With a stay at Holiday Inn Mansfield-Foxboro Area in Mansfield, you'll be close to Comcast Center and Plainridge Race Course. This family-friendly hotel is within the vicinity of Gillette Stadium and Wrentham Village Premium Outlets.
Make yourself at home in one of the 202 air-conditioned guestrooms. Satellite television is provided for your entertainment. Bathrooms have shower/tub combinations and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and desks, as well as multi-line phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
DonÃât miss out on the many recreational opportunities, including an indoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features gift shops/newsstands and shopping on site. Guests can catch a ride on the complimentary shuttle, which operates within 2 mi.
Enjoy a meal at one of the hotel's dining establishments, which include 2 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access room service (during limited hours). At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge. Breakfast is available for a fee.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, business services, and audiovisual equipment. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Free parking is available onsite.
Cuisine Type: American
Most popular offering: Tournados Lafayette
Alcohol: Full bar
Number of Tables: 50+
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Established: Before 1950
Parking: Parking lot
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Pro Tip: Make a reservation and come enjoy the upscale casual ambiance.
Q&A with Ron And Jean Young, Owner
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
American and New England menu with great portions and reasonable prices featuring seafood, steaks, veal, and chicken.
What is one of your most popular offerings? How is it prepared?
Tournados Lafayette, which features two filets and lobster paired with asparagus and mushrooms and covered in a cabernet and béarnaise sauce.
What is one fun, unusual fact about your business?
We've been here since 1784 and have an old English tavern, as well as live music on the weekends.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
Outdoor dining is available on our patio.
It's always a party at Coyote Flaco, where the Mexican dishes are so incredibly tasty fans have a hard time containing their excitement (just read the chain of five-star reviews!).
Help yourself to a healthier lifestyle at Coyote Flaco, where gluten-free and low-fat plates are the standard.
Take your pick of beer, wine, or other beverages offered on this restaurant's menu.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this restaurant — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad.
Got a big family? Tons of friends? An entire soccer team? Consider the private room at Coyote Flaco, where large groups can get together to celebrate life's biggest milestones.
For comfortable outdoor service, Coyote Flaco sets up a seasonal patio.
Put the suit away when heading to Coyote Flaco — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Through their catering service, Coyote Flaco can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
With food this good, you'll be running into this restaurant to pick it up yourself.
We don't expect you to keep driving around the block to find metered parking. We've got some space for you here.
Coyote Flaco's diners can store their bikes safely at the rack around the corner.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
Sample some of the highest rated Mexican dishes around when you stop in for a meal at Coyote Flaco.
Spice up your every day with delicious Mexican food at Coyote Flaco.
So switch up your normal lunch or dinner routine and try one of Coyote Flaco's tasty Mexican dishes.
Pop over to Stefano's Pizza and Subs for some hop (and highly-acclaimed) 'za, and find out what everyone's been raving about.
Health nuts will love Stefano's Pizza and Subs for its gluten-free and low-fat menu options.
Grab the kids when you head to this pizzeria — its family-oriented menu and ambience are perfect for the whole clan.
Lines can get long with no reservations, so be sure to plan for an early arrival.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Stefano's Pizza and Subs is come-as-you-are.
Delivery and takeout are both available if you prefer to eat in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you're heading to Stefano's Pizza and Subs for lunch or dinner, parking is always free in the adjacent lot.
Bicyclists will also find lots of space to safely lock up their bikes.
If breakfast isn't your thing, Stefano's Pizza and Subs also serves lunch and dinner, so you can be sure to swing by at some point during the day.
If pizza is your all-time favorite, it's important to find a pie that's worth your while. With star-studded reviews and sky-high ratings, there's no better way to spend your time than eating some 'za at Stefano's Pizza and Subs.
If you can't get enough pizza, be sure to try the pies at Stefano's Pizza and Subs, which earn ratings too hot to handle.
There's no better place to kick back, relax, and enjoy a tasty pizza than at Stefano's Pizza and Subs.
So if you're craving a delicious, hot slice of pizza, be sure to stop by Stefano's Pizza and Subs.
Red Rock Pizza and Cafe does not just make pizza. They serve decadent slices of heaven that anyone who sinks their teeth into rate high on their list.
Beer, wine, and more are also available from this pizzeria's extensive drink list.
Tots and tykes will be right at home at this pizzeria with its kid-approved food and ambience.
Large groups will appreciate Red Rock Pizza and Cafe for its ability to seat them quickly.
Wear what you like when you dine at Red Rock Pizza and Cafe — the restaurant has a chill vibe just right for casual dining.
Grab your food and chow down when you're ready with the pizzeria's carryout and delivery options.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Red Rock Pizza and Cafe will ensure that it is delicious.
Red Rock Pizza and Cafe's diners can make use of nearby parking lots.
Red Rock Pizza and Cafe offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Some people say that if you've had one pizza, you've had them all. Diners who've tried Red Rock Pizza and Cafe's pizza say it is the absolute best.
High-quality pizza is waiting for you at Red Rock Pizza and Cafe, so find out what all the fuss is about and get your hands on a cheesy slice of deliciousness.
It's time you enjoyed a piece of pizza casually with your friends and family at Red Rock Pizza and Cafe's restaurant.
Fight for a great pizza pie by placing your order into Red Rock Pizza and Cafe today.
Enjoy a large array of finger food at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, a local pub.
The drink list at this restaurant has everything you need to complete your meal (and your night out).
Families will feel right at home at this restaurant with its kid-friendly menu and atmosphere.
Score happy hour deals and steals at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub.
Groups of all sizes can easily be seated at Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub.
Surf the web from your tablet or laptop on Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub's complimentary wifi.
If you're heading out on a Friday or Saturday, keep in mind that the restaurant gets busy.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub is ultra casual.
Catering makes it easier to organize any event, and Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub will ensure that it is delicious.
Feeling a little shy? Carryout is available.
At Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub, free parking is offered on the whole block.
Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub offers various parking options, including bike parking.
Take a break from the kitchen without breaking the bank! Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub will fill you up with top-notch fare that s modestly priced.
AM, midday, and PM meals are served at the restaurant, but supper takes the cake for best in show.
For simply amazing pub food, Ninety Nine Restaurant and Pub has all of your favorites to continuously satisfy your hunger.
This article is part of Amanda Maguire’s Vegan Guide to Boston, which profiles Boston’s best vegan products and businesses.
One of the biggest concerns in going vegan is the prospect of having to give up your favorite comfort foods: the baked macaroni and cheese, the burgers with all the toppings, the old-fashioned milk shakes too thick to drink with a straw.
Fear not, because Veggie Galaxy Diner & Vegan Bakery (450 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge) has you covered. Owned by Adam Penn, Veggie Galaxy serves up plant-based meals that will take you right back to your childhood. Well, assuming your childhood included delicious meals made from scratch, right down to the burger buns and ketchup. I paid a visit to Veggie Galaxy to chat with Penn about his epic diner food and what makes it so noteworthy.
GROUPON: What is Veggie Galaxy's best-selling menu item?
ADAM PENN: Our best-selling item since the beginning has been the Kendall Square Burger.
[Editor’s note: It’s a black-bean or mushroom-chickpea burger topped with beer-battered onion rings, roasted red pepper purée, roasted garlic mayo, and baby arugula.]
G: Could you tell us a little about the inspiration behind this dish and whether you initially expected it to be so popular?
AP: As a vegetarian/vegan diner, we knew from the beginning that there would always be some tension regarding … healthy food versus traditional comfort food. The Kendall Burger, topped with giant deep-fried onion rings, was our nod to the comfort food side of things, and it quickly became clear that that's what most of our customers are looking for. We still try to provide some healthy options as well, but most of our customers come to us because we're first and foremost a diner.
G: Are there any new menu additions you're particularly excited about? I noticed you offer Blue Plate Specials each week.
AP: Our most recent weekly Blue Plate Special is vegan chicken and waffles. It [was] a customer request a while back, and we finally got around to doing it. It's been more popular than we even imagined, so we extended it to a second week and are now planning to put it on our late-night menu. … We also recently added a Meatless Monday meatball sub, which is one of my personal favorites.
G: What makes Veggie Galaxy's food taste like home?
AP: Pretty much everything is prepared from scratch, including items that people at home would normally just buy from the grocery store, like our condiments, our seitan, and our burger buns. So, in our opinion, it's better than home.
G: Why did you opt to go plant-based with your menu and strictly vegan with your baked goods?
AP: The reasons for going vegetarian and vegan are pretty well known at this point, and it's not something we like to preach about. We're providing vegetarians and vegans the opportunity to enjoy classic diner foods without the meat. While we do have dairy and eggs on the menu, pretty much anything can be made vegan. We wanted to make sure vegans could enjoy our desserts, too, so we left the eggs and dairy out of those altogether.
G: What has been your best moment as a business owner at Veggie Galaxy?
AP: I don't know if I can point to one best moment. When we have a full dining room of happy customers, I can look back on all the effort that has been put in to get to this point and feel content in knowing that we're doing exactly what we set out to do.
G: When you're not making french toast stuffed with vanilla-nut vegan cream cheese, grilled corned-beef seitan reubens, and lemon meringue pie (my personal favorite), what are you cooking at home?
AP: Neither my wife nor I are really cooks. When we do cook, we keep it simple—herbed roasted vegetables over couscous is a favorite. I'm personally a big fan of pasta, so pasta and veggie meatballs are a favorite of mine. Though I have to admit that at home, as opposed to at the restaurant, we just buy the meatballs from the store.
Still hungry? Check out Groupon’s latest deals on vegetarian restaurants in Boston.
Photos: Aaron Scott
Though it had one of the quietest openings in recent history, Korean restaurant Seoul (156 Cambridge St.) is already making a name for itself. Its extensive menu of traditional Korean cuisine makes it a rarity for the area and a welcome addition to Beacon Hill.
Seoul has taken over the the space where Ma Soba used to be, and the owners obviously knew that major changes to the interior were just not needed. Still, the space somehow appears even larger than it did before, especially with floor-to-ceiling windows that push out to let in pleasant summer breezes. The decor is fresh and minimal, which keeps the spotlight on the food and its intricate flavors.
Seoul’s menu is divided into standard categories of appetizers and entrees, but it is written primarily in Korean with only the dish names translated into English. Luckily, the friendly, attentive servers are adept at guiding patrons through the menu and the different options available for each dish. To further customize each plate, banchan—a collection of small condiments—are delivered to each table and rotate for variety. My personal favorite was the kimchi, whose perfect blend of spice and tangy vinegar made it a great accompaniment to the already flavorful dishes.
To start, I had the scallion pancake, which was absolutely fantastic. Served on a cast-iron dish sizzling with heat, it was browned to perfection and chock-full of scallions for maximum flavor. The cake itself was light and not greasy despite its sizzle. The exterior was crunchy, while the insides were bursting with light onion flavor and gentle heat from the spicy kimchi that I elected to add. Personalization may be one of the best parts of this dish—you have the option to add different proteins or extra spice, if you so desire. I wanted to eat every single bite of this, and it’s enormous.
The japche quickly became another of my favorites here: vermicelli is stir-fried with lots of vegetables, soy sauce, and a bit of sweetness—and, in my case once again, some extra heat (though diners can also request it mild). As a spice lover, I thought it could have been a tad hotter, but it had a great kick that mingled with the umami and sweet flavors. The noodles were perfectly cooked and held the sauce well, whereas the vegetables and chicken (beef, tofu and seafood are also available) added textural contrasts to complete the dish.
With its large menu of traditional, customizable dishes, Seoul has been making its mark on the Boston restaurant scene as the new go-to spot for Korean food. Though it’s definitely still stretching its legs, I see great things for Seoul.
Fiona’s rating: 3.5/5 stars
Good for: date night, family dinner, lunch, spice lovers, adventurous eaters
Alcohol: beer and wine only
Outdoor seating: no
Photos by Fiona Coxe
If you look at the ground in downtown Boston, chances are you might see a red line beneath your feet. This crimson path, famously known as the Freedom Trail, snakes from Boston Common up to the glinting dome of the State House, as many Bostonians already know. It travels past the Old South Meeting House, meanders through Faneuil Hall, and then winds through the North End, eventually leading over the bridge into Charlestown. Created in 1951, the Freedom Trail links all the city’s major historical sites together and makes them easy to visit for residents and tourists alike. But you may not know that there are also some pretty darn delicious food spots along the way. Here are a few:
Fuel Up in Beacon Hill
While visitors tend to flock to the Faneuil Hall area for fast food, I’d urge you to break away from the crowds and check out Piperi Mediterranean Grill (1 Beacon St.), located across the street from King’s Chapel and Burying Ground. Everything on the casual spot’s menu—whether it’s falafel, a full-on mezze plate, or a flavorful salad—is incredibly fresh, as the chefs make all of their dishes in small batches. The menu also accommodates vegetarian, gluten-free, and other diets, and the plates can be customized to fit your cravings. Ample portions and energy-boosting fare will definitely keep your spirits up for a full day of exploring.
Cool Down in the North End
For obvious reasons, the Freedom Trail is very popular in the summertime. Boston’s summer temps can soar into an uncomfortable territory, which makes cooling off a necessity. In my mind, there is only one option when the heat is bearing down and refreshment is needed: gelato from Caffe Paradiso (255 Hanover St.). The trail will take you right past it, and it would probably be an offense to our forefathers if you didn’t stop and have a taste of the gelato, especially my favorite flavor, pistachio. This sweet treat is sure to keep you cool through your journey.
Unwind with Wine in Charlestown
The best way to end a day on the Freedom Trail is dinner at the Navy Yard Bistro and Wine Bar (1 First Ave.). This little tucked-away gem offers incredible food, from appetizers such as buttermilk-fried oysters and duck wings to entrees like my personal favorite, a rum- and rosemary-brined pork chop so succulent and flavorful that you’ll feel like you’ve gone to pork heaven. Beyond the food, however, there is an impressive wine list, which won acclaim from Wine Spectator. The list is a perfect combination of affordable and splurgy, with a glass or bottle for every taste and price point. The bistro is cozy and inviting, and with something for everyone, it’s a delicious place to relax after a long walk through the city.
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Photos by Fiona Coxe