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Dinner in Harvard Square...moderate prices

Howdy, Hounds...

Going to the Ig Nobels tomorrow night, and my friend, her daughter and I need a reasonable place to eat. I'm a little out of touch with HS...used to go to the extension school at night, but graduated a couple of years ago.

Upstairs On The Square would be great, but looking for a place that doesn't have $14 apps.

My friend is a vegetarian, but not a vegan.

Any suggestions?

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    1. Veggie Planet? They recently started serving wine and beer.

      1. I lean towards the Red House. Atmosphere is relaxing, never rushed and the I've always enjoyed any of their pasta dishes with shrimp. Nice dessert list as well.

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        1. re: Pegmeister

          I would not recommend Red House. I have found their food to be below average. I think there are better places to go personally. I would agree w/ Veggie Planet, Shays. I know it's not "in the square" but between Central Sq. and Harvard there is Garden at the Cellar.

          1. Here I go again...try Shay's pub and wine bar on JFK street. very eclectic pub menu, several veggie options, won;t break the bank, sophisticated wines by the glass, great beer, food is always fresh and tasty

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            1. re: momoftwo

              Glad you posted. I've been wanting to try Shay's but the last time I was in HS, I could not, for the life of me, remember the location. I've now officially added it to my list.

              1. re: Pegmeister

                yup, love it there. I always tell people that it is the last commercial building on JFK as you are heading toward the river. Can't miss it that way

                1. re: momoftwo

                  Shay's is one of my all time favorite bars. I havent eaten there in ages-so Im glad to hear the food is good!