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T. W. Food

377 A Walden St., Cambridge, MA 02138
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Ranked #21 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $50
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Concord Ave
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88% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, MA
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

...I know it's been a mainstay of the Boston fine dining scene for awhile, but I am not quite sure what to make of this place. The food was very good, but tasting menu portions were a lot smaller than at most of the other fine dining restaurants. What you see on the tasting menu is what you get -... More

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We tried to go there without reservation.... no way The restaurant is too small and on Tuesday (the day we tried to eat) they have wine pairing for a reasonable price. We ended up going back on Thursday day and were satisfied. The food is very good, the staff is nice, and the ambiance is very romantic.

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New York, NY
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105 reviews 105 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Truly inspired and delicious food in Cambridge very close to Harvard. Wow this was quite the meal. The 3 course prix fixe was $55 but everything sounded so amazingly inventive and delicious that we splurged for the tasting menu at $85. It was delicious and filling. Some of the preparations were truly original (I never had duck on rutabaga that... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

After a co-worker told me about this place I made reservations for an upcoming Tuesday night wine series. I was a little put off by having to park 10 min away (only because it was freezing out!!) and once I walked in it was quite small and looked like it could be "stuffy". Glad I was wrong! This was one... More

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Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Good brunch, that's unique and quality is difficult to come by. This place is small (use Open Table) but presented very well. The smoked onion and rock shrimp soup was flavorful, subtle and frankly one of the best I've had. The vegetarian benedict had a sweetness and freshness - even the muffins - that was really enjoyable. My wife's omlette... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

I selected this place for Sunday brunch because the reviews were pretty good, it had jazz, and it took reservations. What I got was a wonderful, delightful, delicious meal. The service, as mentioned, was very good. It was also quiet enough to hear the unamplified jazz band playing which created a really lovely ambience. The orange juice was completely delicious.... More

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Newton, MA
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119 reviews 119 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Disappointed after waiting a while to eat here. We came for restaurant week and had the prix fix menu. If I had paid full price/a la carte I would be furious. The good --service was good and attentive as it should be at this price point --sourdough bread was terrific with a perfect texture and level of sour --butter (real... More

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Washington, DC
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195 reviews 195 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
245 helpful votes 245 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A lovely, small restaurant with a very interesting a'la carte menu and tasting menu. I enjoyed my diner but I am not sure I would go back. First, everything was well prepared and served. The service was generally good ... though it took them a long time to get our wine order which is odd because there really aren't more... More

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Urbana, Illinois
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We had one of the best meals we'd ever had at T.W. Food. We went early and it was very quiet and a beautiful room. It's a small place with brick walls, so as it filled up over the evening (and one large celebrating group was pretty happy), it got louder. The food was exquisite: the mix of flavors, things... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

It is deceiving when you look at the place from the outside. Although the place is quite simple, the lighting and atmosphere are really nice for an intimate meal. The food was awesome! We went for the Chef's improv and surprise menu and all dishes were spectacular. The price is very reasonable considering all the courses provided and the quality... More

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