Restaurants in Acton

$12 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $5 Worth of Food and Drinks at Sudbury Coffee Works ($20 Value)

Sudbury Coffee Works

Sudbury

$5 $3

(32)

Rich, imported coffees roasted on site, including more than 50 custom flavor blends, paired with fresh pastries, soups, and sandwiches

Dinner for Two or $11 for $20 Worth of Brunch at Harvest Cafe

Harvest Cafe

Hudson

$39.85 $19.99

Butternut squash ravioli with amaretto cream, baked mac 'n' cheese, and salmon benedict with mimosas round out the menu of comfort food

$12 for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Ixtapa Mexican Grill & Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(184)

Sauce-smothered burritos and enchiladas add to a menu of authentic Mexican cuisine whose recipes hail from Guadalajara

Hibachi and/Or Sushi Dinner for Two at Ruyi Restaurant (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Ruyi Restaurant

ruyi restaurant

$50 $30

(55)

Hand-rolled sushi, Japanese teriyaki, and marinated chicken, steak, or lamb seared at tableside grills

Prix Fixe Mediterranean Dinner or Lunch for Two at Zem Han Mediterranean Restaurant (Up to 46% Off)

Zem Han Mediterranean Restaurant

Northborough

$71.65 $39

Kebabs of thyme-marinated beef, fall-off-the-bone lamb shanks, housemade baklava, and other Mediterranean specialties

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for One Large Pizza with Up to Seven Toppings at Papa John's (Up to $43.64 Value)

Papa John's

Multiple Locations

$21.82 $10

Hand-tossed thin- or original-crust pizzas with thick cloaks of sauce made from California-grown tomatoes and up to seven toppings

Sushi and Asian Cuisine at Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sake Hana Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar

Westborough

$30 $15

(23)

Chefs sear steak hibachi-style and fashion lobster and spicy snow crab into specialty rolls; local ingredients are used whenever possible

$15 for 3 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Hamburgers & More at Stack-a Burger ($30 Value)

Stack-a Burger

Burlington Mall

$10 $5

Chefs grill fresh burgers and all-beef hot dogs and ladle on toppings such as baked beans and sauerkraut

Sushi and Pan-Asian Dinner Food at Sushi Box (Half Off). Two Options Available.

Sushi Box

Waltham

$30 $15

(104)

Eatery praised by the Boston Phoenix cooks up Korean-style beef ribs, pad thai, and specialty sushi rolls

Italian Dinner or Lunch at Caffe il Cipresso (50% Off). Three Options Available.

Caffe Il Cipresso

Tyngsboro

$30 $15

Classics such as chicken cacciatore and shrimp scampi, as well as sandwiches, including a Tuscan chicken sandwich with basil pesto mayo

Italian Dinner or Takeout at Arcenia Cucina Rustica (Up to 42% Off)

Arcenia Cucina Rustica

Downtown Woburn

$50 $29

The menu includes chicken marsala, veal parmigiana, and homemade fettuccine pasta tossed with bolognese sauce, as well as wood-fired pizzas

All-You-Can-Eat Dinner for Two or Four at Brazilian Steak House (37% Off)

Brazilian Steak House

North Woburn

$61.97 $39

(80)

All-you-can-eat steakhouse features tender cuts of Brazilian sausage, lamb, beef sirloin, and an extensive salad bar

Brazilian Rodizio Dinner for Two or Four at Tropical Café (Up to 52% Off)

Tropical Café

Framingham

$59.98 $29

(13)

Roving servers dish all-you-can-eat plates of Brazilian spit-roasted barbecue paired with sides from the sprawling salad bar

$20 for $40 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Pho Dakao

Pho Dakao

Framingham

$40 $20

(12)

Vermicelli plates, spring rolls, and sizzling Mongolian beef are just a few of the hallmarks on this authentic Vietnamese menu

$15 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine at Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Gourmet Garden Restaurant

Hingham

$30 $15

(5)

Gluten-free and diet-conscious Asian fusion dishes flavored with fresh produce and herbs rather than MSG

Brazilian and American Dinner for Two or Four at Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar (Half Off)

Extravaganza Brazilian American Pizza & Bar

Framingham

$30 $15

American and Brazilian-style entrees, burgers, and specialty pizzas, whose toppings include calabresa sausage and malagueta pepper

American Food at Blue Angus Cafe (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Blue Angus Cafe

Dracut

$35 $20

Premium Angus beef burgers and homemade onion rings made fresh daily, along with menu packed with fresh seafood, wraps, and sandwiches

Pizzeria Cuisine or Family Dinner with Two Large Pizzas, Two Salads, and Two Garlic Breads at Deli Max (Up to 53% Off)

Deli Max

Natick

$10 $5

New York–style pizzas come topped with steak tips, banana peppers, scallions,

American Meal for Two or Four at Pantry Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Pantry Restaurant

The VERVE-Crowne Plaza Hotel

$71 $39

(40)

Americana in the form of a bacon burger made of scallops, 10 oz. aged striploin, and grilled salmon with risotto verde and lemon crema

$15 for $30 Worth of Chinese and Japanese Food at Fusion Taste

Fusion Taste

Arlington Center

$30 $15

Menu blends Chinese and Japanese specialties, from black-pepper beef to sushi

$17 for $30 Worth of Sushi, Noodle Dishes, and Hibachi Food at Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Edamame Japanese Restaurant

Watertown

$30 $17

(28)

Chefs build unique sushi and sashimi dishes as hibache chefs put on dazzling culinary side-shows

$30 for $50 Worth of Italian American Dinner for Two or More at The Talk. Two Options Available.

The Talk Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

$50 $30

(110)

Chef Billy Holt prepares housemade pasta, steak, and seafood served in elegant dining area with black-and-white photos

Italian Food for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at Cafe Piazza Dolce (44% Off)

Cafe Piazza Dolce

Winchester Town Center

$40 $25

(33)

Chef presses fresh pastas, hand tosses wood-fired pizza & grills salmon for dinner & serves brunch dishes such as gourmet paninis

Dining for Two or Four at Social Restaurant & Bar (Up to 37% Off)

Social Restaurant & Bar

Newton Corner

$62 $39

(49)

Grab a drink and relax with friend over a round of appetizers like Brie fondue or lobster roll sliders then enjoy steak, pasta or seafood

Shabu-Shabu Cuisine for Two or Four, or Japanese Cuisine for Four or More at Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse (50% Off)

Tokyo Japanese Steakhouse

Newton

$40 $22

(16)

Shabu-shabu consists of thinly sliced meat and vegetables boiled and served with dipping sauces; also try the sushi and hibachi dinners

Italian Cuisine at Pastalina's Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Pastalina's Restaurant

Medford

$50 $25

(56)

Flavorful dishes from southern Italy's Avellino region include pasta, chicken cacciatore, and veal saltimbocca

Dinner for Two or More or Four or More at Link Café & Bar (50% Off)

Link Café & Bar

Sheraton Needham Hotel

$50 $25

Refined American cuisine such as fig and goat cheese flatbreads paired with wines that earned high scores from Wine Spectator

Mexican Dinner for Two, Four, or Six with Appetizers and Dessert at Mezcal Tequila Cantina (Up to 52% Off)

Mezcal Tequila Cantina

Leominster

$62.50 $34

(44)

Classic tacos, burritos, and quesadillas with unique ingredients such as barbecued duck, Asian beef, and cumin crema

Pizzeria Fare at Piccolino's Restaurant (Half Off). Three Options Available.

Piccolino's Restaurant

Shirley

$20 $10

(10)

Pizza, grinders, authentic Italian dishes, along with steaks & seafood, served in a family sports bar; live music on Thursdays & Saturdays

Brazilian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout from Comeketo Restaurant & Sandwichshop (40% Off)

Comeketo Restaurant & Sandwichshop

Comeketo Restaurant & Sandwich Shop

$5 $3

(22)

Brazilian-style sandwiches and burgers including the Copacabana sandwich with mild smoked sausage and onions

Hot Dogs and Hand-Cut Fries at Elvis's Hot Dog Palace (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Elvis's Hot Dog Palace

Leominster

$10 $5.50

(16)

Named after the owner's pup, the eatery grills up a variety of hot dogs

Authentic Swiss Style Baked Goods at swissbäkers (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

swissbäkers

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(40)

Swiss-style baked goods include Berliners, the original pretzel rolls, authentic croissants, Choco Weggli and more.

American Cuisine for Two or Four at East End Grille (47% Off)

East End Grille

Somerville

$30 $16

(62)

This joint offers locally sourced ingredients to create food like sweet chili shrimp flatbread, barbecue pulled pork, and steak tips

Indian Meal for Two or Four at Diva Indian Bistro (Up to 63% Off)

Diva Indian Bistro

Davis Square

$67 $27

Samosas packed with minced lamb and spices precede lamb curry, chicken dosas, dishes baked in clay tandoor oven, and vegetarian entrees

Dinner with Appetizers, Soup, and Sushi at Takemura Japanese Restaurant (Up to 51% Off). Three Options Available.

Takemura Japanese Restaurant

Harvard Square

$42.85 $21

(144)

Sushi chefs craft everything fresh; original rolls include the deep-fried pumpkin roll and the grilled-salmon roll

Tacos, Enchiladas, and Margaritas at José's Mexican Restaurant (Up to 51% Off)

José's Mexican Restaurant

Cambridge

$35 $17

(327)

Classic Mexican dishes include a kaleidoscope of tacos, tamales made by the chef's mother, and specialty margaritas

$15 for $25 Worth of Japanese Food at Shabu & Mein

Shabu & Mein

Cambridge

$25 $15

Tabletop stoves let diners cook their own shabu shabu hot pot meals and ramen or let cooks do the cooking for shumai, gyoza, and ramen

Indian Meal for Two or Four at Passage to India (Up to 52% Off)

Passage To India

Porter Square

$51.86 $25

(110)

For 25 years, this Indian restaurant has embraced millennia-old techniques to craft classic northern and southern Indian cuisine

$22 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Mexican Soul Food at Beantown Taqueria ($40 Value)

Beantown Taqueria

Cambridge

$10 $5.50

Chile relleno with egg-battered poblano pepper, tacos with hand-made tortillas and cilantro, and deep-fried chimichangas

Sushi and Asian Fusion Dinner for Two or Four at O Sushi Restaurant & Bar (Up to 35% Off)

O Sushi Restaurant & Bar

Cambridge

$40 $29

Appetizers such as sake-steamed mussels precede dragon and california rolls in a "Boston Globe"–lauded restaurant in Harvard Square

Brazilian Barbecue Dinner for Two or Four Adults at Midwest Grill (50% Off). Two Locations Available.

Midwest Grill

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(299)

Waiters rotate around tables with unlimited servings of beef sirloin, brazilian sausage, and lamb at the churrascaria

Italian and Portuguese Cuisine at Porto Bello Restaurant (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Porto Bello Restaurant

Wakefield

$50 $25

Sea scallops and shrimp with housemade pesto, hand-breaded veal parmesan, and Portuguese seafood stew with clams, calamari, and mussels

American Pub Food for Two or Four at Lakeside Bar and Grill (Up to 50% Off). Four Options Available.

Lakeside Bar and Grill

Wakefield

$10 $5

Omelets and pancakes start the day before chefs craft barbecue chicken sandwiches and fish and chips for dinner

American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

(15)

Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

Tea Tasting for Two or Four at The Cozy Tea Cart (50% Off)

The Cozy Tea Cart

Brookline

$40 $20

Tea-tasting session allows two or four people to sample a variety of teas

Hookah, Snacks, and Drinks at Sheesha Lounge (Up to 56% Off). Four Options Available.

Sheesha Lounge

Allston

$40 $25

(60)

35 flavors of tobacco, plus sweet snacks such as cheesecake and baklava

Breakfast or Dinner Crepes with Drinks for Two or Four at Paris Creperie

Paris Creperie

Coolidge Corner

$33.50 $24.79

(423)

Sweet and savory crepes prepared in the Parisian tradition pair with smoothies, Nutella chocolate drinks, and leaf teas

$16 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Food for Two or More at Gari Japanese Fusion Restaurant

Gari Japanese Fusion Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $16

(183)

At a fusion restaurant under new management as of June 2013, chefs whip up signature sushi rolls and pour Thai sauce over angel hair pasta

$15 for $25 Worth of Tex-Mex Cuisine at Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Patron's and Sunset Grill and Tap

Multiple Locations

$25 $15

Adjacent restaurants have something for everyone, from juicy burgers to spicy tacos

$12 for Drinks and Treats at Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream ($20 Value)

Maplewood Coffee Shop & Ice Cream

Maplewood

$5 $3

Ice cream parlor and bakery serves up a variety of pasties, muffins, freshly brewed cofffee, and sandwiches

Indian Food for Dine-In or Takeout at Cafe India (Up to Half Off)

Cafe India

Downtown Nashua

$30 $15

Chefs combine ancient and modern Indian approaches to create a unique culinary experience with the exotic flavors of India

Mexican Food for Dinner at The Fat Cactus (Half Off). Three Options Available.

The Fat Cactus

Lynnfield

$40 $20

(137)

Self-described Mexicali cantina dishes up classics including fajitas and tacos, as well as nontraditional Mexican cuisine such as steak tips

$12 for $21 Worth of Pub Food for Two at Legends Grille & Sports Bar

Legends Grille & Sports Bar

Fitchburg

$21 $12

(1035)

Bar and grill serves classic pub food, including loaded nachos, pulled-pork sandwiches, steak tips, burgers, and chicken fingers

$20 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Mexican Food at Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina ($40 Total Value)

Ixtapa Mexican Grill and Cantina

Multiple Locations

$20 $10

(70)

Pan-seared chicken wallows in mole sauce, and tropical tidbits such as mango and avocado grace fish tacos and other dishes

Upscale American Dinner for Two on a Weekday or Weekend at Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar (Up to 40% Off)

Ecco Restaurant and Martini Bar

East Boston

$81.50 $49

(147)

Plates of goat cheese and beet salad or grilled-eggplant caprese paired with pan-seared salmon or braised short rib

Southern Cuisine at Savvor Restaurant & Lounge (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Savvor Restaurant & Lounge

Downtown - Leather District

$25 $15

Eatery dishes out southern and Caribbean small plates such as shrimp & grits, fried catfish, cornish hen & waffles, and macaroni and cheese

Turkish Cuisine at Saray Restaurant (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Saray Restaurant

Coolidge Corner

$30 $15

(92)

Lamb, seafood, and vegetarian entrees come together in Turkish menu of kebabs, salads, and soups; full menu is valid for lunch option

Pizza and Italian Food for Dine-in, Carryout, or Delivery at Rock City Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Rock City Pizza

Allston/Brighton

$30 $15

(15)

Innovative thin-crust pizzas topped with steak, pesto, or chicken and buffalo sauce; entree options include subs, burgers, and pasta

Pub Food at The Red Hat (40% Off). Two Options Available.

The Red Hat

West End

$50 $30

(145)

Wings, fish 'n' chips, and burgers in a century-old establishment with a colorful history

Ethiopian Dinner for Two or Four at Addis Red Sea (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

Addis Red Sea

South End

$31.90 $17

Ethiopian eatery populates colorful wicker tables with spicy lamb, fish, chicken, and vegan dishes

Indian Meal for Two or Four at Bukhara Indian Bistro (Up to 53% Off)

Bukhara Indian Bistro

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$57 $28

(251)

Menu of northern and southern Indian cuisine with tandoori chicken, lamb-stuffed dosas, and curries

Indian Meal with Appetizers and Naan for Two or Four at Mela (Up to 56% Off)

Mela

South End

$71 $32

(349)

Enlisting a traditional tandoor oven, housemade cheese, and Indian spices, chefs whip up classic Indian staples with varying spice levels

Tapas for Two or Four at Mojitos (Up to 51% Off)

Mojitos

Downtown

$40 $20

(82)

Dine on small plates of chorizo-stufffed potatoes, baked avocados, and slow-roasted pork sliders

$15 for Three Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Pizza, Paninis, and Roll-Ups at Angora Café ($30 Value)

Angora Café

Coolidge Corner

$10 $5

(151)

Cooks at European-style café focus on Mediterranean and Italian flavors in dishes such as hummus-filled roll-ups and meatball-topped pizzas

Indian Food for Dinner at Ghazal Indian Cuisine (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Ghazal Indian Cuisine

Jamaica Hills - Pond

$25 $14

(123)

Authentic Indian dishes with a contemporary twist

Italian Cuisine at Filippo Ristorante (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Filippo Ristorante

North End

$35 $20

(101)

Owners who spend part of the year in Sulmona, Italy, treat taste buds to the region's cuisine, including pasta, seafood, and veal dishes

$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7.50 Worth of Mediterranean Food at Cafe Hemshin ($30 Value)

Cafe Hemshin

Downtown

$7.50 $4

(5)

Sample Turkish and Mediterranean favorites such as lamb kebabs, hummus, tabouleh, and Greek salads

$15 for $30 Worth of Hibachi Food at Thyme Japanese Cuisine

Thyme Japanese Cuisine

North Andover

$30 $15

(63)

Authentic Japanese dishes such as hibachi-grilled steak and seafood, vegetable tempura, udon soup with chicken, and fresh octopus sushi

Italian Dinner Cuisine for Two or Four at Buono Bistro (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Buono Bistro

North Andover

$40 $20

(87)

Chefs handcraft lobster ravioli, wild-mushroom risotto, scallops scampi, and herb-roasted New Zealand lamb with a port-wine reduction

Peruvian and Latin American Food at Nazca Cafe (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Nazca Cafe

Boadway

$38 $19

(3)

Vibrant preparations and hearty portions of cebiche, seafood medleys, roasted pork, and grilled steak

Pizza for Takeout or Delivery, Valid Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday from John's Pizza (40% Off)

John's Pizza

Across from the ELC

$20 $12

(18)

Hand-tossed pies topped with freshly shredded cheese, a family-recipe sauce, and toppings such as buffalo chicken, shrimp, or eggplant

Italian Dinner at La Vita Mia (45% Off). Two Options Available.

La Vita Mia

Downtown Saugus

$30 $17.50

(38)

Flat-bread pizza with spicy shrimp, prosciutto, and capes, create-your-own pastas, and sirloin steak in a balsamic sauce

Thai Food at Maekha Thai (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Maekha Thai

West Revere

$20 $11

(15)

Eatery dishes out authentic Thai cuisine such as tom yum soup, ginger chicken, basil fried rice, pad thai, and panang curry with scallops

Italian-American Dinner of Salads and Entrees for Two or Four at Sebastian's on Broadway (Up to 46% Off)

Sebastian's on Broadway

Revere

$60 $35

(78)

Pastas, seafood, and steak made with local ingredients and set to live cabaret performers every Thursday night

Italian Food for Two or Four at Volare Revere (50% Off). Four Options Available.

Volare Revere

Downtown Revere

$30 $15

Fig and pancetta pizza and seafood pasta prepared by a native Sicilian chef at a restaurant with complimentary valet parking on weekends

Fresh, House-Made Diner Food for Two or Four During Breakfast or Lunch at Revere Center Café (50% Off)

Revere Center Café

Bell Circle Plaza at Revere

$20 $10

Diner serves made-to-order comfort food, such as grilled cheese with bacon and Irish eggs benedict with corn beef hash

Casual Cuisine for Two or More at 15 Walnut (50% Off)

15 Walnut

Hamilton

$30 $15

Menu full of items made using seasonal ingredients includes wood-fired items, burgers, sushi, and more; suitable for family dinners & dates

Italian Meal for Two or Four with Appetizers and Entrees at BonCaldo Restaurant (Up to 43% Off)

BonCaldo Restaurant

Norwood

$53 $30

(45)

Wood-fired cuisine from all 20 regions of Italy, served in an opulent, yet cozy dining room

Italian Dinner for Two or More at Buono Panini (Up to 50% Off)

Buono Panini

Salem

$40 $20

(48)

Tapas pizza, antipasto platters, and linguine decked with mussels top plates in sunny-hued Italian dining room

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Boredom meets its demise at Acton Bowladrome, a multifaceted complex owned by a family that has been entertaining other families for more than 40 years. There, 16 synthetic candlepin-bowling lanes speed balls toward rattling glory as friends, leagues, and parties rack up high scores. Away from the smashing pins, the Bowladrome's onsite, ‘50s-style restaurant, Burgerdrome, takes taste buds on a ride through time with burgers, shakes, pizzas, and views of the alley from its polished counter, bright-red booths, and checkered floor. Those vintage vibes continue into the arcade, filled with titles such as Guitar Hero and Bed Monsters, and the Retrocade, where gamers swap quarters for classic-game play and the chance to beat the Fonz’s high scores.

257 Main St.
Acton,
MA
US

The chefs at Savoring Indian Cuisine have a couple different tricks for imparting every dish with a burst of flavor. The first involves their spices, which they grind in-house before sprinkling them onto coal-roasted eggplants and various flavored naans. The second's in their tandoor oven, which gives meat a smoky flavor and a light, juicy texture. This makes the resulting cuts of lamb, chicken, and salmon perfect for the house kebabs. The chefs don't only craft meat entrees, however. They also have a full menu of vegetarian entrees, which showcase vegetables like the invite list to a scarecrow's retirement party.

155 Main St
Maynard,
MA
US

Vincenzo's Ristorante & Bistro's owners understand that people have different tastes, or sometimes just feel like a different experience. So, they decided to split their space in two. In the ristorante, they ferry fine Italian cuisine to candlelit, white-linened tables. In the bistro, they serve deliberately more casual fare as live singer-songwriters ply their trade at the piano with jazz and blues standards.

1200 Main St
Concord,
MA
US

80 Thoreau: A User's Guide

New American Cuisine | Seasonal New England Ingredients | French Technique | Classic Cocktails | Relaxed Atmosphere

Sample Menu

  • First course: seared gnocchi with oxtail ragu and parmesan cream
  • Main course: duck with pomegranate, yogurt, and confit dumpling
  • Dessert: brown-butter-chocolate pavé with coconut and orange
  • Cocktail: Ephraim’s Folly with gin, concord grape, lime, and lavender

    Culinary Credentials

    • Ian Calhoun (owner/general manager): graduated from Le Cordon Bleu cooking school in Paris and managed the Rainbow Room in New York
    • Vincent Vela (owner/maitre d’): served as fromagier at L’Escalier and worked with Thomas Keller at Per Se and Tom Colicchio at Craft
    • Carolyn Johnson (chef): former chef-de-cuisine at Rialto Restaurant

      When to Go: There's a five-course tasting menu Thursday through Saturday from 5:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Though guests don’t know what the dishes will be in advance, the menu always features unique ingredients and preparations. Be sure to make reservations since this experience is limited to only 24 diners per week.



      Inside Tip: If you’re a fan of classic cocktails, try a gin and tonic—the tonic is made in-house with quinine powder.

80 Thoreau St
Concord,
MA
US

Aromas of sizzling shellfish, spiced tomatoes, juicy steaks, and roasted fruits waft through the sleek modern interiors of Serafina, where chefs craft seasonal Italian dishes with a focus on the Tuscan style. At the raw bar, staffers serve dozens of oysters, jumbo shrimp, and littleneck clams on the half shell. In the dining room, servers ferry complex gourmet dishes whose ingredients complement one another. They serve Italian seafood stew, Tuscan-style sirloin steak, long island duck breast, and pizzas topped with roast pears and figs or barbecue chicken. It’s food that has been praised by reviewers from such publications as the Boston Globe and the Concord Journal.

Behind the bar, floor-to-ceiling wine racks house more than 60 wines from regions throughout Italy and the United States, as well as Chile, Argentina, and New Zealand. The sounds of general merriment are accompanied by regular live piano, bass, or sax in jazz and contemporary styles.

195 Sudbury Rd
Concord,
MA
US

When Nashoba Valley Ski opened in 1964, its lack of modern equipment meant that most of the time guests just had to hope for a good snowfall. In the decades since, however, the resort has gained mastery over the winter landscape. Snow-blowers spray their glittery clouds onto 17 trails ranging from beginner to expert, where skiers and snowboarders carve around sharp turns, navigate shaded glades, and look for fresh tracks left by wild Thoreaus. Four high-speed lifts run from the lodge and restaurant to the top of these slopes, and provide easy access to the mountain's two terrain parks. Suited to riders of varying experience levels, both parks encourage air-catching with features such as large boxes and rails. Recognizing that not all visitors enjoy strapping boards to their feet, Nashoba Valley Ski offers another kind of winter-time fun: a tubing park spread across 18 grooved lanes and serviced by four tow lifts.

79 Power Rd
Westford,
MA
US

Acton Scene