Best of Boston
2004 Best First Date Restaurant
Some restaurants just make the people dining in them seem more attractive. That’s precisely the case at Chez Henri, the French-meets-Cuban hybrid just outside Harvard Square. Within these colorful walls, the Left Bank café feel meshes perfectly with chef Paul O’Connell’s luscious food (the steak frites</em with guava barbecue sauce and the Cuban sandwiches are outstanding). It all adds up to a rare balance of coolness and unpretentiousness—two of the best qualities in both a restaurant and a blossoming relationship.
One Shepard St., Cambridge, 617-354-8980, chezhenri.com/