We’ve yet to see Patrice Bergeron splitting the poutine with a table full of Mounties at Cafe du Pays in Kendall Square, but we have little doubt that it happens. This is a French Canadian restaurant and, though it doesn’t feature maple syrup in every dish, the menu is filled with pancakes, maple-glazed pork, and gamey stuff like smoked trout and venison meat pies that you’d assume you’d eat in a rural Quebecois cabin. And with dark, low-ceilinged rooms, floral wallpaper, and a cozy area with armchairs, a rural Quebecois cabin is kind of what it feels like, too.
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Tatte Bakery & Cafe
Tatte is a huge cafe in Harvard Square with great pastries and Middle Eastern specialties.
Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
Bartley's is a casual Harvard Square spot where you can eat a good burger in the same seat Al Pacino once sat in (and maybe also had a good burger).
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Bisq is a wine bar and restaurant in Inman Square with a fantastic menu of American small plates.
The Glenville Stops
The Glenville Stops is a small plates place in Allston with a great wine list.
Mei Mei is the brick and mortar of a great foodtruck that serves Chinese-American food for lunch.
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Shy Bird is a counter-service chicken place in Kendall Square that’s also, weirdly, not a counter-service place, thanks to a full bar.
Cambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge Brewing Company is a brewpub in Kendall Square, and one of the oldest breweries in Boston.
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