From Boston’s favorite chef duo Jamie Bissonnette and Ken Oringer (the minds behind South End stars Coppa and Toro), Little Donkey is a spacious, industrial-chic tapas restaurant with an always-lively 15-seat bar. An upbeat place to be any night of the week, the Central Square spot features a beverage program with inventive cocktails (like the Ode to Pablo with Sombra mezcal, Aperol, spicy ginger shrub, and lime), a solid mix of local craft beers, and an international wine list. Pair your libation with a smattering of globe-spanning small plates like foie gras bratwurst, BBQ scallops, and kimchi fried rice.
Back in 2016, acclaimed chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette welcomed Little Donkey into the world, and in the modern era, this Cambridge-based tapas spot is serving up serious amounts of $1 oysters. Happy hour runs 5 to 6 pm around here from Tuesday through Saturday, while Sunday visitors can enjoy their oysters from 1 to 2:30 pm from the comfort of Little Donkey’s pleasant patio.
Made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, Little Donkey in Central Square specializes in global small plates, courtesy of James Beard Award winners Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette (also of Toro and Coppa). Currently serving expansive seafood fare, with local oysters and a raw bar with creations from a caviar sandwich to a sea urchin benedict, Little Donkey ensures surprise for your palette.