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Good restaurants near Somerville Theater

krittlebug Feb 19, 2009 10:29 AM

I'm looking for good places within walking distance or a short drive to the theater. I love all kinds of ethnic foods. Looking for something a little different.

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  1. Bob Dobalina RE: krittlebug Feb 19, 2009 10:36 AM

    Do a board search for Davis Square
    Couple that immediately come to mind - Gargoyles, Martsa on Elm, Namaskar, Elephant Walk.

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    1. re: Bob Dobalina
      finlero RE: Bob Dobalina Feb 19, 2009 10:55 AM

      Yep, what Bob said. Also, since you said 'drive', two close-by additions:

      * Gran Gusto (Huron Village) - some of the best Neapolitan-style pizza I've had outside Italy, everything else is very good, free parking.

      * Tu y Yo (Powderhouse Circle) - fairly refined Southern Mexican cuisine in a fun setting. Not as good as CH darling Angela's in Eastie, but definitely a marked step up from your run-of-the-mill Boston taco joint.

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      Stride RE: krittlebug Feb 19, 2009 10:37 AM

      You have several options in Davis Square and vicinity. A few that come to mind are Gargoyles (a bit upscale, creative cuisine), Redbones (barbecue), Martsa on Elm (Tibetan), and Namaskar (Indian.) A little further afield, on Mass Ave. near Porter, is Cafe Barada (Lebanese), a ten-minute walk at most.

      1. galangatron RE: krittlebug Feb 19, 2009 11:09 AM

        quingdao garden on mass ave for their northern style (shandong) dishes and house specialties

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          BBHound RE: krittlebug Feb 19, 2009 12:54 PM

          Out of the Blue Restaurant, almost next door to Gargoyles. Good seafood with an Italian accent.

          Out of the Blue Restaurant
          215 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

          1. peregrine RE: krittlebug Feb 19, 2009 01:34 PM

            Namaskar, Indian, and Martsa on Elm, Tibetan are across the street from each other and both very good.

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              Stride RE: krittlebug Feb 19, 2009 02:13 PM

              Also a short drive (or brisk walk) are Greek Corner and Addis Red Sea (Ethiopian), both on Mass. Ave. on either side of Porter Square.

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                chicken pot pie RE: krittlebug Feb 20, 2009 09:27 AM

                I like Diva in Davis Square for Indian food. It's right up the street from the theater.

                1. lhays RE: krittlebug Feb 20, 2009 12:26 PM

                  Short drive to Porter Square, I like the Thai food at Sugar and Spice, the "Excited Chicken" is always good.

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