• teele square

    diesel cafe was not around in the 90’s. I believe it opened in the early to mid aughts

  • Tom

    I am sorry to say that this article missed the arrival of “high-end” cuisine in Davis Square by about 15 years. Unless affordability precludes inclusion in this category, “Gargoyles”, one of the Founders was glaringly omitted from your roster. The Conforti family had been serving haute cuisine in a classy-but-comfy environment for 16 years, until recently. They attracted exceptional bartenders, attentive wait-staff, loyal regulars, and patrons of all ages. The place was quiet enough to enjoy intelligent conversations with the sort of folk you’d expect to find in the Tufts/Harvard/MIT triangle, but lively enough for the younger set, and inviting for the single walk-ins. Next time you venture north of the Charles, please, do your homework.

  • Alex

    I’ve never found Gargoyles to be affordable. My experience at this restaurant has been that “high-end” means “bad food at high prices”.

    Perhaps it was omitted because the author just wishes it would go away. I know I do.

  • Scratch

    Although it’s still a work in progress, The Davis Square Theater (underneath The Foundry) looks to bring some more excitement to Davis Square — and another badly needed medium-sized venue to greater Boston.

    Located in the old Jimmy Tingle Theater, the space has been updated and beautified, and promises a wide variety of entertainment. Actor’s Shakespeare Project just closed “Merry Wives of Windsor” there. Next up? The Boston Babydolls Burlesque troupe present “Unlucky in Love”

  • Holly

    Not mentioning Gargoyles on the Square, even though it is closed, is a truly ignorant oversight. Gargoyles introduced “high end” before anyone in Davis Square! For 15 years it was a “Cheers” for the adults of Davis Square, a place to sip a well crafted cocktail, enjoy some truly delicious food, and enjoy great conversations with the professionals of the area. We even have a support group for it on Facebook (Gargoyles Afterlife).

    To call Foundry “high end” is not only hilarious, its borderline insulting to the Davis Square residents. Its a pub with lipstick, and the food is mediocre at best. Posto is all well and good, but it didn’t introduce “high end” either.

    Gargoyles may be closed (and not due to financial troubles, and certainly NOT due to Jason Santos’ leaving, so let’s just put those rumors to bed right now) but not even acknowledging the influence it had in Davis Square’s evolution is rude.

  • C

    Diesel celebrated its 12 year anniversary last year. It opened in the spring of ’99.