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Sumiao Hunan Kitchen, Kendall Square, Cambridge

Dine Out Week in Cambridge

It’s time to dig in. Dine Out Boston returns with its winter edition. This prix fixe extravaganza runs March 1-6 and 8-13. With tons of courses to sample, it’s a veritable feast for the senses! Twenty Cambridge restaurants will offer special menus at lunch and dinner.

Ocean to Fork: Seafood

Summer Shack
Three-course lunch: $25; three-course dinner: $33
Lobster corn fritters, salmon burgers and “Shack” style monkfish! Seafood at the Shack hits the spot. Their warm apple crisp does too.

Glass House
Two-course lunch: $20; three-course dinner: $33
At Glass House you can feast on award-winning clam chowder. If you’d like to go the unconventional route, try scrumptious roasted turkey ramen. Don’t forget to leave room for vanilla almond crème brulee.

Legal Sea Foods Charles Square
Three-course lunch: $20; three-course dinner: $38 
Care for some spinach and feta dip with whole wheat pita chips? Or maybe maple bread pudding covered in a bourbon barrel syrup drizzle? Both make outstanding bookends to classic seafood entrees.

The Hourly Oyster House
Three-course dinner: $38
At the hands of Jason Cheek, a delicious spread awaits. Chef Cheek serves up squash soup with crab, roasted flounder with couscous, warm chocolate cookies and more. Pair your meal with specially selected wines (an additional cost).

Farm Fresh: Organic and Healthy

EVOO
Two-course lunch: $20; three-course dinner: $38
Does sherried carrot soup with chicken meatballs entice you? How about nutty carrot cake with Armagnac brandy ice cream? Find those creations plus loads of others at EVOO.

Puritan & Company
Three-course dinner: $38
For a fantastic Dine Out dinner, you could start with local oysters or pork and lemon meaballs. Follow it up with the slow-roasted chicken. Top off the evening with an orange blossom cheesecake with figs.

Harvest
Three-course lunch: $25; three-course dinner: $38
Warm up with a mushroom and root celery soup or grilled croque monsieur. All dishes feature wine pairings (an additional cost). If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also order the hibiscus and butterfly pea sorbet.

Talulla
Three-course dinner: $38; five-course dinner: $85
Charred broccoli with toasted peanut, dandelion green pesto smothered haddock, strawberry and beetroot cake— it’s an innovative spread at Tallula! They offer Cambridge’s only Dine Out meal with five courses.

As American as New England: Local, Coastal Dining

Henrietta’s Table
Three-course lunch: $25; three-course dinner: $33
At this cozy Cambridge staple, you can order Maine rock crab and corn chowder for a starter. Then move on to Yankee pot roast and finish with Henrietta’s pie of the day.

Nubar
Three-course dinner: $33
At Nubar there’s plenty to choose from between potato leek soup, Chile marinated steak tips, profiteroles and more. Their wine pairings will make this a Dine Out to remember (additional cost required).

Russell House Tavern
Three-course dinner: $33
Executive Chef Dave Schneller has created a menu chock full of fresh, seasonal ingredients. Think beef carpaccio, pan-fried skate wings and a banana split. Mouth-watering, right?

ArtBar
Two-course lunch: $20; three-course dinner: $38 
ArtBar is pulling out all stops with its Dine Out menu. Scan the selection and you’ll spot crab cakes, Moroccan stew and a s’mores skillet.

Wise, Worldly Choices: Global Cuisine

Vialé
Three-course lunch: $25; three-course dinner: $38
Vialé is Central Square’s go-to for house-made pasta and grill-fired pizza. During Dine Out, order through the regular Vialé menu and choose any small plate, entree and dessert.

Sumiao Hunan Kitchen
Three-course dinner: $28
Chopsticks out, appetites primed! The menu at this Asian delight includes steamed seafood dumplings, basil flavored eggplant, beef on fire and sweet tofu pudding.

Toscano
Three-course lunch: $25; three-course dinner: $33
Toscano rustles up a variety of Italian must-haves. Tuscan vegetable soup, a jumbo lump of crab meat atop risotto, and ricotta cannolis with orange zest and caramel mascarpone... how could you go wrong?

Happy Lamb Hot Pot
Hot pot lunch: $20
Step inside this Mongolian nook for some steaming aromatic hot pot. Choose from a tomato broth or a marrow-based one. Add in beef, pork, chicken, lamb or veggies, and call it a day with this meal-in-one.

Upscale Pub Fare

PARK Restaurant & Bar
Three-course dinner: $33
Perhaps pan-seared duck leg or grilled swordfish are on your mind when you think Dine Out. From savory dishes to desserts like cinnamon churros, PARK will take care of all your cravings.

Grafton Street Pub
Three-course dinner: $33
At this favorite local pub, Executive Chef Joe Henderek presents a menu inclusive of tuna tartare, ricotta gnocchi and strawberry-rhubarb tart.

Temple Bar
Three-course dinner: $33
Executive Chef Bryce Hall has lots in store with a seasonally-inspired menu. Highlights include grilled octopus, chive tagliatelle and panna cotta. Your meal can also be paired with the perfect wine (an additional cost).

730 Tavern, Kitchen & Patio
Three-course lunch: $15; three-course dinner: $28
There’s a neat array to choose from on this salad-entree-dessert menu. Blackened salmon, chicken alfredo and coconut pudding are among your tasty options.


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