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Need a new place. Somerville, Cambridge, Newton, Arlington

Saturday night is my night out with the hubby. We are sick of the same old haunts and would suggestions for a few new places in the area !! We would prefer to not go into town and stay in the Arlington, Cambridge, Newton Somerville area. Some of our favorites are Highland Kitchen, Garden in the Cellar, Chez Henri (bar side) Trina's Starlight Lounge, the Local, the Biltmore, and Cambridge One. Casual dining and not too pricey.

Other places we have also already tried:
Lord Hobo
Temple Bar
Grafton Street
West Side Lounge
Za (Arlington)

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The Biltmore
1205 Chestnut St, Newton Upper Falls, MA 02464

Chez Henri
1 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Highland Kitchen
150 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02143

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  1. The Independent, Foundry on Elm, Oleana, East Coast Grill, Soundbites, East by Northeast (all recently reviewed if you do search.)

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

    Oleana
    134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

    The Independent
    75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143

    Soundbites
    708 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144

    East by Northeast
    1128 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Foundry on Elm
    255 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144

    1. What about Bergamot? Sit at the bar where you can order from both menus.

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      1. re: purple bot

        Bergamot is a little pricey. Don't get me wrong, I am definitely a fan of theirs. Maybe they can go and just order apps or snacks from the bar menu as you mentioned. Be aware that you may have to wait for a seat at the bar on a Saturday unless you go pretty early.

      2. Tango Argentinian Steakhouse in Arlington Center

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        1. re: CookieLee

          We have been here. Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        2. Karoun in Newton (Washington Street in Newtonville). Very yummy middle eastern food, plus belly dancing! Not sure how often they have the dancing, but I would bet they have it on Saturday nights.

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          Karoun Restaurant
          839 Washington St, Newtonville, MA 02460

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          1. re: mabelm4050

            wow! really? find karoun mediocre middle eastern food in a place that had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the 21st century. service is uneven at best. save your money, get takeout from fordee's and go home.

          2. Maybe Little Q in Arlington... It's something different. Food's good. Lots of choices. Definitely fun to try...