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ArtBar
ArtBar

ArtBar Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.ArtBarCambridge.com
  • Phone: (617) 806-4122
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast
    6:00 - 11:00 a.m. daily

    Lunch
    11:00 - 3:00 p.m. daily

    Snack Menu
    3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday

    Brunch
    11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Sunday

    Dinner
    5:00 - 10:00 p.m. Tuesday - Saturday

    Late Night Menu until 11:00 p.m. weekdays and 1:00 a.m. Friday & Saturday.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American
  • Executive Chef: Brian Dandro
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: For your next private dinner, holiday party or business meeting, gather at ArtBar for a memorable evening of contemporary art, local cuisine, fine wines and specialty cocktails, all in an intimate space overlooking the Charles River and Boston city skyline.

    We offer a spacious private dining room with its own entrance that can accommodate up to 40 guests. The ArtBar boasts stellar selections from the hotel’s world-class art collection while the restaurant features innovative cuisine, a well-curated wine list and seasonal specialty cocktails. A private bar is available upon request and our Wine Director would be happy to pair wine and spirits with your menu for a truly personalized and memorable evening.
  • Private Party Contact: Kevin Khem (617) 806-4110
  • Special Events & Promotions: For a more interactive experience, take part in one of ArtBar's forty-five minute cocktail making classes complete with a sampling of our appetizers. We invite you to become an amateur Mixologist as you learn how to make a specialty cocktail under the expert instruction of our Director of Food and Beverage, Troy Clarke. Small class sizes ensure that each drink disciple receives plenty of one-on-one guidance for making that perfect martini.

Getting there

  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Reduced parking rate with restaurant validation.
A word from ArtBar
ArtBar is a warm, intimate retreat for food and art lovers located inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Cambridge, MA. The ArtBar boasts stellar selections from the hotel's world-class art collection while the restaurant features innovative, regional American cuisine, a well curated wine list and specialty cocktails. Patio seating with unparalleled views of the Charles River and Boston Skyline, make ArtBar a neighborhood destination.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Beautiful restaurant with Charles River view which is rare. They have a rich selection of brunch items, very nice service staff."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "there was construction or some horrid noise happening in the hall which transcended into the dining area, otherwise the food rocked and the waiter didn't quite get the order for 1 guest"
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I took a friend to Art Bar for a Birthday lunch, although the hotel is under renovation, the restaurant looked like it had been updated. My friend and I decided on the same menu . We selected the very tastey salad with the walnuts, it was very delicious. Next was the salmon dish, which was wonderful, a generous serving for a lunch entree, and for dessert was sorbet and the chocolate cake. The other selections were interesting but not enough for us to check them out. My friend had also been taken to lunch at other restaurants in the same week but commented that Art Bar was by far the Best!!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The food just wasn't that great. The beet salad was my favorite thing and I felt like I probably could have made that myself. Too expensive for not enough flavor. I would go back in nice weather to sit on the patio and have wine and an appetizer but not for a full meal."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "eh it was ok, very slow service, they were a little short handed, but not filled by any means. Food was ok, good for restaurant week but I wouldnt go back"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The food was good. Where they seem to excel, however is in desserts. Our selections were beautifully prepared with amazingly balances flavors. Our waiter was nice, but far from attentive; used dishes were left o the table, he was hard to find when we needed milk for tea, an extra napkin and then the check. Overall, I'd go back, but I'd hope for a different waiter."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "The food was pretty great, but prices were a bit high. Not as much art as we would like."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "Terrible incompetent service, mediocre food at best. Very uncomfortable and aggravating dining experience never again!. Maybe for drink in the summer outside only."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Lobster roll was amazing. No need to get the double roll unless you give the other to your dining friend."
    Dined on 12/29/2013
  • "Soup was luke warm. Chicken entre tasted more like a Thanksgiving turkey dinner due to flavor of sauce. Also, entre was also luke warm. Wine was fine. Dessert was very good."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "We came here for brunch. We got an order of sweet potato tots with "spicy banana ketchup" that just tasted like banana mush, not spicy, not ketchup-like. Corned beef hash seemed like shredded beef and was VERY salty and I did not like the addition of red peppers. View of the river and skyline was probably the highlight. We were literally the only party in the whole restaurant on a Sunday for brunch. Omelets are more like a scramble, also kind of disappointing. Appreciate that they list the local farms they use on the side of the menu. Bloody mary was ok, made from a mediocre mix."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "We came after the Red Sox parade. You would think they would have planned for more people, but they were sorely understaffed. I think there were only 1 or 2 servers for the whole place, and they had a huge wait list. The food was just average, and not all the beers were available because they hadn't tapped their kegs. The waiter was probably one of the worst we'd ever had; he literally just walked up to the table and said "what do you want." Then, getting him to give and take the bill was a very long, drawn out affair."
    Dined on 11/2/2013
  • "I was surprised when I arrived that it was in a hotel lobby. Since I relied only on what Open Table said about it, I was embarrassed to have brought my guests to a hotel (we were already tired of eating at our hotel and thought we were getting out on the town. This is a fantastic place to watch the game and get good food. This was not the place to treat my co- workers to an appreciation dinner for the all day meetings! !"
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "Very cute and modern! Great ambiance! Will definitely Go back in the warmer weather so we can sit outside. Had a few apps and split and entree and out sever had the kitchen split it for us and the portions were huge. Bottle of wine, 2 delicious apps and a generously sized entree for $100. Will definitely return!"
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "Nothing too exciting. The food was good, service was fine, the acoustics were awful for conversation. I would not go out of my way to eat there again, but it wasn't anything bad....."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "Both times that I have been there, I had the salad with the lobster/avocado/bacon "tower" A beautiful presentation but both times, the lobster should have been fresher. It has either been hanging around too long or it's time to get a new supplier!"
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "My husband and I were married at the Royal Sonesta, and so enjoy a meal there on our anniversary date. We didn't want to be too fancy, so went to Art Bar. Our waiter was excellent and prompt (even after dealing with some wacky patrons who came in, ordered four separate checks, ordered drinks, and then just LEFT the restaurant). Very strange. Anyway, we enjoyed our meal and cocktails as well as the special Happy Anniversary plate with yummy chocolate cake on the house. Thank you!"
    Dined on 10/9/2013