Ten Tables Cambridge
Ten Tables Cambridge

Ten Tables Cambridge

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tentables.net/
  • Phone: 6175765444
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Daniel Janus
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Farm to Table, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We can accommodate parties up to 50 people, though do that require the restaurant be rented for the evening. We have several menu options and are equipped to handle casual cocktail events as well as more formal seated dinners. Please contact us for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Ian Rose 6175765444

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Concord Ave
  • Public Transit: Take the Red Line to Harvard Sq and exit via the Church street exit. Take a right and proceed up Garden St towards the Sheraton Commander Hotel. Continue on Garden St towards the lights after the hotel. Bare left at the lights and continue on to Concord Ave. Take a left at the next set of lights on to Craigie St, we are on the righthand side.
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Yes we have ample parking!




    Please feel free to visit our website (http://tentables.net/cambridgepark.html) or contact us for more specific instructions. Thanks!
A word from Ten Tables Cambridge
We at Ten Tables pride ourselves on serving the finest possible ingredients in a relaxed and non-pretentious environment. Our chefs are constantly evolving our menu to ensure that every dish is exceptional and crafted with only the finest seasonal ingredients. Much of what we use to craft the dishes comes from close by and we make great efforts to ensure that all of our proteins are either sustainable or humanely raised.



Awarded with an abundance of accolades, including most romantic Boston restaurant, we here at Ten Tables believe that out style of cuisine and service are perfect for a relaxed mid week dinner or the most special of occasions.



Feel free to explore our website for more information about us and what we believe.



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Ten Tables Cambridge reviews from OpenTable diners
144 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (100)neighborhood gem (85)romantic (74)special occasion (74)notable wine list (28)late-night find (4)good for groups (3)hot spot (1)great for brunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    We went on a Sunday, so we could only choose from the Sunday Supper 3 coarse meal menu. Would like to return not on a Sunday and sample the full menu. The food and service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We got the tasting menu and the food was delicious! It definitely met our expectations. Also, the atmosphere is very pleasant, quiet though busy and family-like.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Heather
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Great food! Try the prix fixe menu, chef's choice. Had squash with mushrooms, pork loin, monkfish and creme brulee. A little crowded and in a basement, but it is cozy. Location is off the beaten path but walkable from Harvard Square.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Marvelous
    Stoked
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    What a dinner. every time it is like being guided on a path through surprising, satisfying, delicious, diverse gustatory marvels. Chef's tasting menu was awesome. We particularly liked the 2nd dish - fish over polenta.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing food and service
    datenighteating
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had the 4 course vegetarian tasting menu and it was simply amazing...the salad and soup were stunning and the main course pasta entree was one of the best pasta dishes we have ever had! Our server was attentive yet not obtrusive...one of our favorite special occasion restaurants!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overpriced, uninteresting food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I was there for a birthday celebration with six people, three of whom were vegetarian (I am not). Despite the wonderful reviews, I was sorely disappointed w/ both the quality and quantity of food. Not only were vegetarian options on the menu lacking (we didn't do the tasting menu) - there were just two non-fish, non-meat options - one appetizer and one entree) but when they came, they were small, and woefully uncreative. A giant bowl with a cup and a half of pasta, 3 kale leaves, and uninteresting cream sauce for $26? The soup was similarly uninteresting. The beet salad was literally four pieces of beet, six pieces of cucumber, and a few crumbles of some kind of cheese spread artfully around a small plate - again, for like $11. good burger
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Went here with my faculty advisor for my going away dinner. Could not have asked for a better place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely place, but food just so-so
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Sadly, this place has the best ambience, and as much as I want to love it, food is disappointing!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Excellent
    Marsha
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Ten Tables Cambridge does get noisy...we had a table in the corner, which helped, but it was still difficult to hear. Service was good but a little bit brusque. The food was excellent. I had an unusual and absolutely delicious salad, with greens I don't usually encounter, plus blueberries, roasted pistachios, superb light dressing. The fish also was terrific--cooked beautifully, with a light tomato coulis sauce and an interpretation of ratatouille, which was just right.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but not great
    Squeezeboxer
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    A lively and friendly neighborhood restaurant, but one that does not seem like it's worth a detour or a special trip. One appetizer was uninspired (beet salad) but the other was really amazing (marrow dumplings). The entrees were less than the sum of their parts, and rather pricey. Tables are close together, and a romantic setting seems possible only on an uncrowded evening. Service was friendly but quite slow. Overall, a nice enough spot, but I would not walk or drive past better restaurants to return here.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood Gem
    SBBohVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2014
    I have been here a few times and it never disappoints! The wine list is extensive and very nice pairings to compliment the meals. We started with the cheese plate which was out of this world along with a glass of malbec. The Cavatelli with Sweet Corn Cream, Wild Mushrooms, Kale and Pickled Red Onion Salad & Confit Cherry Tomatoes topped with fresh shaved truffles was a flavor explosion! So delcious! The creme brulee dessert was also subperb. I would highly recommend this place for a casual, yet delightful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, Not Great (this time)
    Wilson24
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We've been to Ten Tables on several occasions and for the most part really enjoy the atmosphere and food at this relatively small restaurant. This past Saturday's menu was not quite as interesting as previous visits. The overall quality was below their usual norm. The fries that accompanied the steak lacked the crisp finish that one would associated with Steak Frites. The scallops were tasty, but unevenly sized and with only 4 or 5 scallops, I was left wishing for a few more. The beat salad that we shared was to die for, but too small for sharing. The restaurant is a bit noisy, but that's nothing new. Our servers were all very nice and prompt. We'll go back, but not right as quickly as we might had we felt better about the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    The food was exquisite but the service was .really slow.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food great wine list so so
    danandgail
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We were less hungry than we should have been given the attention they put in. Our one table was warped a bit so it was hard to keep a spoon. The wines were underwhelming except for a dessert wine pairing with choco that was from Maury in Rousaillion. That was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and great service
    dontwannacook2nite
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    This was our first visit to Ten Tables and we will definitely be going back. The vibe was relaxed yet lively. Servers were attentive. We had salad greens with grapes, pistachios and champagne vinaigrette and the cold tomato soup for starters, and the scallops and squash and rabbit for mains - very delicious with especially good sauces. We ordered a bottle of wine which ended up "dying" after it was opened and they readily provided us with a different bottle, no questions asked. Good place for a date, dinner with a friend, or a small group.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • parking
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Too difficult to park the car if you don't have the Cambridge permit parking. Fresh food, good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent!
    ChrisVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Went here to celebrate a birthday and was not disappointed. The food was delicious. The salad of local greens wasn't overdressed and pistachios added a nice crunch. The short rib-stuffed burger was a meat lover's dream. The pan-seared chicken was perfectly cooked, with a crispy skin and moist inside. The bread pudding was yummy and the chocolate terrine was outstanding. My only small complaint is that the server removed the bread plate along with the salad plates. I would have liked another roll. Also, the subdued lighting makes it feel more basement-like than it should (even though it is in a basement space).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • True in concept
    57stofer
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Advertised the use of local farm products: in tasting menu artichokes were served in the middle of summer- cerainly not local.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Loved our dinner there
    AlexVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    We had dinner with my aunt, a foodie from New Orleans. From the drinks to the coffee, she loved the whole meal and so did we.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Misleading Zagat rating of 27
    SFFoody
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    Service was attentive. Food falls far below expectations. We are from San Francisco. We have restaurants rated 24 that are far better then Ten Tables. Two of us ordered stripped sea bass that tasted like cotton. The hand made pasta's flavor was over powered by salt. And the stake was very average (we sampled each other's dishes). Oh the Maine bean salad tastes and looks like broiled veges. We paid more than $70 per person for four. Will never come back nor will we trust Zagat rating again.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not live up to other reviews
    jamesVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Ten Tables is in a basement and you go down a few steps to enter the small space. We almost opened the restaurant (6 pm reservation) so it was a clean as it would get ... the entrance was filthy. There was dirt and paper scraps on the floor. The management and staff were standing around and either did not see it or chose to ignore the dirt. The main room was relatively clean, but the initial impression was off putting. The menu is rather limited and they offered no specials. Our group tried several dishes and they were generally good, but not exceptional. Just on food, I would rate this 4-stars. It was the dirty entrance really brought this place down and I would never come back.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lackluster Tasting Menu
    Griselda
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    I chose the vegetarian tasting menu while my companion chose the non-vegetarian one. We both had the same dish to start off with: 3 cube-like pieces of watermelon with a dollop of vanilla yogurt, garnished with some alfalfa sprouts. My next dish was a cold soup that burned my insides and basically stripped my tongue's ability to taste anything thereafter. The dessert was particularly underwhelming, a dry piece of chocolate chip slice. The service was also quite horrendous as the waiter completely ignored my request to have the onions removed as a topping for my pasta dishes. This horrific experience cost us $170 and the waiter never even asked if we were enjoying our meal.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • relaxed setting and excellent food
    dancingshrimp
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Hidden gem. The four of us each order something different and were equally delighted by the preparation and presentation. Also loved the chef's choice of cheeses. We brought our own wine ($25 fee). Service was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A great meal!
    poland221
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We celebrated our wedding anniversary with a chef's tasting menu. The food was delicious and service was outstanding. The ambiance does not match the high quality of food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • More than Ten Tables
    Neighbor
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    The original Ten Tables in JP only had ten tables, this one has more than that. Great restaurant with a fine menu and very nice staff. A bit away from Harvard Square, but with ample parking. Menu is geared to locally sourced items. Rich in flavor and creatively put together. Would definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Dining Experience
    lvdubs
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    My husband and I enjoyed a great dinner at Ten Tables before going to a show in Cambridge. We parked in one of the reserved spots in front and were warmly greeted and seated even though we were a little early for our reservation. The atmosphere is tastefully casual. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and the preparation of each item and was highly attentive throughout the evening. The food was delicious! We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful experience!
    KellyCIS
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Tasty food, attentive service...a very fun experience if you are willing to try new things. Three people in party, we each ordered something different: pasta, sea bass, steak and frittes. ALL were outstanding. We also ordered muscles and beet salad to start. Unique tastes to all dishes. Service was impecable and attentive. Atmosphere is cozy and intimate. I would go here for any special ocasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect meal
    scottyVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We ordered oysters on the half shell for our appetizer and for our meals, the short rib stuffed burgers with garlic aoili black truffle and vermont cheddar. My fiancé and I were in a rush and they were accommodating to our time restriction. Jenn was our server and she was a gem. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • lost their touch?
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    We have enjoyed it in the past but our recent visit was underwhelming on all dimensions. Dinner too salty, chocolate terrine more like a bland chewy brownie. Very loud group of 8 dominated the dining room.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • lovely night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Food and service were both outstanding. I lived near the JP ten tables and that was our special night out place to go and the Cambridge one lived up to our expectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Neighborhood find
    Warren
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    My wife and I had been to most restraunts that source local area farms. Ten Tables, was a very nice find the food was great and the service and wait staff knowledgeable and friendly... We will be back soon..
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful food and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We were a party of four for the Sunday dinner and the food was fantastic. Couldn't have been happier. The lobster appetizer with kale was one of the best dishes I've ever had. The service was friendly, professional and very knowledgable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food Almost Got Five Stars
    ceedee
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Love Ten Tables in JP, decided to try TT in Cambridge. Was wonderful. Absolutely fit for Foodies, the atmosphere makes it perfect for a quiet dinner. Food was almost perfect; I dropped one star because both entrees (steak - and esp. the accompanying fries & the cavatelli) were significantly over-salted (this being reviewed by a salt-lover). Since we didn't experience this at the JP location, I'm assuming it's Chef's preference, everything was cooked to perfection, but again, for us...a bit overly seasoned. Will absolutely be returning, we will just asked for half the amount of salt - problem solved.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ten Tables is an 11
    cabgoesleftVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    Fabulous in every respect. The food in exceptional, interesting, excellent! We had great service - even putting up with our party being quite late. A very special place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful evening
    EnjoyfoodGA
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    The chef's and staff's attention to detail was clearly evident. I had inquired a day in advance regarding a gluten-free tasting menu. They remembered our conversation and prepared a wonderful progression flavors. A hint of basil was the common thread from one course to the next. The flavors were excellent, the knife cuts precise and consistent, the presentation artful.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • poor for vegetarians
    XYZW
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The "surprise" vegetarian tasting menu had good reviews online, but for us it failed to live up to its billing and was frankly quite mediocre. The first and second courses were a single vegetable with some sauce (a zucchini and a carrot) respectively, and while the 3rd course (a small helping of risotto) was quite good, the dessert wasn't even really dessert, being just a slab of goat cheese with some jam - a total of 3 of 4 courses had goat cheese! Overall we were still unsatisfied, maybe even a bit hungry when we left. The table placement also wasn't great, a couple of tables were squeezed into the hallway with constant back and forth of traffic to get plates/spoons from a cupboard.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Judy
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Food was great, wine (the day's special) was excellent, and server was very good and very gracious about an error in the order. Only complaints are a high level of noise and excessive air conditioning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Anniversary treat
    Mssbriggs
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We were so pleased with the entire experience--From getting one of the 4 parking spots out front to the warm and knowledgeable service of our waitress. We went with the Chef's menu ($48 so reasonable) which turned out to be delicious, from the amuse-Bouche to the pair of desserts. (The Thai basil ice cream with the chocolate cake was awesome). Since we did not know what we would be eating, we asked if wines could be paired with each of the 4 courses. They were generous servings and perfectly matched. The duck arrived a bit too rare but was happily taken back formore cooking and returned upon a replenished bed of succotash which was fabulous. We enjoyed the whole experience and look forward to returning soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food still superb after a decade
    JudeObsc
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Ten Tables remains in the cellar of an apt. building on Craigie Street near the former Radcliffe Quad on Garden Street. Menu, food, and service still superb, as is wine list, though one can hardly see it. I'd recommend brighter lights on each table, since overall lighting is very dim. Parking is also a problem, unless you arrive before 6 PM and snag one of 4 spaces allotted to Ten Tables in the apt. parking lot. Craigie St. parking is safe on Sat. and Sunday, however.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious meal!
    Jacquie
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    I enjoyed my appetizer and entree very much. It was a salad and a wonderfully cooked chicken dish. The noise was a little much but the service was impeccable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic