Literally serving Cambridge’s Harvard and MIT universities is Café ArtScience, a forward-thinking amalgamation of a restaurant, auditorium, bar and art gallery. Conceived by French designer Mathieu Lehanneur in collaboration with American architects Zeke Brown and Josh Fenollosa, and Harvard professor David Edwards, the 1000 sq m space is characterised by its distinct lack of walls, punctuated instead by a large green velvet sofa which gently meanders through the venue. In the restaurant, dishes such as marinated oyster, with ginger gold apple and burgundy truffle pay tribute to New England’s extensive seafood offerings, while other entrees — like the Spanish octopus with fingerling potatoes, romesco and Castelveltrano olives — are reflective of chef Patrick Campbell’s frequent nods to Europe.