Good food, but much too noisy
Excellent, but VERY NOISY - unnecessarily so. Just lower the volume!!!
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent dinner experience.
Excellent dinner experience. The trout was done especially well.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best Steak Frites in Cambridge
I've been trying to explore the menu here, but I keep coming back to the steak frites. The fries are light and fluffy, the watercress has a lovely citrus tang, and the steak... the steak is wonderful. Nicely marbled, cooked exactly how I order it, and topped with a large pad of butter. Wonderful stuff.
My only complaint is that the bread comes with hummus, which I understand as a trendy eccentricity, but really, butter is always better.
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was very good; deeply
Food was very good; deeply flavorful and interesting but not experimental. Lovely staff. Just a very nice dinner.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Creative & good food.
Creative & good food. A little too expensive for my pocketbook. Loved the cold cucumber soup & Monkfish. Don't understand why the water glasses are so tiny. yes, they provide a bottle of water but there is no ice. I requested a large glass of ice & they were available but are they trying to get you to buy drinks instead?
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
As always the steak tartare
As always the steak tartare was wonderful. However, the rest of the meal was a bit lacking. The fries were over cooked and the Cippino was disappiointing; the sauce was too heavy and the crab was too much work for the return.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st time loved the food, best
1st time loved the food, best caesar around and creative drinks but noise was too loud for our party of six to talk.
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
You cannot go wrong here
I was very impressed with Central Kitchen
The Ceaser Salad with fresh white anchovy and crispy croutons was outstanding so was my steak frites (huge portion) and the garlic sauce for the fries was a nice touch.
The mussels were excellent as well
The labneh dessert with Alfredo Sauce was a nice finish
My only only regret was that we went early and ate around 7pm so the place as quiet
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't miss the desserts
Had a great meal that was totally overshadowed by the fabulous dessert. We shared a Labeneh Semifreddo - an amazing creation by an amazing pastry chef. I'm not much of a dessert person, but I'll surely return to Central, to taste their other desserts. Enjoy!
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Strangly quiet on a Sunday evening
Nice, friendly staff, good layout, good food, great oysters. Over priced. Will try again.
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice little place. the food
Nice little place. the food was good.. Although the steak was a bit fatty.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time back and again, the food was amazing. Highly recommend the steak tartare and the duck confit appetizer and the pork loin entree. Everything else we ordered was also great - but those dishes really stood out. Also, we were eating with a 1.5 year old - and the staff was very nice and accommodating.
8/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Solid neighborhood restaurant that has a menu that's varied enough to not get boring but tight enough to stay top notch. Great for a casual weeknight or something nicer before going out in Central.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were very impressed with our meal at Central Kitchen. The food was excellent; it was brought to our table at just the right temperatures and in a timely fashion. (Read: not rushed.) The by-the-glass wine list was a bit limited, but the ones listed were quite good.
The service was great; I didn't even notice when empty glasses and other things we no longer needed were taken away.
The great wine and great entrees were completed by an excellent dessert. The milk chocolate cremeux was beautifully portioned and plated, and the accompaniments (rye crumble, fleur de sel, blackberry juniper) were excellently chosen.
Overall, we had a great experience at Central Kitchen, and I will definitely be returning.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is a great restaurant. The food is simple and delicious. They also have a chocolate cake that is to die for!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hideaway from Central Sq hubub
Warm, quiet atmosphere with excellent cocktails and the best mussels in Mass.
10/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
I had come to Central Kitchen after reading previous great reviews and they certainly delivered. Their Menu was not ordinary in an outstanding way, providing great selection. The drinks were outstanding as well.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food; cold breeze
We ate here in the winter. The food and drinks were very good (mussels, caesar salad, blue fish) but about 2/3 of the restaurant give or take is affected by the single door which opens at regular intervals admitting a cold breeze that made it hard for me to really settle in and relax with my wife. I mentioned it to the waitress who was quite familiar with the problem. She reported they are working on it and may install a heater above the entrance "at some point".
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Best restaurant in Cambridge
Exceptional food, sophisticated but not fussy. Service discrete, efficient.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A must visit in Cambridge!
I was with a group of BC alums and significant others. Choosing Central Kitchen was the highlight of our weekend in Boston. We were 8 people so had the chance to sample just about every item on the menu. Those who had the steak, raved about it. I tried the signature chicken dish at server's recommendation and it was outstanding. I heard great comments about the bluefish, the duck confit salad, the musels, and on and on. Wine list is excellent. Avery is a star!
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM