delicious, yet low-key in cambridge?
I'm new to Boston and need help on where to bring visiting parents this weekend. We have a reservation at Oleana, but still looking for the other nights.
I spent a while looking at all your recommendations for Beacon Hill and Cambridge, and the most recommended places all seem to be in the range of $20+ entrees. Is there anything slightly less expensive that might fit the bill?
Central Square would be best, but happy to travel on the Red Line too. Many thanks!
Two spots right on Mass Ave between Harvard and Central Square come to mind:
Plough and Stars -- tough to get a true feel of the menu because there are several nightly specials which really add a lot to the offerings
Garden at the Cellar -- a bit higher for entrees, but a lot of price flexibility given the small plates/apps/flatbread options
Definitely second Tupelo. I'd also second Garden at the Cellar, which although a bit pricier does have lots of options and you can easily make a filling and delicious meal from salad/sides/apps.
Miracle of Science or Friendly Toast might also be be worth considering.
If pizza is okay, there are several great options in Cambridge: Emma's Pizza (Kendall) and Cambridge 1 (Harvard) are my favorites for thin crust w/ fancy/unusual toppings.