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Restaurant Opening Guide, Spring 2016: Cambridge

Boozy milkshakes, quick pizza, farm-to-table

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Lots of hotly anticipated openings and reopenings were on their way to Cambridge this season, but most got delayed until summer. We did see the opening of a few Cambridge restaurants this spring, though, from a full-service burger restaurant with boozy milkshakes in Inman Square to a farm-to-table restaurant in the former Ten Tables Cambridge space from the former Ten Tables JP general manager. Did we miss any spring Cambridge restaurant openings? Let us know. Want to learn about spring openings in Boston, Somerville, and other nearby areas? Head right this way.

Originally published on March 14, 2016. Date of most recent update is shown above.

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Surya Indian Kitchen N Catering

A takeout-focused Indian restaurant with halal meats and numerous gluten-free and vegan options.

Address: 114 Magazine St.
Opening Date: May 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebook

Image credit: Facebook

East Cambridge

Blaze Pizza

Blaze Pizza
This pizza chain has been hinting at Boston-area locations since it first debuted in 2012, and now there's one that opened in Cambridge this spring. Two will come to Boston later in 2016. The Chipotle-style quick-service chain offers 36 toppings, and the pizzas cook in 180 seconds. The Cambridge location has 50 seats, plus a patio.

Address: One Canal Park
Opening Date: June 2, 2016
Online: Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Image credit: Blaze Pizza in Bakersfield, CA/Facebook

Pandan Leaf

Pandan Leaf
A new Thai restaurant took the place of CurryThai this season. It's connected to Tom Yum Koong in Medford and Kapow Thai Cuisine in Dorchester, and it serves a standard mix of curries, noodle dishes, fried rice, and more.

Address: 569 Cambridge St.
Opening Date: Spring 2016
Online: Website

Image credit: Official Site

Harvard Square


Clover HSQ2
The quick-service vegetarian chain has relocated from its original Harvard Square space on Holyoke to the former Yenching space due to construction. The new space is a bit smaller and doesn't have an upper level, but it features some neat tile work from when the space was home to Waldorf Lunch in the early twentieth century.

Address: 1326 Massachusetts Ave.
Opening Date: April 5, 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebook /TwitterInstagram

Image credit: Official Site

Inman Square

WuBurger Gourmet

WuBurger Gourmet Inman Square Dana Hatic for Eater
This fast-casual burger-and-ice-cream restaurant opened in Woburn in fall 2015, and it expanded to the cozy former East by Northeast space in Inman Square this spring, this time full-service. "There are really no corners cut," co-owner Kal Gullapalli previously told Eater. "Every single ingredient has a lot of thought put into it. We want it to feel, taste, and look premium." The Cambridge location serves booze — including boozy milkshakes.

Address: 1128 Cambridge St.
Opening Date: May 2, 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

Image credit: Dana Hatic for Eater

Kendall Square

Flat Top Johnny's

Flat Top Johnny's
Damaged in the same August 2015 fire as Beantowne Coffee, Belly, and The Blue Room, which are all still rebuilding, Flat Top Johnny's — a bar and pool hall — expanded its bar while repairing damages.

Address: 1 Kendall Sq.
Opening Date: April 16, 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

Image credit: Facebook

West Cambridge


Forage logo
Ten Tables' Cambridge location closed, and Ten Tables JP general manager Stan Hilbert opened "a cozy...neighborhood place" called Forage in its space. The "farm to table" restaurant relies heavily on local sourcing.

Address: 5 Craigie Circle
Opening Date: April 17, 2016
Online: WebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

Image credit: Facebook

Main Image: Harvard Square/f11photo on Shutterstock

Surya Indian Kitchen N Catering

114 Magazine St, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 945-5489 Visit Website

WUBurger (Cambridge)

1128 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02139 Visit Website

Clover Food Lab

1075 Cambridge Street, , MA 02139 (617) 798-7335 Visit Website

Pandan Leaf

569 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141 (617) 868-6644

Blaze Pizza (Cambridge)

1 Canal Park, Cambridge, MA 02141 (857) 220-9400 Visit Website


5 Craigie Circle, , MA 02138 (617) 576-5444 Visit Website

Flat Top Johnny's

1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge, MA 02139 (617) 494-9565 Visit Website
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