Best of Boston

2010 Best Bar Food

Chez Henri

Bellying up to the bar has never felt so sophisticated as it does at Chez Henri, a classic Cambridge bistro. The bar fare—like that offered in the dining room—strikes a balance between French and Cuban cuisines: grilled homemade chorizo, duck tamales, oysters with Muscat mignonette, guava barbecue fritters, and artisanal cheeses. Wash down the global grub with something from the equally worldly wine list, which offers selections ranging from Alsace to Argentina. We like it here so much that we’ll even forgive them for serving Derek Jeter when he stopped in for a bite last spring.

One Shepard St., Cambridge, 617-354-8980,