I will have guests visiting in a couple weeks and I am in the process of choosing a restaurant for a Friday night. My requirements are:
1) One guest is allergic to garlic so I need a restaurant that is accommodating and can prepare garlic free food.
2) Not too far from Central Square. So preferably somewhere in Cambridge or w/ relatively easy parking. Not going to be using public trans.
3) Entree prices <$25.
4) Takes reservations. Not a deal breaker, but guest (and truthfully I as well) gets crabby if needs to wait.
I was thinking The Helmand, but I am not sure about the garlic free requirement. I've eaten at the Baltimore location, but I can't remember if there is garlic free food on the menu. Is anyone familiar with it?
My other thought was Baraka or Moqueca but again I'm not too sure about the garlic.
Green Street, The Blue Room, Hungry Mother, ECG, are all more than what they will want to spend.
If I must, I'll just get a reservation for Rendezvous, but I am trying to branch out more.
And on the side, I made a reservation for Sportello for that Sat night. Will the no garlic requirement be a problem there?
80 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139
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The Blue Room
Hampshire and Portland streets, Cambridge, MA 02139