Oleana

Modern Mediterranean

  • 91
  • 2015 Best Mediterranean/Middle Eastern
Overview

Since opening in 2001, Oleana has served its Cambridge neighbors James Beard award-winning takes on Mediterranean fare from chef Ana Sortun, like spinach falafel with tahini and beet yogurt, roasted lamb shoulder or mezze plates off a vegetarian tasting menu, finished with crowd-favorite coconut ice cream Baked Alaska in passion fruit caramel. The elegant dining room marked by a wood-burning fireplace or a lush garden patio set the backdrop for imbibing aperitifs, Old World wines, craft beers or low-proof cocktails like The Sortini (sherry, Cocchi Vermouth di Torino, orange).

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Accolades

  • Chef Ana Sortun, Semi-Finalist: James Beard Award Outstanding Chef 2016
  • Three stars from the Boston Globe 2016
  • Chef Maura Kilpatrick, Finalist: James Beard Outstanding Pastry Chef 2015
  • The Top 50 Restaurants in Boston 2015 - Zagat
  • National 38 Essential Restaurants 2015 - Eater Boston
  • Boston's Best Mediterranean Restaurants 2015 - Zagat
  • The 50 Best Restaurants in Boston 2016, 2014 - Boston Magazine
  • Zagat rating of 27 out of 30

Menu for Oleana

Dinner Menu

Meze

  • Fried Cauliflower moroccan-style almond butter & dukkah
    $7.00
  • Grilled Pita red pepper, pomegranate molasses, nigella seed
    $7.00
  • Deviled Eggs with tuna & black olives
    $6.00
  • Warm Buttered Hummus with basturma & tomato
    $6.00
  • Whipped Feta with sweet & hot peppers
    $5.00
  • Pan-Fried Kalamata Olives tomato & za'ata
    $6.00
  • Cacik garlic yogurt, cucumber, spinach & mint
    $9.00
  • Octopus Coca white bean, chorizo, saffron, tomato
    $14.00
  • Spinach Falafel tahini sauce, beet yogurt & cress
    $12.00
  • Spicy Fideos chickpeas, swiss chard & orange aioli
    $8.00
  • Apple Fatoush romaine, beets, pomegranate, crispy pita & sumac
    $11.00
  • Fried Mussels hot peppers & turkish tarator sauce
    $13.00
  • Sultan's Delight tamarind beef, smokey eggplant purée & pinenut
    $13.00
  • Vermont Quail Kebob baharat spice, barberries & pistachio
    $13.00
  • Shakshuka shirred egg, crispy sweet potato & zhoug
    $11.00
  • Kohlrabi Pancake hot pepper labne & pickled carrot
    $9.00
  • Chickpea Terrine apricot, pistachio, tahini sauce & watermelon radish
    $9.00
  • Lamb & Grape Leaf Tart cumin, orange, orzo & spicy feta
    $11.00
  • Cigar Borekfall Vegetables yogurt sauce, turkish spices
    $10.00
  • Moussaka tahini & crispy brussels sprouts
    $12.00

Fish

  • Monkfish shrimp tortillitas, potatoes bravas, cabbage & currants
    $26.00
  • Halibut spicy walnut tahini, carrot tabouleh & gold lentils
    $26.00
  • Swordfish Scallopini sicilian tomato sauce, garlic crema & green bean
    $23.00

Meat

  • Lamb & Cabbage Sarma sweet potato, hen of the woods, walnut
    $27.00
  • Lemon Chicken za'atar & turkish cheese pancake
    $25.00
  • Duck Shish beets, fig, smoked wheat pilav & walnut-pinenut
    $25.00

Sides

  • Dark Leafy Greens with Toum
    $6.00
  • Flattened Potatoes with Lemon & Oregano
    $6.00

Vegetable Tasting Menu Meze & Dessert

  • Executive Chef ana sortun
    $40.00
  • Chef De Cuisine cara chigazola-tobin
    $40.00
  • Pastry Chef molly rabideau
    $40.00
  • Executive Pastry Chef maura kilpatrick
    $40.00

Glossary

  • Barberry red berry that is tart like a cranberry
  • Basturma cured beef
  • Borek pie
  • Bravas spicy tomato sauce
  • Coca catalan-style pizza
  • Dukkah egyptian spice blend with nuts & seeds
  • Fatoush pita bread & romaine salad
  • Fideos crushed, toasted vermicelli
  • Kebob grilled or roasted meat
  • Labne really thick yogurt
  • Meze small plates that are perfect to share
  • Moussaka lamb & eggplant pie
  • Sarma something wrapped, rolled, or embraced (also dolma)
  • Shish skewer
  • Shakshuka egg baked in tomato sauce
  • Tahini sesame butter or paste
  • Tarator almond & garlic sauce
  • Tortillitas small fritter made with chickpea flour
  • Toum garlic sauce
  • Za'atar wild herb similar to thyme, blended sesame seeds & sumac
  • Zhoug green hot sauce

Dessert Menu

Main

  • Egyptian-Style Pumpkin Pudding preserved lemon-white chocolate & hazelnut dukkah
    $13.00
  • Meyer Lemon Posset sour cherry spoon sweets, rose-lemon sherbet & zoolbia
    $13.00
  • Chocolate Cremeaux salted cashew ice cream, baklava crisps & espresso caramel
    $13.00
  • Sesame-Brown Butter Financier almond cremolata, pears & halva crumble
    $12.00
  • Caramelized White Chocolate Delice dark chocolate-aleppo streusel & apricot sorbet
    $13.00
  • Baked Alaska coconut ice cream & passion fruit caramel
    $14.00

Dessert Wine

  • Nv Gamay, Poulsard, Renardat-Fâche 'Cerdon Du Bugey,' Savoie, France
    $8.00
  • 05 Furmint, Harslevelu, Disznoko '5 Puttonyos' Tokaji Aszú, Tokaji, Hungary
    $12.00
  • 08 Weissburgunder Eiswein, Hiedler, Kamptal, Austria
    $16.00
  • 09 Chardonnay Blend, Domaine De Montbourgeau 'Vin De Paille,' L'étoile, Jura, France
    $18.00
  • 10 Muscat, Union of Winemaking Cooperatives 'Nectar,' Samos, Greece
    $10.00
  • 03 Assyrtiko Blend, Argyros Vinsanto Mezzo, Santorini, Greece
    $15.00
  • Nv Mavro, Xynisteri, Keo 'St. John Commandaria,' Lemesos, Cyprus
    $7.00

Digestifs, Sherry

  • Macvin Du Jura, Domaine De Montbourgeau, L'étoile, Jura, France
    $16.00
  • Cardamaro, Piemonte, Italy
    $8.00
  • Byrrh Grand Quinquina, Violet Freres, France
    $8.00
  • Vermouth Di Torino, Cocchi, Piemonte, Italy
    $8.00
  • Chinato D'asti, Cento Filari 'Rossenotti,' Piemonte, Italy
    $16.00
  • Oloroso, Gutierrez Colosia 'Sangre Y Trabajadero,' El Puerto De Santa Maria, Spain
    $8.00

Coffee & Teas

  • French Pressed Coffee
    $4.00
    $10.00
  • Espresso
    $4.00
  • Cappuccino
    $5.00
  • Turkish Coffee
    $4.00
  • Caffeinated Tea sofra's cocoa rose, moroccan mint, ceylon op
    $4.00
  • Herbal Tea anatolia blend, rooibos flower, sevan blend, linden flower
    $4.00

Wine Menu

Cheers, Erefe, Salut, , Cin Cin, B'saha, Prost

Aperitifs, Quinquina, Vermouth, Sherry & Sherry-Like

  • Cocchi Americano rocks, orange
    $7.00
  • Cocchi Vermouth Di Torino rocks, twist
    $8.00
  • Cardamaro rocks, twist
    $8.00
  • Bonal Gentiane-Quina rocks, lemon
    $7.00
  • Violet Freres 'Byrrh' Grand Quinquina rocks, orange
    $8.00
  • Gutierrez Colosia 'Fino Elcano,' El Puerto De Santa Maria, Spain
    $8.00
  • Bodegas Grant 'La Garrocha' Amontillado Sherry, El Puerto De Santa Maria, Spain
    $8.00
  • Gutierrez Colosia 'Sangre Y Trabajadero' Oloroso Sherry, El Puerto De Santa Maria, Spain
    $8.00
  • 05 Michel Gahier 'Vin Jaune,' Montigny-Les-Arsures, Arbois, Jura, France*
    $12.00

Tempered Cocktails & Sparkling Drinks

  • The Baron in the Trees an Italian Legacy, Vergano Vermouth, Moscato, Lemon
    $12.00
  • Callisto's Cooler Herbal Refresher, Byrrh, Bugey, Rocks
    $12.00
  • Champagne Cocktail Classic Sparkler, Angostura, Lemon Twist
    $11.00
  • The Isla Bitter Orange & Herbs, Cocchi Americano, Angostura, Mint
    $12.00
  • Dolos Endeavor Deceptively Delicious, Cappelletti, Retsina, Lemon Twist
    $12.00
  • The Sortini Citrus, Smoke & Spice, Amontillado, Cocchi Vermouth, Orange Twist
    $13.00
  • Sangria Drink Me. , White Wine & Seasonal Fruit
    $11.00

Champagne, Crémant, Sekt, Sparkling Wine, Joy

  • Nv Pascal Pibaleau Crémant De Loire Rosé, Touraine, Loire Valley, France
  • Nv Jean-Pierre Robinot 'Les Années Folles,' Touraine, Loire Valley, France*
    $60.00
  • 02 Quinta Do Ameal Espumante Bruto, Ponte De Lima, Minho, Portugal*
    $72.00
  • Nv Furlani 'Metodo Interrotto' Brut Natur, Trentino, Italy*
    $75.00
  • Nv Peter Lauer 'Sekt Brut,' Ayl, Mosel, Germany*
    $80.00
  • 02 Clos Des Vignes Du Maynes 'Ste. Geneviève' Brut, Burgundy, France*
    $105.00
  • 05 Schlossgut Diel Sekt Brut Nature 'Cuvée Mo,' Nahe, Germany*
    $145.00
  • Nv Chartogne-Taillet 'Cuvée Sainte-Anne,' Merfy, Montagne De Reims, Champagne*
    Half $65.00
  • Nv Laherte Frères 'Ultradition' Brut, Chavôt, Champagne, France*
    Half $52.00
  • Nv Laherte Frères Blanc De Blancs Brut Nature, Chavôt, Champagne, France*
    $120.00
  • 09 Laherte Frères Rosé De Saignée Brut 'Les Beaudiers' Vieilles Vignes, Chavôt, Champagne, France*
    $160.00
  • Nv Cédric Bouchard 'Inflorescence' Blanc De Noirs, 'Val Vilaine,' Ource, Aube, Champagne, France*
    $130.00
  • 06 Cédric Bouchard 'Inflorescence' Blanc De Noirs 'La Parcelle,' Ource, Aube Champagne, France*
    $145.00
  • 09 La Closerie 'Les Béguines' Blanc De Noirs, Gueux, Montagne De Reims, Champagne, France*
    $150.00
  • 00 Fleury 'Millésime' Extra Brut, Courteron, Côte Des Bar, Champagne, France*
    $180.00
  • 09 Vouette Et Sorbée 'Fidèle,' Buxière-Sur-Arce, Côte Des Bar, Champagne, France*
    $140.00
  • 09 Vouette Et Sorbée 'Blanc D'argile,' Buxière-Sur-Arce, Côte Des Bar, Champagne, France*
    $170.00
  • 09 David Léclapart 1er Cru 'L'alchimiste' Rosé, Trépail, Montagne De Reims, Champagne, France*
    $240.00

Wines by the Glass

Bubbles

  • Nv Jo Landron 'Atmosphères,' Muscadet Sèvre-Et-Maine, Loire Valley, France*
    $12.00
  • Nv Podere Saliceto 'Falistra,' Lambrusco Di Sorbara, Emilia-Romagna, Italy*
    $13.00

White

  • 13 Assyrtiko, Argyros, Santorini, Greece*
    $13.00
  • 12 Scheurebe Trocken, Pfeffingen, Pfalz, Germany*
    $10.00
  • 11 Romorantin, François Cazin, Cour-Cheverny, Loire Valley, France*
    $11.00
  • 12 Hárslevelü, Meinklang 'H12,' Somló, Hungary*
    $14.00
  • 11 Trebbiano, Tanganelli 'Anatrino,' Toscana, Italy*
    $15.00

Pink

  • 13 Mourvèdre Blend, Chateau Pradeaux, Bandol, France*
    $16.00

Red

  • 11 Zweigelt, Berger, Niederösterreich, Austria
    $11.00
  • 13 Cinsault Blend, Benjamin Taillandier 'Laguzelle,' Minervois, France*
    $12.00
  • 13 Albarín Tinto Blend, Dominio Del Urogallo 'La Fanfarria,' Asturias, Spain*
    $12.00
  • 06 Tempranillo Blend, Lopez De Heredia 'Viña Cubillo,' Rioja Alta, Spain*
    $16.00
  • 10 Tinta Roriz, Quinta De Arcossó 'Padrao Dos Povos,' Trás-Os-Montes, Portugal*
    $12.00

Beer, Cans, Bottles, Just for You

  • Narragansett Brewing Company 'Bohemian Pilsner,' Providence, Rhode Island (16 Oz) 5 Abv
    $5.00
  • Efes Pilsner, Turkey (16. 9 Oz) 5 Abv
    $7.00
  • Cisco Brewing 'Oleana 3c,' Nantucket, Massachusetts (22 Oz) 5 Abv
    $13.00
  • Upright Brewing 'Four,' Portland, Oregon (750ml) 4. 5 Abv
    $18.00
  • Avery Brewing Company 'White Rascal,' Boulder, Colorado 5. 6 Abv
    $6.00
  • Great Divide 'Denver Pale Ale,' Denver, Colorado 5. 4 Abv
    $6.00
  • Anderson Valley Brewing 'Boont Amber Ale,' Boonville, California 5. 8 Abv
    $6.00
  • Uinta Brewing 'Trader Ipa,' Salt Lake City, Utah 4 Abv
    $5.00
  • Maine Beer Co. 'Peeper Ale,' Freeport, Maine (16. 9 Oz) 5. 5 Abv
    $12.00
  • Dogfish Head '60 Minute,' Milton, Delaware 7 Abv
    $6.00
  • Dogfish Head 'Punkin,' Milton, Delaware 7 Abv
    $7.00
  • Dogfish Head 'Birra Etrusca Bronze,' Milton, Delaware (750ml) 8. 5 Abv
    $22.00

Crafts From Our Friends Down the Road at Night Shift Brewing

  • Night Shift Brewing 'Morph #4' ~ 6 Abv
    $7.00
  • Night Shift Brewing 'Ever Weisse,' (750ml) 5. 5 Abv
    $18.00
  • Night Shift Brewing 'Sour Tea' (750ml) 7. 1 Abv
    $18.00
  • Night Shift Brewing 'Trifecta' Pale Ale (750ml) 5. 9 Abv
    $22.00

White ,Blanc, Bianco, Blanco, Branco, Weiss

  • 12 Assyrtiko, Gaia 'Thalassitis,' Santorini, Greece*
    $54.00
  • 12 Loureiro, Quinta Do Ameal 'Escolha,' Minho, Vinho Verde, Portugal*
    $52.00
  • 12 Treixadura Blend, Luis Rodriguez 'Os Pasás,' Ribeiro, Galicia, Spain*
    $86.00
  • 12 Chardonnay / Savagnin, Jean-François Ganevat, Jura, France*
    $130.00
  • 01 Tocai Friulano, I Clivi 'Brazan,' Friuli, Italy*
    $110.00

Apricot, Rose & Orange Blossom

  • 12 Moschofilero, Skouras, Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece*
    $32.00
  • 11 Riesling Kabinett, Selbach-Oster, Mosel, Germany
    Half $28.00
  • 13 Albariño, Abrente, Napa Valley, California*
    $52.00
  • 12 Riesling Spätlese, Minges 'Gleisweiler Hölle,' Pfalz, Germany*
    $54.00
  • 10 Riesling Trocken, Wagner-Stempel 'Siefersheimer Heerkretz,' Rheinhessen, Germany*
    $130.00
  • 11 Scheurebe Spätlese, Kruger-Rumpf, Nahe, Germany
    $54.00
  • 08 Riesling Spätlese, Messmer 'Burrweiler Altenforst,' Pfalz, Germany*
    $75.00

Melon & Fennel

  • 11 Vernaccia, Montenidoli 'Fiore,' San Gimignano, Tuscany, Italy*
    $39.00
  • 11 Albariño, Do Ferreiro, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain
    $48.00
  • 12 Albariño, Do Ferreiro, Rias Baixas, Galicia, Spain
    Half $30.00
  • 10 Vermentinu, Domaine Maestracci 'E Prove,' Calvi, Corsica, France*
    $56.00
  • 12 Compagni Portis Vineyard Heritage Blend, Bedrock Wine Co. , Sonoma Valley, California*
    $70.00

Quince, Honey & Chamomile

  • 11 Jacquère, Domaine Frédéric Giachino, Apremont, Savoie, France*
    $36.00
  • 12 Grüner Veltliner, Nikolaihof 'Hefeabzug,' Wachau, Austria*
    $66.00
  • 10 Melon De Bourgogne, Domaine De L'ecu 'Orthogneiss,' Muscadet Sèvre-Et-Maine, France*
    $46.00
  • 13 Marsanne, Roussanne, Alain Graillot, Crozes-Hermitage, France*
    $60.00
  • 10 Savagnin, Domaine De La Tournelle 'Fleur De Savagnin,' Arbois, Jura, France*
    $70.00
  • 11 Chenin Blanc, Domaine De La Taille Aux Loups 'Remus,' Montlouis Sur Loire, Loire Valley, France*
    $76.00
  • 07 Chardonnay, Domaine Chandon De Briailles, 1er Cru 'îLe De Vergelesses,' Pernand-Vergelesses, Burgundy*
    $130.00
  • 95 Chardonnay, Domaine Chandon De Briailles, Grand Cru Corton, Burgundy, France*
    $240.00

Persimmon, Ginger & Nasturtium

  • 11 Grecanico, Cos 'Pithos,' Sicily, Italy*
    $70.00
  • 11 Malvasia Blend, Suore Cistercensi 'Coenobium,' Lazio, Italy*
    $58.00
  • 13 Trebbiano Spoletino, Collecapretta 'Terra Dei Preti,' Umbria, Italy*
    $88.00
  • 12 La Crescent, La Garagista 'Vinu Jancu,' Barnard, Vermont*
    Half $44.00
  • 08 Ribolla Gialla, Damijan, Venezia-Giulia, Friuli, Italy*
    $96.00
  • 07 Trebbiano, Emidio Pepe, Abruzzo, Italy*
    $160.00
  • 98 Riesling, Nikolaihof 'Steinriesler,' Wachau, Austria*
    $140.00

Saffron, Vanilla & Toasted Orange

  • 13 Viognier, Illahe, Willamette Valley, Oregon*
    $42.00
  • 12 Sauvignon Blanc Blend, Mathiasson, Napa Valley, California*
    $90.00
  • 07 Chenin Blanc Blend, Mas Cal Demoura 'L'etincelle,' Vin De Pays De L'hérault, Languedoc, France*
    $64.00
  • 13 Loin De L'oiel Ondenc, Causse Marines 'Les Greilles,' Gaillac, Southwestern France*
    $46.00
  • 09 Chardonnay, Michel Gahier 'Les Crêts,' Arbois, Jura, France*
    $56.00
  • 05 Chenin Blanc, Jean-Pierre Robinot 'L'iris Du Loir,' Jasnières, Loire Valley, France*
    $96.00
  • 87 Viura Blend, Lopez De Heredia 'Viña Tondonia,' Gran Reserva, Rioja Alta, Spain
    $195.00

Rosé, Rosato, for All Seasons

Yum

  • 13 Rosé of Mourvèdre, Chateau Pradeaux, Bandol, France*
    Magnum $140.00
  • 13 Rosé of Mourvèdre, Château De Pibarnon, Bandol, France*
    $75.00
  • 12 Rosé of Tibouren, Clos Cibonne, Côtes De Provençe, France*
    $50.00
  • 13 Rosé of Agiorgitiko, Gaia '14-18h,' Nemea, Peloponnese, Greece*
    $35.00
  • 12 Rosé of Montepulciano, Rabasco, Abruzzo, Italy*
    $86.00

Red, Rouge, Rosso, Rojo, Vermelho, Rot

Barberries, Sumac & Hibiscus

  • 10 Trousseau, Jacques Puffeney 'Les Bérangères,' Arbois, Jura, France*
    $75.00
  • 13 Syrah / Mourvèdre Blend, La Clarine Farm 'Jambalaia,' Sierra Foothills, California*
    $36.00
  • 13 Uva Rara, Francesca Castaldi 'Valceresole,' Colline Novaresi, Italy*
    $32.00
  • 13 Frappato, Lamoresca 'Nerocapitano,' Sicilia, Italy*
    $60.00
  • 13 Valdiguié, Broc Cellars, Solano County Green Valley, California*
    $50.00

Rosemary & Cassis

  • 12 Pinot Noir, Domaine Chandon De Briailles, Savigny-Les-Beaune, Burgundy*
    $92.00
  • 13 Gamay, Laurence & Rémi Dufaitre, Brouilly, Beaujolais, France*
    $60.00
  • 11 Gamay, Domaine De Colette, Régnié, Beaujolais, France*
    $36.00
  • 12 Pinot Noir, Anthill Farms 'Comptche Ridge,' Mendocino County, California*
    $104.00
  • 12 Dolcetto, Vajra, Alba, Piemonte, Italy*
    $34.00

Ripe Dates & Clove

  • 12 Merlot, Caladoc, Le Clos Des Jarres 'Insouciance,' Coteaux De Peyriac, France*
    $38.00
  • 13 Grenache, Bedrock Wine Company 'Gibson Ranch,' Mcdowell Valley, Mendocino County, California
    $54.00
  • 10 Mencia Blend, Dominio Do Bibei 'Lalama,' Ribeira Sacra, Spain*
    $65.00
  • 10 Syrah Blend, Mouton Noir 'Horseshoes & Handgrenades,' West Coast
    $40.00

Anise Seed, Rigani & Roasted Figs

  • 13 Gamay, Lapalu 'Vieilles Vignes,' Brouilly, Beaujolais, France*
    $54.00
  • 12 Baga, Filipa Pato, Bairrada Portugal*
    $32.00
  • 09 Cabernet Franc, Catherine & Pierre Breton 'Les Perrières,' Bourgueil, Loire Valley, France*
    $86.00
  • 11 Teroldego, Elisabetta Foradori, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy*
    $50.00
  • 10 Dolcetto, Cascina Corte 'Pirochetta,' Dogliani, Piemonte, Italy*
    $59.00
  • 10 Xinomavro, Domaine Karydas, Naoussa, Greece*
    $54.00
  • 07 Syrah, Levet 'La Chavaroche,' Côte-Rôtie, Rhône Valley, France*
    $147.00

Baharat, Dried Rose & Candied Plums

  • 05 Ramisco, Adega Regional De Colares, Colares, Portugal*
    500ml $56.00
  • 08 Syrah Blend, Mas Cal Demoura 'L'infidel,' Terrasses Du Larzac, Languedoc, France*
    $54.00
  • 13 Zinfandel, Bedrock Wine Company 'Old Vine,' California*
    $65.00
  • 12 Cinsault Blend, Benjamin Taillandier 'Viti Vini Bibi,' Minervois, France*
    $40.00
  • 04 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon*
    $98.00
  • 04 Cabernet Sauvignon Blend, Chateau Musar, Bekaa Valley, Lebanon*
    Half $51.00
  • 09 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma Mountain Winery, Sonoma Valley, California*
    $86.00
  • 07 Sangiovese Blend, Il Civettaio 'Poggio El Commissario,' Montecucco, Tuscany, Italy*
    $38.00
  • Nv Nerello Mascalese, Cornelissen 'Munjebel 9cs,' Mt. Etna, Sicilia, Italy*
    $120.00
  • 10 Syrah, Fausse Piste 'Ce Lieu Après,' Outlook Vineyard, Columbia Valley, Washington*
    $78.00

134 Hampshire Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Casual, Eclectic, Intimate
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Foodies, Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Average
  • Wine Spirits: Wine/Beer Only
    Phone: (617) 661-0505
  • Private Dining Room: Yes