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Sep 18, 2013 11:41 AM

looking for a great, casual, non-meat-heavy meal in Cambridge

I'll be meeting a friend in Cambridge for dinner later this month (neither of us is from the area) and am looking for a casual place with wonderful food and drink where we can linger and chat. She eats fish but no other meat. Suggestions?

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  1. Rendezvous in Central Square. Casual. Wonderful food and drink. Low volumes and low pressure to give up your table make it a wonderful place to linger and chat. Numerous non-meat options on the menu.

    3 Replies
    1. re: Blumie

      That looks perfect. Thank you.

      1. re: asl3y

        And if you go on a Monday you can do tapas at the bar. Their bar is a nice one to eat and linger at.

      2. re: Blumie

        Always happy to second Rendezvous! It is one of the few places where I order salads.


      3. Amelia's! Great Italian food, wonderful ambiance. Or Emma's if you like pizza.

        1. Cambridge is a pretty big (geographically) place. Any particular neighborhood you'll want to stick to? Also, what night of the week?

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          1. re: mkfisher

            Central Square, Thursday night, probably around 6:30. My friend will be coming via commuter rail from RI.

            1. re: asl3y

              Then I'd agree with the Renedzvous recs.

          2. I love the tapas at Rendezvous on Monday (that's only at the bar) and also would recommend Oleana in Cambridge....the garden seating (first come, can't be reserved) is a really magical place and the veg tasting option is amazing.