Sushi is good, and live jazz is good, so by the transitive property, Mad Monkfish, which has both, is good too (we’re pretty sure that’s how the transitive property works, anyway, go ask John Nash to check our work). This Mass Ave sushi place is a great neighborhood spot that’s a lot of fun, even when there isn’t music (Sun-Wed, usually). The two dining rooms are almost always packed, the rolls that take their inspiration from fairy tales and are topped with strawberries and crispy noodles, and there’s a sidewalk patio.
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Alden & Harlow
Alden & Harlow in Harvard Square serves good, not great American small plates in a fun underground space with excellent cocktails.
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Fat Baby is a sushi place in South Boston where the focus less on the sushi and more on the fun.
Ebi Sushi is a casual sushi spot in Union Square, and it’s just one more reason we’re jealous of people who live in Union Square.
Umami is an omakase-only sushi restaurant in North Cambridge. Not only is it good, it also has one of the most affordable omakase options in Boston.
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The Plough And Stars is a small, comfortable pub with live music, burgers, and a literary pedigree in Central Square.
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