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Lunch before the ART on Sunday?

L2k Feb 19, 2014 07:36 AM

Seeing a matinee there this coming Sunday. Enjoyed Tory Row last time we were in Harvard Square. What else is interesting, affordable, and able to get into?

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    teezeetoo RE: L2k Feb 19, 2014 07:41 AM

    I like the Red House.

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      5thAndNowhere RE: L2k Feb 19, 2014 08:13 AM

      Russell House Tavern

      1. justbeingpolite RE: L2k Feb 19, 2014 08:22 AM

        Alden and Harlow, the new restaurant by the prior chef at RHT

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          Aromatherapy RE: justbeingpolite Feb 19, 2014 09:47 AM

          No lunch. Harvest?

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            L2k RE: Aromatherapy Feb 20, 2014 01:24 PM

            Harvest is Sunday Brunch -- $35 prix fixe, which is a bit too pricey for what we're looking for.

            Russell House and Red House look good, anything a little more downscale?

            Thanks!

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              Aromatherapy RE: L2k Feb 21, 2014 05:32 AM

              Crema? (Haven't been myself in ages.)

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          pemma RE: L2k Feb 19, 2014 09:29 AM

          There's also Beat Hotel.

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            5thAndNowhere RE: L2k Feb 20, 2014 02:38 PM

            Charlies Kitchen
            Cambridge 1 Pizza (by the Tory Row folks)
            Le's Viet (in the Garage)
            First Printer
            Wagamama
            Bartley's Burgers
            Tasty Burger
            Shake Shack
            Clover

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              huuvola RE: 5thAndNowhere Feb 21, 2014 05:50 AM

              First Printer is no longer in business.

              Park is similar to Russell House, but may be worth checking out. http://parkcambridge.com/menu/brunch

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                hungrytommy RE: huuvola Feb 21, 2014 05:58 AM

                First Printer is still open, reservations up and running on open table.

                +1 to Park though

                www.hungrytommy.com

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                  huuvola RE: hungrytommy Feb 21, 2014 08:07 AM

                  Oops. My mistake. I should've said First Printer will SOON no longer be in business. http://www.thecrimson.com/article/201...

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                    MC Slim JB RE: huuvola Feb 21, 2014 08:13 AM

                    Ugh, the Tommy Doyle's people? Guess that explains why they closed their other Harvard Square shithole.

                    http://mcslimjb.blogspot.com/

            2. L2k RE: L2k Feb 25, 2014 04:47 AM

              We went to Russell House Tavern (and might have been the oldest folks there by 20 years, even though we are still quite a ways away from retirement age. Server was Bryan and he was tremendous, and the food was very good.

              I had the "secret burger" (they are steaming it, a la Ted's) and she had the special omelet of the day and we were quite pleased. Thanks for the recommendation!

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