CAMBRIDGE/ HARVARD SQUARE
American American and internationally inspired food mingle with the offbeat live music in an atmosphere rife with whimsy and joie de vivre. Great cocktails and sustainable, small-batch wines. D (daily), brunch (Sa-Su). 13 Brattle St., Cambridge, 617.499.0001.
Chinese After much success in China, restaurateur Tom Tong brings bao to Harvard Square. These delicious handmade buns come filled with flavors ranging from curry beef to lobster to orange zest sweet potato. L and D (daily). 84 Winthrop St., 617.945.0067.