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Ten Tables Cambridge
Ten Tables Cambridge

Ten Tables Cambridge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tentables.net
  • Phone: (617) 576-5444
  • 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 (617) 576-5444

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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerContemporary American
Diner Reviews
  • "Well, we have heard so much about 10 table-Cambridge and JP form my daughter and her husband who are frequent patrons. This was a special occasion for us, as we were staying in BOSTON for the weekend. We arrived and our table was waiting-back room tucked away in the corner-good for privacy, however the deuce next to us were very loud, swearing-and that put a damper on things, until they left. Our food was superb-hanger steak and homemade pasta. The waitress was very matter of factly-not that personal, and just going through the motions-too much lag time between visits-water not being re-filled, how was everything. It took a good 15 minutes to get the check. Will visit the JP one . Again, the food was great!"
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Really, really, really enjoyed our visit. The food was great, and loved the tasting courses they put together. Really listened to what we wanted and made it for a really special evening."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Good Sunday evening venue. They asked me to do a minimum of fifty characters so I am filling space"
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "The place that Ten Tables is located in Cambridge is way off the beaten track, and wonderful. It feels like a neighborhood secret and it has been just the ticket for many special occasions throughout the years. The latest restaurant to be there, Ten Tables is excellent, and the staff is terrific. We are so glad Ten Tables is there!"
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "Went here for a birthday dinner and were glad we did. The service was friendly and attentive without being overbearing. The food was delicious and creative. The sweet potato tortellini was ridiculously good. A nice wine list and tasty beer selection too. For a small place it didn't feel cramped."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "I took my family to the usually reliable Ten Tables for a graduation dinner. I have eaten there 3-4 times in the past and the food is good to quite good. On this particular evening, we ask about wine and our waitress was completely unfamiliar with the wines on the list and only could describe two wines-one she said she would not recommend. She was offended when we did not seem interested in her suggestions. She then appeared angry and refused to serve us without IDs! We left and had an almost ruined evening saved by an amazing dinner at Rialto. This may be only one experience, but I think Ten Tables maybe needs to improve."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Ten Tables is hard to find but worth it. We had the tasting menu and it was awesome. Completely different from the regular menu so it didn't feel like a retread. Service was great. Highly recommended."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Needs a better wine list. The food was pretty good but never outstanding. I couldn't help but think that a great glass of wine would have improved the offered exponentially."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "I read the reviews for Ten Tables and decided what to order based on the reviews. I was happy with my choices, unfortunately my husband didn't pay attention and ordered the item most panned by the reviewers. He was very unhappy with his meal."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I have been fans of Ten Tables JP for a very long time but recently have come to love the Cambridge location. The food was fresh and inventive. We shared the thinly sliced tongue appetizer which had tiny bits of apples and plums making it a perfect summer starter. For dinner he had halibut with turnips, sweet potato tortellini, and turnip green coulis and I had the chicken breast with fingerling potatoes and salt roasted radishes in a brown butter tarragon vinaigrette. Both dishes were absolutely delicious and we shared back and forth. The portions are generous. For dessert, the honey-whole grain cake with grapefruit goat's milk frozen yogurt and caramel had a wonderful flavor and was actually healthy! Incredible!!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "This was our first time dining at TT Cambridge. The food ordered from their newly updated menu was excellent as prepared seasoned and presented. The service was also high caliper. That combination made for a delightful evening out for us. We will definitely be back soon to sample more of their offerings."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "My order was the steak and frites option from the menu. The meat was not good at all. Far from tender."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "Go here if you're looking for a "foodie" experience and romantic ambience. The location is strange, but we were able to get one of their parking spots right in front on a Friday night. I didn't like that you have to leave a credit card number for reservations for parties of 4, especially since it was dead when we arrived. They only have beer and wine. I had a "Los chicas" which was delicious, but I hated paying $12 a drink served in a tiny glass. It was gone in 3 sips. The food portions are tiny too. The burger was particularly good, and so was the service. Expensive, not a value in any way, but romantic. I wouldn't go out of my way to go again though."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We do miss Ian Rose, but we still love Ten Tables."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We went in with no expectations and were pleasantly surprised. The service was attentive but relaxed and the pace just right. The food was perfectly prepared but what set it apart was the unusual pairing of ingredients. This made the experience interesting. We will be coming back."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "I seek out farm to table restaurants. I had read good reviews about Ten Tables. At the new Cambridge restaurant, they were just getting up to speed and still smoothing out the bumps. Even with the sketchy service, which I imagine would improve once they are up to speed, I wasn't impressed with the food, especially for the price. It is also out of the way as we going to the theatre in Harvard Square. It didn't help that it was a rainy evening. There are good restaurant in Harvard Square and I won't bother going back to see if its improved."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "this is not a white-tablecloth place as photo shows. ambiance is casual /dingy. food & service mediocre and not in line with prices. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "This was a graduation dinner with our closest extended family members; we're all foodies who cook and eat out a lot -including the high school graduate. The food was in some cases undercooked and in most cases, underspiced. We had to send back and entree with potatoes that defied anyone's definition of "done"...hard to believe that any decent chef would let these go out to be served. In general things were bland. It all made a good appearance on the plate, but had no zip on the palate. A pate appetizer was rock solid, unspreadable, and so cold that it had no taste. 10 Tables = a 1 or 2. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "We love to return to Ten Tables for special occasions! The food is always the first reason we pick this gem. Every item is delicious, carefully paired with fresh ingredients and beautifully plated. The wait staff is professional and very knowledgeable about the items on the menu and the wine list. Everything is perfect! "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "This was the second time I've dined at Ten Tables and I've been ecstatic with my meal on both occasions. I had Nantucket scallops and the juicy sweetness was perfectly complemented by the sharpness of the cauliflower & walnut bagna cauda. My companion had pork loin whose robust flavor jostled for space on the tongue with charred rabe, pickled chilies and adobo sauce. Wonderful. The atmosphere is intimate, but avoids being cramped, though a trip to loo requires a guide"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "A reasonable restaurant hidden in a residential area."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "Prix fixe on Sunday is a good idea but choices were underwhelming (pasta? steak? and some no longer available anyway at 7.30pm). Having to order desserts with the meal was unpleasant (especially for such mediocre chilled desserts). Wine list prices pushing it too far + serving a Bordeaux 08 listed as an 09 on the wine list is either (1) knowingly misleading or (2) Sheer incompetence, either way, not good. Had to ask twice for wine list to be checked but was charged full price on the check (not smart). Overall, Ten Tables Cambridge offers poor value, mediocre service and less than average food. Pass your way. Book somewhere else. I for sure will never go back. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "Grit in meals, dark, dingy space, distracted + mediocre service = disappointing dining especially for price."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "The staff was attentive, they had a lot of gluten freer options and the chocolate terrine with saffron orange icecream was sublime. "
    Dined on 5/22/2014
  • "The best local provender and superb cooking -- can't be beat."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "The food was average. The wait staff was excellent thought. Very friendly and helpful. However, the food did not impress me. I probably won't go back for quite some time. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I went to Ten Tables in Cambridge for our anniversary and we had a fantastic meal. We ordered the chef's tasting menu with the wine pairing (which we had never done before) and it was a great choice. We were pleasantly surprised and loved each of the four courses and the wine was excellent. The staff was very friendly and knowledgable, especially our waitress. We can't wait to go again. "
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "We were recommended by a friend this restaurant. Nice find. Out of the way and hidden. Good Food, classic style nice change. Limited menu so look at the menu on line before you go. Over all it made a special night to remember."
    Dined on 5/12/2014
  • "The menu is interesting and well-executed. The food is delicious."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "Rarely write reviews but the chef's tasting and overall experience were fantastic. Well worth a visit!"
    Dined on 5/7/2014
  • "We are still savoring that creamy, dreamy minted cold fresh spring pea soup with jonah crab. Wonderful. And my chicken was superb and made great eating the next day as well. I wasn't asz enamored of the fava bean felafel -- it was rather too dry, but a nice idea. The chicken really required something a bit more unctuous. BUt the service was excellent (the pregnant waitress), and everyone else was kind and totally professional. Only thing is that the noise level is a bit high but won't change unless you make some changes to the walls or floors. I'd definitely come again. "
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "Our 1st visit, but not our last. All was agreeable and food and service were just right. Very enjoyable special evening out. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "Food was just ok, definitely not bad but nothing special either especially considering the price. We ordered the tasting menus with the wine pairings and felt somewhat rushed to go through all four courses very quickly because it was prime dinner time on Friday evening. Needless to say we were both quite tipsy by the end of the meal because of how quickly we went through the wine, trying to keep up with the speed at which the courses were coming out. This place is maybe worth a try but I would definitely lower my expectations for the quality of the food."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Food was cold, old looking. Slow, in attentive service. Pricey for quality."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Although we have our favorite in Boston, Ten Tables was so good we are definitely coming back soon! The steak frites was incredible - steak was impeccably cooked (and actually medium), the fries were some of the best I've ever had, and the garlic aioli sauce was addicting. My girlfriend had a pasta dish with pesto and it tasted so incredibly fresh. The wine list is amazing and they have specials throughout the week. The location is very quaint, as it's located in a garden level space of a nice Cambridge brick building, just a short walk away from Cambridge Common. I would definitely recommend this place!"
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "Nice menu, great ambiance, limited bar (beer & wine). "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Quite sophisticated in approach to customer, space and food. Pleasant spot all around."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "This was our second visit, and both times the food was good but below expectations for a place with such good wine. For the price (Sunday 3-course $38), we find the execution, quality and styling at Bergamot much superior. Overall, the dishes seemed to be either overwhelmed by flavors, or decent but in an ordinary way. The shrimp appetizer had an unnecessary and un-complementary mayo-based sauce. The steak in the steak frites was fine but ordinary and the fries better at some fast food joints. I had a pasta with ramp pesto, and while it was very tasty and the house-made pasta very good, overall the dish was overwhelmed by too many strong flavors and the pasta was swimming in sauce. Just a matter of expectations!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "This restaurant is nestled in one of the neighborhoods adjacent to Harvard Square. It is in the basement of a very unassuming building, but don't be fooled! The service is top notch, and the ambience is perfect for a date. Food is top class. Definitely a place to go if you are willing to burn the extra cash, but it is well worth it!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "Expectations were high a restaurant of this reputation. Crowded seating; only fair service at best; food average. For a "casual" atmosphere, there were no reasonably priced wines."
    Dined on 4/5/2014