Published on March 2, 2016

5 Cambridge Restaurants Bostonians Love

Looking to try a new restaurant near Cambridge? Here's a list of Cambridge Restaurants restaurants locals and critics love.

5 Cambridge Restaurants Bostonians Love

1. TupeloTupeloCambridge's unpretentious Tupelo has been serving up Southern-inspired comfort food since its 2009 opening. This award-winning Inman Square eatery also serves desserts from Co-Owner Renee McLeod's nearby indie bakery, Petsi Pies, and ice cream from Toscanini's Ice Cream in Cambridge. Diners can sit at the L-shaped bar to indulge in beer, wine or the craft cocktail program.


MONROEMONROE fuses a restaurant, lounge and nightclub into one, serving upscale American comfort food and offering a sprawling dance floor with great music. An approachable list of wines and beers are offered in the funky, chic space — perfect for a night out with friends.

3. BISq

BISqBisq, the sibling to Bergamot in Inman Square, is a restaurant and wine bar serving inventive American small plates. The sleek, dark wood finishings and wine-bottle decor create an intimate, modern atmosphere. The space also features an open kitchen, marble charcuterie counter and two bars serving a French-focused wine program, along with a variety of beer offerings.

4. Bondir

BondirAt Bondir in Cambridge, Chef Jason Bond crafts a daily changing menu with a focus on seasonal produce, sourced from his own Concord farm. The 29-seat, farmhouse-style American eatery is inspired by French Provençal cooking, also suggested by the rustic interior: the dining room boasts farm-fresh flowers in the warmer months and a roaring hearth in the cold New England winters. The beverage program leans heavily on a by-the-bottle wine list that criss-crosses continents and also features curated beers and classic aperitifs.

5. Alden & Harlow

Alden & HarlowLocated in Harvard Square, Alden & Harlow serves thoughtfully sourced, honest American food. Inspired by the gathering of family and friends at his home kitchen table, Chef Michael Scelfo prepares personal, flavorful dishes in a subterranean modern space. The large, sweeping bar is a comfortable spot to enjoy a beer or handcrafted cocktail.

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