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T.W. Food
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377 Walden St Cambridge, MA 02138
377 Walden StreetUSMassachusettsCambridge02138
(617) 864-4745twfoodrestaurant.com
$$$French Restaurant, Wine BarToday 5:00 pm – 9:30 am
Monday 5:00 – 9:00 pmTuesday 5:00 – 9:00 pmWednesday 5:00 – 9:00 pmThursday 5:00 – 9:00 pmFriday 5:00 pm – 9:30 amSaturday 5:00 pm – 9:30 amSunday 5:00 – 9:00 pm
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At T.W. our mission is to promote artisanal food and cooking. The pasta, charcuterie, sausages, patisserie and ice creams are done by hand using European traditions, methods and recipes. We support many small local growers of vegetables, dairy farmers, meat farmers and cheesemakers, and take pleasure in bringing these products to you.
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Intimate bistro serving modern French-American cuisine, including signature crème brûlée foie gras.- Google
"The appetizer I had was a Creme Brulee Foie Gras, which was absolutely amazing."
"This review is for the Jazz Brunch."
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Sam Melnick
5 months ago
Maybe my palate isn't as great as I think it is. TW Food just did not do it for me or the other 2 people I was with. I had the beef tartar to start and it was overwhelming flavorful with capers and what tasted (to me) like mustard. I kept wanting to like it as the last time I had beef tartar (elsewhere) it was wonderful, however this time it was not. Main course I got smoked soft shell crabs with a salt cod paste surrounded by puff pastries. It was alright, waaayyyyy too salty, though I should have known that was coming. The beats around the edge were good... For Desert I got whatever was the most chocolaty. It was good, but obviously not so good that I remembered what it was called a couple weeks later. The winner for us was the lamb ravioli type dish, but even that lacked a little something. The waitstaff was very nice and helpful, the atmosphere was comfortable, the wine was good, and the menu was creative, but I guess we might have made the wrong choices or something. Alas, I won't be going back to TW Foods as I don't feel right spending that amount of money on a place that did not leave me satisfied.
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Darko Volkov
6 months ago
Summary: on a recent visit to TW Food, I was served an outstanding main course while my appetizer and dessert were lackluster. Overall, my impression was that TW food is striving to bring innovative dishes to its customers. Unfortunately, this creativity leads to mixed results. My main course enchanted me: ultra fresh monk fish, cooked to perfection, served with several kinds of cauliflower with a touch of light but flavorful stock. Sadly, the rest of the meal did not fare as well. A foie gras custard tasted odd at best. The strong foie gras and custard tastes battled each other in my palate. Dessert promised "peanut butter ice cream, chocolate oat crumble, feuillantine, bitter chocolate ganache, italian meringue". All I got was an over sweet mush, any particular flavor was impossible to identify. On the plus side: our party was served three kinds of bread, all of them excellent.
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Laura Pagluica
11 months ago
Fresh, local ingredients are the hallmark of this star restaurant. The menu changes daily, and is best enjoyed prix fixe. Options include a pea tarte, steak with crispy potato and vidalia onion, homemade raviolos, and more. The atmosphere is small and intimate, with attentive service.
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Kate Ziegler
2 years ago
Get the chef's tasting - the menu changes daily anyway, and the tasting is one of the most reasonably priced in the city, even with wine pairings. We headed here expecting to go dancing later; instead we spent the whole evening sampling courses and enjoying the space. The staff is incredibly helpful and enthusiastic; my request to not let my partner see the menu or the bill, but to start our tasting immediately upon arrival for his birthday dinner, was handled deftly. The food - both the regular and vegetarian tasting menu - was incredible, and we've not had an experience to rival it. Don't go here in a rush; do make reservations (it's small), check directions (it's off the beaten path) and turn off your phone and sit a while. Trust the chef, and you won't be disappointed.
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Doris Wong
5 months ago
This review is for the Jazz Brunch. What a lucky find. It's a tiny restaurant in an area of Cambridge that I'm not familiar with. Seems residential with not much going on. Parking wasn't an issue since it was Sunday. When you walk in, you walk right into the dining area. Although it's tiny, it was quite cozy and casual. Lots of great natural sun light. I opted for the prix-fixe at $33 which is a great deal for the quality of the food you get. THE BAKERY PLATE - Can feed more than one person. The donut was awesome. The pastries were all great. WARM SCOTTISH OATMEAL - Never thought oatmeal could be that good. TORRIJAS - I only had a bite of this. Could definitely taste the sherry. Definitely don't need the maple syrup. Plenty sweet. BISCUITS AND GRAVY - Biscuits were a little dry for my preference. If there was more gravy, it probably could have helped. The hash was SO good! I think it was seasoned with curry? Not your ordinary hash. "CROQUE-MADAME" BURGER - I only had a bite of this but it was good. My companions enjoyed it. My bf said the beef itself was okay but the overall dish was good. CALVADOS PANNA COTTA - I love panna cotta so this made me happy. It's a large portion so definitely shareable. The tangerine was so refreshing and the almond streusel gave it great texture contrast. The panna cotta was a bit too gelatinous for my preference, could have been more creamier, but it was still delicious. I could have gone for another helping. CHOCOLATE BUDINO - Rich and chocolatey but not too overwhelming. The oil definitely heightened the richness in a good way. I had the lemongrass-ginger tea and a friend the white peony. The lemongrass-ginger was very light, nice for me after a night of drinking. I'm not sure what kind of tea it was - perhaps white tea or herbal? My friend enjoyed hers. Overall the food was great, service was friendly, and the jazz band was great. The only downside was that the food took a while to come out. So if you're in a rush, you may want to give yourself extra time. Definitely a great place to relax with friends and listen to jazz. I would love to come back to check out dinner. TIP: In our party of four, two of us ordered prix-fixe so we could share the appetizers and desserts. Trust me, it's plenty of food! Would definitely do the same again.
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Shawn McGrath
9 months ago
Our experience was amazing. Easily the best French restaurant we have ever been to. Tim is an amazing chef and his wife Bronwyn is such a warm and genuine hostess you almost feel at home. The setting of the restaurant is quaint with only about 10 tables total in the restaurant. The menu changes constantly and won't fail to please. We even got engaged there making for a lifetime of memories.
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Glenn Parker
a year ago
Excellent prix fixe brunch menu with a live jazz trio on a Sunday morning. The place has at most a dozen tables, so you'll want to make reservations.
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Emily Collins
2 years ago
T.W. Food has been on my "must try" list for over a year now, and my first experience did not disappoint. It's slightly off the beaten path, and very small, so I'm glad we drove and had reservations. We went with the grand tasting menu to make the most of the experience and I'm so glad we did. The highlights for me were definitely the fois grois creme brulee and the scallop courses. Wow. Since the menu changes regularly, I'll definitely be back.
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Our new octopus confit is oh so tender. Served with mint pesto and chickpea ragoût.
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Happy New Year! Enjoy a restful day everyone. We will re-open Friday Jan. 3rd. Hope to see you then!
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We're celebrating new year's eve with caviar and wagyu beef! Check out the menus: http://ow.ly/rTvIv
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The theme for tonight's Wine Series Dinner is Classic Blends! Several winemaking regions produce wine by blending together two or more grapes. The game of blending is to create a well-balanced wine. Come try some classics tonight! http://ow.ly/rDPAm
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We are closed for the holiday. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
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Look what we got in! Its a citron fruit called Buddha's Hand http://ow.ly/r5SCt Our zesters are ready.
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Tonight's Wine Series Dinner features Sicily and there are still a couple tables left! Check out the menu: http://ow.ly/sAtVe
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We will be closed Dec. 24th - 26th. Happy Holidays everyone!
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Join us tomorrow for our weekly Wine Series Dinner featuring Cabernet! There are two that we are focusing on here: Sauvignon and Franc, son and father. http://ow.ly/r5TmG
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