Champions - Kendall Square

4.1
123 reviews
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$30 and under
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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.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food and fun atmosphere! Service declined shortly after we ordered drinks, though, and we waited maybe an extra 45 minutes for our check because our waiter would just disappear.

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TG
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was great, and the service was even better. Champions and the Marriott will be our go to place, everytime we ship up to Boston

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CG
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 3ambience 4

Nice place, I didn’t,realize it was part of Marriott. We had reservations nobody explained the breakfast/brunch to us and the different costs, even though we had menu’s. Couldn’t get a drink till 11:00am. I liked it, but very noisy.

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L
New England
13 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Maybe not the best place for a diner (except if it’s a sunny day and we are able to eat outside, or for a game night)... But prices are right, we never had a problem with staff who was friendly and helpful every time we went, and we find the place good (and easy with little kids) for brunch...

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New England
73 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We used this restaurant for a reunion dinner. As usual, the service and dishes were good.

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TS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

The mashed potatoes were cold and they forgot my second side, but overall great place to watch a game. Wouldn’t recommend eating there

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ES
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Our waitress was fabulous. She knows how to provide perfect service without hovering. The food was delicious. We were seated immediately and not rushed.

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TR
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The wait staff was supreme! Resturant was clean and service was fast. Food was hot and taste was great! And you can watch sports from your table not just the bar!

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k
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food especially the lobster roll. Best clam chowder. Service was friendly and efficient. Would highly recommend

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JK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

A great breakfast/brunch buffet including an omelet station. Lots of options to choose from. Easy access for non-hotel guests, discounted parking. Worth the trip.

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LM
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a fun place to watch the Patriots! Thank you!

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R
New England
16 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 3

Always a good place to go. The price is pretty good and the food is also good too. Highly recommended!

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TE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We needed a place in Boston to watch the Patriots Live on TV while waiting to catch a flight, however we were trying to avoid the "bar scene." This was perfect. Lots of large-screen TV's and delicious and fun menu options. Highly recommend.

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OP
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of my favorite places - good food and great service! Great value.

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JF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Right next to hotel. So convenient and great food. Loved watching the sports while eating

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R
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, chill atmosphere. Really great.

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BF
Philadelphia
175 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Good sports bar meal — wise variety of choices well prepared.

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R
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Recommended place to meet colleagues!

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s
New England
73 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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OT
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
New England
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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TS
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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OT
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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OT
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Great place to enjoy the world cup game!

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YZ
New England
3 reviews
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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OT
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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D
New York Area
88 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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LM
New England
36 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great place for watching sports!

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New York Area
88 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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LM
New England
36 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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OT
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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K
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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OT
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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OT
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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l
New England
30 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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OT
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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OT
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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K
New York Area
122 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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f
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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JE
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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