Fodor's Expert Review Craigie on Main

$$$ Cambridge French

This soulful, white-cloth restaurant belongs to chef-owner Tony Maws, who's passion for all things fresh and local is reflected in a daily changing menu that ranges from a slow-roasted dayboat gray sole to pork belly confit or roasted pig’s head for two. Sunday is Chef's Whim Night, so after 9 pm you'll eat four to six courses of whatever Maws feels like cooking for a discounted price. Insider's tip: head to the back bar for great cocktails and Maws's award-winning burger, which is available by request only. This juicy charred brisket-short ribs-hanger steak patty is enriched with bone marrow and suet, and finished off with homemade spiced ketchup, house-made pickles, celery root slaw, and a house-made bun. Only 18 leave the kitchen each night (people line up outside to order them), so arrive early if you want one.

French Trendy Dinner $$$

Quick Facts

853 Main St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02139, USA

617-497–5511

www.craigieonmain.com

Known For:
  • Nose-to-tail fare
  • Locally sourced ingredients
  • White-cloth service
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: Closed Mon.

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