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Area Four

500 Technology Square
Cambridge, MA 02139

Area Four restaurant information
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Among a crop of new restaurants to open in Cambridge's technology-driven Area IV neighborhood in late spring 2011, Area Four combines two distinct yet complementary concepts: a bakery/coffee house and a bar/oven.

Operating from early morning into late night, the restaurant starts its day serving coffee and freshly baked pastries, as well as sandwiches and other savory lunch items. On the other side of the 8x8-foot reclaimed barn door, the adjoining restaurant (open for lunch and dinner) serves simple, communal dishes presented "oven to table" from two showpiece, custom-built, wood-fired ovens that anchor the room and produce more than 90% of the menu.

Throughout both spaces, polished concrete flooring, floor-to-ceiling chalkboard menus, exposed ducting and quirky light fixtures set the tone for the Area Four experience - there are no extra frills; simplicity gives way to value. The beverage program is also deceptively simple with twelve rotating taps for local beers and twelve wines.

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