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Harvard Square for dinner

Will be visiting Boston for a few days with our 15 yr old daughter. We are planning to go by Harvard Square, walk around and grab some dinner while there.

I was wondering if anyone can recommend somewhere to go for a good meal, nothing to fancy, nor a pizza palor? Should note that burgers are not her thing.

Anything you can suggest is apprecaited.

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  1. Casablanca, the Monday Club at Upstairs on the Square...

      1. re: cambridgeMike

        I always want to recommend Red House, but generally can't muster up the courage to do so. Great vibe, nice atmosphere, and periodically worthwhile food but consistency just always seems a problem. Similarly, avoid Grafton Street. Henrietta's Table in the Charles Hotel might appeal to a 15 year old-- it's got well prepared comfort food. You might consider wandering down Mass Ave towards Porter Square to West Side Lounge. or all sorts of other options like Chang Sho.

        1. re: newhound

          Another dis-recommendation for Red House -- I love the atmosphere and the menu but the actual food is always disappointing.

          On the very casual side, I was thinking Cambridge One (which is pizza, but really nice pizza). And don't forget to leave room for Burdick's hot chocolate for dessert.

      2. My first thought was the Monday Club at Upstairs on the Square - the decor would definitely appeal to a 15 year old (think pink, plaid and zebra) and the menu should have some good options for her as well as for you.

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        1. re: heathermb

          I concur with the Monday Club; always a hit with our teenagers. Over-the-top funky decor, good food, reasonable cost.

        2. Adding on - Cambridge One for yuppy pizzas and salads. It's not a pizza parlor, it's quite chic inside.

          1. My vote goes to Casablanca, especially if you like grilled shrimp!