Study

Modern American

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  • 2015 Best Wine List
Overview

Study, a self-proclaimed “smart and quirky” yet refined restaurant in Cambridge’s buzzy Kendall Square, features creative New American plates like oysters with foie gras, pici pasta with duck heart ragu, or smoked chicken atop leeks and cabbage alongside their four-course tasting menu. Drink offerings include craft beers, ciders and a global wine list with a strong showing of orange and rose wines.

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Accolades

  • Boston’s 50 Best New Restaurants 2016 - Boston Globe
  • Best Restaurants in Boston 2016 - Boston Magazine
  • The 10 Most Anticipated Restaurant Openings, Summer 2015 - Zagat

Menu for Study

Dinner Menu

Main

  • OYSTER, foie gras, mango
    $4.00
  • autumn berry, SEA URCHIN, persimmon
    $11.00
  • kale, LION'S MANE MUSHROOM, walnut
    $9.00
  • pumpkin seed, MUSSELS, fresno
    $12.00
  • trout roe, ARCTIC CHAR, snap peas
    $16.00
  • parsnip, apple, FOIE GRAS, horseradish
    $22.00
  • onion, SUNCHOKE, yolk, citrus
    $12.00
  • PICI PASTA, lamb heart ragu, sea urchin
    $14.00
  • turnip, DUCK PROSCIUTTO, rye pasta, turmeric
    $15.00
  • CAULIFLOWER, tofu, black garlic, mushroom
    $18.00
  • chartreuse, LOBSTER, cabbage, potato
    $23.00
  • endive, almond, VENISON, grape
    $19.00
  • SMOKED CHICKEN, leeks, cabbage
    $29.00

Wine List

Fortifying Beginnings

Sherry

  • The Sherry Shebang 1 oz of every sherry on the list. A grand tour.
    $25.00
  • Flight of 3 Sherries A slightly more restrained option.
    $13.00
  • Manzanilla, La Cigarrera Made next to the ocean, and you can taste it.
    $6.00
  • Fino "Inocente", Valdespino The classic expression of the most famous vineyard in Jerez.
    $6.00
  • Fino "En Rama", Equipo Navazos An unfiltered bottling of the above. Ask us about Equipo Navazos!
    $7.00
  • Palo Cortado "Viejo C. P.", Valdespino Majestic, with an average age of 25 years.
    $9.00
  • Amontillado "La Garrocha", Bodegas Grant A slightly lighter amontillado. Crisp yet satisfyingly aromatic.
    $7.00
  • Oloroso "Cruz Del Mar", Cesar Florido A hint of flowers, remarkable in a wine that's had 12 years in solera.
    $9.00

Vermouth

  • Flight of 3 Vermouths Because you probably can't drink as much vermouth as sherry.
    $14.00
  • Brown Label Dry Vermouth, Sutton Cellars Crisp and savoury. Mouthwatering.
    $6.00
  • Bittersweet Vermouth, Imbue Wine-forward, from Portland. Gentian and baking spice.
    $7.00
  • "Petal + Thorn", Imbue Firmness and spice. A true aperitif.
    $7.00
  • BVB, Mauro Vergano Moscato and Cortese. A perfect balance of wine and aromatics.
    $9.00
  • Vermouth De Chambéry Dry, Dolin Floral, easygoing. A French classic.
    $5.00

Champagne

  • Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, Le Mesnil, NV Founded in 1937 on Grand Cru chalk soils. Creamy texture, excellent length.
    $18.00
    $90.00
  • Extra Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs, Suenen, NV A rising star working some of the best land in Champagne.
    $120.00
  • Brut Grand Cru Blanc de Blancs "Initial", Jacques Selosse, NV Entirely sui generis. Champagne like no other.
    $300.00
  • Brut "Ultradition", Laherte Freres, NV, 375 ml You could drink this for months and not get bored.
    $50.00
  • Rosé de Saignée "Les Beaudiers", Laherte Freres, NV Old vine Pinot Meunier in Chavot. Autumn leaves and spring flowers.
    $180.00

Other Bubbly

  • Brut, Brundlmayer, 2005, Kamptal, AT Rich and complete. Everything you want from bubbly.
    $93.00
  • Spätburgunder Rosé Sekt, Peter Jakob Kühn, 2012, Rheingau, DE More orange than rose. Savory, with fruit and earth.
    $69.00
  • Vinho Espumante Bruto, Quinta do Ameal, 2002, Refoios do Lima, PT Aged 10 years before release. Complex and surprisingly drinkable.
    $65.00
  • "Il Brut and The Beast", Valli Unite, NV, Piedmont, IT Made by Communists for the People's Republic.
    $12.00
    $40.00
  • Tiphaine Montlous "Les Bulles", Domaine de La Grange Tiphaine NV, Loire, FR Crisp, clean chenin blanc.
    $45.00
  • "Poiré Granit", Eric Bordelet, 2013, Normandy, FR A pear cider, handpicked from 60 foot tall, 300 year old trees.
    $50.00

Orange and Rosé Wine

  • Montepilas, Marenas 2014, Analucia, ES A young winemaker reviving the oldest grapes.
    $13.00
    $50.00
  • "Cuvée Bistrologie", J.P. Robinot, 2013, Jasnieres, FR Chenin Blanc. Chameleonic, alive, eyeopening.
    $70.00
  • Sancerre Rosè, Gèrard Boulay, 2014, Loire, FR From 30-40 year old Pinot Noir vines specifically to make rosé by direct press.
    $50.00
  • "Susucaru", Frank Cornelissen, 2014, Sicily, IT An icon of the natural wine movement. Almost red, an iconoclastic rosé.
    $57.00

Magnums For All Occasions

  • Muscadet "4", Dom. De la Pepiere, 2010, Loire, FR (1.5 L magnum) Intense and focused. Great for momentarily silencing a large group.
    $110.00
  • Gamay "La Boudinerie", Noella Morantin, 2013, Loire, FR (1.5 L magnum) Life affirming. Goes down too quickly, which is why the bottle is double-sized.
    $120.00
  • Sangiovese "Il Civettaio", Il Civettaio, 2010, Maremma, IT (1.5 L magnum) Classic Chianti from a new wave winery. The kind of wine Hannibal likes with liver.
    $150.00
  • Montepulciano d'Abruzzo, Emidio Pepe, 2003, Abruzzo, IT (1.5 L magnum) Tar and blackberries. Lush, refined, and soulful. Memorable.
    $200.00

White Wine

  • Sancerre "Les Chailloux", Claude Riffault, 2014, Loire, FR Laser-cut Sancerre. Precise and balanced as a ballerina.
    $75.00
  • Savennieres "Les Genêts", Damien Laureau, 2011, Loire, FR Classic Savennieres, a perfect balance of richness and light.
    $90.00
  • Muscadet, "Le Fils Des Gras Moutons", Claude Branger, 2014, Loire, FR More lemonade than lemon juice.
    $10.00
    $36.00
  • Bourgogne Chitry, A. & O. De Moor, 2010, Burgundy, FR Chardonnay drawn by a calligrapher. Clean, precise, evocative.
    $14.00
    $55.00
  • Chablis Grand cru "Les Preuses", D. William Fevre, 2011, Burgundy, FR Everything you want in a white Burgundy.
    $180.00
  • Savagnin, Jacques Puffeney, 2010, Jura, FR If you have never had wine from the Jura, this is the place to start.
    $74.00
  • Riesling Trocken "Muschelkalk", Odinstal, 2011, Pfalz, DE Grown on shell-studded limestone, just like Chablis. Rich minerals.
    $46.00
  • Riesling Kabinett "Wolfer Goldgrube", Daniel Vollenweider, 2013, Mosel, DE Magic. My desert island wine.
    $63.00
  • Riesling "von der Fels", Weingut Keller, 2013, Rheinhessen, DE "I am a wine drinker, not a wine taster." Klaus Peter Keller.
    $84.00
  • Sauvignon Blanc "500", Von Winning, 2011, Pfalz, DE Apricot nectar poured on gravel.
    $160.00
  • Vigneti delle Dolomiti "Fontanasanta", E. Foradori, 2013, Alto-Adige, IT The most interesting wine you will drink this year.
    $100.00
  • "Brazan", I Clivi, 2011, Friuli, IT From 70 year old vines on a near-vertical slope. Rich and vibrant.
    $70.00
  • "Semplicimente Bianco", Cascina degli Ulivi, NV, Piedmont, IT 100% Cortese. "you don't think about it, you just drink it."
    $39.00
  • Verdicchio de Castelli de Jesi "Kypra", Ca'liptra, 2014, Marche, IT Ballerina wine. Precise, deliberate, and beautiful.
    $48.00
  • Ribolla "Rebula", Movia, 2011, Slovenia From the original Slovenian iconoclast. Full bodied and floral.
    $16.00
    $63.00
  • "Durrell Vineyard" Chardonnay, Kistler, 2007, Sonoma, CA Orchard fruit tones overlaid with roasted grain.
    $248.00

Red Wine

  • Chenas "Les Deschamps", Yohan Lardy, 2014, Beaujolais, FR The dictionary definition of "more-ish".
    $50.00
  • Savigny-les-Beaune "Les Pimentiers", Dom. Arnoux, 2010, Burgundy, FR Knows exactly what it's about. Bright fruit, a little earth, great structure.
    $65.00
  • Vosne-Romanée, Hudelot-Noellat, 2010, Burgundy, FR Heartbreaking purity. The kind of wine that makes you fall in love with Burgundy.
    $150.00
  • Mazis-Chambertin Grand Cru, Dom. Newman, 2005, Burgundy, FR And, frankly, a bargain.
    $300.00
  • Pessac-Leognan, Ch. De Fieuzal, 2009, Bordeaux, FR A one bottle explanation of why people like Bordeaux.
    $135.00
  • Hermitage, E. Guigal, 1995, Rhône, FR Twenty years young and drinking beautifully.
    $190.00
  • Vin de Pays de Vaucluse, Kermit Lynch, 2014, Vaucluse, FR I wish they sold this in juice boxes.
    $12.00
    $44.00
  • Spätburgunder "Klingenberger", Fürst, 2013, Pfalz, DE Insanely good. Underpriced because no one knows about German Pinot.
    $98.00
  • "La Kiuva", Arnad Montjovet, 2013, Vallée d'Aosta, IT Mountain wine. Bright and wild. Makes you want to grow a beard.
    $10.00
    $39.00
  • Lagrein Riserva, Nüsserhof, 2009, Alto-Adige, IT Dark and herbaceous. Like coming home to the smell of lamb roasting in the oven.
    $85.00
  • Langhe Nebbiolo, Cavallotto, 2012, Piedmont, IT Brilliantly aromatic. I want to fall face first into this glass.
    $16.00
    $66.00
  • Barolo Bricco Boschis, Cavallotto, 2010, Piedmont, IT Gentle, refined, bright. A perfect introduction to Barolo.
    $125.00
  • Barolo Rivera di Castiglione, Oddero, 2001, Piedmont, IT Graceful aromatics and a dense, muscular core. A boxer in a ballgown.
    $180.00
  • Trebbiolo Rosso, La Stoppa, 2013, Emilia-Romagna, IT Happy-making.
    $40.00
  • "Lomba dos Ares", Fedellos do Couto, 2014, Ribeira Sacra, ES Made by a couple of young turks. Precise, and light on its feet.
    $59.00
  • "Torroja", Terroir al Limit, 2013, Priorat, ES Tastes of old vines and steep, rocky hillside. A wine of character and integrity.
    $100.00
  • Pinot Noir "Momtazi Vineyard", St. Innocent, 2012, McMinnville, US, 375ml From the first biodynamic vineyard in Oregon. Lush and structured.
    $39.00
  • "Rocks and Gravel", Edmunds St. John, 2013, Sierra Foothills, US A quiet and persistent wine, a real beauty.
    $65.00
  • Pinot Noir, Ghostwriter, 2013, Santa Cruz County, US Ripe fruit, fresh juice, and California sunshine.
    $67.00
  • Pinot Noir "Woodruff Vineyard", Ghostwriter, 2013, Santa Cruz County, US Delicate, shot through with spices and incense. Stunning.
    $96.00

Dessert Wines

  • Pinot Gris "Late", Robert Sinskey, 2012, Los Carneros, US (375ml) Fun for the whole table. Aromatic and rich, slightly sweet. Goes with cheese.
    $60.00

Dessert Sherries

  • Pedro Ximenez "Casa del Inca", Equipo Navazos Incredibly rich. Young PX, not aged. A dessert in itself. (a 1oz pour)
    $15.00
  • Moscatel Especial, Cesar Florido Light, aromatic, floral. Brings sweet Riesling to mind, but speaks of warmer climes.
    $8.00
  • The 50/50, Study Special Not technically a sherry. Half manzanilla, half moscatel, all delicious.
    $8.00

After Dinner Vermouths

  • Punt e Mes Fernet Branca-lite. A touch of bitterness and menthol. Cleansing.
    $6.00
  • Antica, Carpano Vanilla and wood.
    $8.00
  • Vermouth di Torino, Cocchi Warmth. Hazelnuts and cinnamon.
    $6.00
  • Rosso, Contratto Port-like, with distinct spice and a good backbone.
    $9.00

Other Fortified Dessert Wines

  • Barolo Chinato, G.D. Vajra Formerly illegal to import, apparently for being too delicious.
    $20.00
  • 10yr Verdelho Madeira, Broadbent As savory as dessert gets. Cheddar and dried fruit.
    $12.00
  • Ruby Port, Quinta do Infantado Single-estate Ruby port. Fresher and wineier than most Rubies.
    $10.00
  • Americano Rosa, Cocchi Bright red fruit and a refreshing bitterness.
    $8.00

Lunch Menu

Main

  • Burger pastrami braised onions, sauteed mushrooms, onion roll
    $17.00
  • Mushroom Salad egg, basil, mixed greens
    $14.00
  • Roasted Pork celery root, king trumpet mushroom
    $17.00
  • Arctic Char quinoa, fennel, piquillo
    $16.00
  • Cauliflower mushroom, turmeric, pea greens
    $15.00
  • Venison Tartar kelp, delicata squash, apple
    $14.00

73 Ames Street
Cambridge, MA 02142

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Details
  • Price Range: $$$
    Atmosphere: Eclectic, Modern, Trendy/Scene
  • Dress Code: Casual
    Good For: Groups, Hot Spot, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
  • Noise Level: Quiet
  • Wine Spirits: Full Bar
    Phone: (617) 374-0700
  • Private Dining Room: Yes