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Casa Caña
(99)
$$$$
Latin / Spanish | Allston
Pammy's
(686)
$$$$
American | Cambridge
Little Donkey
(896)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Cambridge
Article 24
(199)
$$$$
American | Brighton
Longfellow
(301)
$$$$
American | Cambridge
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The Table at Season To Taste
The Table at Season To Taste
(676)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

The food was creative, perfectly seasoned and well balanced. More

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Giulia Restaurant
Giulia Restaurant
(1006)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We have been trying to make a reservation for months and finally got one. Worth the wait. Will be back. More

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Urban Hearth
Urban Hearth
(131)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

What an amazing meal - I can’t say enough good things about this place! We had the three course prix-fix, which also came with a delicious fava bean dip and crudités to start and a small cheese course between our main and dessert. Everything we had was delicious - inventive flavor pairings, fresh ingredients, and beautiful presentation. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was blown away. For appetizers we had the smoked trout and fresh cut pasta, for mains we had the porgy and the quail, and for dessert we had the pistachio semifreddo and the chocolate lava cake. So good! Can’t wait to go back. Unrelated to the food, but the whole block has an adorable row of interesting independent, local stores. Great for picking up gifts. More

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Pammy's
Pammy's
(854)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

The best restaurant experience (food, service, ambiance) in Boston and Cambridge area. They take a new twist on Italian food and are extremely conscious about all the details that matter in a dining experience. More

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BISq
BISq
(163)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Excellent food and cocktails. More

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Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge
Gustazo Cuban Kitchen & Bar - Cambridge
(90)
$$$$
Cuban | Cambridge, Boston

We brought friends for dinner and it was fabulous! The food was delicious and the service attentive. We can’t wait to go back again. More

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Cuchi Cuchi
Cuchi Cuchi
(460)
$$$$
International | Cambridge, Boston

Great service! Til next time More

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Dali
Dali
(585)
$$$$
Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

Lots of authentic Spanish tapas. Love the flavors. My favorite was the garlic shrimp with the seasoning simmering into the garlic. Yum yum More

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Harvest
Harvest
(3431)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Outstanding More

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Area Four Cambridge
Area Four Cambridge
(474)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Great Pizzas!! Great service, great ambiance! The outdoor seating is wonderful! More

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Trattoria Pulcinella
Trattoria Pulcinella
(466)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful Mother's Day dinner at Trattoria Pulcinella. The owner was so courteous and attentive and the food was wonderful. Highly recommended. More

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Benedetto
Benedetto
(100)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

The quality of the food is over the top good. Wait staff is far superior to most restaurants that are in this price range. If it is available. order the crude fish appetizer. It is a raw fish served with cucumber and strawberries and literally melts in your mouth. The wine by the glass prices are a little high but order the Italian Mia Tia if you go. Worth the price. Overall, the friendly service and food here is spectacular. Worth a night out. More

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Puritan & Company
Puritan & Company
(1343)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Not a very extensive wine list (by the glass) but I was guided in the right direction to a French wine after describing my taste — and it was great so no complaints! I had the burrata appetizer and it was fantastic! My main entree was the Alaskan Salmon and it was absolutely perfect. The food took awhile because there was a large private event in the back room. Our server explained this to us and we were totally cool with it and yet she still sent over an appetizer on the house. Not necessary but so much appreciated! Great ambiance. 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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Bondir Cambridge
Bondir Cambridge
(743)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

First visit....had been recommended. Total treat; Kate fabulous server, attentive without hovering. Jason’s food so very delicious and interesting. Herbs and flavors complex and yet familiar. Perfect amounts for each course. Basically one if the best meals I have ever tasted, eaten and experienced. More

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Little Donkey
Little Donkey
(1302)
$$$$
Tapas / Small Plates | Cambridge, Boston

As always, the food was fantastic. The service was very slow at this time (10pm on a Monday), however. More

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Craigie on Main
Craigie on Main
(3665)
$$$$
French | Cambridge, Boston

Absolutely pristine, gorgeous, perfectly made food. Impeccable service and wonderful staff. More

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Commonwealth
Commonwealth
(340)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Good healthy choices, with fresh ingredients and friendly staff. Airy and comfy I. Formal atmosphere. Perfect for lunch! More

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Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA
Gyu-Kaku - Cambridge, MA
(424)
$$$$
Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

Great food! More

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Gran Gusto
Gran Gusto
(711)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Ambience is lovely although there were a couple of noisy groups in the room we were in. Food was delicious and the service very attentive. We would go back. More

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The Hourly Oyster House
The Hourly Oyster House
(544)
$$$$
Oyster Bar | Cambridge, Boston

My favorite place in Harbard Square by far. Terrific for business and social dinners. Highly recommended. More

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The Maharaja
The Maharaja
(357)
$$$$
Indian | Cambridge, Boston

Always a good experience. Good food and accommodating staff. One of the best Indian cuisine restaurants in the area. More

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Forage
Forage
(706)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

I hate parking in Cambridge. I hate driving to Cambridge. Truth be told I kinda hate Cambridge BUT Forage is totally worth the trip! Simply the most creative cuisine I've experienced in forever. You can taste the thought that went into every roasted vegetable. Wait staff was knowledgeable, patient and attentive without the patronizing banter. Love it. Will return. More

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Waypoint
Waypoint
(1065)
$$$$
Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

Delicious food and signature cocktails and incredibly friendly and attentive service More

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Temple Bar
Temple Bar
(1408)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Visited the week before and felt it would be a good place for a birthday dinner with 8 friends. Noise level was low so we didn't need to shout across the table to be heard. It was a perfect dinner to a perfect day. My gf went to Square Root afterwards to hear Bob Bradshaw. More

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Viale
Viale
(598)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Best lunch in boston More

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Sulmona Restaurant | Bar
Sulmona Restaurant | Bar
(431)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Love the cocktails here. We shared a flatbread, arancini, vegetable contorno and burrata. It was all delicious. Our waiter was nice, but we had to flag him down (look for a while, try to get his attention, fail to get his attention, wait more, finally meet his eyes) every time someone wanted to order a drink. He did not stop by to ask us every so often. We were there for a while and spent over $200. At the end of the night we were finishing our conversation, had already paid the bill and wanted some water. He was no where to be found. We were unsuccessful in getting water and I was PARCHED. So, nice atmosphere, nice food to share, nice cocktails, not great service. More

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Amelia's Trattoria
Amelia's Trattoria
(933)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

I love this place. Dinner is always excellent. They happily split our spinach salad and dessert, recommended complementary wines. Dishes expertly cooked. Excellent menu options to look forward to, served at the next table... I had the home-made spinach and ricotta cannelloni and my husband had the exceptional veal. Servings are good size not overflowing. Pricing is what you expect for Cambridge. More

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The Black Sheep Restaurant At The Kendall Hotel
The Black Sheep Restaurant At The Kendall Hotel
(313)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Quiet, romantic, and attractive restaurant. More

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Parsnip Restaurant
Parsnip Restaurant
(308)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

New head chef knows what is up. I like the approach to food and guests. Good luck to him on Chopped! More

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Loyal Nine
Loyal Nine
(542)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Incredibly imaginative preparation of fresh ingredients. More

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Olé
Olé
(887)
$$$$
Mexican | Cambridge, Boston

Very quality service in a nice area. Went for a birthday dinner and it was a nice surprise to say the least. 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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Summer Shack Cambridge
Summer Shack Cambridge
(1717)
$$$$
Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

Our server was excellent. Very positive and attentive. We ordered the lobster potstickers appetizer, and they were delicious. My margarita was extremely strong and tasted nothing like a margarita. I had 2 sips, my husband had a few sips, and we left the rest. My fried clams were overly greasy. This visit was kind of disappointing. More

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Frank's Steak House
Frank's Steak House
(978)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Our waitress Katie was great!! More

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Russell House Tavern
Russell House Tavern
(1904)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Everything was fine except it took over a half hour (more like 46 minutes) to get an order of an omelette and a burger to the table. NEVER had that happen there before... More

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Longfellow
Longfellow
(65)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Bartender was fabulous. Drinks delicious. Location to near by parking lot great. Ambiance very inviting. Most of the 6 appetizers we ordered were very good. Nothing was outstanding. The mortadella sushi bite was awful (and I’m a huge mortadella fan). The "empanada" was bland (it had so much potential, maybe an off night in the kitchen?). The Rangoon was very good as was the tuna tostada. Over I would absolutely recommend. We will go back for a second try. More

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The Red House Restaurant
The Red House Restaurant
(1241)
$$$$
European | Cambridge, Boston

I love this place. It is crowded but still very cosy. People are very friendly. The food is pretty good. I had lobsters there and I highly recommend lobsters. They’re fresh, especially the traditionally steamed lobster. The chowder and sandwich are good as well. Love this place and would definitely come here often. More

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Colette
Colette
(177)
$$$$
French | Cambridge, Boston

Terrific food; great location. Friendly and helpful servers. A wonderful evening with friends More

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Grafton Street Pub and Grill
Grafton Street Pub and Grill
(1497)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Great atmosphere and food. Very helpful and friendly weight staff More

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Zephyr on the Charles
Zephyr on the Charles
(372)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

It was our 23rd anniversary that atmosphere on outside deck was great More

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Catalyst Restaurant
Catalyst Restaurant
(1351)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

The food was absolutely fabulous. The service staff were attentive. Both my friend had fish entrees which were perfectly prepared. Even though we were full, we decided to get deserts. The chocolate cake and mascarpone tart were really good. I would highly recommend this place. More

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Luce
Luce
(780)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We LOVE Luce - have gone twice now. The food is delicious, energy is fun but not too loud, and it's not outrageously expensive. They also have a great wine list. It's our new go-to neighborhood joint. More

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Café Artscience
Café Artscience
(406)
$$$$
Contemporary French | Cambridge, Boston

Absolutely delicious . Great craft cocktails and delicious and well presented dishes. More

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730 Tavern Kitchen and Patio
730 Tavern Kitchen and Patio
(52)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Food nice and a great amount of fresh variety. Waitstaff pleasant but seemed inexperienced. This is a great bargain and value. The Tavern would do better service if they had one person that replenished drinks and another that picked up plates especially on Father's Day. MA people like their coffee and keep it coming waiting for it to brew is short sighted. Perhaps carafes of coffee each table. Nice family atmosphere for Father's Day. More

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Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steak House - Marriott Hotel Cambridge
Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steak House - Marriott Hotel Cambridge
(168)
$$$$
Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

The food was a little more mildly seasoned compared to similar teppanyaki places, but the chef was very skilled and enjoyable. More

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Central Kitchen
Central Kitchen
(265)
$$$$
French American | Cambridge, Boston

The menu is small but the food is excellent. The only drawback is that the seats are very uncomfortable. More

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The Sinclair
The Sinclair
(630)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

It was great. The staff was super accommodating and awesome. The food was excellent. More

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Bambara Restaurant
Bambara Restaurant
(913)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

We learned about Bambara from a Boston Globe review about 6 months ago. This still seems a mostly undiscovered gem. Among the fine dishes we had there were Seared Scallops on English Pea risotto with pea shoots, Grano Arso Bucatini with Dungeness crab, green garlic, meyer lemon, and sourdough crabs, and Seared Ahi Tuna with Giganti beans, tapenade, spring onions, escarole, and caperberry vinaigrette. More

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Shaking Crab - Cambridge
Shaking Crab - Cambridge
(94)
$$$$
Cajun | Cambridge, Boston

Love this place food is great and a fun time for a good night out More

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Champions - Kendall Square
Champions - Kendall Square
(123)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Great food and fun atmosphere! Service declined shortly after we ordered drinks, though, and we waited maybe an extra 45 minutes for our check because our waiter would just disappear. 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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ZuZu! - Middle East Club
ZuZu! - Middle East Club
(16)
$$$$
Middle Eastern | Cambridge, Boston

We went to ZuZu in combination with attending a play at Central Square Theater. If you do that and show your ticket stubs, you get a nice discount which makes this restaurant a very reasonable outing. We were fortunate that the weather was perfect, so we dined outside at their sidewalk tables. It made it even more fun of an occasion. The service was excellent... accommodating to our special request and not pushy at all. I am not sure about the others, but they must have enjoyed the food as there was little left on their plates. I had the lamb, which I thought needed a little something in the spice department, but it was filling and the mashed potatoes were very good. I just think I will try something else next time. My husband enjoyed his mussels and the other couple had middle eastern dishes. Net/net, I would go back to ZuZu again. More

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La Fabrica Central
La Fabrica Central
(334)
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Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

My wife and I love La Fabrica Central. We live a few blocks from it and it is one of our go to spots. Cerviche, tostones, seafood rice and the flan are all amazing, More

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PARK Restaurant & Bar
PARK Restaurant & Bar
(1066)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Best Cesar salad I’ve ever had The rest was unremarkable More

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Dante
Dante
(1195)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Brunch at Dante's...Always a pleasure with the great view of the river, boats, small sailboats, kayaks, walkers and bikers galore. I had the eggs Purgatorio and felt like I was in my grandmother's kitchen. Everything was so perfect but it was spoiled by the poor service. Long waits, forgetting coffee, cream, water, too bad. But we were so mesmerized we forgave a poor performance. Management tried to help out and spent time with us on the patio and did alleviate any frustrations. Definitely would return. More

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Wit's End
Wit's End
(71)
$$$$
Gastro Pub | Cambridge, Boston

Our server was amazing, friendly and attentive. The food was perfect! The chicken on the fried chicken and waffles was not too oily at all and the waffle was moist and delicious! Great atmosphere and decor! definitely coming back. More

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ArtBar
ArtBar
(563)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Service was a little slow but otherwise good. Loved the view 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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Boathouse 400
Boathouse 400
(14)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

We went for Mother’s Day brunch and the food was absolutely delicious. They had a carving station of beef, and omelette station, lots of other main items like chicken, salmon, and pasta. And the desserts were over the top especially the crème brûlée. It was a little pricey at $45 per person but that did include either a Mamosa or a bloody Mary. They also tacked on an 18% gratuity automatically. 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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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
(676)
$$$$
Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

The food was creative, perfectly seasoned and well balanced. More

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Giulia Restaurant
Giulia Restaurant
(1006)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

We have been trying to make a reservation for months and finally got one. Worth the wait. Will be back. More

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Urban Hearth
Urban Hearth
(131)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

What an amazing meal - I can’t say enough good things about this place! We had the three course prix-fix, which also came with a delicious fava bean dip and crudités to start and a small cheese course between our main and dessert. Everything we had was delicious - inventive flavor pairings, fresh ingredients, and beautiful presentation. I didn’t really know what to expect but I was blown away. For appetizers we had the smoked trout and fresh cut pasta, for mains we had the porgy and the quail, and for dessert we had the pistachio semifreddo and the chocolate lava cake. So good! Can’t wait to go back. Unrelated to the food, but the whole block has an adorable row of interesting independent, local stores. Great for picking up gifts. More

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Area Four Cambridge
Area Four Cambridge
(474)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

Great Pizzas!! Great service, great ambiance! The outdoor seating is wonderful! More

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Dali
Dali
(585)
$$$$
Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

Lots of authentic Spanish tapas. Love the flavors. My favorite was the garlic shrimp with the seasoning simmering into the garlic. Yum yum More

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Pammy's
Pammy's
(854)
$$$$
American | Cambridge, Boston

The best restaurant experience (food, service, ambiance) in Boston and Cambridge area. They take a new twist on Italian food and are extremely conscious about all the details that matter in a dining experience. More

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Benedetto
Benedetto
(100)
$$$$
Italian | Cambridge, Boston

The quality of the food is over the top good. Wait staff is far superior to most restaurants that are in this price range. If it is available. order the crude fish appetizer. It is a raw fish served with cucumber and strawberries and literally melts in your mouth. The wine by the glass prices are a little high but order the Italian Mia Tia if you go. Worth the price. Overall, the friendly service and food here is spectacular. Worth a night out. More

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Cuchi Cuchi
Cuchi Cuchi
(460)
$$$$
International | Cambridge, Boston

Great service! Til next time More

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Harvest
Harvest
(3431)
$$$$
Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Outstanding 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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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.”