Best of Boston

2008 Best Private Dining


Squirreled away in an unassuming Harvard Square breezeway, the Cambridge institution boosted its profile this year with a renovation that’s also made it an attractive option for birthdays, rehearsal dinners, and other special occasions. The new private dining room, a denlike space big enough for 70, looks out over an intimate courtyard and is situated right behind the kitchen for easy access. Factor in chef Mary Dumont’s seasonal menu, a glass of wine, and a roaring fireplace, and it adds up to an elegant home away from home.

44 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617-868-2255,