Restaurants and Things To Do

What better cities to be visiting than culturally savvy and energetic Cambridge and Boston, and in festive December.  Here are a few ideas on how to spend your free time!

Cambridge Coffeehouses and Restaurants

Coffee houses
Algiers, 40 Brattle St #3
Crema Cafe, 27 Brattle Street

Recommended for lunch – Harvard Square
$ < 10; $$ 10; $$$ 15

$ Clover (modern, vegetarian), 7 Holyoke Street
$ Finale (salads, sandwiches), 30 Dunster Street
$ Spice Thai (simple thai food), 24 Holyoke Street
$ Veggie Planet (veggies on pizza dough), 47 Palmer Street
$$ Cambridge 1 (charcoal grilled pizza), 27 Church Street
$$ Wagamama (noodles), 57 JFK Street
$$ Tanjore (indian), 18 Eliot Street
$$ The Maharaja (indian), 57 JFK Street
$$ John Harvard’s Brew House (pub food), 33 Dunster Street
$$ Border cafe (mexican), 32 Church Street
$$$ Russell House (american), 14 JFK Street
$$$ Sandrine’s Bistro (french),
$$$ Toscano (italian), 8 Holyoke Street

Recommended for dinner – Harvard Square
$ < 10; $$ 15-20; $$$ 30; $$$$ 50; $$$$$ 70

$ Grendel’s Den (pub food), 89 Winthrop Street
$ Shay’s Pub (pub food), 58 JFK Street
$$ Border cafe (mexican), 32 Church Street
$$ John Harvard’s Brew House (pub food), 33 Dunster Street
$$ Tanjore (indian), 18 Eliot Street
$$ The Maharaja (indian), 57 JFK Street
$$ Wagamama (noodles), 57 JFK Street
$$ Cambridge 1 (charcoal grilled pizza), 27 Church Street
$$ The Red House (traditional american), 98 Winthrop Street
$$ Tory Row (american), 3 Brattle Street
$$ Dolphin seafood (simple seafood), 1105 Massachusetts Avenue
$$$ Cafe sushi (good sushi), 1105 Massachusetts Avenue
$$$ Legal Sea Foods (seafood), 20 University Road
$$$ Russell House (modern american; reservation recommended), 14 JFK Street
$$$$ Harvest (american; reservation essential), 44 Brattle Street
$$$$ Upstairs on the Square (american; reservation recommended), 91 Winthrop Street
$$$$$ Rialto (italian; reservation essential), 1 Bennett Street

Recommended for dinner – Slightly further afield (still Cambridge)
$$ 15-20; $$$ 30; $$$$ 50; $$$$$ 70

$$ Brick and Mortar (central sq., bar and light food), 567 Massachusetts Avenue
$$ Ole Mexican Grill (inman sq., mexican; reservation recommended), 11 Springfield Street
$$$ The Garden (harvard/central sq., american; walk-in only), 991 Massachusetts Avenue
$$$ Green St. Grill (central sq.; reservation recommended), 280 Green Street
$$$ East Coast Grill (inman sq., BBQ and seafood; reservation recommended), 1271 Cambridge Street
$$$ Puritan (inman sq., american), 1166 Cambridge Street
$$$$ Bondir (inman sq., american; reservation essential), 279A Broadway
$$$$ Rendezvous (central sq., american; reservation essential), 502 Massachusetts Avenue
$$$$ T. W. Food (harvard/porter sq., american; reservation essential), 377 Walden Street
$$$$ Bergamot (harvard/inman sq., american; reservation essential), 118 Beacon Street, Somerville
$$$$$ Craigie on Main (central sq., french; reservation essential), 853 Main Street

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