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Great Moules Frites in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville?

EagleEyeDG Nov 29, 2011 09:22 PM

I live in Cambridge between Harvard and Porter Square. Sandrine's in Harvard Square used to have fantastic moules frites, but the last time I checked their menu online I saw that they were no longer listed. Does anyone have recommendations for a restaurant (preferably in my area, but anywhere in Boston/Cambridge/Somerville is fine) that has good moules frites? They're one of my wife's favorite foods and I'm hoping to find another go-to place now that Sandrine's doesn't seem to be serving them anymore.

  1. barleywino Nov 29, 2011 10:40 PM

    Haven't been for a while but had some great moules frites at Sam's on the waterfront (Northern ave) ... water views are a bonus

    1. BostonZest Nov 30, 2011 05:42 AM

      I haven't been recently but Central Kitchen is famous for their "Mussels from Brussels."


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        dulce de leche Nov 30, 2011 08:15 AM

        I second that. Love their moules frites.

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          jody Dec 6, 2011 09:52 AM

          I also agree. I searched Brussels for mussels that I liked as well as Central Kitchen's Mussels from Brussels.

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          Kinopio Nov 30, 2011 07:34 AM

          Publick House has a few different versions of the dish. I like their fries a lot. Its a bit far for you but the beer selection makes it worth the trip.

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            Fly Nov 30, 2011 09:10 AM

            It's 20 minutes and a fairly short walk on the 66 bus. Hardly a hike.

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              Allstonian Nov 30, 2011 12:03 PM

              20 minutes from Harvard Square to Coolidge Corner on the 66? I ride that bus every day, and it's a very good day if it can get from Harvard Square to Commonwealth Avenue in 20 minutes, even at off-peak times. Add getting from "between Harvard and Porter" to Harvard Square, and 3/4 of a mile from Coolidge Corner to Washington Square, and yes, it's a bit of a schlep.

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                CookieLee Dec 1, 2011 05:42 AM

                You can take the Beacon St. Green line from Coolidge Corner up to Washington Sq if the walk is too long for you. The only time it took 20 min was the time there were 2 66's running together. We flew!

            2. GretchenS Nov 30, 2011 11:30 AM

              Strip-Ts in Watertown has a version with a spicy Asian sauce on their new menu. My friend got them recently and loved them -- I could not try due to shellfish allergy. :(

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                suepar Nov 30, 2011 03:30 PM

                Aquitaine in the Chestnut Hill mall. Delicious for lunch.

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                  hyde Dec 1, 2011 04:29 AM

                  had the moules frtites at the atwood's tavern, tasted pretty good to me ( though in full disclosure i was several Stone 2011 Vertical Epic's in at the time.)

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                    huuvola Dec 6, 2011 10:23 AM

                    I'll second the mussels with fries at Atwood's. $10 gets a large portion, served w/fennel, andouille sausage, and aioli.

                    Atwood's Tavern
                    877 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141

              2. ChinaCat Dec 1, 2011 05:35 AM

                I've had excellent moules frites at Eastern Standard and also Brasserie Jo.

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                  CocoDan Dec 1, 2011 05:39 AM

                  I second Brasserie Jo. Had them last week. Very good!

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                  EagleEyeDG Dec 3, 2011 02:50 PM

                  Thanks everyone for your help. If anyone has other suggestions, I'd appreciate them, but I think I'll give some of these a try. I'll be sure to report back.

                  1. dlin2007 Dec 6, 2011 08:27 AM

                    There is also La Voile on Newbury Street. Their moules frites are cooking in a delicious lemon curry sauce.

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                      phatchris Dec 6, 2011 05:50 PM

                      A while back I had a nice version at Kingston Station.

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