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Little Donkey

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Wed., 02-20
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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner
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Food and ambience

American, Bar, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Bar Scene

Location and contact

Menu

HORS D'OEUVRES‎
$15
Tuna Conserva Nori Wraps
Shiso, cascabel, crema
$15
Foie Gras
poached quince, Bee pollen, quince honey
$14
Crispy Tofu Cheese Puffs
BBQ Eel, Kabayaki
$13
Black Pepper Popovers
Wagyu steak tartare*
$22
Caviar Sandwich*
Russian Ossetra, Grilled Martin’s potato roll, whipped butter, chives
$6
Everything Parker House Rolls
Poppy seeds, fried garlic, shallot, cultured butter
CHARCUTERIE‎
$6
Crispy Pig Ear Fries
lime, Cholula
$16
Razor Clams Casino
Smoked kielbasa, parmesan breadcrumb, lemon
$11
Vietnamese Bologna
Fried squid, peanuts, cabbage, nuoc cham
$15
BLT Lettuce Wraps
Lamb‎ bacon, pimento cheese, tomato jam, pickled red onion
$22
King Crab Nachos
Nduja queso fundido, salsa Fresca, black beans
$13
Chicken Liver Crostini
caramelized onion, Matsutake mushroom, black truffle
VEGETABLES & SALADS‎
$11
Wok Fried Long Beans
Burdock, ginger, fermented black bean, shiso
$13
Italian Chicory Tonnato
Ricotta salata, rye migas, radis
$11
Cucumber Salad
Feta, buttermilk, spicy peppers
$10
Organic Hummus
mushroom ragout, sesame seeds, Barbari bread
$8
Charred Sweet Potato Tostone
Molé, crema, cotija
PASTAS & GRAINS‎
$17
Chili Beef Stroganoff
Sambal, button mushrooms, thai basil, house pasta
$45
Cacio E Pepe
Perciatelli pasta, parmesan cheese, black pepper, Perigord Truffles
$14
Manti (Istanbul Meat Ravioli)
Garlic sour cream, red pepper butter
$15
Spicy Thai Street Noodles
Rice noodles, kohlrabi, bok choy, peanuts (add egg +2)
$16
Biryani
Basmati rice, saffron, halibut, cashews, cardamom, sunflower seeds
$15
Laksa Ramen
Noodles, shrimp tofu, coconut milk, egg
$14
Wok Fried Chow Fun
local hen of the wood mushrooms, Calabrian chili
MEAT & FISH‎
$16
Roasted Bone Marrow
Pomme pureé, pig ear bordelaise
$19
Grilled Iberian Pork Secreto
Asian pear, black vinegar, yuzu kosho, lime salt
$17
Vindaloo Braised Short Rib
Chana dal, crunchy chickpeas
$15
Burger*
Dry aged beef, buffalo pickles, onion soup mayo, foie gras, jalapeño chips, cheese
$19
Octopus a la Plancha
Charred onion vinaigrette, potato tostones
$12
Pickle Brine Fried Chicken Sandwich
Green papaya slaw, jalapeño, avocado ranch (reg | hot & messy)
About
Global inspired small plates and raw bar in Cambridge, MA. Little Donkey is the latest restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette of Boston's beloved Toro, Coppa and Toro in NYC, Bangkok and soon to be Dubai. Located in the heart of Cambridge's Central Square, Little Donkey is Oringer and Bissonnette's first Boston-area restaurant in over six years, offering a welcoming, day-to-night dining experience that features market-driven, global small plates, inspired by the chefs' world travels.
PRICE RANGE
US$15 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
American, Bar, Street Food
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Reviews (171)
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My new favorite restaurant in Cambridge and one of my favorite in all of Boston. Yes... I ate here 3 times in 24hrs. True story. (I was there for work travel) That might sound odd, but the lunch menu has a number of different items...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 225JohnL225
LittleDonkeyBos, Guest Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for these kind words, and for joining us at Little Donkey! We're so glad to hear you had a memorable experience and look forward to hosting you again soon :)

Reviewed January 13, 2019 via mobile

I’m a sucker for an unusual brunch. This fits / exceeds the bill. Unique food, good quality, fresh ingredients. Recommend the Vietnamese crêpe and the Jerusalem bowl. We really wanted to try the brioche French toast but they were out so we went with the...More

Date of visit: January 2019
9  Thank pondo17
LittleDonkeyBos, Guest Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us for brunch! Looking forward to hosting you at Little Donkey again soon.

Reviewed January 7, 2019

It was a 'happen to be there' stop in. And WOW, the place has a great feel, nice cocktails, we had good service. The star though was the food. Our plates come in the below order BLT Lettuce Wraps - The number 1, the mix...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank squinn13
LittleDonkeyBos, Guest Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for joining us at Little Donkey! We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed December 31, 2018 via mobile

We were blown away by the cuisine! Our highest compliments to the chef. Top quality ingredients. Perfect blend of flavors. Excellent service! (Ask for Amber). Chill fun scene. We will return!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank MomonPatrol
Reviewed December 21, 2018

We had heard raves about Little Donkey from a foodie friend who works nearby, so we booked a table for a bustling Friday night. The place was packed, but service couldn't have been more helpful or attentive. Global tapas menus can be haphazard, I find,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank travelbug61
LittleDonkeyBos, Guest Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Thank you for joining us at Little Donkey. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your experience at hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed December 20, 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing dinner with some colleagues on a recent Wednesday evening. The bar and dining room were packed when we arrived around 6:30. The dining room is dark and minimalist. The service staff were warm and gracious, and the food was off the chart....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mattpgab
LittleDonkeyBos, Guest Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Thank you for these kind words! We look forward to hosting you for another enjoyable experience at Little Donkey again soon.

Reviewed December 10, 2018

There is something for everyone on this eclectic menu of small plates, with a twist on street food from around the world. We started with a dozen oysters and then ordered 6 plates and a desert for four. Probably one plate to many. They were...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 497rickp
LittleDonkeyBos, Guest Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Thank you for joining us for brunch, Rick! We hope to see you back again soon.

Reviewed November 29, 2018 via mobile

Interesting and very original menu Dishes well presented and amazing taste The place it’s a little dark for my taste, bring a flashlight or use you smartphone to read the menu The portions are small and prices to share

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank ArielLukin
LittleDonkeyBos, Public Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded December 4, 2018

Thank you for joining us and providing this feedback!

Reviewed November 27, 2018

Went for brunch with friends having seen on the Phantom Gourmet. It lived up to the hype. We had drinks oysters and five plates including the burger. All were delicious. Finished with one order of cookie dough. Will return.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Cocaigne
LittleDonkeyBos, Guest Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Thank you for joining us at Little Donkey! Looking forward to hosting you again soon.

Reviewed November 21, 2018 via mobile

LOVE this restaurant! The food is fabulous — inventive and perfectly executed. We enjoyed everything we ordered. The Vietnamese Bologna was delicious. The burger is absolutely melt-in-your-mouth. Ordinarily, I would not order a Burger in a place like this, but it was outstanding and everyone...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank crkport
LittleDonkeyBos, Guest Relations Manager at Little Donkey, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2018

Thank you for joining us! We hope to see you back again soon.

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Just saw this, I do not know. Call the restaurant, my guess, yes due to being in Cambridge.
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