This is the restaurant of the year, according to Eater Boston

The French-Canadian spot opened in Cambridge this past summer.

The annual Eater Awards hit the internet on Tuesday, and the Boston chapter of the national food and restaurant website named a French-Canadian spot in Cambridge as its restaurant of the year.

Kendall Square’s Cafe du Pays, which opened in July 2017, was lauded by Eater Boston for its deer frites and whole roasted foie gras, as well as the ownership team behind the restaurant. The same group runs the nearby “sister restaurants” 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.”


Eater Boston handed out awards in five categories to restaurants that opened in the last 13 months, as well as reader’s choice awards in those same categories.

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Check out the full list of winners below.

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