Best of Boston

BEST Central Square Restaurant, neighborhood

2012 BEST Central Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Miracle of Science

Cambridge

Appropriately enough, given its Cambridge locale, this place revels in its nerdiness. The seats are lab stools, wine is served in beakers, and the menu is plastered on a huge chalk-drawn periodic table—yet the vibe is somehow hip. We like… read more»

2010 BEST Central Square Restaurant, Neighborhood
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River Gods

Cambridge

Central Square is one of Greater Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, and no restaurant captures the area’s unique vibe quite as well as River Gods. Small but not cramped, energetic without being earsplittingly loud, it’s usually populated by a mix of… read more»

2009 BEST Central Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Garden at the Cellar

Cambridge

Even with the throngs of outsiders vying for a seat in this cozy, brick-walled gastropub, it still feels very much like an insider hangout, thanks to the regulars chewing on dinner and local gossip at the bar. Chef Will Gilson… read more»

2005 BEST Central Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

The Green Street Grill

Cambridge

Green Street’s worse-for-wear exterior offers no hint at what’s inside: a brightly colored tropical oasis that serves up spicy Caribbean cuisine. Locals flock to this Central Square fixture for staples including curried goat stew and grilled mahi-mahi, live jazz, and… read more»

2004 BEST Central Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Cuchi Cuchi

Cambridge

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2002 BEST Central Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Central Kitchen

Cambridge

This casually hip Central Square boîte may no longer be the well-kept secret it once was, but it’s still well worth the wait for a table in the sexy, darkly lit dining room to sample chef/owner Gary Strack’s delicious cuisine…. read more»