First timer, was surprised by how amazing the food and cocktails.
Still a wonderful little gem of a restaurant!
yummy, easy to get to and super staff! we shared large and small plates -- the checken was HUUUUGE - and 4 of us shared 2 Belgian chocoloate desserts w van ice cream the birthday girl was surprised and thrilled. we'll be back - probably all four of us! thanks to the staff for making the night special.
The food was good, but not fabulous (for the price) (for one fish entree). Another person had a burger which was just OK, nothing special.
We sat at the table in front of the door and it was drafty, unfortunately.
Very nice, as usual.
Don't be put off by the outside, I was but when my partner made me go in and we were delighted. It is small and darkly lit inside a little treasure. The staff were very attentive and helpful and the food was an absolute delight. We had two appetizers Moules Mariniere , Warm Alpine Raclette salt baked potatoes, cornichons and pickled pearl onions and shared a main course of the Vermont Raised Berkshire Pork Chop green lentils de puy, rapini, baby carrots and grain mustard creme fraiche. This was cooked to perfection and very juicy (so glad we decided to share then we had bread pudding and White Wine Poached Pear
house made ricotta, caramel. both desserts were mouth watering and rich and delish.
I cannot recommend this place enough, the food, atmosphere and staff made for an excellent evening. 10 stars!
This was our second visit, we love the place. The food is outstanding, great service.
Lovely experience. Made a reso for my anniversary and post-V-day with my boyfriend. We were sat at one of the best tables, treated very well by our server, the food and cocktails were amazing and the night was ended with a sweet touch from our server. Definitely will go back!
We had a date night here, and it was great. My husband liked the beer selection, and there was something for every taste on the menu. Wait staff attentive and well versed on the beer selections, and made recommendations. Casual, yet cozy.
Came here for Valentine's Day and we couldn't have been happier. The service was fantastic and the food was spectacular. Truly a perfect way to spend the holiday at a local restaurant.
Food was great
I love the food and atmosphere at Central Kitchen. The menu is always changing and everything I have eaten there has been creative and terrific. The staff is exceptionally friendly and efficient. It is everything I want and need in a restaurant.
A pleasant, well-run and consistent place for dinner and a drink in Central Square. Menu is brief, but imaginative; service is always terrific; wine and cocktail list, also brief, is also thoughtful. Food is very good - dishes like cod with clams have unusual touches that show there's a chef back there. Good value and enjoyable meal.
Solid menu but nothing too interesting or daring. The brined chicken was a little on the sweet side. The cod was good. The vegetarian option was just okay.
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!
Great tasting food with a creative twist. The best chicken I had in a very long time.
We love Central Kitchen. Delicious food that is not pretentious or over priced.
Awesome dining experience, very rude bouncer outside at their sister restaurant Brick and Mortar.
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!
Interesting cuisine- great presentation
Very allergy-friendly and accommodating! The only downside is that the fries aren't gluten-free. Drinks are amazing, of course!
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.
Appetizers were great but the entrees were far less satisfying. Steak wasn’t great and potatoes were undercooked. Service was great though.
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.
Reliable. Still fashionable but not self-conscious. "Neighborhood gem" but cool. Great food. Try the lamburger.
I have always like the Central Kitchen, but hadn't been for quite a while. The food was even better than I remember. Everything was great--very tasty and creative.
Meal and service was excellent. Only downside was we were placed by kitchen and bathrooms
Easily accessible location with sophisticated, but not "fancy" vibe. Menu had both familiar and exotic choices, but everything we saw and tasted was superb. Great wine and cocktail list with friendly and attentive staff. Our Thursday night was quiet and only started to get busy around 8.30 pm.
This is the second time we have eaten here. The food and cocktails are very good. The menu is very small and probably more to my husband's liking. There isn't a lot I would be drawn to, but each time I have found something and enjoyed my meals.
Delicious meals. Great service.
Great place for dinner with friends/colleagues. Short menu, but everything on there is terrific.
We were welcomed warmly when we arrived. The menu was creative and interesting. In fact, we had a hard time choosing among several items. Service was friendly and helpful. The server answered our questions about ingredients and preparation. My son was disappointed in the glass of wine he ordered; there was nothing wrong with it, it just wasn't very flavorful. He ordered a glass of another wine and I found out when we got the bill that we hadn't been charged for that first glass, even though I had drunk it. Our only complaint was that service fell away when the restaurant got busier, and it took awhile to get the server's attention to get our bill and pay.
My wife and I used to go all the time back 8 years ago. We returned with our family this time around with 3 kids for my wife's birthday. Amazing food as ever and still a good value for the high end food that they offer. Loved it 12 years ago and still love it now! Thank you Central Kitchen!
Loved the food. We ate every last drop of it. There was an error on the amount of the check (charge for entree was $28, but should have been $26), but the problem was resolved.
This was my fifth visit to Central Kitchen. The food is consistently very good, the mixed drinks are well made and the staff is very competent and friendly. I'll be back.
This was our second visit. The last time, we had good dinning experience. Despite the Friday evening, 60-70% of tables were occupied. Nevertheless, the service was slow and the waiter was not at all attentive. Again, the grilled octopus is highly recommended. Other dishes were not good enough. We were very disappointed.
Delicious food & superb cocktails -- we highly recommend.
We all really enjoyed our meal at Central Kitchen and would definitely come back. Thank you!
Having a great meal here before, I wanted to return. This one probably exceeded the last as a very tasty meal in a setting that fits my preferences to a T. The gourmet food, the ambiance and the location are the outstanding points although the service was prompt and attentive. This trip I learned about their upstairs 'speak easy' and want to try it the next time I'm in Cambridge. Many thanks to the staff for a memorable meal.
Very good service. Very good food. We had steak frites and lamb burger. If you're on a budget opt for tap water and enjoy a small plate.