I spent 3 months living in Boston during last Summer. Specifically, I lived near Kendall Square and worked on the MIT campus, so a lot of my recommendations are close to there. However, Boston/Cambridge are very very small, you can actually walk from Harvard all the way to the east coast of boston with very little effort.
I know I’m missing pictures, but I’m quite sure I have them for all the places listed. Just give me some time to get those up.
**Guide after the jump…**
-The Boston Sail Loft – Clam Chowder
REALLY GOOD CLAM CHOWDER.
-The Beehive – Moroccan
They have Live music here many nights, it’s quite the spot.
-Dante – Italian
Went here very often after work. Amazing view and service. Recommend sitting at the outside bar. Cocktails are quite great, try getting ones on the “from the garden” section.
-Mike’s Pastry – Italian Pastry
All about them cannoli’s yo.
-Park No. 9 – Expensive but amazing cocktails/food
Absolutely amazing spot. Bartenders can make some very sophisticated drinks here.
The thing about Food near universities like MIT and Harvard is that… they aren’t cheap. Everything is a bit pricey.
This place was like 2 blocks away from my house. Their food is quite high level, but only worth it if you’re in the area. I recommend the steamed clams with bacon. They’re…. quite good.
-Cuchi Cuchi – Small plates
Great choice if you’re near MIT. Get the tuna coronets, SO GOOD. They also have this spicy cocktail that I really like…
-Russell House – Gastropub
If you’re around harvard, I highly recommend this place. The menu could be different but I recommend the beef wellington, pork jowel with egg, bone marrow, any of the pate’s, and the charcutterie board (a variety of meats).
-The Red House – American
Another great choice if you’re around harvard. Very cute interior, almost like a house. I recommend getting the bacon covered dates as an appetizer.
There are many places that have irish breakfast:
The Druid – http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-druid-cambridge
Asgard – http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-asgard-irish-pub-and-restaurant-cambridge
The Kinsale – http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-kinsale-boston
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