Loyal Nine is an East Cambridge restaurant that focuses on regional ingredients. The various farm-to-table-ish small plates and coffee-shop-like atmosphere make this the perfect spot for the 20-somethings of Camberville to analyze their relationship troubles over plates of sourdough pancakes for breakfast. But if you come later in the day, you should be getting the excellent fried clams.
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The Red House Restaurant
The Red House is a farm-to-table-ish restaurant inside of a 200-year-old house.
Sofra is a counter-service bakery and cafe in West Cambridge that makes incredible meze and Mediterranean dishes.
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Southern Proper is a big restaurant in the South End that serves excellent hushpuppies.
Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
Darryl’s is a jazz bar that serves Southern classics like fried chicken and waffles and shrimp and grits.
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Alden & Harlow
Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square serves good, not great American small plates in a fun underground space with excellent cocktails.
Craigie On Main
Craigie On Main is an upscale French restaurant in Central Square that’s great for special occasion dinners.
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