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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.

  1. Bob Dobalina 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 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.

    2. s
      Stride 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 Feb 19, 2009 11:09 AM

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

        1. b
          BBHound 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 Feb 19, 2009 01:34 PM

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

            1. s
              Stride 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 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 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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