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BEST Porter Square Restaurant, neighborhood

2012 BEST Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Christopher’s

Cambridge

On the desertlike stretch of Mass. Ave. that cuts through Porter Square, Christopher’s is a tiny oasis, its green umbrellas beckoning from the T station like palms in the sand. There are well-priced options like fish tacos and burgers with… read more »

2005 BEST Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Chez Henri

Cambridge

With its festive vibe, quaffable cocktails, and imaginative Franco-Latin fusion fare, Chez Henri is easy to love. For those who live within walking distance—or have a Cambridge parking pass—it’s also easy to visit regularly for the $39 prix fixe dinners… read more »

2003 BEST Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

West Side Lounge

Cambridge

The stretch of Mass. Ave. between Harvard and Porter squares may teem with restaurants and bars, but it’s the laid-back-yet-sophisticated West Side Lounge that draws the locals. The main reason: chef Alex Jenkins’s dinner creations. Available at the bar or… read more »

2002 BEST Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Frank’s Steak House

Cambridge

This isn’t the place where the suits go to celebrate closing a big deal, or the restaurant everybody talks about down at the club. It is, in fact, something much better: Boston’s oldest steakhouse and a Porter Square institution. Locals… read more »