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Veggie-friendly restaurant with great steak in Harvard/Central/Porter/Inman Squares

Chaja Jan 8, 2008 12:07 PM

Hey there,
As a long-term vegetarian whose meat-loving dad is coming to town, I am a bit in a bind about where to go for dinner.
The restaurant should be in one of the four squares, as I need to use public transportation. Entrees should be around 15-25 Dollars, I don't want to tax his portemonnaie too much. And nothing too exotic, he couldn't handle that.

So, good vegetarian options and great steak.
Help me out?

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  1. almansa RE: Chaja Jan 8, 2008 12:14 PM

    I'm going to have to go with Rendezvous in Central Square: great vegetarian options, but the steak comes with good ol' mushrooms and mashed potatoes. Menu:


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    1. re: almansa
      mvi RE: almansa Jan 8, 2008 12:40 PM

      I'll second this. Rendezvous is a nice place for a visiting meat eater and their vegetarian offspring. Good choice.

    2. finlero RE: Chaja Jan 8, 2008 12:18 PM

      I still haven't been, but Garden at the Cellar has received some great reviews here. I see that their menu currently sports a steak frites, as well as some veggie-friendliness:


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      1. re: finlero
        adams_jo RE: finlero Jan 27, 2008 03:19 AM

        Ate at Garden at the Cellar last night. Have been 3 times in the past 9 months.

        They have changed their steak frites. What used to be a hangar is now a ribeye and the presentation is different. Was a huge disappointment. Ribeye was just meh while the hangar had better flavor and texture imo for a steak frites. Rosemary/truffle fries were great. The special appetizer of tuna carpaccio rolled around (I think) a bean puree and then partially cooked at the table in a hot broth was unique and very good.

      2. Science Chick RE: Chaja Jan 8, 2008 01:11 PM

        If you feel like staying on the red line to South Station, consider Les Zygomates. Very nice steak frites and always a veggie entree. Plus live jazz, if your dad would enjoy that(?)

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          pollystyrene RE: Chaja Jan 8, 2008 09:05 PM

          Green Street has steak frites as well as pot roast. There are several vegetarian dishes including apps, and some vegetarian sides, too.

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