Best of Boston

2011 Best Harvard Square Restaurant, Casual

Chez Henri

Harvard Law students flirt with hipster artists at the bar. Undergrads flirt with their first taste of grilled octopus in the dining room. Software publicists pitch clients in the bistro’s corner, between gulps from the smartly chosen wine list. And the best part is that everyone is genuinely, utterly relaxed. Does Harvard Square get any more real than this?

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