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Best Dining In Cambridge’s Kendall Square

July 16, 2014 6:00 AM

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Photo credit: Abigail Restaurant (Facebook)

Photo credit: Abigail Restaurant (Facebook)

There are an innumerable amount of dining options just across the river in Cambridge, particularly in the Kendall Square area. In fact, there’s a taste for practically every palate, from traditional American to comfort food cuisine, Asian fusion, Mexican and more! There’s so much variety, that it can occasionally be overwhelming for the curious diner to narrow down those options for a night out. Here are five of the very best dining spots in Cambridge’s Kendall Square for your culinary pleasure.
Photo credit: West Bridge (Facebook)

Photo credit: West Bridge (Facebook)

West Bridge
1 Kendall Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 945-0221
www.westbridgerestaurant.com

The West Bridge restaurant is conveniently located right on 1 Kendall Square and provides a taste of traditional American cuisine with classic French techniques for a uniquely delicious dining experience. This slightly pricey spot is best enjoyed by sharing any number of West Bridge’s small plate meals, from its well-seasoned salmon to its classically delicious gnocchi, or by heading there a little early to enjoy its more reasonable and affordable lunch menu. No matter what time of day you show up, West Bridge remains a recommended stop in Kendall Square.

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Photo credit: Abigail Restaurant (Facebook)

Photo credit: Abigail Restaurant (Facebook)

Abigail’s Restaurant
291 3rd St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 945-9086
www.abigailskendall.com

Abigail’s is a restaurant and catering service that has been a fan favorite in the Kendall Square area of Cambridge for some time now, thanks to an excellent combination of delicious food and friendly, personable service. Traditional dining fare meets forward-thinking ideas here at Abigail’s, as pork chops, mussels and steak meet a revolving menu of changing approaches and takes on classic dining fare. The fully stocked bar and brunch options also make Abigail’s a place to hit for a hit-the-spot lunch break from the office, or a cool meeting spot on your day off. Either way, check it out!

Photo credit: Hungry Mother

Photo credit: Hungry Mother

Hungry Mother
233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 499-0090
www.hungrymothercambridge.com

Hungry Mother is a name which escapes the lips of many when asked of Kendall Square’s hottest, most popular and in-demand restaurants, thanks to this joint’s fresh new take on classically traditional southern cooking. Located on Cardinal Medeiros Avenue, Hungry Mother’s menu is supremely impressive, and offers up such incredible fare as classic catfish, beef tongue au jus and that quintessential southern beverage…sweet tea. This Hungry Mother doesn’t come cheap, however, so bring your wallet as well as your appetite when heading here.

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Photo credit: Catalyst Restaurant

Photo credit: Catalyst Restaurant

Catalyst Restaurant
300 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-3000
www.catalystrestaurant.com

Catalyst Restaurant is a fairly new dining spot to the Kendall Square area, but shares its culinary point of view with West Bridge in that both kitchens share traditional Americana influences with classic French cooking techniques and flavors to create their menus. Catalyst is located right in the hub of Kendall Square on Technology Square and enjoys a spacious, welcoming sit-down area with chic and modern decor to welcome in customers. Meanwhile, menu highlights such as the soft shell crab, blue cod and Tournedos of Beef make Catalyst a place destined to create legions of raving fans in its wake.

Photo credit: Evoo Restaurant

Photo credit: Evoo Restaurant

Evoo Restaurant
350 3rd St.
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 661-3866
www.evoorestaurant.com

“Funny name. Great restaurant.” – These words will likely be continuously repeated by visitors to this relative newcomer to the Kendall Square dining game. Evoo is shorthand for “Extra Virgin Olive Oil,” yet don’t think that this quirky joint is all about traditional Italian fare, or anything traditional, in fact, for the Evoo kitchen prides itself on providing deliciously odd culinary twists to its clientele at nearly every turn. Duck and lamb are sure stars of the dinner show here, but it’s the dessert menu that takes the proverbial cake, as evidenced by the sage ice cream/apple rhubarb crisp combo, parsnip cake and even tequila ice cream. There’s always something unique brewing here at Evoo.

George Pacheco has been writing professionally about arts and entertainment for over a decade. A graduate of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, George currently resides in a humble New England home with his wife, cat and massive music and film collection. His work can be found at Examiner.com.

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