surprisingly small spot inside
surprisingly small spot inside the lobby of the Hotel. Our food was very good and value priced. The service was uneven.....took awhile to get our check at the conclusion of the meal. They certainly didn't rush you through the meal!!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
This restaurant is a neat
This restaurant is a neat place! Situated right in the lobby/reception of a boutique hotel, one might think it is noisy and crammed, but this is not the case - the very location makes the restaurant interesting and dynamic. The waitstaff is great, atmosphere is energizing, and the food is tasty and diverse. The latter helped as we were a group of 6 people from 13 - 46 in age, all having different tastes in food. The Black Sheep was a great selection for us for a Saturday night dinner.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Freshly prepared salads, soups
Freshly prepared salads, soups and sandwiches---homemade potato chips, and great service!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
The seafood is always outstanding,
The seafood is always outstanding, but everything else isn't worth ordering.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Little quiet lunch spot great
Little quiet lunch spot great for a relaxed lunch in the middle of hectic Kendall Square. Also great to have a glass of wine and talk in the quiet lobby, although I've never stayed for dinner
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
We loved our first time at
We loved our first time at the Black Sheep last night. Beverly and Parker were great servers, and the penne pasta was amazing. Also had the goat cheese salad, very creative tart. We look forward to being back soon! The old Firehouse building made for a fun walkthru after our meal :)
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
We enjoyed our dinner very
We enjoyed our dinner very much. The seafood and pasta tasted great. Location is cozy and fun. There were just a few tables filled, but the noise and chat from the kitchen were a noticeable disruption to us. I can understand the close quarters, but the conversations we had to hear from the kitchen through the one single door was unfortunate. I'm sure that at busier times you can't hear it... I imagine it would be hard for a kitchen staff to realize this and mitigate it. We still will return though. :)
3/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely spot. Small dining
Small dining area, but cozy.
Great fireplace to sit by and have a drink.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. Very
The food was excellent. Very small, limited number of tables as it is in the lobby of the Kendall Hotel. I would recommend to most, though I would suggest making a reservation as there are a very limited number of tables.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
3rd time for us at the Black
3rd time for us at the Black Sheep, packed crowd, we got the last table at 7pm. Enjoyed the tasty filet mignon. We also had the chicken penne, nice dish, wish it was more filling though: kind of small plate for an entree.
Ordered prosecco by the glass, and had the lava cake. Can't wait to return again soon!
4/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was excellent, service
Food was excellent, service was great, until we wanted to pay our bill - it seems that they wanted us to stay forever! Great location right on Main Street - good for people watching!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Quaint spot and will visit
Quaint spot and will visit again on my next business trip when I am in town
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small things come in good packages
Microscopic dining room, but excellent food. Cute that this renovated fire station has Hook & Ladder wine.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great place for fire engine
Great place for fire engine lovers of all ages. The food was excellent and the menu offered a full range of selections, from full, elegant entrees to lighter fare. The restaurant is quite small, so we were invited to wait for our table in a comfy area which was conducive to chatting. All in all, a most pleasurable evening.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
A great find!
I was eager to try this intriguing place tucked into the Kendall Hotel ... an old firehouse. I went on a Friday night w/ my husband and returned the next week with my girlfriends. I highly recommend the Kale/Rice/Beans dish ... and the grilled veggies w/ hummus appetizer. The cocktails are good as are the wines. All reasonbly priced. The room is cozy and the service is warm and efficient and patient. It's a great find!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Pleasant, small restaurant
Pleasant, small restaurant with cordial staff and good food.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was very good,
The service was very good, as always. The ambience is nice and cozy; it's a small space that always feels homey, whether full of patrons or not. Only complaint is that of the two filet mignons, ordered medium rare, one was served medium. Likely just a fluke, as both our steaks were cooked alongside each other :)
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a great meal at The
We had a great meal at The Black Sheep. The Cambridge Burger is excellent, as was the Fire House Taco Salad. There was a good selection of wine and beer.
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent dining experience.
Excellent dining experience. With the group I was hosting, there were several vegetarians. They were particularly pleased that they have several very interesting options available to them.
4/29/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another nice dinner at the
Another nice dinner at the Black Sheep. Tables filled up quickly, and the small staff did its' best to keep up. We always enjoy our visits to this fine establishment.
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice patio but noisy
I enjoy the Black Sheep for its central location in Kendall Square and the food is consistently very good. The patio is nice for being outdoors, but pretty noisy with Main Street just across the sidewalk. Service was fine.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love the history of this building. We were given a gift certificate and stayed at the historic Kendall Hotel last year and enjoyed our time there. This time we returned to the Black Sheep Restaurant with the balance of the gift certificate and to enjoy dinner.
My husband ordered the Baked Cod entree and I ordered the Kendall end chicken entree - both were delicious. We paired our entrees with Cabernet Sauvignon and our waiter suggested with enjoy a piece of Boston cream pie (which we split and was just the right ending to our dining experience. We will definitely return to the Kendall Hotel and Black Sheep Restaurant in the future.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Cozy place with attentive
Cozy place with attentive service and locally sourced food. Great hotel too
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I would have said the food
I would have said the food was excellent but for the too-salty Oysters Rockefeller which I did not order but which I tasted. My dinner was excellent as was that of the other three. Only two who shared the O.,R. had the too-salty meal.
Black Sheep is terrific and I would recommend it to all my friends.
6/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband & I discovered this place via Open Table & we are quite delighted that we did as it is not far from our Somerville base. It was a delightful night to sit outside watching Kendall Sq. street life, & our dinner was excellent from start to finish. We recommend the crab cakes, salmon & sea scallops, plus the desserts of tiramisu, & custard w. berries.The wine list is certainly adequate, with helpful samplings if like before ordering, My sangria turned out to be quite large and refreshing. The only disappointment was the ordinary quality of the dipping oil for the bread choices, and that's certainly easily remedied. Its mother Kendall Hotel looks to be quite charming, & restoration of the old Firehouse into the restaurant is splendid!
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot in Kendall area
Booked the Black Sheep for a business diner. Staff were very accommodating and were happy for us to change to an outside table. Food was great. Nice, quiet area. Definitely recommended.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good. The food was very
Very good. The food was very good and the servers were attentive.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Black Sheep has great Soups and Sandwich's. I have not eaten their dessert but I am sure they are as good as the rest. Their specials are worth it.
The place is quite small but they have places out of the way that you would not expect.
I have not had a bad meal and when ever I am in town I must at least stop by for lunch.
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cute little spot near the Marriott
There is a cute outdoor patio and the inside pays homage to the Kendall's history. The menu had tried and true fare - a filet, salmon, sea bass, etc - nothing particularly unique or modern. The wine list is short, but you would find something you'd like on it.
I ordered a filet mignon RARE, but it came out somewhere between medium-rare and medium. The waitress tried to convince me to keep it briefly, but I sent it back and got a filet that was cool in the center (which was what I wanted). It was under-seasoned but the meat was good. The manager/owner(?) and waitress both apologized for the overcooked steak.
The mashed potatoes were really good, and I really enjoyed the cheese board.
I had a nice time, and the waitress was very attentive.
7/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
They make you feel like a regular
I don't go to the Black Sheep very often, but every time I go, they make me feel like they are happy to see me. The summer salads are fabulous and the outdoor dining is really nice. They can't help the traffic on Main St, but they do what they can to make the outdoor dining feel like an oasis. If you need a break from the more bustly places in Kendall Square, this is it.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great lunch spot.
Primary reason I don't give a 5 star rating is that the menu is rather small. Given that I avoid wheat, there were no real choices other than a salad. 4 stars is set as "very good" and that feels right.
8/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
Scrumptious Filet Mignon
The Black Sheep offers a cute and cozy dining experience, complete with delicious food and wine, and decadent desserts. The filet mignon, cooked medium rare, was cooked to perfection and presented with tasty mashed potatoes and veggies. The cabernet went perfectly with the meal, and the dessert, the molten cake w vanilla ice cream, was the perfect finishing touch.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet before 12:30
With a lunch menu of salads and sandwiches, you'd think there would be no surprises. Instead, the delicious house-made chips and the creative salad combinations will have me back. The restaurant was quiet before about 12:30 when the tables were a little more populated; I think people must think of the restaurant as more of a dinner location, but it's totally worth it, even with the price tag.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for lunch - Kendall Sq
Consistently excellend "home cooked" sandwiches and salads with friendly, attentive service.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
I liked this small neighborhood setting. I was able to really connect with my friend in a nice quiet setting but without feeling like I was drowning in a romcom. Kudos
10/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
A nice neighborhood gem. Quaint. New England. Good food.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food. Good service.
I had the kale chop salad with Cajon salmon but requested salmon to not be cooked Cajon. They accommodated and I enjoyed my salad. The place was very busy, so having reservations made the difference, I think. I'd go back.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM