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Cambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge Brewing Company

Cambridge Brewing Company Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.cambridgebrewingcompany.com
  • Phone: (617) 494-1994
  • Hours of Operation: Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: David Drew
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
  • Private Party Facilities: We here at the Cambridge Brewing Company look forward to hosting your next event. Whether you are planning an informal company mixer for twenty or a holiday bash for up to 100, you’ll find the Cambridge Brewing Company an excellent choice.
  • Private Party Contact: Phil Bannatyne (617) 494-1994

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Hamphire Street/Cardinal Medeiros
  • Public Transit: Take the red line to Kendall/MIT T stop. At street level, go through the Marriott Hotel lobby. Take a left onto Broadway and continue walking straight until you cross over a set of railroad tracks. Take your first right onto Hampshire Street. We are in the back left corner of the One Kendall Square complex. It is about a 5-10 min walk.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking is available in the One Kendall Square Parking Garage located on Binney Street, next to the Landmark Theatres Kendall Square Cinema. We validate parking for this garage Monday through Friday after 5pm & anytime on Saturday and Sunday.

    On-street metered parking is also available on nearby Hampshire and Broadway Streets; meters turn off at 6pm.
A word from Cambridge Brewing Company
Cambridge Brewing Company has been at the forefront of the Pub Brewery movement since our inception in 1989. Our focuses on high quality craft beers and seasonally inspired New England fare have led to numerous accolades and a devoted clientele. Our kitchen crew understands what it means to cook in New England. Our menu is seasonally driven. We source from as many local producers as we can, assuring the freshness of our ingredients and supporting those businesses that are committed to the stewardship of their land and long lasting productivity of our seas. Our team of brewers crafts a wide array of traditional, new American and experimental beers styles. Our passion for experimentation combined with our respect for classic world styles translates into an ever changing wide array of beers offered on any given day here at the restaurant.Continued
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
Diner Reviews
  • "This was a solid choice for higher end pub food. Went with a business group. We had 7 people, and it was a little too noisy in the restaurant for everyone to participate in the same conversation. We had requested a side/corner table in hopes of being able to hear each other and linger, but ended up seated right in the middle of the room, so that didn't work out. I would go again to have nachos at the bar or sit outside and have an appetizer."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Serving size was small...prices were high...beer was good."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We grabbed some reservations before the rescheduled fireworks. I suspect the issue was understaffing for an unexpected crowd. However nothing aside from the buffalo chicken bites impressed us and we left frustrated. We sat inside and it was very hot. My husband ordered a special and the server returned to say they were out. He ordered another special and she returned to say they were out. He finally settled on the fish and chips which were dry and over cooked. The beer was good but too warm. My summer salad consisted of four very large pieced of lettuce and I could not taste the lettuce. The mussels were farmed and tiny. One burger was ordered with fries but came with a salad. We won't be returning."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The beer was good and the food was OK. There seemed to be 4 waitstaff working on a moderately busy afternoon and each of them had tables outside and inside so they were all rushing in and out. I eat fast, I am military...but the food was brought so quickly to the table, plates of food were stacking up in front of us. Even I couldn't eat fast enough. We ordered an appetizer, salads, and entrees. The salad and appetizers came at the same time and we couldn't even finish those before the entrees showed up. I guess I was expecting more time to sample their beers. Maybe I was just frustrated that the food was just being fired at us so fast. We might go back, but there are a lot of other places in that area we want to try first."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "I went with a group of friends. They have an awesome beer list, and they brew right there. I sampled a couple of their offerings and they were both excellent. Food was very good and came out promptly, we got appetizers and main courses, the lamb meatballs were amazing! I knocked the service because our waiters shift was up after he placed the check on the table, and it took over 20 minutes to get someone to take care of us. I realize shift changes happen, however there should have been a better hand off, it would seem that there was no real hand off and we were forgotten."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This is a place that I would've been more excited about if I was still a drinker. That's pretty much all this place is good for. Food wasn't bad but nothing to really scream about. My friends got this huge 100oz bong of beer which was pretty cool. Our waitress moved slower than glacial pace. Not that I wanted to leave, I was with friends in a nice outdoor table but we could've done a lot more if she moved like a normal human being. She was MIA most of the time."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "food was interesting and made an effort. Outdoors very pleasant. Hostess made real effort (successful) to accommodate request in Open Table reservation. Service attentive, good natured and helpful."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "The food and beer selection look great on the website. In reality they didn't have several of the beers listed in the menu and the food was more appropriate for a price point half of what it was. Very disappointing meal. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "We ordered the pretzels and poutine for appetizers. The pretzels were soft and warm and came with a delicious beer cheese. The poutine had good flavor, but there wasn't enough gravy or cheese. The dollops of sour cream on top weren't necessary. I ordered the pork and veal meatballs for my entree. Although the meatballs were cooked perfectly, they weren't seasoned and came in this watery gravy. It was unappetizing to look at. The dish was garnished with too much basil and lemon zest, although I can't quite call it lemon zest since it was mostly the bitter white part of the lemon rind. Bottom line: come for the service, beer and decent apps. Forget about the entrees. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "Great fun place with better "pub food" than the average bar (quite tasty) and great BEER. Lots of fun. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We came here last Saturday because we really like CBC beer and had heard good things. The soft pretzels and cheese were amazing as an appetizer, i highly recommend it! I got fish and chips which were just okay, a little disappointing but my boyfriend got the burger which he said was cooked perfectly and good. Between the 3 of us we tried many different beers which I enjoyed a lot, overall a good experience and I will definitely be back. Our waitress was helpful and efficient and never rushed us which I love."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Came here with group of 10 on Friday night. Service was spotty, understandable on a busy night but also a reason that automatic 18 % gratuity is a lousy policy. Only got service when we flagged down our waiters and then when our bill came it was improperly managed resulting in a huge overcharge of $120, corrected of course once we complained. But had we not reviewed the bill carefully would have been missed. "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Tasty brews and cider always attract plenty of people here. The best part, unlike other places, CBC also rivals in food - excellent selection (since a few years ago) - haven't had a bad meal here yet. We had a large group reservation confirmed, however, needed to wait almost an hour for the space to clear after showing up on-time. The host-staff were apologetic and eventually "motivated" the table in question to re-locate (hours after their bill has been paid). These situation are always unpredictable, but it might have been more appropriate to boot the stragglers 15-30 min after rather than having 10 hungry people wait an hour.. Otherwise, great service and fun times! "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Just flew in from Australia, dazed, jetlagged and delighted with the service, friendliness and enthusiasm of the staff. Ryan's recommendations on what to try were ideal. Went back the next night with a friend in a wheelchair. Staff had put aside a readily accessible table and were great. Lots of laughs, good food, company and service. A spectacular night. "
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience as a big group (20) and our waitress was spectacular and took amazing care of us. Reservations were very easy on a busy weeknight. Will come back again for sure!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "I regularly eat at CBC. It is great that opentable can be used for reservations. Beer is great and good is good!"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Love the home brew, Cambridge Porter has perfect espresso choc finish for me! Addicted to the Vermont Smoke &Cure Pepperoni Pizza with Vidalla Jam....as good as my Grandma's...can not get enough!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "I was not expecting culinary marvels, but I do expect my food to be edible. This was not. Our appetizer, soft-baked pretzels, were so burned on the bottom that we had to scrape them. That being said, the fondue for the pretzels was top notch. I made the mistake of ordering the miso-glazed salmon. It came with a level of burnt on top that was about a half inch and smelled burnt. I sent it back (in an apologetic, not huffy way). Out came the manager, a nice guy actually, who told me that the half inch of burnt on top of my salmon was intentional. With a straight face he told me that's what happens when you cook with miso. I've had and cooked with miso glazes before, I've never see anything like it. Great for drinks, eat at your own risk. "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The title says it all. I loved the two beers I tried, you have to eat the fried brussels sprouts. My only compliant is it was SOOOOOO loud in there. There was a lot of people, but the music was blaring and I couldn't hear my dinner companion. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "drunken noodles were bland, lamb shank was too salty, fried brussel sprouts were too soggy restaurant itself was like a sauna, really uncomfortable..."
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Unfortunately, both the dinner entrees and the customer service were really disappointing. It's too bad since it's a great location and the beer menu is really good. I will not be returning."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Vermont smoke onion jam pizza is amazing...as if my grandmother made it! Not traditional brew house grub, locally sourced ingredients give all that homemade handcrafted taste, like the beer...leave room for dessert. Charles River Porter made it too easy to stay for a couple hours."
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "I really enjoyed my experience here. Food and service were great, and the atmosphere was casual and fun. Would definitely come back and recommend it to my friends!"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "It was very crowded and noisy on a Friday night. Very busy at the bar. The food was good with large portions. Better than your average bar food. Not a lot of options for vegetarians. Everyone enjoyed their food. Very hard to talk over the noise."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Some very nice brews. They have a good selection of styles. Food was very good by pub standards. The waitress allowed us to make some tweaks to our food order. She was very attentive."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "We met a few friends from out of town and enjoyed the great food and beer selection. Place was very active and hopping. I have been here in the summer for lunches but now know to come back for yummy dinners as well."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "I always enjoy my dining experience at the Cambridge Brewing Company. The food was great. I like that the menu is locally sourced and that they support the regional farmers. But truly the reason we go is for the beer list. It's always a pleasure to see what new ideas the brewers have come up with."
    Dined on 3/1/2014