Locally sourced ingredients, like a good travel book, infuse the senses with the specific flavor of a region when eaten. Get local with today’s Groupon to Nubar. Choose between the following options:
- For $50, you get a three-course dinner for two (up to a $100 total value), which includes:
- Two starters (up to a $30 value)
- Two entrees (up to a $54 value)
- Two desserts (up to a $16 value)<p>
- For $90, you get a three-course dinner for four (up to a $200 value), which includes:
- Four starters (up to a $60 value)
- Four entrees (up to a $108 value)
- Four desserts (up to a $32 value)<p>
Three generations of the Guleserian family have developed Nubar into a chicly approachable lounge where local, seasonal fare comes together in classic dishes prepared with innovative twists. By using ingredients from nearby fisheries, farms, and bakeries whenever possible, Nubar’s chefs have designed a dinner menu of upscale cuisine that satisfies in unexpected ways, much like an edible game of Jenga. A starter of taleggio polenta commences a meal by pitting the deliciously dueling textures of wilted baby spinach and crispy poached egg against each other. Point Judith squid inks a spicy story when it’s grilled with chorizo and smoked paprika, and an appetizer of three New England cheeses joins fruit, nuts, and honeycomb in singing a sweet-savory septet. When it’s entree time, wild mushrooms bound across a plate of pan-seared diver scallops, and a bed of potato gnocchi hosts chanterelles and piave cheese. Dessert draws dinner to a toothsome conclusion with whipped cream and plum-ginger compote, or sets taste buds a-flutter with flourless chocolate espresso torta.
Nubar radiates an assured air that comes from the stewardship of three generations of the Guleserian family. Their contemporary approach to classic cuisine manifests itself in seasonal dishes that have included roasted local haddock with saffron and duck breast with cherries and bok choy. Chefs use ingredients from local farms, fisheries, and bakeries to enhance their creations and cut down on the food's jet lag. Nubar's rooftop garden also enriches warm-weather fare with fresh-picked herbs and vegetables.
Set within the confines of the auspicious Sheraton Commander Hotel, Nubar wraps its guests in sleek lines and soothing hues of brown. Behind a bar made entirely of butter-yellow honey onyx, bartenders shake and stir artisanal spirits into classic or modern cocktails. With a cocktail, local beer, or wine glass in hand, patrons can recline on leather ottomans and admire the linear fireplace that separates the lounge from the dining room. Soft light cascades from wide cylindrical lamps and minimalist candelabras that stretch up the wall.
16 Garden St.
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138