John Harvard’s is a great casual spot to sample an extensive selection of beers. You can also order from a multitude of menu options, including salads and comfort foods like pot pies. The unpretentious atmosphere makes it an ideal spot for enjoying an evening with friends. For something unique, try John Harvard’s award-winning blueberry ale, cucumber ale, or harvest spice beer, which comes with flavored sugar around the brim. Otherwise, consider getting a flight for a full experience of the phenomenal variety of brews on tap. John Harvard’s Brew House changes its selections based on the season, and partakes in relevant festivities like St. Patrick’s Day and Oktoberfest.
Sichuan Gourmet serves renowned Chinese cuisine. In fact, some would argue that the Chinese food at Sichuan Gourmet is even better than what you might find in Boston’s Chinatown. From spicy lamb to steamy dumplings served in a bamboo container, you can expect an unrivalled level of authenticity. There is a good selection of both spicy and mild menu items, depending on what you’re looking for. You may also find more daring dishes like duck tongue if you’re feeling adventurous. The food is served promptly and service is exceptional. Whatever you choose, Sichuan Gourmet is likely to keep you coming back.
Sichuan Gourmet, 271 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA, USA, +1 508 626 0347
Legal Sea Foods features a dimmed, old-fashioned atmosphere, and a menu with a plethora of seafood options: from smoked salmon to fried clam strips, whole lobster and marinated sashimi. What all of these dishes have in common is that they are extremely fresh and flavorful. The interior also includes a large aquarium display. If some among you do not particularly enjoy seafood, there are tasty alternatives like steak. Additionally, Legal Sea Foods offers some pretty exceptional sides worth mentioning, like roasted squash with cranberries, which goes perfectly with a mild fish. Pair any choice with a variety of excellent wines. For dessert, indulge in some decadent bon bons. Legal Sea Foods is a lovely spot for any occasion.
Legal Sea Foods, 50 Worcester Rd, Framingham, MA, USA, +1 508 766 0600
Terra Brasilis serves Brazilian barbecue with a hefty emphasis on succulent meats, all at an affordable price. Meals are priced by weight and generally cost less that $20. If you’re looking to try something new, order the chicken hearts, which come served on skewers as are paired with authentic buffet style Brazilian side dishes, which mainly consist of vegetables and starches like collard greens, yucca, plantains and rice. Terra Brasilis attracts locals and Brazilians alike. The restaurant’s interior is relaxed and unpretentious, so feel free to roll up your sleeves and dig in. Take note that there is a whopping 30% discount for night owls who dine after 9pm.
Terra Brasilis at Waverly St, 264 Waverly St, Framingham, MA, USA, +1 508 665 6740
Terra Brasilis at Union Ave, 94 Union Ave, Framingham, MA, USA, +1 508 620 9354