Best Porter Square Restaurant in Boston


Cambridge Common


It could be the fried pickles, or the sweet-potato fries, or the massive beer list with regular cask ales on tap, but there’s something that keeps us finding safe harbor…Read More

2012 Best Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood



On the desertlike stretch of Mass. Ave. that cuts through Porter Square, Christopher’s is a tiny oasis, its green umbrellas beckoning from the T station like palms in the sand….Read More

2011 Best Porter Square Restaurant, Casual



This place draws neighborhood dwellers in search of a midweek bite or a Saturday evening glass of wine with their pizza. Owners and sisters Carla and Christine Pallotta have created…Read More

2005 Best Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Chez Henri


With its festive vibe, quaffable cocktails, and imaginative Franco-Latin fusion fare, Chez Henri is easy to love. For those who live within walking distance—or have a Cambridge parking pass—it’s also…Read More

2004 Best Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

The West Side Lounge


Walk through the door of this swank eatery, and you can’t help but feel 10 times cooler than you really are. Subtle lighting, high-backed leather booths, and R&B playing just…Read More

2003 Best Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

West Side Lounge


The stretch of Mass. Ave. between Harvard and Porter squares may teem with restaurants and bars, but it’s the laid-back-yet-sophisticated West Side Lounge that draws the locals. The main reason:…Read More

2002 Best Porter Square Restaurant, Neighborhood

Frank’s Steak House


This isn’t the place where the suits go to celebrate closing a big deal, or the restaurant everybody talks about down at the club. It is, in fact, something much…Read More

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