Best of Boston

2024 Best Restaurant with a Side of Learning


Where else can you listen to Yiddish folklore with a soundtrack of live klezmer music while dining on mac-and-cheese kugel? This self-described “tavern and house of learning,” which grabbed national attention with its splashy 2023 opening, offers a unique blend of educational opportunities and excellent food. Order up dishes inspired by the Jewish diaspora, from herring tartine to chopped “not liver” made with eggplants and nuts, while surrounded by Jewish texts old and new — and don’t forget to pop in for a class.

425 Washington St., Somerville,