A Sandwich a Day: Cuban at Chez Henri in Cambridge, MA

A Sandwich a Day

A different sandwich profiled every single day.

In this great nation of ours, one could eat a different sandwich every day of the year—so that's what we'll do. Here's A Sandwich a Day, our daily look at sandwiches around the country. Got a sandwich we should check out? Let us know. —The Mgmt.


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Although Chez Henri is an elegant restaurant, what they're really known for is their Cuban sandwich. Made with house-roasted pork loin, cheese, ham, aioli and pickles this sandwich is the stuff of legend among many of Boston and Cambridge area sandwich lovers. The soft bread is buttered on both sides before it's pressed, then grilled to create a perfect crust surrounding the moist (but not runny) meaty filling.

The Cuban is served at the bar, which inevitably gets filled to capacity most nights. Come before 7 p.m. to avoid much of a wait, and try this sandwich alongside one of their traditional daiquiris.

Chez Henri

1 Shepard Street, Cambridge MA 02138 (map); 617-354-8980‎