Cafe ArtScience

Modern American

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Cafe ArtScience merges avant garde, New American cuisine with gastronomical innovations. This lively Kendall Square restaurant and cocktail bar features a modern, all-white interior with a centrifuge at the bar and a kiosk where diners can taste the latest tech innovations in food. French-inspired dishes include grilled Spanish octopus and lamb cotechino, seared foie gras with parsnip pancakes or flat iron steak with green garlic pomme purée. Garnering a James Beard nomination for Outstanding Bar Program, Todd Maul creates cocktails like the Burnt Cherry Wood Old Fashioned (sugar cubes melted on top of a charred orange and cherry, a blend of bourbons, then chilled with negative-40-degree ice).

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  • Semi-Finalist: James Beard Award Outstanding Bar Program 2016
  • Best Restaurants in Boston 2016 - Boston Magazine

Menu for Cafe ArtScience

Dinner Menu


  • *Broiled Duxbury Oysters Bone Marrow and Ramp
    Each $4.00
  • *Tuna Tartare Black Truffle Mushroom and Myoga
  • Green Garlic Confit Fluke, Romesco, Lardo
  • Spicy Greens Radishes, Crispy Pork, Ají Amarillo


  • Roasted Celeriac Soup Chatham Mussels, Savoy Cabbage, Sour Dough
  • Whelk Rarebit Sea Snails, Worcestershire, Clothbound Cheddar
  • *Grilled Lamb Sausage Rhode Island Squid, Toume, Pine Nut
  • *Heirloom Duck Egg Razor Clam, Fiddlehead Fern, Parmigiano Reggiano


  • Grilled Mushrooms Stinging Nettle, Black Walnut, Ramps
  • *Dry Aged Duck Hot and Sour Broth, Purple Yam, Bean Curd
  • *Wild Striped Bass Spring Onion, Sunflower, Bitter Greens
  • *Prime Strip Loin Smoked Palo Santo, Burnt Orange, Parsnip


  • Le Jardin English Cucumber, Skyr, Thai Basil Cremeux, Herb Sorbet
  • Hibiscus Pavlova Almond, Brachetto, White Chocolate, Mascarpone Ice Cream
  • Lilikoi Bahibe Milk Chocolate, Cashew, Nougatine, Black Sesame, Passion Fruit Sorbet
  • Matcha Profiterole Matcha, Coconut Jam, Huckleberry, Rice Noodles, Green Tea Ice Cream
  • Al Paco Dark Chocolate Ganache Dolce Nero, English Lavender, Violet Ice Cream

Lunch Menu

Soups and Salads

  • Spicy Mixed Lettuces Smoked Mackerel, Pickled Egg, Radish, Potato
  • Kale Caesar Toasted Seaweed, Chicken Fat Croutons, Sea Buckthorn
  • Roasted Carrot Bowl Wild Rice, Pumpkin Seed, Red Quinoa, Charred Kale, Ricotta
  • Soup of the Day Please Inquire


  • Lamb Muffuletta Toasted, Giardiniera, City Ham, Smoked Provolone
  • Earl Grey Fried Chicken Sandwich Pickled Green Tomato, Pepper Jack Cheese, Celeriac Remoulade
  • Mushroom and Egg Toast Comte, Black Garlic, Good Honey, Greens
  • *Skinny Burger Smashed Beef, Cabot Cheddar, Kewpie, Pickles, Crab Fries
  • Maine Mussels Beer, Chouriço, Stinging Nettles
  • Duck Confit Jacob's Cattle Beans, Pork Belly, Bitter Greens


  • Tiny Bite Chef Selection of Single Bite Petit Four
  • Dark Chocolate Brownie
  • Spicy Caramel Popcorn
  • Frozen Hazelnut Noogatine Candy Bar

Valentine's Day Menu

First Course

  • Grilled Duxbury Oyster Rose Petals, Pink Lady Apple, Smoked Butter

Second Course

  • Hearts of Palm Winter Citrus, Strawberry Paw Potato, Lobster Americaine

Third Course

  • Terrine of Hudson Valley Foie Gras Black Walnut, Kumquat, Bacon

Fourth Course

  • Prosciutto-Wrapped Maine Monkfish Sakura Ebi Risotto, Brassicae Kimchi

Fifth Course

  • Palo Santo Smoked Veal Loin Cauliflower, Chile Arbol, Black Trumpet Mushroom

Sixth Course

  • Hibiscus Pavlova Cassis, black Sesame, Meyer Lemon

Seventh Course

  • Al Paco Ganache Dolce Nero, Violet, Lavender

650 East Kendall Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Modern, Refined, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
    Good For: Groups, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (857) 999-2193
  • Private Dining Room: Yes