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Good Bar/Food in Cambridge or Brookline

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Looking for suggestions where we'll be able to get two seats at the bar around 8:00 pm Saturday in Cambridge or Brookline for a few drinks and appetizers/small plates. Thanks in advance.

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  1. craigie on main, chez henri and rialto have nice bars though getting a space at cragie would be difficult without a reservation.

      1. Good suggestions. I'll add Garden at the Cellar to the list.

        1. For Brookline, I'd recommend Lineage.

          And for Cambridge, I second Rendezvous (Craigie is great but the bar seats are rather prized).

          http://cocktailvirgin.blogspot.com/

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          1. re: yarm

            Third Rendezvous (ate the bar NYE around 8:30) and add Green Street.

            http://www.greenstreetgrill.com/

          2. I love downstairs at Upstairs in the Square. Harvest is nice, too. I second Rendezvous. I was in Chez Henri on Saturday night and was disappointed: The sandwich was OK, but the onion soup (at $11) had no depth and wasn't worth finishing. The vibe at Chez Henri is really fun though. Oh, and how about The Blue Room & East Coast Grill?

            www.shrinkinthekitchen.com

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            East Coast Grill and Raw Bar
            1271 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

            Chez Henri
            1 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

            The Blue Room
            Hampshire and Portland streets, Cambridge, MA 02139

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            1. re: scotty27

              Blue Room is a must before a movie. We always order the antipasto platter w/roasted veggies & add the cured meats, cheese, etc. among other things: http://www.theblueroom.net/menus/dinner/. Also consider Casablanca in Hsq: http://www.casablanca-restaurant.com/...

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              The Blue Room
              Hampshire and Portland streets, Cambridge, MA 02139

              1. re: Taralli

                Right, CasaB. The burger is great!

                1. re: scotty27

                  Brookline's tough at that hour, but you can try Washington Square Tavern, Beacon Street Tavern, Cognac Bistro or the Fireplace.

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                  Beacon Street Tavern
                  1032 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02446

                  Washington Square Tavern
                  714 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02446

                  Cognac Bistro
                  455 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446