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Dinner nightly, Brunch Sat.-Sun.
  • Dress code: Casual

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THIS RESTAURANT IS CLOSED Anjo's Cafe Restaurant Review

: In a modest storefront in suddenly hip Somerville, Anjo’s Café pleases both foodies and value conscious diners. The first appreciate the au courant fare like duck leg confit with lentils, mushroom risotto, and roast salmon with grain mustard vinaigrette; the second love the prices (the menu peaks at $13.50). The truly laid back scene and service (which fin de siècle Bostonians might call painfully slow, with 20-minute waits between courses) belongs to another era and maybe even another country. Certainly, type A’s won’t be satisfied, but fortunately for the owners, they haven’t found the place. Instead let’s pass around the plates kind of diners and young rock and rollers (good second date kind of place) have. The hanger steak comes with a mound of frites that blow away what passes for frites at most downtown brasseries and bistros and the pan-roasted chicken revels in its simplicity. There are a few drawbacks like the occasionally over salted dish and the current lack of a liquor license (time would pass more quickly with a few glasses of wine). So let’s hope that by the time you read this, the beer and wine license has been granted and the chef has a kitchen assistant to speed things up.


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