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If you want to explore further from home, there are so many more offerings around and in Boston. Since Cambridge is relatively close with many things to do around Harvard/MIT, let’s take a look at some of the restaurants there that are participating in Restaurant Week.

Chez Henri [French] – D

Recently featured on Groupon (expect a lot of people in the near future, even though the coupon is not applicable for RW menu), Chez Henri has won numerous awards for its French-Cuban cuisine. The dishes are expensive—but the menu is carefully crafted to reflect seasonal flavors with a tropical touch. They usually offer a prix fixe menu for $39, which is limited to picking from 2 options per course. The official RW menu is not posted, but the full menu is on the site.

For more information:

EVOO Restaurant [Contemporary American] – LL, L, D

EVOO has a new location in Kendall Square in Cambridge, but still maintains the use of fresh and locally grown ingredients. The sources of many of the ingredients used are from local farms such as Verrill Farm and Eva’s Garden. Chef Peter McCarthy is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America and wants to offer an eclectic menu with comforting food. From the reviews seen by various posters, he is on his way to succeeding.

For the full menu:

Russell House Tavern [American] – D

Russell House Tavern offers a solid menu of bar food with a contemporary touch. The lunch dishes are generally bar foods, such as sandwiches, pizza, and simple entrees such as Mac N’ Cheese. The dinner menu offers more variety, including ‘Crispy Long Island Duck Leg Confit’ and ‘Seared Gloucester Cod Loin’ along with many other entrees. Reviews show that Russell House Tavern is inconsistent in its service and food, but I have only heard good things about this place from Boston locals.

Visit their site for more information:

UpStairs on the Square [Continental] – LL, L, D

UpStairs on the Square seems like the perfect getaway for a girl’s day/night out. They offer an afternoon tea menu along with menus for the soiree dining room and club room. Restaurants tend to be more neutral, so one that is slightly themed may be a fun experience.  The décor is quaint and very pink, so if ambiance is important to your dining experience, make sure to take a look at the picture gallery on their site first. The menu offers classic dishes that are carefully executed and well-presented.

For more information and the menu:

Check back later  for a guide on more restaurants in the Boston area!

– Christina Pan

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