Highly anticipated follow-ups rarely meet expectations, unless they somehow figure out a way for Dr. Grant to speak to velociraptors using a special pipe that his grad student prototyped before he was killed by pteranodons... or was he??? For a billing almost as good as Tea Leoni's Amanda Kirby, hit up Deluxe Station Diner.
Now open in Newton Centre's historic train depot, DSD's a sophomore offering from the folks behind W'town's iconic Deluxe Town Diner, slinging a "unique dinering" experience (and breakfast all day) in an 1880-esque, industrial-themed 90-seater decked out with dark breadboard walls, faux metal planet/clock/tower sculptures, a 14-seat bar, and an illuminating green "Boston Train Approaching" sign, all of which collectively evokes a Steampunk-meets-19th-century-railroad-station vibe described as "Postmodern Victorian Whimsy" -- better than a "Postmodern Victoria Whimsy", as that just means the Beckhams impulse-buy another boxy looking glass house. Classic lunch/dinner grub includes an herb aioli-covered Southern fried catfish po' boy; blue plate meatloaf special w/ gravy mashed taters; slow-cooked pot roast w/ hearty grains & mushrooms; and a pan-seared pork loin served w/ apple cider sauce and garlic roasted red bliss potatoes, which unlike Miss Bliss potatoes, Zack never got into after class...why do you think she left school, huh?!? Something happened! For breakfast any time, there's a 6oz sirloin steak w/ two eggs, sour cream & buttermilk flapjacks, and their signature cheddar melted Super Deluxe Hash Omelette -- order it, fine, but it's only gonna make you hungrier.
For celebratory drinks after finally getting off the "D" Line, DSD's rockin' a full bar serving craft cocktails, artisanal small batch wines, and draft/bottled suds like Victory Lager, Saison Dupont, and Pretty Things, which is exactly what Dr. Grant called the raptors, so they wouldn't eat Laura Dern.