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Cambridge's 5 best spots to indulge on New American food

Looking to satisfy your appetite for New American fare?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best high-end New American restaurants around Cambridge, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of the best spots to venture next time you're on the hunt.

1. Craigie On Main

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Topping the list is Craigie On Main. Located at 853 Main St., the bar, New American and French spot is the most popular high-end New American restaurant in Cambridge, boasting four stars out of 1,273 reviews on Yelp. 

On the menu, look for crispy fried Essex clams, slow-cooked local striped bass, orange blossom rice pudding and more.

2. Pammy's

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Next up is Riverside's Pammy's, situated at 928 Massachusetts Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 191 reviews on Yelp, the Italian and New American spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking to indulge.

Pammy's menu offerings include salmon crudo, dry-aged ribeye, a trio of sorbet and more.

3. Puritan & Company

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Puritan & Company, a wine bar and New American breakfast and brunch spot in Inman Square, is another pricey go-to, with four stars out of 439 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1166 Cambridge St. to see for yourself.

Puritan & Company offers a selection of raw bar items, toasts, appetizers and mains. On Sunday, the business offers brunch and a prime rib dinner, in addition to the full menu.

4. Waypoint

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Over in Riverside, check out Waypoint, which has earned four stars out of 312 reviews on Yelp. Treat yourself at the bar and New American and seafood spot by heading over to 1030 Mass Ave. 

On the menu, check out the crab french fries, Maine lamb shoulder, cinnamon sugar doughnuts and more.

5. Bondir Cambridge

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And then there's Bondir Cambridge, a favorite with four stars out of 320 reviews. Stop by 279A Broadway to hit up the New American spot next time you're in the mood to celebrate. 

Bondir Cambridge's menu includes dishes like seared Boston mackerel, Codman Farm chicken and a poppy seed tart, all of which can be ordered with a wine pairing.


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