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The Table at Season To TasteThe Table at Season To Taste
640 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

Fantastic food, service, value, surprises. My son and I sat at the bar and watched Carl cook - what a terrific experience. Fresh, innovative, fun. I can’t wait to return on my next trip to Boston. Thank you so much for the hard work and care you put into the dining experience! More

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Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
978 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We had a lovely ladies night out meal with excellent food and service to celebrate a birthday. Thanks for a very memorable evening. Can’t wait to revisit! More

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Urban HearthUrban Hearth
122 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Exquisite food, very fresh ingredients perfect service romantic atmosphere More

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Pammy'sPammy's
779 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Innovative menu - every dish has some sort of twist to it, in a good way! Pleasant open space, a nice bar and a community table for last-minute reservations. Interesting and eclectic crowd. One of my very favorite restaurants in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area, and I eat out a lot... More

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DaliDali
545 reviews
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Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. I will definitely be returning! I was there on a Monday night so it wasn't particularly busy or loud, but I can imagine it may get pretty raucous on a weekend. I will absolutely recommend it to friends. More

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Area Four CambridgeArea Four Cambridge
446 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Pizza pizza pizza - not sure what else there is to add but this place is off the charts yummy! More

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BenedettoBenedetto
55 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Food and service were exquisite. Great wine selection. It's a large space so not quaint but very quiet with lot's of space between tables. Couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. More

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Puritan & CompanyPuritan & Company
1289 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Superb small plates and good wine selections! I came here for an informal work dinner and was pleased with the selection of smaller plates, imaginatively prepared and healthy. the Nettle arincini were terrific, as was the crispy octopus and the seared broccoli is always a favorite. More

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HarvestHarvest
3349 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Very stuffy atmosphere. Food pricey though delicious. More

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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - CambridgeGustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge
27 reviews
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Cuban | Cambridge, Boston

Phenomenal food, drinks and service. Will be going back for sure. More

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Craigie on MainCraigie on Main
3606 reviews
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French | Cambridge, Boston

Last minute booking on a Friday evening - sat in the bar and grabbed a few quick bites. Food was excellent, blending interesting and unusual flavours. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable- good recommendations on the wine. More

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CommonwealthCommonwealth
334 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Good food, good service, good selection of craft brews and relaxing atmosphere More

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Cuchi CuchiCuchi Cuchi
429 reviews
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International | Cambridge, Boston

We had a great time last night! The service was amazing and the food was delicious. Looking forward to eating my leftovers later today. I will definitely be going back again. More

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The Hourly Oyster HouseThe Hourly Oyster House
512 reviews
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Oyster Bar | Cambridge, Boston

The hourly oyster bar is one of my fav spots in Harvard Square. The oysters are always fresh and the wait staff is always very kind. Get the Hourly Lobster Roll for the free pastry next door. Amazing More

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Gyu-Kaku - CambridgeGyu-Kaku - Cambridge
390 reviews
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Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

Everything was good. But it hard to find parking. More

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Bondir CambridgeBondir Cambridge
723 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

We've been here twice and were blown away both times. The chef makes the fixed menu each night, but is still accommodating to those with restrictions or if there is something on there you don't like. The food is incredible. All courses are amazing and the main course is always the show stopper. Highly recommend for special occasions. More

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Little DonkeyLittle Donkey
1214 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Cambridge, Boston

Came in for a date night for the first time and had an awesome experience. Our waitress was knowledgeable about the drink selection and food. Pace was nice and coursed tapas were perfect for the ambiance. We are, we drank, we waddled out extremely satisfied. I will be back next week! More

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BISqBISq
145 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Bisq is the best. More

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Gran GustoGran Gusto
683 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

I have been going to Grand Gusto for over 10 yrs now. It has the best Italian food in Boston, and with new gluten free options, it really has something for everybody. More

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Central KitchenCentral Kitchen
258 reviews
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French American | Cambridge, Boston

The roasted mushroom entree was superb! Our server was very attentive and knowledgeable. The dining room was noisy! Bartender was very sweet. More

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The MaharajaThe Maharaja
346 reviews
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Indian | Cambridge, Boston

Loved it! Kids loved it- better than we’ve had in London. More

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ForageForage
650 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Forage is a favorite for its creative approach to food. Fresh ingredients, original combinations, welcoming ambience. They let the food speak for itself and do not over-butter and over-salt. Sunday and Tuesday night prix fix menus are good value and every bit as good as Saturday night meals. More

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Temple BarTemple Bar
1387 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Very good, as usual. I don't need 50 characters to say that. More

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The Red House RestaurantThe Red House Restaurant
1213 reviews
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European | Cambridge, Boston

The small plates menu is full of delicious items. Outstanding were the mushroom ravioli, scallops and sweet potato nuggets. Nice selection of craft beer and wines by the glass. Looking forward to the outdoor tables in the spring and summer. More

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Sulmona Restaurant | BarSulmona Restaurant | Bar
391 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Amazing osso bucco. The gravy was good that night, Tony. More

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VialeViale
575 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

nice food maybe a little pricey given plate sizes - overall pretty good More

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WaypointWaypoint
982 reviews
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Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

We had a wonderful time back at Waypoint, the service was phenomenal and the food and drinks were great! Looking forward to going again sometime soon. More

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Café ArtscienceCafé Artscience
395 reviews
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Contemporary French | Cambridge, Boston

Only complaint was that we were too full at the end. SO GOOD!!! Thank you! We will be back next week table of 10. More

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Mix-it Restaurant - Asian Cuisine & Sushi BarMix-it Restaurant - Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar
14 reviews
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Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

Mix It is always good, and their avocado salad is to die for. More

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Amelia's TrattoriaAmelia's Trattoria
923 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Nice dinner for our Anniversary with extra attention from our server. Food was excellent. Love that this is a small, intimate restaurant. More

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730 Tavern Kitchen and Patio730 Tavern Kitchen and Patio
48 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

That was my first time there. I loved it. Friendly atmosphere. A great healthy salad, service was exceptional. More

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Loyal NineLoyal Nine
513 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Great place, great atmosphere, amazing food. We had a wonderful time. More

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LongfellowLongfellow
45 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful night with top notch service sitting at the bar More

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OléOlé
871 reviews
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Mexican | Cambridge, Boston

Love their homemade table-side guacamole, fresh Mexican beer with lime and crispy healthy fish tacos! More

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The Black Sheep Restaurant At The Kendall HotelThe Black Sheep Restaurant At The Kendall Hotel
300 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

I love the food at the restaurant and take only my favorite people here. More

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Russell House TavernRussell House Tavern
1861 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

One of the best places to grab a decent dinner in Boston. More

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Trattoria PulcinellaTrattoria Pulcinella
461 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

One of our favorite places to dine. Good food, outstanding service. More

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Jose's Mexican RestaurantJose's Mexican Restaurant
363 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Cambridge, Boston

We love Jose's! It's a friendly, charming restaurant with wonderful food (love the chili rellenos, flautas ... everything, really) and the staff is always so welcoming and kind. Terrific margaritas too. One of the nicest places in the region. More

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Summer Shack CambridgeSummer Shack Cambridge
1678 reviews
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Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

We celebrated by husband's 50th birthday with friends. We were 10 people at a table. The food was great and the service was great. We all had a nice time and enjoyed our dinner. We love the laid back atmosphere. Lobsters have gotten $$$$ More

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Champions - Kendall SquareChampions - Kendall Square
116 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Our waitress was fabulous. She knows how to provide perfect service without hovering. The food was delicious. We were seated immediately and not rushed. More

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Parsnip RestaurantParsnip Restaurant
288 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

We have eaten at Parsnip several times and they always do a great job. The atmosphere is great, and since the weather was nice they were able to open the windows which added to the ambiance. The menu is always imaginative and well executed. More

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LuceLuce
761 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Finally a great menu in this location! Super tasty appetizers, great main (swordfish). Friendly, efficient, knowledgeable service. A neighborhood gem! More

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Frank's Steak HouseFrank's Steak House
917 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

We love Frank's Steak House! The steaks and seafood are cooked to perfection! Highly recommend the staff also. More

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Catalyst RestaurantCatalyst Restaurant
1330 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

noise level too loud (not energetic?) otherwise very good More

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The SinclairThe Sinclair
607 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Because of health reasons I needed a chair for the concert. The staff was fabulous-extremely helpful. Very professional in all aspects More

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Shaking Crab - CambridgeShaking Crab - Cambridge
84 reviews
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Cajun | Cambridge, Boston

Best location I have ever been to. Spacious, very clean, the food and waiters were great. More

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ColetteColette
92 reviews
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French | Cambridge, Boston

Sat at the bar- great cocktails and wine, friendly service and food was excellent- simple and fresh- exactly what we were looking for. This could quickly become a frequent neighborhood stop and/or date night for us. Loved the decor. Great addition to the area. More

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Bambara RestaurantBambara Restaurant
904 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Excellent food with a nice mixture of small plates and half sizes. More

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Grafton Street Pub and GrillGrafton Street Pub and Grill
1474 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Great food -- really helpful servers -- would definitely go back again and again! More

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Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steak House - Marriott Hotel CambridgeBisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steak House - Marriott Hotel Cambridge
156 reviews
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Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

Not a bad place, but not great either. They are "okay". Chef looked bored and didnt want to put on a show. More

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Zephyr on the CharlesZephyr on the Charles
368 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Our waiter was wonderful and the food was phenomenal! More

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PARK Restaurant & BarPARK Restaurant & Bar
1039 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Food was ok, nothing special. Eclectic mix on the menu. More

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La Fabrica CentralLa Fabrica Central
309 reviews
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Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

For me, the main selling points here are proximity to the (adjacent) theater and the discount for ticket-holders. The main dining room is dark & windowless. The front windows have no table near them, & there's only a long communal table by the side windows. Not to my liking. My entree was tasty & nice looking, but the $25 price of most main courses is on the high side. More

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ArtBarArtBar
549 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

The food was delicious and affordable. The staff was very friendly. Parking was expensive and the view wasn't good despite the fact that it is directly across the street from a marina. More

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NubarNubar
799 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

We first visited Nubar on a cold and rainy evening before a concert at the church next door, not expecting more than a typical boring hotel meal. But we were very pleasantly surprised by the warm and friendly atmosphere, the excellent food, and the great selection of wine and beer. Since then, it has become a family favorite! More

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ZuZu! - Middle East ClubZuZu! - Middle East Club
14 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Cambridge, Boston

Very reasonable prices for delicious variety of brunch food More

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DanteDante
1182 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Cod tasted excellent - wish the portion was bigger More

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Wit's EndWit's End
66 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Cambridge, Boston

Great place to hang with friends and I enjoyed the food More

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Bertucci's - AlewifeBertucci's - Alewife
14 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

The service was excellent and the waitress was very accommodating to our request for separate checks. The portions were very generous so don’t be alarmed at the calorie count. I enjoyed two more meals from the leftovers I brought home! More

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Boathouse 400Boathouse 400
12 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

I did not like that me credit card was charged at the time I made the reservation The meal was s gift and because you charged me thusly, it spoiled the whole meal. You shouldn’t presume the person making the reservations is the person who will pay! More

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AmuseAmuse
103 reviews
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French American | Cambridge, Boston

Apparently we were there off season and the dining room wasn't open. Food was good, service was great (thanks Liza) but we had to sit in the bar area. I would go back again. More

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P.F. Chang's - CambridgeP.F. Chang's - Cambridge
15 reviews
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Asian | Cambridge, Boston

P.F. Chang’s is pretty consistent...can’t understand why this restaurant isn’t packed! More

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Club PassimClub Passim
10 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Cafe Passim is a hidden gem. Especially for music lovers, this is a small space near Harvard Square on Palmer Street. It has a rich history of presenting music - so you can be sure they have cultivated the best acts. Primarily folk-bluegrass, although there may be some other types. The food for brunch was hearty and wonderfully presented. The peppered biscuit I would come back for alone. Try the Vermont sourced bacon - it is very sweet and tender. The vibe reminds one of a small Greenwich Village folk club in the 60s that serves great local food. Nice ambiance for families or a group of friends. More

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The Kitchen at NocaThe Kitchen at Noca
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American | Cambridge, Boston

All-day cafe with casual dining at night. Family friendly environment with a kid's menu and take-out available.More

UpperWestUpperWest
40 reviews
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Mediterranean | Cambridge, Boston

Unique place ... almost like you know something secret! More

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Cambridge Diners' Choice Winners

Cambridge's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Table at Season To TasteThe Table at Season To Taste
640 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

Fantastic food, service, value, surprises. My son and I sat at the bar and watched Carl cook - what a terrific experience. Fresh, innovative, fun. I can’t wait to return on my next trip to Boston. Thank you so much for the hard work and care you put into the dining experience! More

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Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
978 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We had a lovely ladies night out meal with excellent food and service to celebrate a birthday. Thanks for a very memorable evening. Can’t wait to revisit! More

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DaliDali
545 reviews
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Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

The food was exceptional and the service was excellent. I will definitely be returning! I was there on a Monday night so it wasn't particularly busy or loud, but I can imagine it may get pretty raucous on a weekend. I will absolutely recommend it to friends. More

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Pammy'sPammy's
779 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Innovative menu - every dish has some sort of twist to it, in a good way! Pleasant open space, a nice bar and a community table for last-minute reservations. Interesting and eclectic crowd. One of my very favorite restaurants in the Boston/Cambridge/Somerville area, and I eat out a lot... More

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Urban HearthUrban Hearth
122 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Exquisite food, very fresh ingredients perfect service romantic atmosphere More

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Area Four CambridgeArea Four Cambridge
446 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Pizza pizza pizza - not sure what else there is to add but this place is off the charts yummy! More

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CommonwealthCommonwealth
334 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Good food, good service, good selection of craft brews and relaxing atmosphere More

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BenedettoBenedetto
55 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Food and service were exquisite. Great wine selection. It's a large space so not quaint but very quiet with lot's of space between tables. Couldn't have been happier with the entire experience. More

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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - CambridgeGustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge
27 reviews
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Cuban | Cambridge, Boston

Phenomenal food, drinks and service. Will be going back for sure. More

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HarvestHarvest
3349 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Very stuffy atmosphere. Food pricey though delicious. More

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Discover Cambridge

The Pilgrims got their best recipes from Native Americans. Without their help, future chefs in Cambridge wouldn’t know beans about Boston baked beans. Chinese, Italian, and certainly Irish immigrants later added their two cents. In fact, the local cuisine is something of a hodgepodge. Peking ravioli is more common than you might think. Bostonian Ruth Wakefield invented the world’s first chocolate chip cookie. Never mind that the Toll House Inn was never a tollhouse or that it was established 108 years after the date on the sign. All is forgiven. Cambridge staples -- chowder, fish and chips, steamed clams, and maple syrup -- are as fresh and pleasing as ever. TV’s lovable barfly, Norm Peterson, perfectly embodied the spirit of a traditional Boston bar: “Women. You can’t live with them, pass the beer nuts.”