Cedar Street Grille
Cedar Street Grille

Cedar Street Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.cedarstreetgrille.com/
  • Phone: 5083475800
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday: CLOSED Lunch Tuesday through Saturday: 11:30am-3:00pm Dinner Tuesday through Saturday: 4:30pm-close Sunday: Open for dinner only at 4:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Nick Faucher
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We offer the perfect setting for an intimate gathering. The restaurant is available for private functions on Mondays, Sunday mornings and afternoons.
  • Private Party Contact: Sarah J Gottlieb 8602351286
  • Special Events: We offer the perfect setting for baby or bridal showers on Sunday mornings. Please contact Sarah J Gottlieb at sgottlieb@table3restaurantgroup.com for further information.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Route 20
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Small private parking offered behind the restaurant. Additional parking avialable across the street in the 'Seraph' lot, or after 7:00pm also avialable at the neighboring business 'The Bird Store & More'
A word from Cedar Street Grille
A lively American bistro with a menu that encourages sharing, exploration and the celebration of food. American specialties with a unique flair on the standards.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
Cedar Street Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
96 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
98% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (64)neighborhood gem (46)special occasion (35)great for lunch (23)romantic (19)hot spot (17)good for groups (14)great for brunch (13)notable wine list (9)vibrant bar scene (8)late-night find (5)kid-friendly (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Fun new alternative in Sturbridge.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/23/2011
    Good concept of small tapas plates or large diner size. Even small plates were ample portion. Nice layout particularly the bar. Service was prompt, efficient and friendly. Prices were reasonable with the exception of wine which more than doubled the store price of a bottle. Highlights were stuffed dates with bacon and the Avocado salad. Not so great was the carbonara with overwhelming hit of pepper (think white was used as well as black. A mistake). All in all a welcome makeover for the original restaurant that was overpriced and stodgy (although the food was quite good).
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It exceeded my expectations,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2011
    It exceeded my expectations, which were set pretty high!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Renevated, quite different
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/20/2011
    Renevated, quite different in style from before. However, we were pleasantly surprised.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, good for groups, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Unfortunately our male bartender/wa
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/17/2011
    Unfortunately our male bartender/waiter had no personality and apparently "short term" memory. My husband did not like his food&didn't even eat it yet our server never came over to ask us if we liked our food. After telling the hostess he didn't like his meal&asking for our check, our server never made an attempt to get our check or speak with us at all. He only had 4 people at the bar so he wasn't busy. I'd see him talking most of the time. No sense of urgency. The hostess brought us our check after noticing the server still hadn't given it. Our check still had the uneaten meal charge. I gave the server my credit card to run. He proceeded to empty out his dishwasher instead of running my card. Overall just a bad experience&won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the first time we
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    This is the first time we have been and we will definitely be back. The only 2 complaints we have are the hostess never gave us a menu for the restaurant week selections that were available and our waitress never asked if we wanted to take our left over food home. One of us had half a dish of macaroni and cheese left and was looking forward to bringing it home. Other than that, we have nothing but great things to say. The food was fantastic. The prices extremely reasonable. The atmosphere was wonderful. So glad we decided to go and are looking forward to our next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Went again for Restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/16/2011
    Went again for Restaurant week - this was my 2nd visit this week. Food was excellent. Service was good. We sat in the bar area this time. It wasn't that noisy, but I just like the quainter atmosphere in the restaurant side. I'll definately request that next time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was outstanding,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/14/2011
    The food was outstanding, and the added space makes a huge improvement in the atmosphere. Will go again for sure!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • seating was a little tight.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/13/2011
    seating was a little tight. there was a large group next to us that took most of the space. the temp of the room was cold and i asked the waitress if a window or door was open but she did not seem to care. the food was good but i liked the "old" cedar street better.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my 2nd visit to the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 4/13/2011
    This was my 2nd visit to the restaurant and it was excellent. I am going back again in a few days with more friends. Best addition to Sturbridge. I was missing food in Boston but now we have it here. Love the decor. Well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We were pleasantly surprised
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 4/10/2011
    We were pleasantly surprised with the restaurant offerings, particularly the small plates, since our last visit before becoming the "Grille." The preparation and presentation of their dishes was notable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food and drinks were very
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    The food and drinks were very good. Although we were not as happy about the seating and noise. We were seated in the bar area and it was so noisy we had a hard time talking to our friends. The bistro tables/chairs were so close to each other it disturbed guests at the next table when we were seated or got up. Next time I would ask to be seated in the regular dining room.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Food, But Noisy & Over-Speedy
    millerd
    Dined on 4/9/2011
    This was our second visit to CSGrille (having been regular customers of the former Cedar Street). Very noisy, and food is still delivered too rapidly (though less so than at our first visit). That is, 2nd dish follows 1st dish too quickly; hardly any break in between. Wine list is very limited relative to former CS, and ambiance has greatly deteriorated. What remains, however, is that the food is outstanding, which is most likely enough to keep us returning, though it's no where near as enjoyable as previously, and it's unlikely we'd want to bring friends here. (Would not be able to hear them speak over background noise!).
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • There were 3 of us and we
    Joyful
    Dined on 4/7/2011
    There were 3 of us and we weren't overly hungry so we shared 5 plates and loved each one of them. The salmon cake was moist and well-seasoned and came with some greens. The truffle fries were as good as I've had them anywhere! We had delicious wine and our waitress was in charge of the bar every other night of the week so was very knowledgeable and gave us great tips on wine. Wish I lived closer--I'd make it a regular haunt.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • When we arrived with an OpenTable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 4/6/2011
    When we arrived with an OpenTable reservation, we were told it would be a 30 min. wait. We noticed many open tables and we were told they were for reservations, we reminded them we had a reservation and were then taken to the bar for seating. We pressed and were then seated in the dining room. Food and waitstaff service were very good.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Especially knowledgeable waitress.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2011
    Especially knowledgeable waitress. She knew every ingredient of every item on the menu and how they were prepared. She was also very attentive throughout the visit. The food wasn't quite as good as the service, but it was interesting. A number of small plates ( tapas) offered with a number of large plates available. Former restaurant building has been enlarged so there is much more privacy between tables.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We had one tapas dish the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    We had one tapas dish the fried goat cheese. Wonderful slightly sweet glaze was great with tangy cheese. Reasonably priced wine by the glass. Bar tables could have lighting a bit brighter. My husband had pasta and I had the scallops. No complaints
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Room was a little noisy as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/2/2011
    Room was a little noisy as it was small and tables were close. Food was great with many different choices. Would definitely dine there again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wow!! An excellent experience.
    Diner1VIP
    Dined on 4/1/2011
    Wow!! An excellent experience. We hadn't been to Cedar Street since the new management, new menu and the renovations. This is an excellent night out. We sampled the "small" menu and enjoyed the "Angry" clams (great taste), the fried cheese (perhaps the best of the night), the spicy shrimp (tender and fresh) and the special mussels dish (flavorful). We didn't have room for dessert, but looking around at other tables... it looked like a great way to end the night. The renovations really make the place look young, vibrant and fun. We will be back soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • This was out first visit to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/29/2011
    This was out first visit to the restaurant under its new ownership. The expanded, renovated space and additon of the bar area have given the restaurant a great new identity and energy. The menu is vey appealing, especially with the option of small plates, which should satisfy those with smaller appetites. Our server, Jill, was vivacious, professional and very helpful with suggestions for both food and drink choices. Since this reservation, we have already been back to the restaurant for our second visit, and we were just as impressed. We highly recommend the Cedar Street Grille.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Well done. Presentation lovely.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2011
    Well done. Presentation lovely. Service needs a little work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • To Die For
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/27/2011
    Had dinner at Cedar Street Sunday, March 27th. Could possibly be the best meal I have ever had! There was a total of 4 of us and they felt the same way. The service was super, (thanks, Josh), the appetizers were superb, (thanks, Pat for the awesome mussels). Two diners had the fish special, they loved it! Another had chicken marsala and that was great, as well. I had the tuna appetizer it was to die for. Unfortunately, we were all to full to have dessert! Next time, and will certainly be back! Thanks all for a great dining experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    We had a great experience! Food was great, service was great, we will be back soon! The renovations work well! I have already recommended the restaurant to friends! Thank you for a great night1
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the noisiest restaurants
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/26/2011
    One of the noisiest restaurants I have ever been to. Absolutely delicious food. Much too expensive - very little value for what we spent. So if you don't mind spending way too much money and not being able to have a conversation, but just want to have a delicious meal, this is your place..
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and lots of options
    Terry
    Dined on 3/25/2011
    Loved the option of lots of little "plates". We got to try a wide variety and loved everything. The house pita and hummus instead of typical bread was a real treat. The fish tacos were outstanding. The homemade Boston Cream cake was really homemade! Nice remodel with hip decor and friendly staff. Definitely worth a try if you are near Sturbridge.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • we were used to the old cedar
    amowestVIP
    Dined on 3/24/2011
    we were used to the old cedar street and this did not meet our expectations. it is okay, food not as elegant as it was....much more bistro. okay atmosphere, enjoyed the old atmosphere more. unfortunately lost it's special charm and uniqueness, not much different from any other bistro.
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    hot spot
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  • Great!!! Great food , relaxing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/22/2011
    Great!!! Great food , relaxing atmosphere,perfect for a meal with friendss!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time visitor since new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/22/2011
    First time visitor since new ownership and the remodeling of the restaurant. Was very impressed with the remodeling job. Very nice bar area as well as the rest of the place. Nice unique menu with a nice variety of choices. Service was attentive and punctual. Will definitely come back.
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    neighborhood gem, hot spot
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  • Renovations were very nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/20/2011
    Renovations were very nice but service was poor. I think there were only 2 waitresses on and it showed. Food was pretty good but pricey.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Attitude ruined experience
    Judi
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    Bartender disaster ... Bartender inappropriately escalated a disagreement with the family next to us....then the bartenders boyfriend who was sitting at bar grabbed one of the ladies and pulled her outside. This is normally a wonderful place but the bartenders actions were completely inexcusable. and it made it uncomfortable for everyone. Normally I would give this high reviews but the personnel needs professionalism. January 14 2012
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • interesting menu - very pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    interesting menu - very pleasant service - nice wine list that was bvery reasonably priced.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We did not know that the restaurant
    ToughtopleaseVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2011
    We did not know that the restaurant had been completely gutted and remodeled and that was under new management with a new chef. Fortunately the food turned out to be very good. Unfortunately, the remodel created a space that is horrendously noisy-even the waiters said it's terrible and they can't hear the customers. However, there are plans to do something to remedy the situation.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Staff was friendly and helpful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/18/2011
    Staff was friendly and helpful and very accommodating for those with gluten allergies. Prices were reasonable and they had a nice selection of wines to choose from. Although they didn't have any gluten free desserts on the menu that night the chef made me up a wonderful dish with fresh berries.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Wonderful food selections
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/17/2011
    Wonderful food selections and great price. Everything that was ordered was delicious.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sturbridge foodie says Yes!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/13/2011
    Much improved from soft opening. Angry clams, fried calamari, and fried goat cheese were notable. Specials of the night were also standouts -- chowder and catch of the day. Sliders were also nicely dine in fresh baked bread bun. Raspberry lemon swirl tart was a good cap to the night. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Righteous Renovations
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/12/2011
    You can't beat the personal service at this place! The same can be said for their sister location (The Ugly Duckling/the Whistling Swan). The ever changing menu allows for frequent dining without boredom. Compared to what the space was before, this place is roomy and refined with a transitional feel. The speed of service was the only downfall, but the atmosphere provided for conversation that helped the time between courses and sips seem less than it actually was. We will be return on a regular basis.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This is the first time that
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    This is the first time that we were there since the renovations. We really liked the bistro atmosphere. Food was delicious and presentation was just lovely. The wine was excellent and affordable. Mousse dessert was scrumptous!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We will definetely return.The
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    We will definetely return.The hostess was very personable and attentive, only negative is we were seated in the bar area wich was very loud ,will request main dining room in the future.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was very good, but service
    1happycamper
    Dined on 3/5/2011
    Food was very good, but service and atmosphere both need work. Very noisy, tables too close together. The brussells sprouts were a nice surprise.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Loved the new look and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    Loved the new look and the food was fabulous. Paul, the chef, came out to see how everything was and the waitress was very knowledgeable. Great presentation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We felt rushed through our
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/26/2011
    We felt rushed through our meal. Like being in a very high-end fast food joint. Food was excellent. Room was very loud. Difficult to have a quiet conversation. Will not return soon and will not recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic