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Little Donkey

Little Donkey

American Restaurant and Wine Bar$$$$
Cambridge
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    Charles B.
    "Get the BLT Lettuce Wraps and the Tuna Poke (if you like spice!)"(6 Tips)
    Jared L.
    "... ordering the oysters, BLT Lettuce wraps, foie gras, silver queen corn and lobster..."(3 Tips)
    Chris P.
    "I'm addicted to the Chilaquilas and spicy thai street noodles :)"(2 Tips)
    Lily X.
    "Matzo ramen is NO good, Manti is awesome, tuna poke is..."(2 Tips)
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  • Maxheart icon on user image
    MaxJuly 18, 2016
    Really great fusion tapas. The raw bar has some rare items and there is a Portugal vibe throughout the menu.
  • Dan R.heart icon on user image
    Dan RobertsJuly 17, 2016
    The clam garlic bread, the tuna poke, the popovers with wagyu tartar, the burger (with an onion soup mayo sauce!), the cream corn, the chow fun, the matcha profiteroles, the cookie dough, ...
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    Michael AnthonyJanuary 20, 2018
    Worth it - Parker house rolls w pork butter/miso butter. BBQ scallops. Uni sandwich. Octopus. Ramen carbonara. Churro ice cream sandwich. Cookie dough on a beater.
  • Matthew S.heart icon on user image
    Matthew SpectorAugust 6, 2016
    Outstanding addition to Central Square. Get the monkfish biryani and the little gems salad. Clam toast and the tuna tartare are stellar.
  • Matt O.heart icon on user image
    Matt OpsahlApril 9, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    The Grapefruit cocktail is the nectar of gods. Little Gem Salad, Manti and Cookie Dough great. Must return to try Raw bar / ceviche next time. This place is amazing.
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    Sofia PapastamelosFebruary 18, 2019
    If you like small plates and different cuisines this is a great place for you. Always pretty crowded and food is great. Plates will sometimes rotate depending on the season.
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    Aaron WheelerNovember 22, 2016
    Excellent coffee in the AM. Love the vegetarian options. Mostly great staff, though I did have a terrible experience with one snarky and condescending waitress. An anomaly I hope!
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    LunnylenlenJuly 10, 2018
    Absolutely love this place. Had the razor clams, wagyu beef tartar with popover, caviar sandwich (a little small but expected with the price), the blowfish was AMAZING, and lobster pasta. Great vibes
  • Morgan M.
    Morgan McKeeApril 16, 2018
    Felt a bit hipster here but really enjoyed!! Something for everyone from sweets to savory. Lively spot with clear crowd filling in around noon. Go early (11am) and no probs.
  • Jared L.
    Jared LeavittSeptember 4, 2016
    Amazing food, rushed service. You can't miss ordering the oysters, BLT Lettuce wraps, foie gras, silver queen corn and lobster fra diavlo. Ask server to slow down cadence to enjoy your meal.
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    ReserveApril 5, 2017
    Creatively cupped in a grapefruit, The Donkey Punch at Little Donkey in Boston is made with Cimarron reposado tequila, cassis, lime and agave for a punch of citrus and a kick of sweetness. Read more
  • Ryan N.heart icon on user image
    Ryan NixonDecember 15, 2016
    Great cocktails. They have a lot of aperitif options to really prime your tastebuds. The burger with fois gras was rich and satisfying
  • Julia B.heart icon on user image
    Julia BernardJanuary 2, 2020
    The tuna poke and cookie dough dessert were our favorites. Also really liked the burrata and fried chicken sandwich. The cocktails and service were both great!
  • Chris P.heart icon on user image
    Chris PattiFebruary 16, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is fabulous for dinner and brunch. Inventive cocktails, an amazing pastry chef! I'm addicted to the Chilaquilas and spicy thai street noodles :)
  • Sarah N.heart icon on user image
    Sarah NixonJune 4, 2017
    The cocktails were fantastic! Get the one in a grapefruit! It's literally in a grapefruit
  • Lily X.heart icon on user image
    Lily XuAugust 5, 2016
    Matzo ramen is NO good, Manti is awesome, tuna poke is delicious, cucumber salad is refreshing. But overall too expensive for what we got and it's not fancy.
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    Enrico ManaloOctober 12, 2018
    Food: Poke with gochujang, pumpkin pupusa, spicy Thai street noodles, blowfish tails, and the churro ice cream sandwichDrinks: Hive mind, buds & bumpers, the one in a grapefruit So, so good.
  • Georgia L.heart icon on user image
    Georgia LuddeckeJanuary 7, 2018
    Everything we had was delicious, but the chow fun was definitely the standout. Will be returning to try more of the small plates and dessert!
  • Michal P.heart icon on user image
    Michal PalmonAugust 7, 2021
    Most dishes were amazing. The fried cauliflower, burger, thai noodles and lamb bacon lettuce wrap. The mole duck missed the mole sauce.
  • Alejandro R.heart icon on user image
    Alejandro RojasJuly 4, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    Cocktails and food are fantastic! Plates to share, don't pass on the manti or ode to Pablo!
  • Ross B.heart icon on user image
    Ross BelmontJanuary 23, 2018
    Good cocktails. Don’t skip the duck confit nachos.
  • Nick B.heart icon on user image
    Nick BurkaSeptember 11, 2016
    Ummm... Everything. Particularly lamb BLT lettuce wraps, blistered avocado, and tuna poke. Drinks are delightful as well.
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    JOctober 2, 2017
    Central square: really creative & delicious plates (lots of good ones for sharing) in a hip setting.
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    RajOctober 10, 2018
    Fun vibe but over air conditioned. Lots of delicious small plates. Try the hot & messy fried chicken sandwich
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    Tiffany LopinskyAugust 7, 2016
    You have to get the cookie dough for dessert!
  • Laura W.heart icon on user image
    Laura WongOctober 18, 2016
    Would definitely recommend LD for drinks/apps over a meal, more tapas. Downside, no common cuisine, food style seems all over the place. But the dishes are good except the matzo ball ramen
  • Geoffrey B.heart icon on user image
    Geoffrey BrailsfordJanuary 14, 2017
    Get the Manti (Istanbul Meat Ravioli). Garlic sour cream, red pepper butter... you'll thank me later.
  • Brendan O.heart icon on user image
    Brendan O'NeilApril 30, 2017
    Get a few plates to share & the Grapefruit drink. Also the Jerk Chicken wings were *perfectly* spiced
  • Aysu O.
    Aysu OzgurAugust 26, 2016
    Don't get the matzo ramen. The octopus was amazing though. The punch was also delicious and served nicely.
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    PaulinnateAugust 26, 2016
    Simply amazing. Can't wait to go back.
  • Paull Y.heart icon on user image
    Paull YoungSeptember 1, 2017
    The Hummus & Naan is really good, get the charred avocado alogside it
  • David H.heart icon on user image
    David HoltzSeptember 22, 2016
    The food was alright - the corn was probably the best thing we had. The Mexxology was a great cocktail!
  • Paul T.heart icon on user image
    Paul TuminaroMarch 18, 2017
    The wine is good!
  • Ashley K.heart icon on user image
    Ashley KnightOctober 29, 2023
    Loved the burrata, tuna poke, Brussels and cauliflower
  • Charles B.heart icon on user image
    Charles BrowerJune 3, 2018
    Get the BLT Lettuce Wraps and the Tuna Poke (if you like spice!)
  • Ed S.heart icon on user image
    Ed SngAugust 6, 2016
    The briyani was tasty!
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    JamesSeptember 23, 2021
    Small plates wide variety of fresh food from around the world
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    LeeJuly 26, 2016
    The Queen Corn was something special
  • Tyler A.heart icon on user image
    Tyler AndersenNovember 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    The caviar was unexpectedly good!
  • Chris M.heart icon on user image
    Chris McCannAugust 9, 2020
    Don’t order the grilled lobster, it looks like it was cooked at Chernobyl and had about three bites worth of meat in the tail. That’s $10/bite. Overall, found the food to be a little overrated.
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    Matt KarolianApril 15, 2018
    The lighting and sound level are that of a nightclub.
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    Matt KarolianApril 6, 2018
    It is loud and dark, portions are kinda hard to share.
  • Adam S.heart icon on user image
    Adam SigelJanuary 28, 2017
    Been here 5+ times
    They have a pizza bagel!
  • Tyler A.heart icon on user image
    Tyler AndersenNovember 3, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    OMFG: Cookie dough served on the beater!
  • Michal P.heart icon on user image
    Michal PalmonAugust 7, 2021
    Tasty but overpriced
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    Michal PalmonNovember 9, 2021
    It was just ok. Nothing special
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