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About Champions - Kendall Square


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.

2 Cambridge Center
Cambridge, MA 02142
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Contemporary American

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

Cross Street:
Main Street and Broadway

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

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

Phone Number:
(617) 252-4444

Website:
http://www.championscambridge.com/

Entertainment:
20 flat screen TV's and state of the art sound system

Parking Details:
Public parking garage located adjacent to the hotel. Valet parking located on Broadway at the front of the Marriott hotel.

Public Transit:
Red Line, Kendall/MIT T stop.

Executive Chef:
Doug Pini

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

Champions - Kendall Square Ratings and Reviews

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3.7

Overall Rating

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food

3.3

service

3.3

ambience

2.9

value

3.0

Noise

Moderate

71% would recommend it to a friend

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·Dined on November 25, 2017

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)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 4, 2017

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)·Dined on October 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 10, 2017

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

Tags: Local Ingredients
1 person found this review helpful.
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Good portion sizes.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on June 18, 2017

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

Tags: Bar Seating, Live Sports, Casual, People Watching, Gluten Free Options
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 7, 2017

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)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Great service!

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 (New England)·Dined on April 22, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports, Fun, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Casual, Bar Seating, Great Beer
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 (New England)·Dined on April 2, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

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)·Dined on March 1, 2017

Was good seated promptly food arrive hot and tasty

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Live Music, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Sports bar with pretty good food! Love their Tuesday deals

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Server was very accommodating

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Live Sports
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 (New England)·Dined on September 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Great Beer, Fun, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (Dallas)·Dined on August 16, 2016

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.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on May 18, 2016

American fare with a little flare. Service was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 1, 2016

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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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 27, 2016

nice setting and the food was good

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 (New England)·Dined on March 22, 2016

Thank you for the great service and the awesome food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly
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 (New England)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Waitress gave us the wrong order.

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 (New England)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Overall, I was never a fan of "hotel" food. Champions is making me rethink that old adage.

Onion soup made with stout was excellent (not a salty/prepared broth); chicken skewers were tasty and I also used the dipping sauce on the greens (arugula?). One friend had the Black & Blu Burger w/onion rings and raved (over a burger!). Great combination of flavors in my salad - Grilled BBQ Chicken w/apples.

While we sat at the bar, there was a large group enjoying (not TOO loudly) college hoops on TV in the lower dining area.

Will definitely return, maybe even to watch a game on TV, and in any case plan on trying more delicious food!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2016

Wonderful waitress

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 (New England)·Dined on January 16, 2016

We were able to make a reservation for a group of six.. walk in with minutes until the game started, sit right down and get excellent service and plenty of TV's to watch. Worked out really well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 15, 2016

Food tasted great, but caused stomach problems for me and my friend almost immediately.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 20, 2015

Food display was good but the wings were undercooked. Overall enjoyed the place just wish the wings were fully cooked.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on September 4, 2015

They have a breakfast buffet that is quite good. In addition to the items on the buffet, they will make to order waffles, French toast, or pancakes.

The price is reasonable - $18.00 - at least $5.00 less than anything you will find in Boston.

What really makes this such a good place is the service - the staff couldn't be nicer - go out of their way to make sure that you are well taken care of.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on August 17, 2015

Champions has good food but it's a bit on the expensive side for what it is - essentially upscale bar food. The sandwiches are particularly good - especially the Turkey Reuben - and the french fries excellent. It's very conveniently located near the Kendall Square T station so if you just need something you know will be right there then it's a decent choice. The service ranges from fairly mediocre to quite excellent, usually landing somewhere around decent. I have had comments before from staff about being a solo diner who didn't want to sit at the bar, but at my most recent visit there was another solo dinner and no one gave either of us a hard time.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 21, 2014

Good food and fast, friendly, attentive staff. Two not-so good experiences dining alone in the area in the previous week, but not a hint of that here. I will be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2014

Champions inside the Cambridge Marriott has gone through major renovations. No longer a dark, dingy sports bar, now a clean and modern space. Food is okay. Service about the same. If you need a place for meeting someone in Kendall Square, this would be fine.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on August 29, 2014

My boyfriend has never walked along the Charles river along 3A and Friday night I had to change that. I figured we could go on a romantic walk and then get dinner nearby. I saw on Google maps before leaving work that day, there there was a Champions Sports bar & Grill right near Kendall/MIT which was perfect! It was right next to the Mariott hotel and had nice open patio/courtyard area with high tables, low tables, and even Couches! I was shocked because for a Friday night at 7pm, there was NO ONE there. We got to sit ANYWHERE we wanted, so we chose a high top outside since it was nice. Great Food, Cheap Beer, Excellent Service, Great Atmosphere. I enjoyed the Chicken sandwich with guacamole and my boyfriend enjoyed the Rueben. WILL BE BACK

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2014

Myself, my husband and his sister, had a great dinner!
She stayed the night at Marriott. And is also a Marriott employee from CA.
We all met up (in the quieter area on the left just before the bar section.) It was perfect...we could relax and talk. The wait staff we had were wonderful and we had a very nice visit!!!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Late-night Find
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 (New England)·Dined on July 25, 2014

Was pleasantly surprised. Great food and lots of space. Loved the decor.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on June 20, 2014

I have been at this place many time, however last time was a disappointment. We went to watch a soccer game but the tv volume was so low that it was like seing the game in a library. Then our waitress ( a lady in her 50s) was very unfriendly and did not care much about our table.

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 (New England)·Dined on May 12, 2014

You get in and get out. Service is timely, accurate and always very friendly. No complaints ever about the food; its done right and as requested. One person in our party said that the shrimp and bacon salad was excellent; very fresh and crisp. Seasoning is always right here, nothing sharp or strong just right. Drinks are refilled promptly. Quiet service and bright room makes it a convenient location for a casual business lunch.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 1, 2014

Server disappeared once she brought me my food. Needed water never showed up.
Had to find someone just to get me water to choke down a hamburger.

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