Best of Boston

2000 BEST Group Dining

Casablanca

For more than 30 years, Casablanca restaurant has been the canteen of choice for Cambridge’s smart set when they dine en masse. The reason for its success: An inviting bar with plenty of by-the-glass wine choices, an expertly prepared yet casual Mediterranean menu courtesy of chef Ana Sortun (don’t miss creamy chick pea soup, the tangy short rib appetizer, or the filet of cod wrapped in bacon), and the whopping laughter of owner Sari Abul-Jubein providing the perfect soundtrack to the fun. Groups of any size are encouraged to make themselves right at home.

40 Brattle Street Cambridge 617-876-0999 casablanca-restaurant.com