Restaurants & Bars 73

Let's talk Cambridge

Blumie | Jun 15, 2009 06:56 AM

I apologize in advance; this is somewhat of a selfish thread. I am moving to Cambridge in August, and while I am sure that all of the information I need currently is available on chowhound, I'd love to compile it all in a single thread.

I will be living in Mid-Cambridge, just south of Inman Square, about a half a mile north of Central Square, and right in the middle of Harvard and Kendall Squares. What I need to know to maximize my chow possibilites?

Here's what I already know:

Inman Square:

East Coast Grill -- I've been eating here for 25 years. I know well what works and doesn't work there, so no need to rehash that here.

Druid -- Been enough times to know that, given my new location, I'm likely to be a regular at the bar. Have tried both the burger and the fish sandwich; on to other things!

Christina's -- Love it.

S&S -- Not a fan, but I haven't been in years and years. Should I give them another shot? If not, where do I go for breakfast?

Koreana -- Don't see it discussed much any more. Should I check it out?

Oleana -- I know I need to go.

1369 -- In my archives, I still own a t-shirt from the old Sunday afternoon blues jam at the 1369 Jazz Club. Should I make this my local coffee bar, or am I better off at Starbucks or Carberry's?

Where else? What about the Portuguese places?

Central Square:

I have been to Central Kitchen several times, but that's about it for my recent Central Square experiences. I know I need to go to Craigie on Main, Green Street and Salts. Where else?

Kendall Square:

I haven't explored it at all. I was a regular at Rachel's Kitchen, but have not been to Hungry Mother. Other than that and the Friendly Toast, are there other places I need to try:

Harvard Square:

I'm a Bartley's guy, so that's covered. I've also been to Rialto and Henrietta's many times, and Upstairs on the Square once. What should be on my list?

Somerville and other neighboring areas:

Anything else I'm missing?

Want to stay up to date with this post?

Recommended From Chowhound