The Biltmore Bar and Grille | Embassy Cinema | Solea | The Local | Dunn Gaherin's Food and Spirit

Grab a Late-Night Bite at The Biltmore Bar and Grille Near Avalon at Newton Highlands

The Biltmore Bar and Grille's late-night menu might not be quite as extensive as its regular dinner menu, but it still contains fare hearty enough for bar-hoppers. The late-night menu encompasses a handful of "classics," "snacks," and desserts. The first category contains eats such as fried pickles and mac and cheese fritters. The snacks, on the other hand, consist of slightly larger dishes such as the Biltmore burger and crispy hog wings made with mini pork shanks. Savor some sweet potato cheesecake, gingersnap bread pudding, or a fried fluffernutter for dessert.

If you're coming during more traditional dinner hours, your list of options broadens. Like the late-night menu, the dinner menu focuses almost exclusively on New American fare. Dig into a plate of pan-seared Atlantic salmon with whipped avocado and seaweed salad. Munch on crispy fried chicken and fluffy waffles. Try the grilled sirloin tri-tip steak. You can also opt for a daily special, if you prefer. The Biltmore isn't far from Avalon at Newton Highlands.

The Biltmore Bar and Grille
1205 Chestnut Street
Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464
(617) 527-2550

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Watch a Movie at Embassy Cinema Just a Short Distance From Avalon at Newton Highlands

You've been living at Avalon at Newton Highlands for quite some time now. However, you haven't yet found that go-to movie theater. You know, the one that shows all of the movies you want to see, the one that's close to home, and the one that's cozy and comfortable. Being the movie buff that you are, it's important to find that perfect theater. Pay Embassy Cinema a visit, and your search might just end there.

The Waltham theater shows blockbuster, independent, and mainstream films. The variety of offerings are what set this theater apart from many others. Regulars are fond of the intimate setting as well as the image and sound quality. Of course, there are concession stands that offer a plethora of snacks and the ever-so-popular movie theater popcorn. Those who want to spend some more time in the Waltham area could check out the surrounding shops and restaurants before or after a movie.

Embassy Cinema
18 Pine Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 893-2500

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Solea Near Avalon at Newton Highlands: Tapas and Dessert in Waltham

Waltham's Solea may dish out food in the style of Spanish tapas, but its chefs glean inspiration from all over the world. Hints of American and French cooking are evident in some of their creations, whereas others remain strictly Spanish.

Round up a group at Avalon at Newton Highlands and make the short trip to Solea for some small plates. According to locals who frequent the eatery, some of your best options are the lobster and crab ravioli in langostino sauce, the baked goat cheese smothered with tomato basil sauce, and the cauliflower and broccoli fritters. However, you can also pass around plates of pork sausage with figs, steamed mussels, roasted duck, or seared salmon. That is, if you're not interested in the paella, which comes in servings large enough to share among your party. Save some room for sorbet, flan, or one of the other sweet treats at Solea.

Solea
388 Moody Street
Waltham, MA 02453
(781) 894-1805

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The Local Near Avalon at Newton Highlands Offers an Impressive Drink Selection in Addition to Fine Food

Typically, you pick a place based on its drink selection or its food choices. It's challenging to find an establishment that performs well in both areas. However, with the new gastropub concept, bars have picked up their game in the kitchen. The Local is a perfect example. This Newton establishment offers one of the best gastropub menus in the Boston area, according to regulars.

Plan on stopping by late night or grab dinner and a few drinks at The Local, near Avalon at Newton Highlands. Get started with a light snack such as truffle parmesan fries or the fried pickles with house-made spicy mayo. You could also opt for the popular lobster roll, a New England staple. For a heartier bite, check out the entrees such as the 12-hour braised short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes or the tender marinated steak served with fries. The bar, of course, features a variety of brews on tap and an impressive selection of specialty cocktails.

The Local
1391 Washington Street
Newton, MA 02465
(617) 340-2160

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Dunn Gaherin's Food and Spirit: Whiskeys From All Over the World, not far From Avalon at Newton Highlands

Dunn Gaherin's Food and Spirit is an entirely authentic Irish pub—at least on the inside. From the outside, however, it looks more like a ski chalet that you'd find in Sweden. Don't let its splashy, colorful exterior throw you off, though. Dunn Gaherin's boasts an all-encompassing whiskey and scotch list you wouldn't find anywhere but at an Irish pub.

Located not far from Avalon at Newton Highlands, Dunn Gaherin's has been in business since 1991, pouring out many whiskeys from all over the globe. Apparently the pours are generous—that includes the beers. Dunn Gaherin's beer list is equally impressive, and consists of suds from both big names and local microbreweries. Soak up your whiskey or beer with some of the popular food, like the eggplant frites (one of customers' favorite eats), a burger, the beet salad, or steak tips.

Dunn Gaherin's Food and Spirit
344 Elliot Street
Newton, MA 02456
(617) 527-6271

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