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Green Street, Garden@Cellar, or Hungry Mother?!!

Howdy, I am coming up to Boston from NYC in Sept for a few nights with my wife for her birthday and considering going to see Session Americana at Lizard Lounge Club in Harvard Square. I have been wanting to hit Hungry Mother for years and have never been, but also have Garden and Green on my list as well. Any thoughts? Also, how long is cab ride from Hungry to HS? Many thanks!

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  1. Of those three, Hungry Mother, no contest, but make your reservation ASAP! Cab ride...2 miles or so...maybe around 10 bucks, including tip? That's a guess.

    You might also consider Craigie on Main, but since you've been eyeing HM for years, um, you should go! Eyes on the prize. =)

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    1. re: ginafly

      Definitely Hungry Mother, I agree.

    2. Haven't been to Garden@Cellar, but I would hit Hungry Mother over Green St. Totally different vibes - Hungry Mother is more elegant and special. Green St feels like a cleaner pub, but with a better menu and extra flair.

      Harvard Sq is not far from Hungry Mother, but it will all depend on traffic as it will take you through a busy road. My guess is on a good night, no more than 10-15 minutes via cab.

      1. Welcome, ll, hope you enjoy yourself here. Just fyi, re your years of wanting to hit these spots: the opening chef, Will Gilson, who put Garden in the Cellar on the map, has his own place now ( and somewhat near HM, btw.) Puritan and Co.;CH and other reviews have varied.
        http://www.puritancambridge.com/

        Also, depending upon when you were hearing about Green St., their equivalent to Gillson is John Levin? and he left Green St.quite a few yrs ago.

        Given NYC's embarassment of restnt riches, one of our most unusual and special restnts is Oleana (Turkish and Mediterr.); a short walk from HM too! Hope you might check them out. Their patio is quiet and green and unequalled here IME.Great for special occasions et al.

        1. Another vote for Hungry Mother!