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About Amuse

Enjoy your favorite New England classics at Amuse Restaurant where our chef is creating a culinary experience from fresh fried codfish sandwich to our signature smoked salmon fillet with crimson lentil broth. Amuse Restaurant serves New England classic cuisine to inspire our locale and can be reserved for private dining groups of 10 to 100 guests for corporate and social occasions.

20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French American

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast
Mon–Fri 6:30 am–10:00 pm
Breakfast Weekends
Sat, Sun 7:00 am–12:00 pm
Bar
Daily 12:00 pm–12:00 am
Lunch and Dinner
Daily 12:00 pm–10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Massachusetts

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 494-0011

Website:
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/lemeridien/property/dining/index.html?propertyID=3253

Parking Details:
Amuse offers parking in a garage located adjacent to the Hotel. For your convenience, valet parking is available at a discounted rate.

Public Transit:
From Boston: Take MBTA red line to Central Square station. Exit to street, then cross Mass Ave. Go left 3 blocks & take first right after fire station onto Sidney Street. Walk down 1 block & entrance to Sidney's Grille is left on Green Street.
From Harvard Square-Alewife: Same as above except stay on same side of street upon exit.

Executive Chef:
Martin Quinn

Private Party Facilities:
Private room setting separate from main restaurant features floor to ceiling windows and unique, commissioned wall murals. Suitable for corporate lunches, anniversary parties, rehearsal dinners, showers and more. Accommodates groups of up to 40 guests.

Private Party Contact:
Catering Department: (617) 551-0312

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
Daily 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:30PM - 11:30PM

Amuse Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.7

service

3.7

ambience

3.1

value

2.9

Noise

Moderate

75% would recommend it to a friend

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 16, 2017

The picture of the restaurant in the picture is dishonest. Shame on the hotel and on open table. On arriving, we were told that the pictured room was only for breakfast and lunch. We were seated in a mostly empty area between the bar and the elevators. Nobody told me that we were eating in the hotel lobby. Food was fine but that does not overcome my disappointment at the bait and switch. I was out with a friend who was looking for a celebratory dinner.
I now see that there were lots of reviews saying the same thing. I wish that open table and the hotel had the integrity to put a real picture of the space on the site.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We came here for brunch. Did not have a good experience from the start. The server nor the manager knew what guilt city was (i.e. groupon or livingsocial kind of deal). It took about 30min for them to figure it out which meant that we didn't even order for 30min while we sat there. When we did order, it took the food about 25 min to come out. Brunch food should not take longer than 10-15, there was barely anyone dinning there or eating the buffet. We got the french toast and eggs benedict. The french toast said it came with real maple syrup but what I got was the fake stuff. When I asked the chef about it she had no idea what I was talking about so I gave up and just ate it without any condiment. Food was nothing fancier than I could make at home. Bloody marry was more like tomato juice and way too much horseradish. Service was pretty terrible. I would not come here again.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It's in the lobby of a hotel. Food was good but be prepared to be the only one dining. It's mostly a bar. Service was good food was fine decor not so much.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

An outright bait and switch. This so-called "French Bistro" is nothing more than the lobby cafe in the Hotel Meridien. The food was passable but the ambiance was horrible.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Food was good, but pricey, and it was completely empty. On my own, so it felt very weird eating there all alone!!

Maybe there is a dinner/breakfast rush that I am missing?

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vip
 (México)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Buen RESTAURANTE en el Hotel Le Meridien
Excelente Hamburgesa

Tags: Healthy, Afternoon Coffee, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (México)·Dined on May 18, 2017

NICE Restaurant inside the Le Meridien Cambridge Hotel
The Hamburgers at the Bar are fantastic.

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vip
 (México)·Dined on May 17, 2017

Very good Hotel restaurant.
To relax and have a good breakfast or lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The doors were locked when we arrived for our 12:30 PM Mother's Day reservation (though there were a few diners inside) and we were told that we would have to dine in the hotel lobby instead of the restaurant. We were allowed in to the restaurant only after I firmly objected. The food and service were both of poor quality. I will never return to this restaurant or recommend it to others.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Menu on Open Table was outdated. Many items were no longer offered😕

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 (New England)·Dined on May 13, 2017

The restaurant was closed (and deserted) at the time of our reservation!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 21, 2016

Very limited menu. Food mediocre. What else is there to say?

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Although a dinner menu is posted on line, there is no restaurant , just dinner menu served in bar and elevator space. Bar also services room service delivery. Certainly not a place as a destination meal - maybe neighborhood, or if staying at hotel. Understaffed before 6:00, then ok. (We were trying to eat early to make a movie). Kitchen also seemed slow to provide food.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 22, 2015

We were the only diners. Wish them success.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2015

We made a reservation here through Open Table for Thanksgiving day a week in advance. The only time that was available was 4:30pm.

A few things we noticed upon arrival:

1. The restaurant is in a hotel
2. There were maybe three people seated in the restaurant
3. There was a breakfast buffet table left out
4. No one was interested in actually serving us

After waiting around for 10 minutes or so, we took off.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 13, 2015

It was friday and we were the only guest there, food was average, service was okay
I think they just changed the name felt like this was a temporary set up here

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2015

The food is consistently good. They were starting construction in the hotel so the noise was louder than normal. Typically, it's very comfortable and quiet. The staff did a good job of making sure needs were met.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2015

Getting worse and worse... Menu is nothing to talk about, the quality let alone the food taste is poor... I feel they are getting worse to the worst...

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2015

Very nice restaurant, but not cheap. If you want to do something special, it is good. Just be prepared for a high bill. Nice atmosphere. It is in a hotel. Tip is added with the check.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2015

a good spot for prompt service to get you through your lunch " hour"

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 28, 2014

Friend had caprese salad. She liked ok. She forgot she doesn't care for arugula and should have replaced with a different green. We both had the clam chowder which was good. We shared the fried calamari which although in abundance was unremarkable. Vodka martini was as I wanted it. Sam Adams seasonal lager on tap in chilled glasses was quite good. Service was attentive. Good staff.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 9, 2014

A colleague and I had a holiday lunch that was terrific. The food was fresh and tasty. The house salad dressing had a very light and refreshing taste. We were not rushed and had a very nice visit.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 23, 2014

we were seated and then left alone. Ultimately because no one came over to serve us we got up and left. Nobody noticed. The restaurant was virtually empty and there were other servers around.hopefully we were in the middle of a shift change or there was some other excuse. we can't rate the food because we never had any.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 25, 2014

Sidney's Grille is impressive, especially as a hotel restaurant, for the service. Extremely well-served, with the sense that glasses are filled and dishes arrive with a subtle grace and very slight interruption to dinner conversation. A great recommendation for an off-menu t-bone steak alternative really was excellent. This is a really pretty good restaurant which is not very crowded, so a great place to go when you want to have a private dinner with great food and service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2014

Excellent food and service reasonably priced. For Boston, it was a pleasant surprise.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2014

my wife and I had a great meal here. I had the fillet which was cooked perfectly and she had the smoked salmon which she really enjoyed. Overall it was a great value. The wine and beer definitely look to be a little overpriced, but the food was fairly priced. The service was great, but the place was completely empty.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 1, 2014

The place was empty on a Friday night, and that's why we were able to get a last minute reservation. The scallops I ordered were a small portion (3) and covered with Chorizo and bacon, which wasn't t my liking, but maybe I just ordered the wrong dish. The filet seemed to be well prepared and the chocolate lava cake tasted funny. But the salted caramel ice cream dessert was yummy.Good Cappuciono! I loved the Smarties at the desk instead of mints. Le Meridian Hotel lobby was pretty. We sat facing the bar with several TVs, so it added a casual feel to the place. Good service. Pretty decor.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Des Moines)·Dined on July 4, 2014

Our group of six had a very good experience with Sydney's Grille. We were staying in the hotel (Le Meridien, Cambridge) and it was a very rainy day, so we decided to avoid walking. We had a very good experience. Everyone in the group was very happy with their selection. We also had a drink about 11:00 PM the night before and the bartender was very accommodating.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on March 27, 2014

Sidney's Grille is great for a business lunch: the service is quick; the dining room has plenty of space and the food is good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on January 18, 2014

Elegant surroundings, & food & service - what else would one need?

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on January 9, 2014

For the price food is mediocre and the service poor. The restaurant is big and I can see it is empty everytime I pass by. It is actually part of the Meridien hotel in Cambridge and probably only still opened because of that. If you walk a couple of minutes you can find much better restaurants in Central square in the same price range.

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 (New England)·Dined on July 30, 2013

Although the food and service were good, some energy and elegance is missing from this place given its prices. I asked for a specific champagne that they server was not sure they had. Although I have no major complaints, I would call it average at best.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2013

I have eaten here on two occasions, once for breakfast and once for dinner. It was very quiet for dinner but I guess it was out of season for visitors.

Dinner was good; the lobster mac & cheese is definite recommendation ! I went back for breakfast (staying at hotel) and was very dissappointed. The prices were really expensive and the quality of food was pretty poor, especially for the price. I ordered a waffle which was really dry and stale-tasting. My husband ordered the eggs benedict and was also dissappointed. If I stayed at the hotel again, I would definitely look elsewhere for breakfast.

On a positive note, the staff were wonderful !

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 (New England)·Dined on December 28, 2012

The restaurant ambience is good. Tables are space out widely. Service is good. Food is average.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 18, 2012

Unfortunately, the noise level is quite deafening! Other than that, everything was great

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2012

Disappointed after reading such good reviews. Nothing notable, food was luke warm at best.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2011

Fairly new restaurant in a large, fashionably designed space,
but with a dais with tables for a more intimate feel. The
food and service were terrific.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2011

A surprisingly good, fresh Sunday brunch buffet with made-to-order waffles, pancakes, and omelettes, fresh fruit, and pastries. Well worth the $18 price tag.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2011

very very friendly staff.. homey.. interesting array of wonderful salads

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on November 24, 2011

maitre d',manager and the whole staff was very nice.
i wanted some of the real roasted bird,i was a little disappointed
the desserts could have been a little better .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch
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