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,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.
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Cafe Escadrille reviews from OpenTable diners
148 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (88)good for groups (48)neighborhood gem (47)fit for foodies (42)great for lunch (39)romantic (34)great for outdoor dining (32)notable wine list (31)vibrant bar scene (19)great for brunch (9)hot spot (8)kid-friendly (5)late-night find (4)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Cafe Escadrille
    lulu41
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Delicious food , great wait staff , quiet if you want it to be! We enjoyed this restaurant with friends! Extensive menu. We will be back. LuLu 41
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • arlingtoneater
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    Went here for my husband's birthday. It was fabulous. The food is good and very competently prepared; presentation very nice. Menu is filled with good, solid, fancy restaurant type fare--nothing out of the ordinary. The service, however, was extraordinary. Waitstaff very attentive and patient and friendly. When the sommelier noticed our waitress walking to our table with the wine we'd ordered he swooped down and offered to answer any questions we might have. Delivery of food was paced perfectly, we had a relaxed meal and didn't feel rushed at all. Don't know if we'd come again; the place is a little mainstream for our taste. But I'd definitely bring my Dad here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Too Noisy
    tigerfire
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The restaurant was too loud. There was a DJ on the patio and all we could hear in the dining room was the "Boom, boom" of the bass, it was very loud. Then a live duo began performing in the main dining room, but the DJ was still going strong on the patio. So all we could hear was the over loud bass and the duo competing. We didn't stay for dessert because we both had headaches from the noise. The food was okay, average at best and expensive and there was no ambiance to speak of because of the noise. We will not be returning anytime soon.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • jackVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Havent's been here for a while but found reasonably priced food of good quality
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic Dining Experiance 8-02-14
    StevePVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    We were met at the front entrance by Machala and Kaylee and were promptly seated at Table # 58 as requested. The extremely friendly and outgoing personalities of these "entrance greeters " is remarkable and they even took the time to visit the table during our dining experiance which was fantastic. The service from Cathy was fabulous and her attention to detail and perfection was noted and we look forward to returning the Escadrille. It was great to see Iggy and Kerry take time from their extremely busy shift to visit the table... Hat's off to the entire Escadrille team for their exceptional service and attention to detail.. BTW: The food was fantastic.. Those Fried Clams were out of this world and the two(2) bottles of wine .....
    Special Features:
    special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love the Escadrille
    JohnT
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As usual, the food, service and experience was very good. This restaurant is so consistent, no matter how many times we go, we always know we will leave feeling very full and will have had very good service. Love it and going back next weekend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Maxgolden
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    As always , our evening at the Cafe escadrille was a great one. The staff was attentive to our every need. The food and wine were perfect, as we expected .
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Neglected pleasure
    ItalianVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    It has been ages since our last visit here and we were pleased to see some structural changes...the outdoor area, banquet area and also feel the well-remembered warm and welcoming atmosphere and charm. This was a SAturday late lunch...it was quiet, unhurried with a succulent lamb skewered over a delicious salad. My husband of course ordered breakfast which was a light fluffy veggie omelet with great potatoes. We will be back again soon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding!
    HappyCustomer
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We went to celebrate my husbands retirement. I had requested that our drinks be on the table or delivered as soon as we were seated. And, as soon as we were seated, Brenda our waitress came over and rubbed my back saying she would be right back. There were our drinks. She didn't want them sitting at the table so she had them at the table. I picked this place because my husband loves escargot and I heard theirs was the best. Without a doubt it was a great call. We were so happy and full when we left. Our service was excellent! Our food was excellent! I can't thank you enough for a perfect evening!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Experience!
    Kcarr
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    I went here for my birthday dinner and it was absolutely fantastic! I had The Perfect Pair for dinner which was stuffed jumbo shrimp and filet mignon - everything was cooked perfectly. Our waitress had the timing down and everything was served at the right time; never waiting too long or feeling rushed. She was very attentive and accommodating. I'd highly recommend this restaurant to anyone look for a special night!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neeny3
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Escadrille is always excellent, lunch, dinner, late night, or function.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate