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Boston/Cambridge restaurant recommendations ?

#1 Post by Herwig Janssen » July 29th, 2019, 3:21 am

We will be visiting our daugther Sept 20 - 24 who is studying a year at Harvard . We are looking for great and fun restaurants , 3 or 4 different ones? Thank you for your help

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#2 Post by David K o l i n » July 29th, 2019, 5:48 am

Not “great” but good in Cambridge, Alden & Harlow. We always have good meals there when visit our daughter

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#3 Post by pnitze » July 29th, 2019, 8:25 am

Pammy’s is excellent. And they have a fun wine program. Book well in advance, as they tend to fill up.
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#4 Post by Jud Reis » July 29th, 2019, 1:12 pm

Oleana in Cambridge is a wonderful modern take on middle eastern cuisine. My go to in Cambridge. Troquet in Boston has good food and a wonderful and deep wine list.

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#5 Post by K_F_o_l_e_y » July 29th, 2019, 8:24 pm

Craigie on Main in Cambridge (James Beard Award winning chef, and of course their bar burger is one of the most famous burgers in America).

https://www.craigieonmain.com

Some other ideas:
1) A lot of people think Oleana's sister restaurant Sarma is even better than the mothership
2) Cafe Sushi (Although O Ya is nationally famous, the best omakase in the Boston area is Cafe Sushi, for a fraction of the price)
3) Select Oyster Bar (don't waste your time standing in line at Neptune)
4) Fox and the Knife (I haven't been, but it has a James Beard chef and was one of Eater's Best New Restaurants in America recently)
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#6 Post by Herwig Janssen » July 30th, 2019, 1:23 am

Thank you , everybody .
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#7 Post by David K o l i n » July 30th, 2019, 5:23 am

If you like seafood, Neptune Oyster Bar in the North End is excellent. Unfortunately, lines most of the day. But if you find yourself hungry at 11 am, you can usually get a seat when the doors open

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#8 Post by Doug Schulman » July 31st, 2019, 9:41 am

Oleana really is a gem. Since you can try multiple restaurants, I would say that should be one of them.
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#9 Post by Hank Victor » July 31st, 2019, 11:06 am

Neptune Oyster Bar is an awesome spot for lunch. Some days you can get lucky and avoid a line. Lobster rolls with butter are great as well as their oysters which you can mix and match. Wine list is decent but pricey. You can find a solid rosé or picpoul for a decent price.

Barcelona wine bar is a really cool Spanish wine bar and restaurant. Very cool wine list, Spain and South America heavy with traditional regions sprinkled in. They offer about 6-7 dry sherrys as well as beer and cockatils. Food is really nice and a perfect spot to get a bunch of different tapas to share. Every time ive been its been packed.
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#10 Post by Carlos Delpin » July 31st, 2019, 9:34 pm

Troquet, especially during the summer wine promotion.

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