Best of Boston

2013 Best Romantic Restaurant

T. W. Food

Sparks fly every time we enter the unassuming front door of this charming Cambridge eatery. Maybe it’s the sparse, soft-lit dining room, filled with just 10 white-linen-topped tables accented by fresh flowers. Or maybe it’s the anticipation of chef Tim Wiechmann’s divine French-influenced fare (we’re still daydreaming about the house-made rillettes, and the squid-ink gemelli with Moosabec mussels and razor clams). Whatever the reason, no matter how many other discerning diners make the pilgrimage to T. W. Food, it always feels like our special place.

377 Walden St., Cambridge, 617-864-4745,