From James Beard Award-Winning Chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette,
comes a global tapas restaurant in the heart of Central Square Cambridge. 

Every chef likes to have a restaurant where they can cook whatever the hell they want to cook any time they want to cook it, and this gives us that freedom.
— Ken Oringer


Heavily influenced by global cuisine and local market fare, Little Donkey's ever changing menu provides guests the opportunity to sample food from all over the world.
The menu is complimented by an extensive wine, cocktail and rotating beer selection.

Little Donkey serves Lunch, Dinner, Saturday & Sunday Brunch, as well as a late-night menu.
Our restaurant is open daily, and able to seat 90 at tables,
with additional communal high-tops and bar seats.


Little Donkey is owned & operated by Chefs Ken Oringer & Jamie Bissonnette 


Jamie Bissonnette is the James Beard Award-winning chef and partner of Boston favorites Coppa, an Italian enoteca, and Toro, the Barcelona-style tapas bar. Toro also has a homes in New York City, Bangkok, Thailand, and Dubai. Bissonnette was awarded the inaugural People’s Choice: Best New Chef award by Food & Wine magazine. In May 2014, he was honored with the James Beard Foundation award for Best Chef: Northeast. In 2016, Bissonnette opened Little Donkey in Cambridge, MA. Visit Jamie's website.


Chef Ken Oringer is one of Boston's most notable chefs. A James Beard Award-winner, Oringer has built an empire of restaurants inspired by his travels around the world: Tsukiji Fish Market-style Uni sashimi bar and Italian enoteca Coppa in Boston; as well as Barcelona tapas bar Toro in Boston, NYC, Bangkok, and Dubai. In 2016, following the expansion of Uni, Oringer debuted his first project in Cambridge, MA, in summer 2016. -  Little Donkey.  Visit Ken's website. 



Jodie Battles - Beverage Director

Katy Chirichiello - General Manager

Ashley Willis - Assistant General Manager

Jen Holt - Service Manager

Drew Grosse - Chef de Cuisine

William Wareham - Sous Chef

Brad Benson - Sous Chef


Little Donkey is proud to be a part of JK Food Group