As far as pun names go, Thelonious Monkfish is just slightly better than our fantasy dessert place, the Crepes of Wrath. But instead of interminable readings of Steinbeck, Monkfish has a playlist that's as wonderful as the food, ranging from Cannonball Adderley's classics to modern geniuses such as Avishai Cohen. Another distinction: they have the most delicious water in Boston. Really. Once you're ready to stop listening and start eating, their sushi and their Thai food are both amazing. The Gaga's Monster Roll sounds like a bit much, but is delicious; while their Tamarind Duck is divine, especially when you consider how cute your meal used to be.
524 Mass Ave, Cambridge | 617.441.2116 | theloniousmonkfish.com