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For 2
Date
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Time
7:00 PM
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Central Kitchen

4.5
196 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
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  • Good for a Date (11)
  • Casual (7)
  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
feeding Central Square award-winning food, wine & cocktails
seven days a week | since 1998
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
kitchen
sun-tues 5p-10p
weds-sat 5p-11p

bar
sun-tues 5p-1a
weds-sat 5p-2a
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Phone number
(617) 491-5599
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Pearl Street
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Parking details
Located next to Public lot #5 and Green Street Garage, as well as metered parking on Mass Ave and surrounding side streets.
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Public transit
We are located on the Central Square stop on the Red line. There are also numerous buses that come through Central Square.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wine
What 196 People Are Saying
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4.5
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4.4
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined a day ago

All of the recommendations were excellent. The mussels are the best! The wine is is fine but won’t break the bank. Can’t wait for the next time!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on January 14, 2018

We love Central Kitchen. Delicious food that is not pretentious or over priced.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on January 13, 2018

Awesome dining experience, very rude bouncer outside at their sister restaurant Brick and Mortar.

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Dani 
5.0
Dined on January 12, 2018

We went here before seeing a show. The restaurant was dimly lit and quiet (we did go very early Im not sure if the restaurant stays this way) and our meals were delicious. I would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Interesting cuisine- great presentation
Perfect location

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0
Dined on December 3, 2017

Very allergy-friendly and accommodating! The only downside is that the fries aren't gluten-free. Drinks are amazing, of course!

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0
Dined on November 22, 2017

Excellent as always. Very quiet being it was the night before Thanksgiving. Usually very crowded. Bartender was great. A little pricey , but we knew that going in.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

Appetizers were great but the entrees were far less satisfying. Steak wasn’t great and potatoes were undercooked. Service was great though.

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kimi2 (New York Area)
4.0
Dined on November 19, 2017

The food was good just a little expensive for what it was. The chicken portion was generous but it was served in a weird bowl that made it hard to eat! I would recommend removing some bones before or giving a sharper knife and putting it on a regular plate. The guy who got the steak was satisfied and the guy who got the pork said it was good but not spectacular. Overall solid spot if you are not on a budget.

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vipSnacky (London)
5.0
Dined on November 14, 2017

Reliable. Still fashionable but not self-conscious. "Neighborhood gem" but cool. Great food. Try the lamburger.

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