Here is my list, along with my reasons why:
- Full Moon (Huron Village, Cambridge) – This place is run by parents, and you’ll know why if you ever go there. Tasty foods that grown-ups like to eat, as well as a total kid-friendly atmosphere, including a huge play area with a train track, doll house etc. Good food for kids old enough to eat people-food too!
- The Neighborhood (Inman Square, Somerville) – This Portuguese joint has the best breakfast anywhere. Huge, huge portions (pay the fee and split unless you are a linebacker) of delicious grub, especially the out-of-this-world cream of wheat. Sounds crazy? Try it! You won’t be sorry …
- Sandrine’s (Harvard Square, Cambridge) – Flammenkueche and Alsatian Choucroute Garnie au Riesling, yum-yum!
- Taberna de Haro (Brookline) – This is the only authentic Spanish place in Boston, seriously. Forget the entrees and order tapas. Go for my favorites: matrimonio, croquetas de jamon, espinacas a la catalana, and of course, aceitunas.