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Casa Caña
(74)
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Pammy's
(620)
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American | Cambridge
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(153)
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American | Brighton
Little Donkey
(859)
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The Table at Season To Taste
The Table at Season To Taste
(704)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

Incredible food, lovely service and it was a lot of fun watching the chef and his assistants do their thing. More

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Urban Hearth
Urban Hearth
(137)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful place for a special occasion. The Chef was fabulous, next time we'll sit at the bar! More

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Giulia Restaurant
Giulia Restaurant
(1039)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We had a wonderful experience at Giulia. The dishes were imaginative and the ingredients well sourced. The food was truly many levels above any other Italian food I’ve had in Boston and I live in the North End where it is bountiful. Our night was capped off by a table side chat with the chef. I couldn’t recommend Giulia more. More

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Bondir Cambridge
Bondir Cambridge
(757)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Warmly welcomed to small very cozy atmosphere. Perhaps 10 tables? Very French Countryside atmosphere. Prefix menu varies but the hostess did ask about any allergy or potential substitute options and was not at all upset when I asked to sub out the scallop item. (The bass was a great substitute!) There is matching wine or a wine bottle list available and all were reasonable prices. I read some thought the portions were small but I really disagree: they were perfect for all the courses and the rich and varied flavors to really hit home. More

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Puritan & Company
Puritan & Company
(1380)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

The broccoli dish was outstanding. More

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Pammy's
Pammy's
(934)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

A gurl walks into a bar..... two friends already there yucking it up with the bartender. Jokes and smiles were shared as we were escorted to our table. A booth no less!! More drink orders were taken, apps shared, more laughter and stories told. Lots of sharing of experiences and food. Our server a delight. As we exited the bartender called our friend over by name! She remembered her drink choice as well. The owner thanked us and we thanked her with a promise to return soon. A lovely fun experience hitting high marks all round. Thank you Pammys. See you soon. More

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Dali
Dali
(628)
$$$$
Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

Lots of fun, great music (eg Govi) in the background, and we loved the tapas plates -- lots of new ideas for tasting and enjoying. Nice cocktails too! Sherries were wonderful. More

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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge
Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge
(145)
$$$$
Cuban | Cambridge, Boston

Well. The service was amazing. The management staff is also amazing. The food is orgasmic. And the drink selection is something Rick Sanchez couldn’t even muster up. You should already have FOMO. More

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Cuchi Cuchi
Cuchi Cuchi
(494)
$$$$
International | Cambridge, Boston

We had so much fun here tonight! Everyone was SO helpful and welcoming. The ambiance, food, and drinks are all amazing. Would come back here any time! More

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Craigie on Main
Craigie on Main
(3710)
$$$$
French | Cambridge, Boston

Great food - only wish I knew what the difference was between bar seating and table seating when I was given the option. I thought bar actually meant at the bar, not in a separate side of the restaurant where the tables are not that great, it’s noisier an overall not as great of an experience considering I spent 270 on dinner More

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Harvest
Harvest
(3487)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

First time there and it was fantastic. Highly recommend! More

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Little Donkey
Little Donkey
(1377)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Cambridge, Boston

Went for a birthday dinner. Food was delicious. Interesting flavors, creative combinations. The drinks are also well crafted but not a great value. Ambiance is lively but for some reason they dimmed the lights quite a bit as the evening went on. More

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Area Four Cambridge
Area Four Cambridge
(509)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

My wife and I had a great time, no line, not waiting prompt and fast service. The food was amazing and creative. More

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BISq
BISq
(172)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Everything is very tasty. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Nice decor. Menu is a bit small but enough variety and everything is prepared with care. More

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Forage
Forage
(739)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

The staff was wonderful and the food was great and unique More

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Trattoria Pulcinella
Trattoria Pulcinella
(468)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Trattoria Pulcinella is great for a date night! I would also love to go back for a casual night out with friends or family. Really lovely. More

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Benedetto
Benedetto
(132)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Benedetto's menu is elegant but not pretentious and the dishes are inventive riffs on Italian classics. It is clear that there is careful attention to preparation as well. More

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The Hourly Oyster House
The Hourly Oyster House
(581)
$$$$
Oyster Bar | Cambridge, Boston

Everything was lovely. The ambience and the service especially. We were especially pleased that we were not rushed. We had a lovely leisurely evening. The food was very good. Only comment the batter on fish and chips a bit too thick. We would definitely return More

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Waypoint
Waypoint
(1138)
$$$$
Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

Great selection of seafood with a twist of the unknown or alternative ingredient to create elegant dishes. Cocktails are very well made both on menu and off menu cocktails. More

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Loyal Nine
Loyal Nine
(556)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Hearty creative and very accommodating of allergies. I miss this place constantly when I'm out of town More

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Gran Gusto
Gran Gusto
(738)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful experience. The wait staff was engaging and attentive and the meal was expertly prepared. Had a fantastic time and will return. More

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The Maharaja
The Maharaja
(362)
$$$$
Indian | Cambridge, Boston

This place never disappoints! Have only been for dinner, but enjoy it every time. More

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The Black Sheep Restaurant At The Kendall Hotel
The Black Sheep Restaurant At The Kendall Hotel
(319)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

One of my favorite lunch places in Kendall Square. The outdoor patio is really nice when the weather is warm. Great food and attentive service. More

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Viale
Viale
(613)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We went during Restaurant week, nice to be offered the full menu. Great 3 courses, all different. Recommend the bluefish, and olive oil cake. More

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Commonwealth
Commonwealth
(345)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Commonwealth was a lovely place to catch up with friends after work. The outdoor seating was relaxing and well shaded. The food was delightful. More

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Café Artscience
Café Artscience
(414)
$$$$
Contemporary French | Cambridge, Boston

Second time I go, as usual great staff and great food. Was a birthday dinner and they brought a desert. Overall I’m very happy with the experience and surely will recommend and visit again. More

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Amelia's Trattoria
Amelia's Trattoria
(948)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

A wonderfully intimate neighborhood restaurant, with exceptional food, fantastic service, and lovely ambiance, in the middle of the MIT/biotech cluster in Cambridge. We shared the octopus and the arugula salad with Gorgonzola and pears as appetizers. I had the roasted eggplant with pasta as a main dish. All dishes were outstanding. The cocktail offerings were also great; including a white negroni (made with gin, Suze and Lillet), which was excellent. More

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Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steak House - Marriott Hotel Cambridge
Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steak House - Marriott Hotel Cambridge
(175)
$$$$
Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

Food had too much oil and soy sauce. Could have been lighter More

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Longfellow
Longfellow
(86)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Great space and cool vibe. The upstairs rocks. Smart food, creative with layers. Impressive and definitely planning a return visit. More

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Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA
Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA
(455)
$$$$
Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

outstanding experience for people who have never had Japanese style yakiniku food. More

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Olé
Olé
(892)
$$$$
Mexican | Cambridge, Boston

We came back to Ole after moving out of town 5 years ago and were disappointed to find that the food quality went down. The charm and quality isn’t the same since Chef Ramos left More

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Wit's End
Wit's End
(74)
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Cambridge, Boston

Truly wonderful bar with great service. I had the beer sampler with wings and I cannot wait to go back again to eat them. The games were great too! More

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Temple Bar
Temple Bar
(1419)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

We had a wonderful brunch. The waitstaff was terrific and very kind about our sometimes rather raucous behavior. The food was delicious, a perfect combination of savory and sweet. Definitely going back. More

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Frank's Steak House
Frank's Steak House
(1005)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Always a solid experience. Brought my family, including husband, father-in-law and my 2 kids. They were very accommodating for the kids! The food is always very good. This our go to place when we really want a good steak! More

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Sulmona Restaurant | Bar
Sulmona Restaurant | Bar
(448)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Very good! More

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Colette
Colette
(222)
$$$$
French | Cambridge, Boston

What a charming place! Relaxed yet attentive service, soft decor and just a lovely experience. I had a chicken breast that was perfectly cooked with a delicious mashed potato and spinach. Definitely will go again. More

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Summer Shack Cambridge
Summer Shack Cambridge
(1752)
$$$$
Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

Fabulous! We went for Dine Out Boston week. One of us ordered from the specials, one off the regular menu. All the food was fresh, tasty and plentiful. Our server was friendly and helpful. I ready to go back again and again. More

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ZuZu! - Middle East Club
ZuZu! - Middle East Club
(17)
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Cambridge, Boston

Dined on Middle East and vegetarian specialties prior to performance of singer-songwriters. Attentive service, intimate venue, a little dark. More

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Catalyst Restaurant
Catalyst Restaurant
(1369)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

Have been here many times and food has been excellent and creative. This time, however, things lacked imagination. Salmon was cooked nicely but few accompanying things on the dish. Duck was actually not good - tough and not tasty. Waiter was indifferent and not especially helpful. Very disappointed, as we really like the ambience and the food. We will probably go elsewhere nearby when dining in this area. More

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The Red House Restaurant
The Red House Restaurant
(1261)
$$$$
European | Cambridge, Boston

The Red House has a wonderful vitality combined with excellence in cuisine and hospitality that makes it a delight. We started with a dozen Island Creek Oysters, followed by lobster carbonara for me (yum!) and crab cake sliders for Jessie. Thank you, Vincent and Molly! More

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Russell House Tavern
Russell House Tavern
(1937)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Would be 5stars but the calamari was too crunchy, too well done. The dressings were delicious, but the calamari was dried up. More

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730 Tavern Kitchen and Patio
730 Tavern Kitchen and Patio
(56)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Great food with many options. Service was great too! Awesome experience. More

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Grafton Street Pub and Grill
Grafton Street Pub and Grill
(1505)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

The Grafton Street Pub and Grill is my go-to place when I attend shows at the ART's Oberon Theater, just a block away. If it's a lovely day, you can sit outside. In the many times I've been there, it's been quiet enough for normal conversation even when the restaurant is busy. The service is always attentive and they make sure we're out the door in time for our show. My dinner/theater partners and I can recommend the ricotta gnocchi (appetizer or entree portion), the burger, the fish fry, and the ploughman's cheese and meat board. For Cambridge, the drinks are very reasonably priced as well. AND Grafton offers free parking just a block away. Highly recommend. More

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Parsnip Restaurant
Parsnip Restaurant
(317)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

It was a quiet night, but the two of us enjoyed 4 appetizers (all things we would not make at home) and received a free birthday glass of champagne. The waiter was awesome. I will definitely go back. More

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La Fabrica Central
La Fabrica Central
(353)
$$$$
Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

We were pleasantly surprised. We really liked it! More

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Central Kitchen
Central Kitchen
(267)
$$$$
French American | Cambridge, Boston

Central Kitchen is a "go to" spot for a friend of mine and I whenever she is in town from nyc...the food is consistently very good and the make a great caesar salad. The wait staff is professional. The nosie level can be a bit much at times but when we last went, it was perfect! More

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Zephyr on the Charles
Zephyr on the Charles
(376)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Zephyr on the Charles is where I held my son's rehearsal dinner before he was married at the Hyatt! Chef Nick took excellent care of my party of 23 people and the food he prepared was outstanding, so much that my husband and I had to come back by ourselves and have the clam chowder and lobster sliders! The best part of this dinner was that the food was just as good as the night of the rehearsal dinner, but we were alone and was able to take in the ambiance of the outdoor dining and relive the moment! Thank you Hyatt/Zephyr for an enjoyable second dinner! More

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PARK Restaurant & Bar
PARK Restaurant & Bar
(1073)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Great service, great food. A little pricey but not obnoxiously so. Enjoyed it! More

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Bambara Restaurant
Bambara Restaurant
(920)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

The food was good and the people we worked with were better! :) Thank you so much for hosting us! Some feedback: -A gluten-free menu would be highly apricated. -The burger was really greasy? (It was dripping a lot and folks had to cut it with a fork and a knife. ) More

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The Sinclair
The Sinclair
(636)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

surprised by the quality and presentation of the food for a performance venue. very high-end foodie in options, ingredients, preparation and presentation when I expected only good bar bites. excellent! More

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Nubar
Nubar
(813)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

The food, ambience, and service were wonderful. One thing I would suggest you consider is to update the wait staff into today's world of younger, more hip staff. The server we had was efficient and affable, but also overweight and not reflective of the world we have today. He was not unpleasant, just not what a place like this restaurant should have I believe. More

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Club Passim
Club Passim
(13)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

One of the few brunch venues in Cambridge with great food, fantastic music, and without a wait! More

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Shaking Crab - Cambridge
Shaking Crab - Cambridge
(98)
$$$$
Cajun | Cambridge, Boston

Thank you my friend was so happy More

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ArtBar
ArtBar
(576)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Loved sitting on outside patio overlooking the Charles River. Great ambience, yummy food, and great service. And the bread they served just before dinner is pretty awesome too! More

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Amuse
Amuse
(105)
$$$$
French American | Cambridge, Boston

Everything from the lobster rolls to the squash ravioli to the steak frites was absolutely delicious. The staff is super friendly to boot. More

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Dante
Dante
(1214)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We enjoyed our meal at Dante's. The food was tasty, the wine excellent and the wait staff were very attentive. We would definitely go again. More

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Champions - Kendall Square
Champions - Kendall Square
(124)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

This is my go to place for lunch or dinner in the Kendall Square area -- I love this place! The staff are super friendly, and they provide outstanding service. They are always welcoming to everyone (newcomers and repeat customers) -- they take great care of you and they don't rush you. They have a wide range of menu options, there is something for everyone! And the food is always delicious, I have thoroughly enjoyed each and every meal at this restaurant! More

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Bertucci's - Alewife
Bertucci's - Alewife
(18)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Good ambiance and experience here...nice lighting and interior for eating the Nolio pizza and tasty meatballs i ordered! More

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Mix-it Restaurant - Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar
Mix-it Restaurant - Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar
(14)
$$$$
Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

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

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The Kitchen at Noca
The Kitchen at Noca
Reviews Coming Soon
American | Cambridge, Boston

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

UpperWest
UpperWest
(40)
$$$$
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 Taste
The Table at Season To Taste
(704)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

Incredible food, lovely service and it was a lot of fun watching the chef and his assistants do their thing. More

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Urban Hearth
Urban Hearth
(137)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful place for a special occasion. The Chef was fabulous, next time we'll sit at the bar! More

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Bondir Cambridge
Bondir Cambridge
(757)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Warmly welcomed to small very cozy atmosphere. Perhaps 10 tables? Very French Countryside atmosphere. Prefix menu varies but the hostess did ask about any allergy or potential substitute options and was not at all upset when I asked to sub out the scallop item. (The bass was a great substitute!) There is matching wine or a wine bottle list available and all were reasonable prices. I read some thought the portions were small but I really disagree: they were perfect for all the courses and the rich and varied flavors to really hit home. More

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Giulia Restaurant
Giulia Restaurant
(1039)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We had a wonderful experience at Giulia. The dishes were imaginative and the ingredients well sourced. The food was truly many levels above any other Italian food I’ve had in Boston and I live in the North End where it is bountiful. Our night was capped off by a table side chat with the chef. I couldn’t recommend Giulia more. More

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Puritan & Company
Puritan & Company
(1380)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

The broccoli dish was outstanding. More

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Dali
Dali
(628)
$$$$
Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

Lots of fun, great music (eg Govi) in the background, and we loved the tapas plates -- lots of new ideas for tasting and enjoying. Nice cocktails too! Sherries were wonderful. More

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Pammy's
Pammy's
(934)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

A gurl walks into a bar..... two friends already there yucking it up with the bartender. Jokes and smiles were shared as we were escorted to our table. A booth no less!! More drink orders were taken, apps shared, more laughter and stories told. Lots of sharing of experiences and food. Our server a delight. As we exited the bartender called our friend over by name! She remembered her drink choice as well. The owner thanked us and we thanked her with a promise to return soon. A lovely fun experience hitting high marks all round. Thank you Pammys. See you soon. More

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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge
Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge
(145)
$$$$
Cuban | Cambridge, Boston

Well. The service was amazing. The management staff is also amazing. The food is orgasmic. And the drink selection is something Rick Sanchez couldn’t even muster up. You should already have FOMO. More

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BISq
BISq
(172)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Everything is very tasty. Wait staff friendly and attentive. Nice decor. Menu is a bit small but enough variety and everything is prepared with care. More

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Cuchi Cuchi
Cuchi Cuchi
(494)
$$$$
International | Cambridge, Boston

We had so much fun here tonight! Everyone was SO helpful and welcoming. The ambiance, food, and drinks are all amazing. Would come back here any time! 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.”

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.”