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Cafe Escadrille
Cafe Escadrille

Cafe Escadrille Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cafeescadrille.com
  • Email: info@cafeescadrille.com
  • Phone: (781) 273-1916
  • 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, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, 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, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Entertainment: We offer live music during St. Patrick"s Day week and at other times during the year. 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Extensive, but not creative menu. Most of the standards (steak, lamb, italian standards) are available, but not a lot of creative surprising items. Wide range of appetizers and desserts, all made competently, but not spectacularly. Service is professional (which is notable these days). Good bar with well-made mixed drinks. Nice wine selection. I would say this is a place you can take a fairly large group (including your in-laws) and everyone will find something they like to eat, but don't go here if you're a foodie or looking for an interesting meal. The prices are pretty high, so bring your wallet."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Café Escadrille has long been a favorite luncheon spot for my friends and me. There is an extensive luncheon menu, the service is wonderful, and the lunch prices are moderate. In addition, we have never felt rushed when dining there, which is so important when we're all catching up with one another at our bimonthly "Ladies' lunches." It is a favorite spot for my friends and me for the above reasons, but also for its location right off Rte. 128, which makes it convenient for everyone in our group."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "A lovely dinner for my birthday. Food was excellent - service to die for (Thanks Iggy!!). Simply - a lovely experience."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Three of the four in our party ordered different forms of fish, each of us complained that it was dry and lacking flavor. The waitstaff are very attentive!"
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our date night dinner brought us to the Cafe Escadrille once again. The restaurant was a gem, with a classic menu and a great wine list. We certainly will return."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Our meals were excellent and service outstanding. This is one of my favorite restaurants never a bad meal."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We wanted to enjoyba drink prior to ordering and the waiter was very polite and did not rush us. We shared the lamb chops and they were cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Our party of four had a wonderful lunch last Friday. The staff was extremely pleasant, the food terrific and the atmosphere. I highly recommend this spot to anyone looking for a great luncheon or dinner restaurant."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "My husband had to work all day Saturday at a very stressful job and he just wanted to go out for a nice dinner. He wanted to go into Boston but I didn't think we would get in anywhere, plus it was raining and I didn't want to have to park far away. I was on my computer at 5:00 and with Open Table it is so easy to make reservations. So I went onto Cafe Escadrille's website and got a reservation for 7:45 which was a perfect time for us. We arrived at the restaurant at 7:30 and sat at the bar until we were called at about 7:55 (which was just perfect). We had a nice table and had the most delicious dinner. My husband had prime rib and I had filet. My husband really enjoyed the dinner. It was just what he needed!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I had shrimp scampi. The shrimp were over cooked and hard. I have had better shrimp scampi at chain restaurants for a third of the price."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Escadrille offers good food, a non crowded feeling, despite its being huge, and cheerful service. The easy parking is a plus, and it is an attractive atmosphere. Grilled lamb salad was delicious."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "As always we had a great meal. Would recommend Café Escadrille to everyone who wants good value. Prices are a little high but nothing compared to across the street!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The Cafe's food selections are plentiful. Meals are always cooked to perfection. Dining at the Escadrille is always a wonderful experience. The waitstaff is always very attentive to your needs and the managers are always available should you need them."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Very good menu with some variety that is good for Lent. Food is always great and the service is outstanding."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "FOR substance: waitperson was dull, lacking in substance. Engaging him met with minimal success. Drinks were very well-made as was the desert. Blackened swordfish was bland and tasteless, somewhat overcooked. Since it was special occasion, I did not want to disturb the experience. The other fish dish was better but certainly unexciting. Salads were ok. The potatoes were tasteless. The meal showed a lack of creativity. Also the manager hovering around, rarely making any eye contact. For the cost, I had better at Burtons and Bertucci's. Since I seek more than bland, the likelihood of returning to this place is not very high. if I'm going to spend this much money, this isn't restaurant that I would go to for dinner."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Resturant offers a wide array of choices for not only entrrees but appetizeser, salads and desserts as well. They offer speciail menus and entertainment to coincide with holidays. Cocktails are excellent!"
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "We had an outstanding meal and the service was great."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I always get a great meal and the service is very good. As a vegan there are limited choices, however enough to not feel deprived. They should add veggie burgers, because the fries are great!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Great place to dine for special occasions or celebrations. My one complaint is I made an 8:30pm reservation and was seated after 9pm. Hostess explained that the party before us was slow to leave, but as a reserved dining party, I feel we should have been seated on time or at the most 10 minutes past our time. We even arrived 5 minutes early to assure that we wouldn't be kept waiting on a busy night."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "My fiancé and myself enjoyed a meal at the bar. Great service from bartenders as always, good company with fellow bar-sitters, a food is exceptional. Her - veal Catherine; me - prime rib with the pepper rub. Prime rib is tender, cooked perfectly and just plain delicious. Regular visitors - I would highly recommend."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Always one of my favorite resturant for many years. It just keeps getting better."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Fine dining standards, finely executed, but with an up-to-date flair. I had a Bloody Mary made with Bourbon that I liked quite well. Their Caesar salad was delicious, they bring it without anchovies, but one may have them on request. My spouse had the baked Brie which we both liked and pea soup with ham ditto. I cannot keep up with wine, but they helped me to one both complementary to the entre and to my taste. My entre was veal Catherine: a very nice cream sauce, veal, lobster, & shrimp. My spouse had veal marsala: kudos to their veal! For dessert I had 2 of their 3 "mini decadents" which they were! and my spouse had vanilla ice cream--also decadent. Their after dinner drink list is the best I've ever seen and I had a Johnny Walker Blue!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We enjoyed our experience at Café Escadrille very much. The live music was an unexpected and much appreciated bonus that was 'age-appropriate' and unobtrusive. Our server was attentive without hovering and very informed when it came to our order. I have a food allergy and he knew exactly which ingredients in my meal selection that were off-limits and recommended appropriate substitutions. Overall, it was a terrific experience!"
    Dined on 3/3/2014
  • "This place has consistently excellent food with great service. It is kind of expensive but worth it due to the dining experience it provides. We leave the kids at home so that it is just about us that one night per month or so. The lamb dinner is the best that I have ever had. Don't see how it can be improved."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is very well-located as a hub near major highways, yet pleasantly situated. For lunch meetings, larger groups or intimate dining the restaurant offers varied seating and/or rooms. The food options are excellent for those who wish to indulge, though there is great flexibility in the menu for those with special dietary needs. Wait staff were attentive, but not overly so. On a blustery winter day, seating by the windows was somewhat drafty and the room seemed too cool in general."
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    Dined on 10/5/2013
  • "I really enjoyed the evening and the food was delightful, especially the dessert!!!!! I left feeling very satisfied with the whole experience. Will be returning soon."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I was looking for a convenient location for an upscale business lunch, and I found Cafe Escadrille. I contemplated the well-known "Grille" down the street, but was concerned the menu prices would set the wrong tone for the meeting. Cafe Escadrille was an excellent choice. The service was outstanding, intuitively understanding when to stop by the table and when to let us talk. The food was well-prepared and tasty. As our lunch extended to the two-hour mark, we felt no pressure to vacate the table. Everyone agreed on the location of our next meeting--Cafe Escadrille."
    Dined on 2/20/2014
  • "This place is stuck in the 80's so is the majority of its clientele. The food is good. We took are kids there. We were the only ones with kids. Our waitress was wonderful & personable. The kids had the grilled salmon with fries. I had the tuna& scallops with jasmine rice. The scallops were delicious naturally sweet. This place has a nice function rooms great for large parties."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "food pricey, not much on plate, too rich , sat behind bar V loud looked like a diner, rose was a nice touch put in water died next day"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Food was okay. Service was slow considering that not all tables in our room were occupied. We were served main course 1.5 hours after our arrival. Three times we asked waiter for water. it wasn't until one member of party got up to get water did anoter waitress offered her assistance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Escardrille is my favorite restaurant especially for special occasions. I have used it for both romantic evenings and special occasion functions such as Birthday and Anniversary Parties and have never been disappointed in either the service or the food. The Management team is easy to work with as well as the wait staff and everyone seems to go of their way to make sure that everyone is happy with the food and having a good experience at the function."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went here for Valentines day with another couple. I had been here before for functions and had dined in the Gourmet Room which was very good. This time we dined in the Cafe Room which is also a nice setting. Right from the start there appeared to be issues with the service. We saw no server in sight and finally after about ten minutes in our waitress dropped bread on the table and started to complain about how busy she was. She then just walked away and and didn't offer take a drink order or anything. Then after another 15 minutes I had to track down the manager at the hostess station to track down our server. We had been there for about 25 minutes with no drinks ordered. The rest of the visit was met with poor attitude from server."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I have gone to Cafe Escadrille for thirty years and the food and the restaurant have always been great. Keep up the great work! Fantastic Prime Rib and Seafood- Best French Onion soup around."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Prime Rib lacked taste. Nice piece of beef but no taste. Swordfish smelled. Maybe Valentines day quality goes down."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have been to the Escadrille numerous times in the past and always had a good meal. The food was tasteless even the apps. The wait staff was fair at best. Just overall disappointed with the meal."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went for dinner on Valentine's Day. The restaurant opted to open up their function room to accommodate more customers. Unfortunately the atmosphere in the function room was rather stark. Blank walls with a tiled floor. Small temporary tables were set up. We may as well have been eating in a school cafeteria. The service was very slow. One couple near us was abandoned for nearly 20 minutes after receiving their menus until my husband pointed it out to a server. The food was okay. The main restaurant looked nice. Maybe we should have requested a different section of the restaurant but it didn't occur to us. All in all, it was not the experience I had anticipated when I made a reservation."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was an excellent restaurant with an extensive wine list and great French food"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Great find. After several weekends in the area. Dissapointed with every other decent restaurant untill this one. Good food, great service and fair prices. Wine list was also quite extensive."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Food was fantastic and waitress was attentive but not overbearing. Always appeared at the right time."
    Dined on 2/1/2014