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Will be spending a few nights in Cambridge-interested in finding some of the best spots for dinner for two (aside from legal sea food). Any and all suggestions are welcome! Thanks

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  1. Hope these might be helpful:

    Guide to Boston by Areas and Restaurants:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781155

    Also, some extra Boston food profile info for you:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781156

    shopping for Boston food souvenirs:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/781171

    To cut to the chase, my strongest Cambridge suggestions:

    Oleana (need taxi but so worth it, such a unique menu- Turkish/Mediterranean

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    Craigie on Main- famous for creative snout to tail, but seafood too. V expensive.

    Rendezvous- International influences bistro

    Brunch:
    East Coast Grill, fun, loud, crazy; Latin, seafood, BBQ, oysters, Bloody Mary bar.........

    Welcome and hope you enjoy yourselves! Do report back so we can further advise others about places you tried.

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    Oleana
    134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139

    Craigie on Main
    853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

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    1. re: opinionatedchef

      East Coast Grill is also a good spot to scratch the seafood itch at dinner time. Though as Penny says below, there are many good places that have at least a couple very good seafood entrees.

      Don't overlook Legal Seafood's $1 oysters (I think 3-6pm M-Th). Good deal, and good oysters. The stuff from the kitchen is forgettable though.

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      East Coast Restaurant
      1456 Dorchester Ave, Dorchester, MA 02122

    2. Not sure if you were joking about Legal Seafood, but it is completely missable. Without being sure where you are coming from or what you like, the one place I would make sure hit for dinner is Bondir. You definitely need to make a reservation in advance.

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      Bondir
      279 Broadway, Cambridge, MA 02139

      1. Rendezvous Central Square is one of the sometimes overlooked gems in Cambridge, except by the wise eaters in this corner of the web. Read this recent discussion.

        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/810489

        And, skip Legal. Most good restaurants around here will do a great seafood meal and if you want the best seafood, come across the river to Kenmore Square and dine at Island Creek Oyster Bar.

        Penny
        http://www.bostonzest.com/

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        Island Creek Oyster Bar
        500 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

        1. Oleana
          Rendezvous...check out the Monday night tapas menu, a great way to sample lots of great tastes
          EVOO
          lots of new places have opened recently in Kendall Square...do a board search

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          EVOO Restaurant
          350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143

          Oleana
          134 Hampshire St., Cambridge, MA 02139