Friday, November 13, 2009

Cafes/Restaurants in Boston

I've been staying in Boston for a week. Below is the list of restaurants and cafes that I found good.

Scoozi (235 Newbury Street)

A budget but stylish Italian restaurant on Newbury Street, the main shopping street of Boston. Shrimp scampi spaghetti is well-done. Background music of good taste is a plus. A take-out is available, too.

The Blue Room (1 Kendall Square, Cambridge)

A very nice restaurant serving contemporary cuisine located off the beaten track in Kendall (MIT's campus area). Grilled tuna with star anises, stir-fried shiitake mushrooms, and sticky-rice in coconut-curry sauce is very creative and highly recommended.

Desi Dhaba (401 Massachusetts Avenue)

A budget Indian restaurant located near Central Square in Cambridge (in between MIT and Harvard campuses). Their curry lunch buffet (less than 10 dollars) was value for money.

Trident Booksellers and Cafe
(338 Newbury Street)

A bookstore-cum-cafe that offers wireless broadband connection for free, serving all-day breakfast (egg dishes and pancakes etc.). Asian chicken salad was excellent. It's located near Hynes/ICA green line metro station as well as a bus stop on Massachusets Avenue from which you can go to MIT and Harvard.

Tealuxe (108 Newbury Street)

A cosy cafe properly serving a wide variety of tea.

Tremont 647 (647 Tremont Street)

A great restaurant in South End, the up-and-coming district of Boston, serving contemporary cuisine. Steamed Tibetan Lamb Momos for a starter and Pan Roasted Local Wild Cod for the main were beautifully done.

The Upper Crust Pizzeria (20 Charles Street)

A good budget pizzeria in Beacon Hill area. On the common table under an abstract tin sculpture hanging from the ceiling, you can finish your quick dinner with a tasty slice of pizza for the budget way below 10 dollars.

And I realize none of these cafes/restaurants have a counterpart in Stockholm...

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