A Harvard bar would be named after a character in Beowulf, wouldn’t it? Literary allusions aside, Grendel’s Den is the type of low-ceiling, brick-walled basement bar you’ll want to hide in for a few hours on a rainy afternoon. The food isn’t anything special, and the beer and wine list could fit on the back of an index card, but you’re here because it’s cheap (half-off the entire menu during Happy Hour) and comfortable.
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Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage
Bartley's is a casual Harvard Square spot where you can eat a good burger in the same seat Al Pacino once sat in (and maybe also had a good burger).
Craigie On Main
Craigie On Main is an upscale French restaurant in Central Square that’s great for special occasion dinners.
Puritan & Co.
Puritan & Co. is casual restaurant in Inman Square with an exciting menu of New England based food.
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Parish is a cafe in Back Bay that serves sandwiches created by chefs from all over town.
Trillium is a brewery in the Seaport. The line out the door will be full of people coming for the beer, but the food is actually really good, too.
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