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Discover sightseeing attractions and things to do in Boston Massachusetts

With Hotel Commonwealth as its grand cornerstone, Kenmore Square is a charming neighborhood of the Back Bay and the true gateway to the many things to do in Boston. In addtion to being the landmark of historic site Red Sox Fenway park, Kenmore Square provides close proximity and easy access to Boston’s many neighborhoods as well as cultural, historic and leisure attractions, the area has an allure all its own.

Fenway Park: Home of the Red Sox

Overlooking historic Fenway Park, Hotel Commonwealth is the perfect choice for baseball fans and is within a short walking distance from the beloved home of the Boston Red Sox. 

Boston University:  Hotel Commonwealth's Avenue Neighbor

Home of the Boston Terriers, Boston University is the largest university in the city, founded in 1839. With over 16,000 full time undergraduates and over 8,500 full time graduate students, as well as a faculty of nearly 4,000, the University spans more than 13 acres right in the heart of Boston. 

With more than 100 colleges and universities located within its metropolitan area, Boston has been appropriately dubbed, "The Athens of America". Boston area schools include some of the oldest and most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. 

World Renowned Hospitals and Medical Centers

The Boston area is world renowned for its state-of-the-art hospitals and medical facilities. From teaching hospitals associated with the area's most prestigious universities, to community health centers, Boston offers the cutting-edge treatment and research that breaks new medical ground and expertly delivers successful patient care. 

Recognized as one of Boston's most upscale neighborhoods and attractions, the Back Bay stretches from the Charles River on the north to Newbury Street on the south and encompasses some of the city's most historic homes, businesses and high-end shopping and dining destinations.

Restaurants
Guide - Restaurants - Middle Eastern

Baraka Cafe

80 ½ Pearl St, Central Square, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-868-3951

Description: CAMBRIDGE. Where else in Cambridge can you get lemonade with a touch of rose petal? Head to Baraka Café for North African food with French influences. A specialty vegetarian platter boasts a variety of expertly prepared vegetables, including eggplant and carrots. Entrees range from roasted eggplant to Algerian crepes filled with vegetable stew. The charming interior features warm-toned walls trimmed in blue and lined with photographs of North African peoples.
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Helmand

143 First St, Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA 02142 617-492-4646

Description: CAMBRIDGE. Helmand's unique menu features Afghan foods and a range of other Middle Eastern specialties. Regulars rave about warm, homemade breads that go beautifully with savory lamb and chicken dishes crafted by expert hands. The menu makes available a large, tasty selection of vegetarian dishes as well. The atmosphere is laid-back and friendly, and the dining room is awash in light-colored hues. Cold days find visitors trying to stake out a table near the fireplace.
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Lala Rokh

97 Mt. Vernon St, Boston, MA 02108 617-720-5511

Description: BEACON HILL. Regulars rave about the superb Persian and Middle Eastern dishes that come from this Beacon Hill kitchen. An array of spices and herbs combine with fresh beef, poultry, grains, and vegetables to create wonderful, savory entrees. Artwork adorns the walls, making for an upscale, casual atmosphere. The knowledgeable, attentive waitstaff also contribute to a pleasant dining experience.
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Oleana

134 Hampshire St, Cambridge, MA 02139 617-661-0505

Description: CAMBRIDGE. A favorite among the Inman Square crowd, this Mediterranean restaurant boasts an innovative menu and pleasant wait staff. Entrees derive their inspiration from Turkey, North Africa, and Greece and include Armenian bean and walnut pate, tile roasted Halibut, grilled lamb steak with Turkish spices, and baked Alaska for dessert. The list goes on and on, and you're certain to encounter a variety of dishes you've never had the pleasure to experience. Reserve a table in their outdoor patio if you can.
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Sound Bites Cafe

704 Broadway, Ball Square, Somerville, MA 02144 617-623-8338

Description: SOMERVILLE. All those die-hard regulars can't be wrong, can they? In the case of Somerville's Sound Bites, the answer to that question is a resounding "No!" Breakfast is served until 3pm each day here, and folks clamor over one another for a chance to dig into challah French toast, waffles smothered in sweet maple syrup, or to-order omelets. And, if you find you're not in the mood for one of those at lunch time, their burgers, sandwiches and Middle Eastern plates are tasty enough options.
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Sultan's Kitchen

116 State St, Boston, MA 02109 617-570-9009

Description: FINANCIAL DISTRICT. Sultan's Kitchen delivers fresh, healthful dishes that celebrate the cuisine of the Mediterranean world, especially that of Turkey. Owner Özcan Ozan has pulled in loyal lunch crowds since 1981, thanks to tasty traditional offerings like kofte (lamb) and adana (chicken) kebab sandwiches, dolmades, and hummus. The Greek salad is a favorite of lighter eaters, and vegetarian dishes and take-out are available as well.
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Tangierino

73-83 Main St, Charlestown, MA 02129 617-242-6009

Description: CHARLESTOWN. Dishes on Tangierino's eclectic menu hail from all parts of the globe, especially Morocco. They feature expert preparation, surprising twists, and are delightfully presented. Upon being seated at a lovely mosaic-topped table, guests are presented a complimentary serving of Moroccan bread and hummus. Rich entrees include pan-crisped duck breast with glazed prunes, baby turnips, and couscous or grilled sirloin atop whipped potatoes. The interior sings of romance and mystery, thanks to deep red walls, artwork, ornate furniture, mirrors, and candlelight.
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