Boston Restaurant Blog -- January, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
A group of us went to the Noon Hill Grill in Medfield Center yesterday. The Patriots were playing the Chargers that afternoon (congrats to the Pats, by the way), so we arrived at 12:00 sharp to make sure we wouldn't miss any of the game. And thanks to the quick, efficient service, we were able to watch the game with time to spare. Just as important, though, was the fact that the food at the Noon Hill Grill was very good, and while prices were a bit high for some dishes, this turned out to be a fine option for dining in Medfield, a town that has few restaurants of any kind to speak of.
The Noon Hill Grill resides in an old train station in on Route 109 within a stone's throw of the Route 27 intersection. The building has housed a few dining spots in the past, including Canelli's, an Italian restaurant that was around for several years and really impressed me. The Noon Hill Grill is a different sort of restaurant from Canelli's, as it features some New American dishes as well as more traditional American fare.
The brunch menu at the Noon Hill Grill was varied enough, with mostly sandwiches and maybe three or four full entrees, as well as a number of breakfast items. Mini-muffins with nuts in them were served instead of bread at the start of the meal, and they were rich, moist, and delicious. I didn't order soup, but those who did were greatly impressed by the quality and freshness of them, especially the chicken noodle soup. We mostly ordered sandwiches, including a cheeseburger (a bit dry, but with a nice char-grilled taste), and a couple of monte cristos (excellent, with loads of turkey, ham, and cheese on griddled bread and served with maple syrup). The fried haddock was very nice, too, with enough fish for two people. French fries were ok, though nothing special. We all saved room for dessert, and I split (three ways!) a ridiculously sinful brownie sundae with chocolate sauce.
It is tough to judge a restaurant based solely on brunch, but the brunch we had at the Noon Hill Grill was surely good enough to warrant another trip there. I hope to return there sometime this spring or summer for dinner; in the meantime, if anyone has had dinner at the Noon Hill Grill, let us know what you thought of your experience there.
If you would like the address for the Noon Hill Grill, here it is: Noon Hill Grill, 530 Main Street, Medfield, MA, 02052. Phone: (508) 359-9155.
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Nice atmosphere. Restaurant has a lounge side and tables and booths on the other side. Full menu will satisfy meat lovers and veg's alike. Parking's a little tricky, I park across the street and it's easy in and easy out. Good place for sports viewing.
Posted on 4/17/08
I'm sure the food is better than what was served at the Medfield Coffee shop. I miss Ned.
Posted on 1/7/12
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