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Dec 9, 2006 07:59 PM

NYC Hound need recs

going to be in Cambridge for lunch and downtown Boston for dinner. Please rec some great spots.


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  1. Can you give us something to go on-- preferences, prices, etc?

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    1. re: newhound

      something simple for lunch, good sandwich with creativity.

      dinner in the range of $60/head. I read about Mare and Neptune, they sounded good

      1. re: djsun

        Also try Parrish Cafe on Boylston in Back Bay. They have about 20 sandwiches, each from a famous Boston chef. If you're looking for good sandwiches.

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      1. For lunch you might try Casablanca - they are sort of the quintessential "Harvard Square" restaurant with an interesting mix of people. Since Boston/Cambridge is famous for its schools, this makes for an interesting choice and the food can be quite good. The people watching is usually great.

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        1. re: ptrefler

          i'd second the casablanca rec. you can read on this board about their burger and other dishes. while i like darwin's and hi-rise, i find them to be just your typical gourmet sandwich places, nothing special for a new yorker i suspect. cardullo's does make a nice sandwich with duck confit, but it's mostly a gourmet market.

          downtown people like chacarero for lunch, but the waits can be long.

          1. re: jenga

            This is the second time recently I've seen someone speak positively about Casablanca. Have they changed ownership? When I lived in Cambridge, the food was OK and the service affirmatively awful.

            Also, you'd be surprised re the sandwich situation in NYC. I've yet to really find a place like Hi Rise or Darwin's. I also second the Bartley's rec someone mentioned. Personally, however, I'd head up Mass Ave to Elephant Walk for Cambodian or either Boca Grande or Anna's for a burrito.

        2. good sandwiches in cambridge (can find more exact info by searching board):
          -oxford spa
          i think they are all in the ~$7-10/sandwich range. cardullo's does not have seating.

          1. One more- a new place - - All Star Sandwich Bar in Cambridge from Chris Schlesinger (sp?).