Champions - Kendall Square

4.2
105 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Live Sports
  • Casual
  • Great Beer

Enjoy the open, airy atmosphere bar, cozy tables for dining and a seasonal outdoor patio over looking Kendall Square.
Cheer your team on while watching one of our 20 flat screen TV's and listening to a state of the art sound system. Come see for yourself what makes Cambridge the city of Champions.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:

Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:30am
Saturday - Sunday: 7:00am - 12:00pm

Lunch/Dinner: Saturday - Friday: 11:30am - 12:00am
Sunday: 12:00pm - 12:00am

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Phone number
(617) 252-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Doug Pini
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Main Street and Broadway
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Parking details
Public parking garage located adjacent to the hotel. Valet parking located on Broadway at the front of the Marriott hotel.

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Public transit
Red Line, Kendall/MIT T stop.
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Entertainment
20 flat screen TV's and state of the art sound system

Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 105 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
3.9
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4.4
service
4.2
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4.3
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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New England
57 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I often use this restaurant for food and drinks with my friends. Both food and service are very good. Highly recommend.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 3

First time there they keep screwing up our orders, not mentioning the low quality of the food itself. Didn't taste as the description in the menu. Second time they forced us to pay for food in order to watch world cup. Nothing on open table was this rule stated!! They also gave us bad seating for the game and didn't move us to a better place despite almost empty restaurant. They charged us 18% gratitude for buffet!!! Never coming back here again. Open table should do something about this. If they have rules for seating this should be stated in the app!

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RR
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food (hamburgers) and service was great except the coleslaw missed the mark.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Went to watch a football game. Service was really good. Food was ok.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

There were only two orders for burgers. They couldn't get any of the right. And it didn't taste what the way it was described on the menu

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1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to enjoy the world cup game!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We had a good time at Champions. Good food, very good service.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Seemed like we were the forgotten table. Food was lukewarm when it arrived.

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New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Champions is a regular place for me when I am in Cambridge on business, staying at the Marriott. The food is good, the atmosphere is convivial, and the service is terrific. Michaela always greets you with a smile and Dottie is the best server I have ever met. She is friendly and responsive and makes you feel right at home. Endrin and Yali are also terrific. I always look forward to eating at Champions.

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for watching sports!

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New York Area
82 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

If you want good, safe, basic fare in a casual atmosphere, Champions is an excellent place to go. The staff (especially Dottie, who is terrific) is welcoming, responsive, and helpful and dining there is always an enjoyable experience. The soups are consistently good and the salmon and burgers are excellent. There are lots of televisions on the walls so you won't miss any sports events or news. I travel to Cambridge on business a lot and Champions is always a destination for me.

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to watch sports events! Service is excellent.
Thank You

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

I was there for the Pats game, I had made reservations for a table because I thought it was going to be packed, but it wasn't. So my date and I just sat at the bar and watched the game and had appetizers. The bar tenders were pretty nice and they made good drinks.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A little loud, but it was understandable because it was football season

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great staff great food. Stayed overnight it was perfect thank you

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was average, nothing outstanding. Service was ok @ best. Server seemed very rushed and not very informative. The restaurant itself had very little ambiance, like dining in a cafeteria.

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New England
29 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had an excellent server - very efficient, pleasant, and not overbearing.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Service was excellent.
Food was good.

Surprised we had to ask them to turn on the Patriots game and turn on the volume as it is as sports bar in Boston....

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Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 2ambience 1

Really disappointing. They couldn’t figure out how to change channels to watch game we wanted to see, which is pretty important for a sports bar

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New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The waiter was attentive and the menu was good for a group of people

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New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Restaurant was very meh...I think we had 4 different waiters which is fine but they were all really pushing specific drink orders which were not even close to what we were looking for. Food was aggressively mediocre.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Have had several business meetings at Champions for clients staying at the Marriott. Good buffet and servers are very pleasant eager to make your experience pleasant. Since it's a big space, you can find tables for quiet/private conversations, or to host a group. Menu has something for everyone. Offers a discount to MIT employees/students.

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New York Area
98 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We enjoyed the fresh salads with shrimp or salmon. One person ordered macaroni and cheese plus avocado toast
Convince of location

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Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Good portion sizes.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The restaurant was lightly attended and it took 45 mins for hamburgers to be served. Good burgers but wow

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Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My son and I ate here for breakfast. The service was over the top excellent! The food was delicious too.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Three of us were happy with the food but burger (for the fourth person) which was supposed to be well done was rare. Service was excellent. Our server changed a few times and they were very good about communicating this to us. Great location. Pleasant ambience.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Good place to watch sports games. Many TVs. Wish they had a larger beer and spirits selection.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Part of the Boston Marriott in Cambridge, they have a large selection of beers on tap. It's a sports bar, so lots of tvs. Food is fresh and locally sourced. The fresh fish was surprisingly good, apparently they have a real chef. Wasn't expecting that at a sports bar.

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New England
33 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

A dependable place. food was good. service staff was professional and attentive.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

I wouldn't recommend this restaurant to anyone. It needs to be remodeled. The menu fod is marginal at best.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Was good seated promptly food arrive hot and tasty

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TK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Sports bar with pretty good food! Love their Tuesday deals

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New England
27 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Server was very accommodating

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Went for the Patriots playoff game and surprised to see it so quiet and empty. Odd since when I tried to reserve a table for the game on OpenTable they said they didn't have availability at the time I wanted, yet when I arrived at that time the restaurant was EMPTY and there were only 2 or 3 reserved signs on tables. The food was okay, nothing amazing, but what else would you expect at a sports' bar. Missed the opening kickoff and first few plays because no one thought to change the TV's and sound after the first game had ended on a different channel. So while the Pats were starting their playoff game. They restaurant was watching the news for about 5 minutes. The only reason I'd go back is because I know now that I could at least get a table last minute.

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New England
57 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I have been to this restaurant twice. First time with my wife and this time with my friends for a drink. We ordered only appetizers, fried calamaris, chicken wings, green bean fries, and hummus, and beers. No surprise, all appetizers were very good (see my other reviews); soft calamaris, lightly fried green beans, warm pitas with hummus but little tough texture wings. I chose this restaurant for two reasons. We do not need to shout for the conversation and have a good selection of beers. Other pub restaurants in Kendall are way too crowded on Friday evening and you have to shout. If you want to enjoy your drinks and conversations with your friends, I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Dallas
14 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

It is part of the Marriott that is next door in the MIT area. This place was very casual and very loud. They had a trivia kind of thing going on with a guy on a speaker system throwing questions out to the whole restaurant to answer to win prizes. It was annoying since we had not known about this and came just to have a casual dinner. The chicken tenders are the frozen kind, the guacamole is the kind that comes out of a bag. Nothing is freshly prepared. I would not go back.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

American fare with a little flare. Service was excellent.

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Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Service started out great and after we ordered it kind of felt like we were forgotten. Wait staff were nice, but just a so-so experience. Food was average.

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