourbon and house made cranberry vermouth; the aptly named Granny’s Redemption, rye infused with Granny Smith apples and spices; and the Chiara Whiskey Orchard, blended with scotch, bourbon, rye, chestnut liquer, a hint of maple syrup, and infused with roasted pecans.

And don’t forget to conclude your evening with dessert. My wife gushed over an exquisite tasting, non-icy coconut sorbet, resulting in her exclamation that Chiara’s version rivaled Mistral’s chocolate sorbet, the best she’s ever sampled (and she’s sampled many) over the years. The specialty dessert – coconut cake – was surprisingly light, drizzled with caramel sauce and paired with an equally good dollop of pineapple sorbet.

Aside from the minor hiccup over the amuse bouche, our server was extremely knowledgeable, attentive, genial, and spot-on with her recommendations throughout the evening.

Given its exceptional service, cuisine, and ambience, I’ll gladly overlook Chiara’s unassuming, outside strip mall setting and enjoy the relaxed, yet upscale ambience, top-notch service, and creative, superbly prepared culinary treasures that are hidden inside.

5. Sweet Basil

942 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-3030 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible Italian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Dinner SGD 28 - SGD 39 +1 781-444-9600
Excellent
69%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 414 reviews

Sweet Basil

Reviewed By Dale D - Glen Ellyn, Illinois

Been a awhile since we all enjoyed great service.. great seafood..example:
Steamed mussels...were excellent
Another in our party had the seafood paella...very pleased
We had Squash & apple tortellini...this was terrific!

We did not have a reservation- they took our cell number & we went to a bar until called!


6. Mocha Java

577 High St, Dedham, MA 02026-1820 Seating, Takeout Cafe Breakfast, Dinner SGD 26 +1 781-493-6568
Excellent
70%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 20 reviews

Mocha Java

Reviewed By Norad1297 - Worcester, Massachusetts

Tiny shop in the heart of Dedham Square. French & Italian roast are consistently good but watch out for the fair trade roast as it is often of poor quality. Avoid the food case (plastic wrapped plates of bagels and pastries of an undetermined freshness date). The shop has wifi but the places fills quickly and you can often feel people are on top of you. There are outside table that are popular with people with dogs. Place does not stay open late to take advantage of the movie crowd nearby. Place is best as a location to get a coffee and go .

7. Yard House

200 Legacy Pl, Dedham, MA 02026-6828 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks +1 781-326-4644
Excellent
31%
Good
49%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 373 reviews

Yard House

Yard House is an upscale-casual eatery known for great food, classic rock music and 130 taps of imported, craft and specialty ales & lagers. Whether you’re in the mood for a grilled burger and a pint of your favorite ale, or seared ahi and a chilled martini, Yard House has something for everyone. Yard House is the perfect place to unwind and take a break - meet old friends for happy hour, or make new ones, celebrate a special occasion, or gather your family for dinner.

Reviewed By Tigerstedge - Wokingham, United Kingdom

Big group of us after a day of work. Three pages of beer- knowledgeable staff to help you choose. Food is good quality bar food. There is usually a wait for table as it’s a popular place. Good atmosphere even though it’s a big space.

8. J.P. Licks

704 Legacy Pl, Dedham, MA 02026-6837 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 +1 781-329-9100
Excellent
40%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
18%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 50 reviews

J.P. Licks

Reviewed By jake h

Great ice cream sundaes, sandwiches, coffee and more. The staff was great dealing with my daughter with allergies and you always leave happy

9. The Farmhouse

970 Great Plain Ave, Needham, MA 02492-2508 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 781-449-6200
Excellent
57%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 224 reviews

The Farmhouse

Reviewed By packedlite - Cambridge, Massachusetts

The food was really wonderful. I rarely order chicken in a restaurant because we eat it so often at home, but one of our party had been to the Farmhouse previously and recommended it, so I ordered it. I was not disappointed. It was moist, slightly salty and delicious. The bed of puree of potatoes that it was served on was just right. There were a few pieces of brocollini and carrot, too. If I have any complaint it would be that I could have used more vegetables. My husband ordered the short ribs and said they were excellent. He didn't offer me a taste which means they must have been good - too good to give a bite away! The serving sizes were not overwhelming, but they were adequate. We shared a cheese board to begin with. That was all yummy, too, if a bit skimpy. But then, it was adequate and we were better off not eating too much cheese. Our drinks - an Old Fashioned, wine, and an eggnog drink with vodka and anisette - were good, too. The service was a tad slow, but not terrible and our waitress was pleasant and efficient.
The noise level was a bit high, but not terrible. The tab for two of us with tip was $107 and worth every penny.

10. Byblos Restaurant

678 Washington St, Norwood, MA 02062-3546 Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 20 - SGD 39 +1 781-762-8998
Excellent
66%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 159 reviews

Byblos Restaurant

Maurice Daaboul and family’s Byblos is the Boston area’s premier eatery since 1996 for authentic, homemade Lebanese cuisine. Located in the heart of Norwood, Massachusetts, Byblos offers all the best features of Lebanese dining, including a large hall where feasts are laid out in traditional Lebanese Maza style to the tune of live Arabic music and oriental belly dancing. At Byblos we pride ourselves on bringing freshness, authenticity and service to our valued customers.

Reviewed By betsy1224 - Boston

Based on the good Trip Advisor reviews and our love of Middle Eastern food, my husband and I had dinner here with friends. Almost everything we had was disappointing - poorly prepared hummus, parsley-dominated fattoush salad, rubbery grilled halloumi and dry kibbee. If you want good Lebanese food, try another restaurant. Other than the pleasant server, there’s nothing that would bring us back to Byblos.

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