Friday, September 30, 2011

Casablanca in Cambridge's Harvard Square Is Up for Sale

A landmark restaurant and bar that has been in Cambridge's Harvard Square for several decades is up for sale.

According to the Boston Business Journal, the owner of Casablanca on Brattle Street has decided to move on, putting the eatery up for sale at an undisclosed price. The article mentions that a slow economy and high rents apparently affected Sari Abuljubein's decision to sell the spot, whose bar first opened in 1955 with the restaurant section opening in 1977, according to the Casablanca website.

Casablanca features a mix of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern fare, with the menu including such items as roasted almonds with sea salt, sauteed bluefish, eggplant and burrata, serrano ham, smoked lamb shoulder, and veggie dolmades.

Last month we reported that the owner of Casablanca may be behind the opening of a new restaurant in the Alewife/Fresh Pond section of Cambridge called Casbah, but we are still trying to confirm whether he is definitely involved. The link to that story can be found here: Casbah Restaurant Is Coming to Cambridge's Alewife/Fresh Pond Neighborhood

The address for this restaurant in Harvard Square is: Casablanca, 40 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, 02138. The phone number is (617) 876-0999. And the website can be found at

For more information on this story, please go to the Boston Business Journal link below.

For sale: A Harvard Square fixture, Casablanca