Best of Boston

2012 Best Kendall Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Area Four

Michael Leviton’s Cambridge venture is many things to many people: a morning latte-and-breakfast-sandwich stop for local tech gurus; a de facto study hall for MIT students; a casual spot for friends to catch up over a crispy potato-and-pancetta pizza and a couple of glasses of wine. Despite the crowds, though, Area Four maintains a warm, neighborhoody vibe.

500 Technology Square, Cambridge, 617-758-4444,