Spice Thai Cuisine: A Cambridge Favorite

For that “I gotta- have basil and chili fix” , Spice Thai Cuisine (24 Holyoke St., Cambridge, 617-9560) (Map) is a Harvard square student staple where the quality is good and the price is right. The lunch box specials are just $8.95 and $9.95  and include soup,  appetizer, salad, steamed rice and an entree . They offer a lot of “Bangkok” for your buck! For dinner, classics like Pad Thai and the standard red, yellow and green  curries are done very well. There are some adventurous options...
August 25th, 2009 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: budget dining Boston, Harvard Square dining, Restaurants & Bars, Thai restaurants Boston

Mr. Bartleys-One of Boston’s Best Burger Joints

Located in the shadow of Harvard Yard, Mr. Bartley’s Burger (1246 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge 617-354-6559) (Map) is a Harvard Square institution and a must to visit while in Cambridge. Mr. Bartley’s  Burger, oozes character- from the knotty -pine wood panel dining room, to the fun Cambridge/Harvard/political kitcsh that adorns the walls, to the waitresses that aren’t at all shy to shout out your order to the short-order cooks working the line.  The gourmet burgers are 7 -ounces...
July 21st, 2009 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Best Boston burgers, cambridge dining, Harvard Square dining, Restaurants & Bars

Dining Al Fresco in Boston

  On a fine New England summer day, there are few things nicer than dining outdoors. So when the weather turns warm, Boston- area restaurants open their patios, terraces and sidewalk cafés for outdoor dining. Here’s a round-up of summer outdoor dining hot spots in the Boston area. All of them make for some prime-people watching too! Legals’ Sea Food Charles Terrace (20 University Rd., Cambridge, 617-491-9400, Map). Legals is well known as Boston’s favorite local fish restaurant chain. The...
June 12th, 2009 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Boston cafes, Boston happy hour specials, Boston outdoor dining, Boston waterfront dining, Harvard Square dining, Newbury street dining, Restaurants & Bars

Review: Chez Henri in Cambridge for French and Cuban Cuisine

Chez Henri (1 Shepard St.,Cambridge, 617-354-8980, www.chezhenri.com ) Enjoy French food with big Cuban flavors at Chez Henri, an intimate Cambridge neighborhood bistro just a few blocks from Harvard Square. The menu showcases French cuisine like rainbow trout with parsnip puree and Cassoulet Toulouse. But it is the Latin-inspired dishes that really shine. The classic French starter of cauliflower soup has a drizzle of piquillo pepper romesco sauce. And Chez Henri proves that the complex flavors...
April 25th, 2009 | Maria Olia | Read More | Comments: 1
Filed under: Boston dining, cambridge dining, cuban cuisine, french bistro, Harvard Square dining, Restaurants & Bars

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