Craigie on Main

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DAILY: 5:30 P.M. - 12 A.M.
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This award-winning Cambridge restaurant’s wine list, run by wine director Emily Larkins, is a nice mash-up of classic and quirky (or the “Funky Bunch” as they’re called;  each wine that qualifies is honored with a symbol that denotes “orange, brett-bearing, oxidative, reductive or otherwise weird but special wines”), with a strong selection of whites from Germany, Burgundy and Champagne and a notable selection of Burgundy, Beaujolais and Piedmont reds. The cocktail program—split evenly between classic and proprietary drinks—is also worth traveling for.

Known For
  • natural wine
  • French wine
  • craft cocktails
What to drink
The list really shines with the classics, particularly from Burgundy and Barolo, but the Loire and Jura are also strong, particularly on the value front.
Chef de Cuisine Carl Dooley and his kitchen team offer a six-course surprise menu for $57 or an abbreviated four-course menu for $45 on Sundays after 9 p.m.