At this point, chef-owner Gary Strack’s New American outpost is a Central Square classic. While the bar upstairs has rotated in theme and feel, Central Kitchen maintains the elements that make it a bright spot amid the chaos of Mass Ave.—intimate seating, lovely staff, a kick-ass wine list and a menu packed with skillfully executed dinner favorites like steak frites ($29) and seared bluefish ($25) as well as apps like scallop and shrimp ceviche ($15) and a half-dozen east coast oysters ($13).
|Venue name:||Central Kitchen|
567 Massachusetts Avenue
|Cross street:||at Pearl Street|
|Opening hours:||5.30-1am Sun-Wed; 5.30-2am Thu-Sat.|
|Transport:||Red line to Central Square|
|Price:||Main courses $24-$29.|