I moved to the Davis Square area over a year ago, so I'm still fairly new and may be off-base on this one:
I haven't found a great restaurant in Boston yet.
Of the few places I've lived I've always found a few places that I'm in love with. Now, when I visit those places, I rush around to hit all of the best restaurants while I'm there. Anyway, this is what I'm looking for, within reasonable distance of Davis square:
1) A decent sub shop. Some place that makes their own bread and has some decent variety of sandwiches, but not too nouveau. Somewhere between standard pizzeria fare and panera bread, but tastes good.
2) An affordable restaurant where I can get BREAKFAST at 6am on sunday morning, that's not a damn diner. I've been to a lot of the places people recommend and none of them are hitting the spot. Seems like every place around opens at 11 for brunch, or is only heavy, greasy, nasty food. I'm looking for something light and fresh tasting, but not too light. Something a little innovative.
Also it seems like most of the restaurants around that are worth a damn have to have some ethnic affiliation. What happened to American food, or innovation? All these restaurants are great but I'm American and sometimes I just want some high quality american food.
Sorry for the rant but please help!