If you happen to be in Harvard Square, I recommend the following restaurants.
Waypoint, inspiring seafood
Park, hearty meats and potatoes
Alden & Harlow, small plates, innovative ideas, complex cocktails, beautiful people, Veblen pricing
Dumpling House, try the soup dumplings, Cantonese lobster, dry pot chicken
Cilantro, try the “Fish Fillet w. Spicy Chili Sauce”
Flame, I recommend eating here if and only if you order off of the secret lunch menu. There is a WeChat group run by Harvard students out of the Chemistry department, ask around.
Maharaja, best Indian food in Harvard square
Hokkaido Ramen, on a cold brisk evening Hokkaido Ramen will be crowded. You’ll wait at least 30 minutes, and that will be time well spent.
Border Cafe, for a lively atmosphere, strong drinks, delicious food, excellent service and a fair price; look no further.
Felipe’s, same as above but at an incredible price.
Le’s, on a cold morning in Hanoi, I unexpectedly had my first Vietnamese coffee; that feeling of unexpected pure joy I had that morning is one of my fondest travel memories. Coming to Le’s reminds me of that trip.