Cafe Escadrille
Cafe Escadrille

Cafe Escadrille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeescadrille.com/
  • Phone: 7812731916x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Late Night Menu available Monday – Saturday until Midnight.
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, French
  • Executive Chef: Brian Theurer
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We offer live music during every night from 8:00pm - Midnight. Please check our website for more information CafeEscadrille.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ray Ave
  • Public Transit: Cafe Escadrille is located on several MBTA bus routes.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We offer a large private parking lot for both the restaurant and function facility with complimentary valet parking. For guests staying in area hotels, we also offer complimentary transportation with our 15-passenger Cafe Escadrille shuttle. Please call 781.273.1916 for more information.
A word from Cafe Escadrille
Just 15 minutes north of Boston, Cafe Escadrille is a landmark restaurant known for its great food, drink and service - offering three unique dining experiences. The Cafe offers classic and new American dishes in a lively, casual atmosphere. The Cafe menu is also available on our Outdoor Patio during the warmer months. The Famous Mahogany Bar is one of the few places in the greater Boston area serving food until midnight. And lastly, our elegant and intimate Gourmet Room offers classic continental cuisine with a touch of French savoir faire including dishes prepared or flamed right at your table! Our extensive wine list offers more than 300 labels. Private and Semi-Private dining available for groups.
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Cafe Escadrille reviews from OpenTable diners
156 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)good for groups (55)neighborhood gem (48)fit for foodies (47)great for lunch (46)romantic (42)notable wine list (36)great for outdoor dining (25)vibrant bar scene (20)hot spot (14)great for brunch (7)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (3)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Last Saturday
    Nina
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    As usual great meal. Tim, waiter was very good. We have been to Escadrille many times, it is always a great experience! We had a reservation and our table was ready when we arrived. Very nice!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Anniversary
    sandyr2012
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    My husband and I were celebrating our wedding anniversary. The food was delicious, our server excellent and the overall experience was great. We are a little disappointed that for dinner so many people were dressed very casually (jeans, flip flops, etc.) and we are in our mid-forties! We think the restaurant warrants a little step up in the dress code - but I guess that's the way of today. Regardless, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and will certainly be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great lunch spot!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    Great lunch menu - lots of varied offerings and the food was delicious. Only negative comment is it took a while to get the second round of drinks.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 30th wedding anniversary
    familyfeast
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We had the pleasure of dining at your restaurant for our 30th anniversary, funny though we also came for our 25th too. The food was fabulous from the drinks right through to the dessert. Portions were plentiful and absolutely delicious. WE look forward to coming back probably for New Years as we also were there last year too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great evening
    BillA
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Our reservation was honored on time and the area we were seated was not congested or too loud. The waitress was excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • luv2dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    This is my favorite restaurant to lunch at so whenever the chance arises I always choose this restaurant. Six of us had lunch there the other day. It was a family reunion of sorts as my sister was visiting from California. One sister has to have gluten free food and they accommodated her request nicely. The rest of us ordered from the regular menu: one had filet mignon, two had baked scallops, one had lamb, and I had the pasta fra diavlo. Everyone enjoyed their meals and there was even room for dessert! I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for a restaurant that offers fine dining with excellent food and great ambiance. An added note: our waitress was wonderful.....pleasant and accommodating for all our needs.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful experience
    nursereg1
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    The menu was varied with something for everyone at the table. Staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. Food was great. Everyone at the table had something different and each of us enjoyed our meal. Looking forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Poor Service
    Gonzo
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    This was the first time I had been at this restaurant. We were meeting friends from the North Shore. We were seated right away but, we sat there for almost an hour, before the waitress came to take our order. The food was very good but the service just wasn't. The restaurant was not crowded - we were there for a late lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Early was right
    Anniversarydinner
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Not too busy & quiet on arrival @ our reservation time of 545PM. Seated and attended to in a courteous & professional manner throughout. Food was very good. My wife commented on the apparent freshness of her scallops. While really without complaint, this will remain a special occasion restaurant for us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    We have been to Cafe Escadrille many times over the years but found it getting old and with a disappointng menu. Prices seem to have increased without improving or updating the menu. Not what it used to be.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent all around
    Kitty
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Food was outstanding, service was excellent and the atmosphere was beautiful! We enjoyed the experience very much!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    MmmFood
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    I have been wanting took try this restaurant for years due to family and friend recommendations. It did not disappoint to say the least. The duck was superb; and the oysters were so tasty. A group of four each enjoyed our meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time Disapointed
    JohnT
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    For the first time since we started going to the Café Escadrille we did not have good service. I guess because we are so used to it being great it was a huge disappointment. We waited almost 15 minutes for anyone to come near our table (it wasn't busy at all) and at one point we had ordered another glass of wine each and our server finally came over and said oh I forgot your wine - do you still want it?? Not at all what we are used to there - food as usual was great, atmosphere as well. We will still be going back but will make sure we do not have the same server.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cafe Escadrille-Woburn
    Stitchwitch
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    What an outstanding restaurant experience! This was my first time eating in the restaurant. I was extremely impressed by the professionalism of the waiter who served us. I was with an elderly friend on a cane . They have a handicapped accessible ramp inside of the restaurant! We enjoyed the live entertainment that wasn't too loud. Most of all the food was impeccably prepared and the gourmet flavors shone through! My compliments to the chef for outstanding taste, and plating of the most delicious meals. Definitely a place to go back to! The restaurant also has a function hall for larger parties. I would host my next event there! Absolutely OUTSTANDING!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistantly Good!
    Dining21
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As usual, everything was very good. Recommend for a nice dinner out.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 09-26-14 Dinner Session
    StevePVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    As always,I was met at the door by Brittney( two t’s) with a warm welcome and Joanne, recalled our extremely unique greeting from our initial introduction, which started the evening in the right direction.It was nice to see Iggy, who had worked the entire day, just before he went home for the evening. I had a lovely exchange with Toni ( With an i) and Kerry before sitting down for dinner There was a warm Birthday celebration at Table # 58, with BC and his group, and Kayla, serving up the Birthday cake with Pictures all around. We were seated at Table # 90 on the Patio, with the # 1 server in New England, Patti (with an i), on a beautiful evening with some old friends looking forward to our session with Patti on the Patio which was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too big for us, but good for groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This looked like a great place for a private function; the function rooms were beautiful. The main dining room was very loud and had lots of large groups. We were just two people looking for a romantic night out, and it was not the right place for that. The food was good, but the service was slow, probably because it was so busy. They need more wait-staff!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good Friends Get-Together
    Hilltop209
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    As always, We enjoyed an delightful lunch experience!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Solid night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was very good but the sevice was outstanding!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Special Time Out
    HappyDiner
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    I love Café Escadrille for special events in my relationship. Food is very good, a bit pricey, but worthwhile! It is not a place to visit several times a week due to the cost, but it is a primary pick for those special times.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Restaurant
    JohnT
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Great restaurant, would highly recommend. We have enjoyed both lunch and diners.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A 5-star Evening
    BostonChuck
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We hosted a 60th birthday party for two friends in the Gourmet room and it couldn't have been better. It was a party of 14 and the service along with the food was outstanding. I can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    found the food ok but not fabulous. Ordered the baked stuff sole and it seemed more like a sole omelette.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Room Mates
    Out2eat
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We had a lovely time on our return to Cafe Escadrille. This was not only because of the quality of the food, but also because of the lovely server, Kayla. We're four old(!) room mates from college who get together once a year. We take a lot of time, and have a lot of laughs. Kayla was very patient with us, and she appeared to enjoy us as much as we enjoyed her. Our food was, as it is every year, wonderful, and I do think they have the best bartender in town! The slight film of ice topping the bone dry martini proves he/she knows what they're doing. Cafe Escadrille is certainly the place to go for a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • readytoeat
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    As always I enjoyed the food. This is the first time I've returned since the renovations. I found the acoustics very poor and made conversation very difficult.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Judy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Excellent dining experience. Would definitely recommend without hesitation. Service, food and ambiance is superb.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Classy
    Hungry
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Waitress was excellent. My prime rib wasn't cooked to my preference. Manager came to table to apologize & took care of issue. Both were very apologetic & they made sure we we're satisfied. Manager gave complimentary desserts which shows how classy the employees are. Still my favorite restaurant because of service like this.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • NSdiner23
    NSdiner23
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Our party consisted of eight, and we were delighted to find that everyone's order was just as ordered. The wait staff was very attentive, and came back several times to check and see if everything was allright, which it was. The atmosphere was o.k., and the noise level was a little louder than we would have liked, but not so that you couldn't hear each other speak. The only other thing that would have made it better was if there would have been a round table. We would definitely return to this restaurant as we had a most enjoyable evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Service was very slow and infrequent. Even getting water was difficult.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never disappointed!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Waiter was attentive but not intrusive. The recent renovation only added to the ambiance. Menu in my opinion is well balanced for all diners. There's ample portions & very palatable. Never ever regret choosing the Escadrille.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    duff66
    Dined on 9/12/2014
    Usually a cant miss place but have missed a couple of times now
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    eleni
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Food was fabulous and the service great. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bon appetite !!!
    Reggie
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    This was one of the most delightful and delicious evenings my friend and I have had all summer long!!! And we have really done the tour from Legal harborside outside to the intercontinental to Henrietta's table to landana's to BobbyC's. This was just a total delight!! I intend to buy a gift card to cafe escadrille for an anniversary gift for my daughter!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a Great Experience
    NonnaCarol
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Cafe Escadrille is by far the best dining experience we've had in Burlington. There are numerous dining establishments from which to choose and they have never disappointed. Eighteen of us were celebrating and everything from the appetizers which included a lovely selection of cheese and crackers, Clams Casino and shrimp cocktail were delicious. Entrees for all of us were delivered at the same time and they were hot and carefully plated. Members of our party were very pleased with their choices which included: butternut squash ravioli, blackened swordfish, steaks, prime rib and salmon. Peter, the beverage manager was very helpful in choosing a champagne and red and white wines for the table in our price range. You will not be disappointed!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Friday night at the Cafe
    maddieM
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    We had dinner in the cafe on a recent Friday night. Had a reservation and were seated immediately (it was not full). Had eaten there years ago and thought we would try it again - I was under the impression it was very upscale, but the cafe is not. Lots of folks around us were wearing jeans and golf clothes. We waited a bit for our drinks and then to order, but the food once we got it was very good - lamb chops and chicken picatta. Plenty of food, prepared well. Lots of choice on the menu. We would return but wouldn't recommend dinner there if you are in a hurry (took 10 minutes to clear our plates). They had live music at 8:15 - we were sitting very close and it wasn't our style so we left shortly after they started - passing up desert.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience!
    Maxgolden
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Went with my golf group for an end of season dinner. From the moment we arrived, all was perfect. All specials were described in detail, drink orders arrived promptly, and our waiter, Gary, was great. He had a great sense of humor- a must- he had 10 female diners to accommodate. Everyone enjoyed their meals. I go to the Escadrille often and am never disappointed. Whether it's lunch for two, dinner for 10, or holiday dining, the food and service are always exceptional.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very Good as usual
    JohnT
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Café Escadrille is and has always been one of the most consistent restaurants we go to. The service is always very good, the food is always very good and we have never been disappointed. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who want to go somewhere and know that everything will be very good and worth the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a great take
    JudyNewburyport
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Celebrated my 58th birthday Saturday evening. Sat in the gourmet area as we usually do. Tableside Cesar Salad was outstaneding, and prepared by a relatively new waiter, Raymond. He did great. We also ordered the Steak Diane, which was another item to be prepared tableside, but it came as an item out of the kitchen. Raymond said it was cooked tableside.....I asked "well whose table? It wasn't ours!) That's my only issue, it wasn't prepared tableside but it was very very good. I will continue as a regular guest, they are a fabulous restaurant, and really try very hard to make you feel special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • great catch
    Happyatlast2
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Cajin scrod was fantastic I am a very picky fish eater. We stopped going to the TALK and I wanted a place where I could enjoy the fish, well Found it !!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just okay
    Booey
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    Service was great. Venue was very nice, clean, and great floor plans. Food was so so. Menu reads great but the plates were a bit uninspired. Not enough vegetarian friendly options for apps either.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet