595 North Avenue
Wakefield, MA 01880
Phone: (781) 245-6100
Fax: (781) 245-2904
This restaurant and bar is a hot favorite of the Somerville crowd. Offering delicious American cuisine that includes everything from salads and steaks to pizzas and pastas, this restaurant gives you a quality dining experience in a relaxed atmosphere. The bar has beer, wines as well a limited cocktail menu. In addition, a few light dishes, such as salads, sandwiches and appetizers are also available to munch on along with your drink. The friendly service and upbeat ambiance add to the charm that draws hordes of people to Orleans!
Johnny D's Uptown Restaurant & Music Club is known for getting the best names in jazz, blues, folk and from the local Boston music scene. This typical Boston eatery offers chili, fried calamari and burgers. The vibe is understated but the crowd is social and lively. Special features include WiFi, open jam sessions and salsa nights. Tickets to shows are not sold in advance, and unless noted, shows are 21 and over. Also 75% of the seats are up for reservations.
If you are looking for quality music in an intimate atmosphere, this Cambridge spot fits the bill. Live music is on tap nightly, as are a variety of microbrews and a full bar. Local bands are a mainstay here, but national stars have stopped by to give performances as well. Despite renowned musicians like Laurie Sargent have been known to take the stage at Toad, there is no cover charge.
The Red Rock Bisto & Bar overlooks the ocean and offers outdoor dining on the two front patios. The restaurant is open for private events like birthdays, anniversaries, weddings and reunions and will also print your personalized menu for the event. They have a special Tuscan Farm Table in the oceanfront garden for large groups, parties and meetings, but these have to be booked in advance. You can enjoy some live jazz and blues music on certain days during the week. From the menu, try the trio of fresh salad, cubano (pressed Cuban sandwich), martini of colossal shrimp cocktail, thin crust pizzas with your choice of toppings and freshly made pappardelle pasta. For desserts, the peanut butter and banana ice cream cake along with a double espresso is delicious.
Part swing scene, part coffee house, this basement club is fun and cool. Red lights and couches afford club-goers an intimate setting for the jazz, blues and lounge acts that take the stage. In addition to the live acts, there is a poetry slam on Sunday nights and improv jazz on Monday. If you are hungry, the Cambridge Common restaurant and bar is upstairs.
Rockafellas is the place to be if you want to go casual dining. Located at the Danial Low Building that was constructed in 1826, it has also housed a church, a bank, and a store, before Rockafellas took over. The restaurant is comfortable and roomy and you can enjoy live music playing five nights a week. There are various events marked for the entire month, and updates are on the website. The food here is great. Try the brie salad, sweet potato fries, and pumpkin martini. The prices are medium ranged and outdoor seating is also available. A good place for a quiet lunch and a rocking evening.
If you are in Cambridge and looking for a place where you can hear music that is different from the mainstream pop and rock tunes that are blasted on television, radio, or more conventional concert halls, then do drop by The Lily Pad. Located in Inman Square, this buzzing club-cum-music-venue features artists that await, and truly merit, discovery, be they up-and-coming amateurs, or seasoned veterans. The club also serves cold beer and wine, as well as delectable food items, so that patrons do not go thirsty or hungry. See the website or call to know more.
At this lively Brazilian restaurant, skewers of freshly grilled beef, pork, chicken, lamb, and linguica sausage are carried around on trays, ready to be cut when you signal the waiter that you would like some. A large buffet, filled with potatoes, salads and other side dishes, rounds out the meal. Fish stew, soups and appetizers are also available at Midwest Grill. A wonderfully attentive staff makes this a great choice for a fun dinner. Live Brazilian music starts around 7pm nightly. The restaurant serves beer and wine.
The jazz plays downstairs while cabaret shows take the upstairs stage at this old-time venue in hip Cambridge. The weekly entertainment schedule includes a popular Latin dance night every Thursday, with free merengue and salsa lessons. Ryles Jazz Club serves dinner entrees including steaks, sandwiches, chicken wings, seafood and desserts. There is a jazz brunch every Sunday.
The Sinclair is a riveting rock concert venue that comes with an American restaurant and a summer patio. If you wish to watch your favorite bands play in the company of great food and euphoric ambiance then The Sinclair has got it all covered for you. The restaurant is quite spacious and can accommodate groups with ease. Here you can entertain your palate with chef Michael Schlow's culinary delights which are cooked to perfection and served with style. The performance area is where you can witness scintillating rock performances in a setup that is equipped with great acoustics and light technology. The Sinclair has the capacity to host 525 spectators, making it one of the biggest rock clubs in Cambridge.
Club Passim has been on the cultural scene of Boston for a long time. It is frequented by the Harvard intellectuals for evening get togethers. Club Passim works to promote local and folk music. No alcohol is served here, you can order vegetarian pizzas from the in-house pizzeria, libations from the juice or just a cuppa. Boston is known for its cultural and arts scene and this is a definitely a good place to soak up the arts.
The Loft atTommy Doyle's is the successor of the legendary House of Blues. The live music venue hosts bands and musicians every night—tickets for various gigs can be booked online. The Loft is popular for its blues and jazz music but also has rocks and alternative up its sleeve. Being located in a bar has its advantages too!