Names Cafe du Pays Boston’s Restaurant Of The Year Names Cafe du Pays Boston’s Restaurant Of The Year is the authority on dining and food with expert editors bringing you the best restaurants and dishes to sample from 24 “foodie” cities around the world.

This week, their annual Eater Awards were published and Cambridge’s  Cafe du Pays, a French-Canadian restaurant in Kendall Square, took  Boston’s top honor of Restaurant of the Year.

Posted by Café du Pays on Friday, October 20, 2017


Eater Boston pointed out the decadent deer frites and whole roasted foie gras, served at Cafe du Pays as well as the exceptional ownership team behind the restaurant.

Keeping it light after Thanksgiving weekend.•••Whole lobe of Foie Gras.

Posted by Café du Pays on Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Cafe du Pays opened in July 2017 and is run by the same group that operates the nearby customer favorites, Mamaleh’s and State Park.

“If you like that talented group of people; if you’ve been hankering for a taste of Québec right here in Cambridge, with a touch of New England…Café du Pays is a no-brainer,” Eater Boston editor Rachel Leah Blumenthal wrote. “And especially with winter coming, the restaurant’s hearty meats, irresistible house-made sourdough, and maple-tinged desserts and drinks will be the perfect antidote to the cold weather.”

•••Apple Tart with chestnut frangipane & lard crust.

Posted by Café du Pays on Monday, November 6, 2017


Blumenthal also deemed Cafe du Pays the only local place to enjoy true French-Canadian cuisine – like the ever-popular poutine – without having to travel North.

Poutine is now available til 11pm Tuesday – Sunday.•••Crispy fries, meat gravy, & cheese curds.

Posted by Café du Pays on Wednesday, August 2, 2017


The Eater awards were given out in five categories, with each featuring an editor’s choice winner and a readers’ choice winner. The winners and nominees are all restaurants that opened over the last 13 months.

Below is the full list of Boston’s 2017 Winners, including the reader’s choice for best restaurant. That honor went to Moona, an Eastern Mediterranean establishment also based in Cambridge.

Feeling extra #thankful this week. Thankful for our hard working team at Moona, health, family friends, great food and of course YOU. Thank you for supporting us and our passion each and every day!

Posted by Moona on Tuesday, November 21, 2017


Restaurant of the Year: Cafe du Pays, Cambridge
Restaurant of the Year (Reader’s Choice): Moona, Cambridge

Chef of the Year: Mary Dumont, Cultivar, Boston
Chef of the Year (Reader’s Choice): Dumont

Design of the Year: Lolita Cocina & Tequila Bar, Boston
Design of the Year (Reader’s Choice): Terra at Eataly, Boston

Fast-Casual Restaurant of the Year: Eventide Fenway, Boston
Fast-Casual Restaurant of the Year (Reader’s Choice): Bess’s Cafe, Brookline

Taproom or Tasting Room of the Year: Lamplighter Brewing, Cambridge
Taproom or Tasting Room of the Year (Reader’s Choice): Bully Boy Distillers, Boston



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