Friday, July 28, 2006

Restaurant Row in North Cambridge

Though relatively few people know it, Massachusetts Avenue from the Arlington line to Porter Square has an amazing amount of restaurants. No matter what type of food you are looking for, you can find it in North Cambridge.

What are some of the restaurants on this stretch of Mass. Ave.? For starters, you have Christopher's (comfort food), Thai Kitchen, Frank's Steak House, Greek Corner, Passage to India, Joe Sent Me (steak tips), Ali Baba Tandoor (Afghan), Newtowne Grille (pub food), Bengal Cafe, Cafe Barada (Middle Eastern), Spirit (pub food), and Elephant Walk (Cambodian). And this is just a sampling of what is on this road.

My personal favorites along Mass. Ave. in North Cambridge are probably Greek Corner, Cafe Barada, Christopher's, and Spirit, though Joe Sent Me has some of the best steak tips in the Boston area. Then there are the lunch specials at Thai Kitchen, the pizza at the Newtowne Grille, and....well, I guess I could go on and on. People often talk about the restaurant rows of Moody Street in Waltham and Peterborough Street in the Fens, but for my money, I'd take Mass. Ave. in North Cambridge over either of these.