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1 Bennett St. (Mt. Auburn St.) Send to Phone
617-661-8010 | Menu
Sexy design and sultry cocktails reflect the atmosphere of 1940s nightlife with a film noir motif.

Dinner nightly
Open late

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Noir, Cambridge, MA

Noir Restaurant Review

: The red and black lounge located on the first floor of The Charles Hotel in Harvard Square maintains a film noir motif via aptly named cocktails. The wine list is modest as most people come for the specialty drinks like Noir’s Boudoir and Body Heat Cider. A bar menu of snacks includes items like toasted mixed nuts with wasabi peas and a “cocktail” of chicken, mustard, herbs and pickles on a pita. There is also a selection of salads (spinach with marinated beets, oranges, apples and walnuts), sandwiches (think BLT with avocado on sourdough) and grilled flatbreads with chicken, pear, blue cheese and olive oil. Try the Boston cream pie to end the night right.


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