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Silks, Tyngsboro
Lumiere, Newton
Ariadne, Newton
Le Soir, Newton

Even a sale can't lure everybody downtown. Luckily, several suburban restaurants are joining the Restaurant Week festivities. Silks at the Stonehedge Inn in Tyngsboro will offer such dishes as Peekytoe crab cake with a champagne grape ragout for lunch, and, for dinner, grilled Angus with panseared scallions, followed by black and white Belgian chocolate mousse. As part of the week, a selection of wines will be available for $30.04 by the bottle and in tasting portions for $3.04. There are also two overnight and spa specials. Newton is the new hotbed of suburban cuisine, and three of its best restaurants, all worth the drive, are participating. Le Soir in Newton Highlands, doing dinner only, will serve a three-course prix fixe dinner with selections for each course. Among other dishes in his Modern French cuisine, Chef Mark Allen will include a salad of Bibb lettuce with brandade and a caper dressing, baked cod over a stew of heirloom tomatoes, and a vanilla flan Napoleon with a berry salad. Lumiere in West Newton (dinner only) will serve such dishes as sweet local corn soup and Chatham haddock with local green and yellow beans, chanterelles, and a Madiera brown butter sauce. Ariadne in Newtonville (also dinner only) plans duck confit salad with endive and oranges, and a flatiron steak with Gruyere potato gratin. Silks, Stonehedge Inn, 160 Pawtucket Blvd., Tyngsboro, 978-649-4400 Le Soir, 51 Lincoln St., Newton, 617-965-3100 Lumiere,1293 Washington St., Newton, 617-244-9199 Ariadne, 344 Walnut St., Newton, 617-332-4653

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Reservations are a must for Restaurant Week. Because availability can change quickly, it's a good idea to call restaurants as soon as possible.
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