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BEST Davis Square Restaurant, neighborhood

2012 BEST Davis Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Five Horses Tavern

Somerville

Davis Square has seen its share of exciting openings this year, but we continue to adore this tavern’s eccentric fare. The Kentucky-fried Cornish game hen comes with jalapeño-spiked mashed potatoes; the “lobstah” pizza is topped with pork belly and grilled… read more »

2010 BEST Davis Square Restaurant, Neighborhood
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The Burren

Somerville

When it comes to evaluating a neighborhood pub, there’s only one criterion: You want to hang out there every day. For 14 years, the Burren has been meeting this requirement for hundreds of regulars. They don’t return again and again… read more »

2009 BEST Davis Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Gargoyles on the Square

Somerville

Visiting Gargoyles only on date night (yes, the lighting flatters; true, the velvet cascades) is like eating oysters only to boost your mojo. Both should be enjoyed, and often, on their own merits—nooky prospects be damned. Wash away the workday… read more »

2005 BEST Davis Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Gargoyles on the Square

Somerville

Ten years ago, skeptics wondered whether an upscale American bistro like Gargoyles could succeed in Davis Square. Judging from the crowds of patrons, the answer is yes. For more-affordable eats, though, bypass the dining room, grab a seat (if you… read more »

2003 BEST Davis Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Gargoyles on the Square

Somerville

Despite the name, hardly any Goth influence exists at this intimate Davis Square hangout. In fact, the bar and adjacent dining room are welcoming digs with floor-to-ceiling café windows and walls painted in earthy browns and reds, more sophisticated and… read more »