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Continuing along today's gamey theme within The Five Days of Meat, here's a look at some restaurants around town that are offering game dishes for the summer, from fried quail and waffles to antelope meatloaf.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Spoke

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89 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144
(617) 718-9463
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A gamey variation on chicken & waffles - fried Vermont quail with a cheddar waffle, smoked buter, and maple syrup. [Photo: Official Site]

2. Giulia

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1682 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 441-2800
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Elegant preparations of interesting game make frequent appearances on Giulia's seasonally changing menu. Currently, try the emmer farro casarecce with whey-braised rabbit or the pappardelle with wild boar. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

3. Ten Tables

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5 Craigie Cir
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 576-5444
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Braised Vermont rabbit with a chickpea and wild mushroom tart, red wine-blueberry reduction, and nasturtium. [Photo: Foursquare]

4. Dali

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415 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 661-3254
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Perfectly portioned for sharing, so you can try it all. There's grilled quail with orange sauce, boneless pheasant with mushrooms and bacon, and red wine-braised rabbit with juniper and garlic. [Photo: Official Site]

5. Baraka Cafe

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80 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 868-3951
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Try the classical bastilla torte - but plan ahead of time, because you need to order it 36 hours in advance. Marinated squab (or sometimes just chicken) in filo pastry with almonds, cinnamon, saffron, parsley, figs, mint, and orange blossom infusion. [Photo: Yelp]

6. Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

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215 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 241-1150
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Roasted rabbit loin with risotto, peas and pea tendrils, and Benton's bacon. [Photo: Official Site]

7. The Tip Tap Room

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138 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114
(857) 263-7614
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Game is always the focus here - the more exotic, the better - so check the specials board for the newest, most interesting selections. There are a number of options on the current standard menu as well, from antelope meatloaf to boar meatballs. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

8. Lucca

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226 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113
(857) 362-8500
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In the antipasti selection, there's cinghiale: braised wild boar agrodolce with roasted red peppers, grape tomato, herbed polentina, and pecorino. [Photo: Official Site]

9. Parla

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230 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113
(617) 367–2824
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This new North End spot currently features dishes like wild boar meatballs (house tomato sauce, shaved parm, micro basil) and quail egg carbonara (house-made pasta, baby spinach, pancetta, parmesan, quail egg). [Photo: Katie Chudy]

10. Lulu's Allston

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421 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02134
(617) 787 1117
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This new Allston spot offers wild boar bolognese and wild game Frito chili pie. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

11. Stoddard's

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48 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111
(617) 426-0048
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Ballotine of Vermont Rabbit: Boneless rabbit stuffed with rabbit mousse and wrapped in house bacon, served with potato and vegetables. [Photo: Facebook]

12. Meritage

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70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 439-3995
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Ricotta, scallion, and aged gouda cannelloni with sauvignon blanc-braised rabbit and fava beans; roasted Vermont pheasant with caramelized baby vegetables and pearl onions. [Photo: Official Site]

13. Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake

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384 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 859-8555
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Antelope tacos and wild boar burritos. [Photo: Facebook]

14. Sportello

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348 Congress St
Boston, MA 02110
(617) 737-1234
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Strozzapreti (elongated cavatelli) with braised rabbit, picholine olives, and rosemary. [Photo: Cal Bingham]

15. Forum Restaurant

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755 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 991-1831
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Braised wild board tacos are currently available on the "bar bites" menu, topped with roasted pineapple sauce and chipotle sour cream. [Photo: Flagship Photo]

16. Swish Shabu

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86 Peterborough St
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 236-0255
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Swish Shabu offers a wide variety of hotpot options - choose your broth, meat, and other accoutrements. One of those meats? Ostrich. [Photo: Yelp]

1. Spoke

89 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144
A gamey variation on chicken & waffles - fried Vermont quail with a cheddar waffle, smoked buter, and maple syrup. [Photo: Official Site]
89 Holland St
Somerville, MA 02144

2. Giulia

1682 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Elegant preparations of interesting game make frequent appearances on Giulia's seasonally changing menu. Currently, try the emmer farro casarecce with whey-braised rabbit or the pappardelle with wild boar. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
1682 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02138

3. Ten Tables

5 Craigie Cir, Cambridge, MA 02138
Braised Vermont rabbit with a chickpea and wild mushroom tart, red wine-blueberry reduction, and nasturtium. [Photo: Foursquare]
5 Craigie Cir
Cambridge, MA 02138

4. Dali

415 Washington St, Somerville, MA 02143
Perfectly portioned for sharing, so you can try it all. There's grilled quail with orange sauce, boneless pheasant with mushrooms and bacon, and red wine-braised rabbit with juniper and garlic. [Photo: Official Site]
415 Washington St
Somerville, MA 02143

5. Baraka Cafe

80 Pearl St, Cambridge, MA 02139
Try the classical bastilla torte - but plan ahead of time, because you need to order it 36 hours in advance. Marinated squab (or sometimes just chicken) in filo pastry with almonds, cinnamon, saffron, parsley, figs, mint, and orange blossom infusion. [Photo: Yelp]
80 Pearl St
Cambridge, MA 02139

6. Scampo at The Liberty Hotel

215 Charles St, Boston, MA 02114
Roasted rabbit loin with risotto, peas and pea tendrils, and Benton's bacon. [Photo: Official Site]
215 Charles St
Boston, MA 02114

7. The Tip Tap Room

138 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02114
Game is always the focus here - the more exotic, the better - so check the specials board for the newest, most interesting selections. There are a number of options on the current standard menu as well, from antelope meatloaf to boar meatballs. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
138 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02114

8. Lucca

226 Hanover St., Boston, MA 02113
In the antipasti selection, there's cinghiale: braised wild boar agrodolce with roasted red peppers, grape tomato, herbed polentina, and pecorino. [Photo: Official Site]
226 Hanover St.
Boston, MA 02113

9. Parla

230 Hanover St, Boston, MA 02113
This new North End spot currently features dishes like wild boar meatballs (house tomato sauce, shaved parm, micro basil) and quail egg carbonara (house-made pasta, baby spinach, pancetta, parmesan, quail egg). [Photo: Katie Chudy]
230 Hanover St
Boston, MA 02113

10. Lulu's Allston

421 Cambridge St, Boston, MA 02134
This new Allston spot offers wild boar bolognese and wild game Frito chili pie. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
421 Cambridge St
Boston, MA 02134

11. Stoddard's

48 Temple Pl, Boston, MA 02111
Ballotine of Vermont Rabbit: Boneless rabbit stuffed with rabbit mousse and wrapped in house bacon, served with potato and vegetables. [Photo: Facebook]
48 Temple Pl
Boston, MA 02111

12. Meritage

70 Rowes Wharf, Boston, MA 02110
Ricotta, scallion, and aged gouda cannelloni with sauvignon blanc-braised rabbit and fava beans; roasted Vermont pheasant with caramelized baby vegetables and pearl onions. [Photo: Official Site]
70 Rowes Wharf
Boston, MA 02110

13. Poe's Kitchen at the Rattlesnake

384 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Antelope tacos and wild boar burritos. [Photo: Facebook]
384 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

14. Sportello

348 Congress St, Boston, MA 02110
Strozzapreti (elongated cavatelli) with braised rabbit, picholine olives, and rosemary. [Photo: Cal Bingham]
348 Congress St
Boston, MA 02110

15. Forum Restaurant

755 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02116
Braised wild board tacos are currently available on the "bar bites" menu, topped with roasted pineapple sauce and chipotle sour cream. [Photo: Flagship Photo]
755 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02116

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16. Swish Shabu

86 Peterborough St, Boston, MA 02215
Swish Shabu offers a wide variety of hotpot options - choose your broth, meat, and other accoutrements. One of those meats? Ostrich. [Photo: Yelp]
86 Peterborough St
Boston, MA 02215

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