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Hungry Mother

233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141-1919
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Ranked #11 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $28
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Binney St.
Transit: Hungry Mother is a 10 minute walk from the Kendall-MIT redline stop. Walk through Marriott hotel, turn left on Broadway, cross railroad tracks, bear right on Hampshire St., turn right on Cardinal Medeiros Ave. The restaurant is at the end of the block on the left.
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148 reviews from our community

87% Recommend
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Went here with friends. Corn bread good but don't eat too much of it. Starters - basil/pea soup with crab and the beef tongue were both very tasty. Mains - chicken was a little bland but well cooked, crusted fish (can't remember what fish but one of their signature ones), was really delicious. My friend had the hangar steak and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Let's start with the basics: parking in Cambridge is terrible (unless you have a permit). The host was very nice and had a table waiting for us. The waiter was a bit odd, but it was unclear if he/she was just socially uncomfortable or aloof. The cornbread was a nice start with a fresh salad, although nothing special. The Bavette... More

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The atmosphere is very nice - decorated in a simple, rustic-chic style, which was lovely. The staff were professional and the menu was full of tempting options. We ordered wine and cocktails (all excellent) and an appetizer plate for the table, which was wonderful (something with quail eggs on top) and I had the beef, which was cooked perfectly (medium-rare).... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

The crafty cocktails here are delicious and will rock your world. Their “new “ Southern, gourmet food is scrumptious, fresh and imaginative. The restaurant is a tad small but their food exhibits big and bold flavors.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I am so happy that we came to this restaurant on a recent trip to Boston. The food was unusual and absolutely delicious. A real stand out. We had the scallops, corn bread, chicken, and catfish. Each dish was pretty much flawless and we were stuffed by the end. Although it is not a cheap restaurant, I thought the prices... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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214 reviews 214 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My girlfriend brought me here for my birthday last night and I was blown away. The beef tongue appetizer was one of the best things I've ever eaten, and the menu on the whole was amazing. Highly recommended

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

We were blown away by the food here. I was expecting southern comfort food - lots of starch and light on flavors other than salt. But the food was creative and delicious and not at all heavy. My husband and I were glad we ordered different items so we could sample more of the menu and we were more and... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Exquisite food. Innovative menus, fresh and natural ingredients. Very relax atmosphere, unpretentious . Best I had in a long time.

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Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We were there on a Sat. early, and we got a table near the bar through sheer luck. If you want to go there on a popular night make a reservation weeks in advance - this restaurant has received a lot of favorable publicity. The cuisine is Southern; I'm not an expert, but the food was very good. The restaurant... More

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Markham, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a great place for dinner! Simple décor in an old home, however the food was exceptional. Simple fresh ingredients are combined for an amazing taste experience. The restaurant was busy on a Wednesday evening. The staff were friendly and attentive and the whole experience defined the word "hospitality". We had the salad / cheese / crab appetizers along with... More

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