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Nightcap/dessert near Kendall Square Cinema

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doodlebugg Oct 6, 2009 04:56 PM

Looking for a glass of wine and something sweet after a planned Saturday night flick. Not really familiar with the Kendall Square area- would be willing to drive somewhere else in Cambridge after the movie- just looking for a nice atomosphere where we can actually hear each other talk.

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    teezeetoo RE: doodlebugg Oct 6, 2009 05:58 PM

    maybe Hungry Mother? I loved it for dinner, don't know the after-dinner scene. B-Side Lounge is a bit noisy but also should be ok and a late night scene. Don't know Friendly Toast's hours, but that could be fun too.

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      Tir_na_nOg RE: teezeetoo Oct 6, 2009 06:33 PM

      B-side is closed. Unless the replacement is already open?

      I would recommend The Blue Room, right in One Kendall Square across from the cinema. Not sure how late they are open.

    2. kobuta RE: doodlebugg Oct 6, 2009 07:43 PM

      The desserts may not be up to par with the rest of their menu, but the bar at Craigie is great.

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        Canadian Tuxedo RE: doodlebugg Oct 6, 2009 10:20 PM

        Would absolutely recommend Hungry Mother. They regularly hit it out of the park in terms of dessert--especially the rotating selection of cakes.

        In addition to a good wine (and dessert wine) selection, they have a small number of house post-dinner cocktails on their menu as well.

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          greenzebra RE: Canadian Tuxedo Oct 7, 2009 07:24 AM

          I'll third Hungry Mother, echoing everything Canadian Tuxedo said. Plus I think the atmosphere would be quite conducive to conversation.

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            dulce de leche RE: greenzebra Oct 7, 2009 08:53 AM

            I had a Sazerac and a slice of coconut cake at the bar there post-movie, and it was an extremely pleasant time.

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          Taralli RE: doodlebugg Oct 7, 2009 04:19 AM

          The Blue Room: http://www.theblueroom.net/main.html

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            Tir_na_nOg RE: Taralli Oct 7, 2009 04:38 AM

            Try their "Escondido" (tequila infused for a few weeks with Pineapple, Coconut & Vanilla Bean). My favorite cocktail in Boston. Tastes like butterscotch!

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              Taralli RE: Tir_na_nOg Oct 7, 2009 04:51 AM

              Love their pure raw ginger martinis w/no sweetner added.

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                yumyum RE: Taralli Oct 7, 2009 06:53 AM

                I want that right this instant.

          2. CocoDan RE: doodlebugg Oct 7, 2009 07:35 AM

            I'd also go with The Blue Room. Good wine selection and always great deserts. Comfortable bar as well.
            Enjoy,
            CocoDan

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