Whether your preference is a medium-rare hamburger or a well-done veggie burger, Christopher’s on Mass. Ave. is an unpretentious neighborhood spot with something for everyone.


Upbeat and comfortable, with dark wood floors and exposed brick give this place a warm feeling. Big bar with its TV adds a social scene. Vivid paintings and pleasing background music.


Wide ranging without being confusing. Plenty for light eaters, vegetarians, and barfood lovers. Great kids’ menu.


Decent-sized portions. Just enough to satisfy.


Daily special gazpacho was thick with veggies and spicy enough to clear every sinus in Porter Square. “Healthy Caesar Salad” made with egg white only was lighter than expected, but only OK. Thin and crispy BBQ chicken pizetta.

Food and Drink(8.5)

First-rate hamburgers made from Coleman all-natural beef, raised without hormones, steroids, and antibiotics. And they’re accompanied by darn good French fries. Fajitas are excellent as well, available in chicken, beef, shrimp, vegetable, and even tofu. All salsa, guacamole, sauces, and dressings are home-made.


Homemade chocolate mousse, served in a martini glass, had a undesirable gritty texture. But you can’t go wrong with the big, fudgey homemade brownie sundae with chocolate sauce.


Pleasant, competent service from a young energetic waitstaff. No cause for special praise, but no cause for complaints.


This is a busy restaurant, and it’s kept relatively clean.


Directly across from the Red Line’s Porter Square Station. Look around on Mass. Ave. for parking.


All the fajitas, pastas, and stir-fry selections are under $10. Sandwiches are about $6. New York sirloin is the most expensive entree at $15. Christopher gives you your money’s worth.

Total Score: 77.5

1920 Mass. Ave.

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