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

Wonderful time with friends, laid back and intimate setting with excellent food. More

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

Beautiful space and great service. Small menu which allows them to focus on perfecting each dish. We licked our plates clean. Amazing how much flavor was in each dish. On way out the door we booked our next visit. Love going there More

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Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
949 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Another great meal. The service was perfectly paced, prompt though not rushed. The food was great as always. Our waitress suggested a nice wine that worked for both meals. Very nice evening. More

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Urban HearthUrban Hearth
106 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Had brunch here with a friend last weekend and the food was so fresh and flavorful. We made a reservation but it surprisingly wasn't too crowded which made it feel like a hidden gem! I had the breakfast sandwich and my friend had the cured salmon plate. We both loved what we got! More

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Puritan & CompanyPuritan & Company
1226 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Outstanding food and great expanded menu. Wine options exceptional. More

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UpperWestUpperWest
40 reviews
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Mediterranean | Cambridge, Boston

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

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DaliDali
461 reviews
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Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

Fantastic meal! Great service! We will be back soon! More

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Bondir CambridgeBondir Cambridge
705 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful food sourced by a chef who cares about the origin of the ingredients as much as the quality of the final dish. The restaurant space is intimate with a fireplace that both helps heat the dining room as well as cook the food. The menu changes frequently, so we will certainly come back to see what’s new. More

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ForageForage
587 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

My wife and I visited Forage for their “Meatless Monday” dinner and enjoyed our meals and opening appetizers. We appreciated that the kitchen could even modify items to be vegan and gluten free. The food and desserts were well made and presented. The ambient music also was a nice selection. We can see ourselves going back for other meals. More

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HarvestHarvest
3241 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

It took 25 minutes for anyone to come by to greet us, with exception of the very nice water guy. More

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Little DonkeyLittle Donkey
1077 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Cambridge, Boston

Really enjoyed the food! The portions were larger than I expected, especially considering it is a tapas place. We will definitely be back for dinner! More

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Cuchi CuchiCuchi Cuchi
389 reviews
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International | Cambridge, Boston

Super fun and eccentric. My out of town guests LOVED it and couldn't stop talking about the experience, tasty food and cocktails. Only issue was our server was MIA for about 20 minutes and we received our food before our drinks. This seems to be an isolated incident. I've had fine service before. More

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

Birthday dinner with women. The food was delicious, easy comfortable atmosphere. More

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Gran GustoGran Gusto
648 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

I love this place. They serve up pretty authentic Italian dishes, decent wine selection and adequate bar. Service could be faster especially given it was a slow night. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and wine list and made great recommendations. More

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CommonwealthCommonwealth
325 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

This is one of those must-do restaurants in Boston/Cambridge (actually in Cambridge but a lovely walk just across the bridge, with terrific views of the City, from Beacon Hill). The family-style service, with shared side dishes, is one of its special attributes, along with the eclectic decor of whimsical bits and pieces of nostalgia throughout the space. However, the biggest draw is the food, as it should be: during my most recent visit, two of us had the crispy lamb shoulder, which was to die for. I've never had such delicious lamb. More

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LuceLuce
693 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We love this new iteration--comfortable, delicious food, great artichokes, pizza and gelato. More

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

Friendly service after getting the table requested in my reservation. Good appetizers and we all enjoyed the main courses. Your seafood is superb! More

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The Red House RestaurantThe Red House Restaurant
1173 reviews
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European | Cambridge, Boston

Oysters there are fresh, staff were friendly. Good value for foodies. More

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BISqBISq
120 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Amazing food, service and atmosphere! The menu is so creative and innovative, plus DELICIOUS. Definitely will come back! The servers are well-versed in the menu and give great recommendations! More

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Central KitchenCentral Kitchen
246 reviews
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French American | Cambridge, Boston

Good food and wine! More

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WaypointWaypoint
905 reviews
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Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

Great food and extremely knowledgeable staff. Highly recommended. More

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

Tasty food and cozy atmosphere. My friends and I had really good time there. Although snow storm outside, it’s soooooo nice and happy to enjoy Japanese barbecue there with friendly service. More

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

Th best pasta ever! My first time going here and I anticipate being back very soon. More

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

Marcela was an excellent server! I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family! More

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Craigie on MainCraigie on Main
3550 reviews
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French | Cambridge, Boston

Great menu, started with excellent cocktails. Service was excellent would recommend More

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

We had a great experience at Frank’s. The service was great, the food was exceptional, and the prices are more than fair. I can’t think of a bettter place to go for a date, group dinner, or any other occasion. Frank’s has it all and it’s value is unrivaled. Our experience from walking in the door to walking out was great. We will be back again and again. More

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VialeViale
525 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Yummy yummy homemade pasta. Everyone’s food was delicious. More

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Summer Shack CambridgeSummer Shack Cambridge
1622 reviews
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Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

Summer Shack (Fresh Pond, Cambridge location) always yummy and service with a smile!!! More

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The MaharajaThe Maharaja
319 reviews
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Indian | Cambridge, Boston

Love coming here. The food is great and the service is excellent. More

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

A great breakfast/brunch buffet including an omelet station. Lots of options to choose from. Easy access for non-hotel guests, discounted parking. Worth the trip. More

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Temple BarTemple Bar
1357 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Very good fresh food. Great wine list with very nice service More

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Parsnip RestaurantParsnip Restaurant
273 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Really nice evening. Very attractive restaurant. We were seated next to the fireplace on an extremely cold, Boston winter night. It was a perfect spot. The menu is a bit limited but everything we ordered was really tasty. The salmon cakes appetizer was a nice change from the normal crab cakes. Would definitely order it again. The quinoa and cod was WONDERFUL! Wish I had the recipe. The flavors in the quinoa were simply different. The chicken and risotto with sweet potatoes was another great dish. Our waiter, Styles, was really responsive to our requests, and we would definitely return! Both the service and food were super! More

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Catalyst RestaurantCatalyst Restaurant
1297 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

Great food. Had the monkfish and gnocchi and it was great. Would recommend More

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Café ArtscienceCafé Artscience
379 reviews
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Contemporary French | Cambridge, Boston

Very cooooool More

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Russell House TavernRussell House Tavern
1803 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

The food was outstanding but our waitress couldn’t have been more rude. Plates were dropped and slid across the table; beverages were set down heavily and spilled over the side. Once our meal was over, our bill was delivered with no offer of dessert or coffee. Meanwhile, our waitress was high-fiving the guys at the table next to us and giving them free desserts because they were from her hometown (she told the manager that they were celebrating a birthday). We had to ask for a dessert menu and coffee, and she rushed us through dessert and out the door. I would have understood if they had been busy, but there were many empty tables. I’ve eaten here many times before and always had a great experience; this was not Russell House at its best. More

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OléOlé
850 reviews
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Mexican | Cambridge, Boston

Fabulous food. Exceeded expectations. Great service More

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

First time dining there. Great atmosphere and friendly informative servers. The food is the chef’s approach to Puerto Rican cuisine. The empanadas - steak and chicken - were delicious. The band played out front, but it wasn’t so loud that you couldn’t have a conversation. My only complaint would be no way to protect the diners from the elements when the front door is opened. Although you are tucked into a tropical environment, it was 7 degrees outside and anytime someone opened the door to the restaurant, we all received a chilly reminder. We thoroughly enjoyed it and will be back. More

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Loyal NineLoyal Nine
482 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Thoughtful, creative, satisfying and delicious? Bar none, Loyal Nine is the top fine dining experience I have had in the past few years. Instead of picking starters and entrees, we embraced the supper menu, an omakase of their reimagined colonial menu for my husband's 55th birthday celebration. They accommodated his food allergies beautifully. Standouts included the hake, duck, beans, black bass, charcuterie and sunchokes. And while it is food for thought, you don't have to think if you don't want to. It's just yummy. Loyal Nine gives any city's top tier tasting menu a run for their money. More

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

The food here was great! Overall, the staff, food, and service was above average. More

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Trattoria PulcinellaTrattoria Pulcinella
452 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Excellent food and service in a quiet, cozy setting. Terrific neighborhood restaurant. Will definitely go back. More

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

Very nice ambiance, great margaritas, very good food - overall a great night out! More

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PARK Restaurant & BarPARK Restaurant & Bar
1005 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Get the Park fried rice! You will not regret it! More

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

This place was amazing from their buttery garlic bases to their hospitality. Namee was AMAZING. She always had a genuine smile on her face and checked on us just the perfect amount of times. Would definitely come again and recommend this to my friends! More

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

It is a nice place, good prices. More bar/tavern feel More

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NubarNubar
771 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Happy to have found a place that serves good food at fair prices but offered a quiet, spacious dining room, at least on the night I was there. Great for a pre-theater meal (short walk to the ART) or for lounging with friends. The rest rooms are a fair walk away from the dining area but if that's not a problem for you, this place is worth a try. More

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

Good solid sushi at a really good price. The maki dinner combos are a really good deal. The staff were very polite and attentive. However, it is very loud in the restaurant so this isn't a good place for the hard of hearing. More

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The SinclairThe Sinclair
589 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Never disappoints - great food and great service - win/win! More

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Grafton Street Pub and GrillGrafton Street Pub and Grill
1430 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

We had Ruthie fir our waitress and she was awesome as was the food! Definitely coming back! 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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Bambara RestaurantBambara Restaurant
895 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Bambara is consistently a good restaurant for business meals. More

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DanteDante
1175 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

I have been to Dante several times recently and am never disappointed. Lots of creative selections, food is very well prepared and everything I had was delicious. Good portion size. Mediterranean/Italian influenced. More

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

The food is delicious. Cozy and pleasant atmosphere. More

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

The food is consistently good and the service is consistently friendly. Good value for your dining dollar, and you can't beat the view! More

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Abigail'sAbigail's
191 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Food was good, drinks were decent. Service was great. Overall, good experience. More

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

Food was delicious! Good portion sizes, and healthy options were available. I had cauliflower pizza crust. Very flavorful! Server was friendly and attentive- awesome. We’ll definitely be back! More

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

My friends and I enjoyed a New Years Eve dinner here the other night. The ambiance is awesome. They have a ton of games and puzzles scattered in the restaurant and on the walls that really helps spark conversation. The food is pretty tastey too! Kind of like elevated bar food. Inventive and creative cocktails as well. I would definitely recommend for a casual, laid-back, fun dinner. More

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ArtBarArtBar
535 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

First of all amazing staff!! Really kind and excellent service. Food was delicious and in good timing. The only thing is coffee is a bit expensive but good. More

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AmuseAmuse
102 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
7 reviews
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Asian | Cambridge, Boston

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

Boathouse 400Boathouse 400
10 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

This restaurant is ideal for a nice dinner before going to a jazz show at the Regatta Bar downstairs. More

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Sunset Cafe RestaurantSunset Cafe Restaurant
41 reviews
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Portuguese | Cambridge, Boston

I gave the food three stars because while most of our experiences were positive during the visit, my wife's meal was sub-par. The tuna steak was thin and when sliced into, the inside was grey and overcooked. Her plate was loaded with sauce as if to cover up the sad little tuna steak. Aside from this, we had a great experience but my wife is not keen on trying this place again. More

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LongfellowLongfellow
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Award-winning chef and restaurateur Michael Scelfo's Longfellow Bar at Alden & Harlow is a neighborhood bar and restaurant located in the historic Café Algiers space directly above his flagship restaurant at 40 Brattle Street in Harvard Square. The food and drinks at The Longfellow Bar continue to explore Chef Scelfo’s forward-thinking approach to experiencing a meal around his kitchen counter. The menu features bar food that is intended to be passed and shared, allowing guests the opportunity to become immersed in a relaxed and tactile approach to eating; they’re encouraged to break bread and get their hands messy. Rooted in genuine hospitality and exceptional cocktails, the bar program follows Chef Scelfo’s ethos of taking simple ingredients and transforming them, incorporating unique flavors and textures.
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BenedettoBenedetto
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Benedetto , from the team behind Giulia, promises to be the most exciting journey yet into the diverse and irresistible regions of Italy. We are inspired by the honesty and wisdom of traditional Italian regional cooking. We aspire to be interpreters and caretakers of these great traditions, both with our craft in the kitchen and with our genuine hospitality. We look forward to preparing our favorite seasonal dishes for you with the very best Italian specialty ingredients and, even more importantly, the best our purveyors have to offer.More

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

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
597 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful time with friends, laid back and intimate setting with excellent food. More

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

Beautiful space and great service. Small menu which allows them to focus on perfecting each dish. We licked our plates clean. Amazing how much flavor was in each dish. On way out the door we booked our next visit. Love going there More

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Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
949 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Another great meal. The service was perfectly paced, prompt though not rushed. The food was great as always. Our waitress suggested a nice wine that worked for both meals. Very nice evening. More

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Bondir CambridgeBondir Cambridge
705 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful food sourced by a chef who cares about the origin of the ingredients as much as the quality of the final dish. The restaurant space is intimate with a fireplace that both helps heat the dining room as well as cook the food. The menu changes frequently, so we will certainly come back to see what’s new. More

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Urban HearthUrban Hearth
106 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Had brunch here with a friend last weekend and the food was so fresh and flavorful. We made a reservation but it surprisingly wasn't too crowded which made it feel like a hidden gem! I had the breakfast sandwich and my friend had the cured salmon plate. We both loved what we got! More

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Puritan & CompanyPuritan & Company
1226 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Outstanding food and great expanded menu. Wine options exceptional. More

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ForageForage
587 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

My wife and I visited Forage for their “Meatless Monday” dinner and enjoyed our meals and opening appetizers. We appreciated that the kitchen could even modify items to be vegan and gluten free. The food and desserts were well made and presented. The ambient music also was a nice selection. We can see ourselves going back for other meals. More

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DaliDali
461 reviews
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Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

Fantastic meal! Great service! We will be back soon! More

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Cuchi CuchiCuchi Cuchi
389 reviews
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International | Cambridge, Boston

Super fun and eccentric. My out of town guests LOVED it and couldn't stop talking about the experience, tasty food and cocktails. Only issue was our server was MIA for about 20 minutes and we received our food before our drinks. This seems to be an isolated incident. I've had fine service before. More

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HarvestHarvest
3241 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

It took 25 minutes for anyone to come by to greet us, with exception of the very nice water guy. 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.”