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Lamb Shoulder and Tap Wine in Cambridge

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Cavernous ambiance.

A touch of France.

A struggling-artist-meets-sexy-clubhouse feel.

No, we’re not talking about your first apartment. We’re talking about what a couple of Aquitaine alums are bringing to Kendall Square tomorrow.

So drink in your first look at West Bridge, a new decompression chamber for prosecco on tap and duck breast, opening tomorrow in Cambridge.

Named after a Longfellow poem about a West Boston bridge (which you now know as Longfellow Bridge), this is the kind of stripped-down, industrial-y gathering room where Matisse would have held dinner parties after a long day of drinking and painting (but mostly drinking).

Start by grabbing a few work comrades, taking a seat on an oversized leather sofa and absorbing the exposed steel piping and thick rope with several Conant’s Islands (house-infused cucumber vodka, rice wine vinegar, green Tabasco). Then, grab a table near the floor-to-ceiling windows or the farm-table-ish private dining room out back, and get to work on the France–meets–New England menu. Think: line-caught Atlantic seared cod, grilled venison dusted with sumac and shareable platters of lamb shoulder (the sexiest part of lamb).

And in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to grab a post-dinner pint on the 40-seat outdoor patio.

Just like Longfellow intended.

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