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Boston Restaurant Blog -- March, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Decent Food at the Bengal Cafe, Cambridge

We took a ride over to the Bengal Cafe in North Cambridge for dinner a couple of weeks ago. I had wanted to get to this tiny Bengali and Indian restaurant for some time now, as I heard that many people liked it. Well, after trying out a few of their dishes, I can say that it is indeed a good place to eat, though I'm not sure that I am ready to feature it on Boston's Hidden Restaurants just yet.

photo of the Bengal Cafe, Cambridge, Massachusetts The night we went to the Bengal Cafe, it was completely empty from the time we arrived to the time we left. We had a number of dishes there, including beef and potato samosas (rather dry and chewy), roti, which is whole wheat flatbread (fresh and delicious), saag aloo (excellent comfort food, with spinach, potatoes, onions, chilis, and spices), chicken biryani (good, but lots of little bones mixed in), Bengali white rice (watery and bland), and masala tea (nice clove flavor that had a warming effect in the stomach).

Overall, I was satisfied with the food at the Bengal Cafe, though there are several Indian restaurants that, while a bit different in cuisine from this North Cambridge dining spot, are better options, including the wonderfully downscale Punjabi Dhaba in Inman Square, the amazing Himalayan Bistro in West Roxbury, the funky and oh-so-good Kebab Factory, or India Quality in Kenmore Square, which might be my favorite Indian restaurant in all of Boston. I may give the Bengal Cafe another shot, but with so many restaurants on my ever-growing list of places to try, it may be awhile before I get back there.

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Related Blog Entries: Cambridge restaurants, Indian restaurants

2 COMMENTS:
Bob Curley Jacobs said:
Very good value for your money!
Posted on 3/30/07
Patricia said:
Unfortunately this restaurant is now closed, as has the Korean restaurant that i think was next door. What's now there is a Thai restaurant, Yummy, and an Italian restaurant, Impasto -- both small, both probably worth listing.
Posted on 12/26/11

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