If you were invited to the Spanish country house of an eccentric artist who had a kitchen full of wine and made over 40 tapas dishes, you’d probably want to bring a few friends and never leave. That’s pretty much the experience at Dali on the Somerville-Cambridge line. Start with a pitcher of sangria or a Spanish red, order several dishes that have pork in them, and try to determine the artistic intent of the string of lingerie hanging over a mirror in the dining room.
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Juliet in Union Square is an unpretentious French tasting menu restaurant in a low-key space.
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