Best of Boston

2010 Best Central Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

River Gods

Central Square is one of Greater Boston’s most eclectic neighborhoods, and no restaurant captures the area’s unique vibe quite as well as River Gods. Small but not cramped, energetic without being earsplittingly loud, it’s usually populated by a mix of students, yuppies, old-timers, and Che Guevara acolytes. On top of a great beer selection, there’s a menu that should satisfy everyone from the pickiest vegans to the most carnivorous diners.

125 River St., Cambridge, 617-576-1881,