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For 2
Date
Sat, 4/21
Time
10:30 PM
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Champions - Kendall Square

4.4
98 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Perfect For:
  • Bar Seating
  • Live Sports
  • Casual

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 98 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.3
value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

A great place for watching sports!

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 13, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 11, 2017

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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1.0Dined on November 24, 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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4.0Dined on October 18, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined on June 29, 2017

Good portion sizes.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on June 1, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2017

Great service!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 2, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on March 1, 2017

Was good seated promptly food arrive hot and tasty

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Sports bar with pretty good food! Love their Tuesday deals

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

Server was very accommodating

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on May 18, 2016

American fare with a little flare. Service was excellent.

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on March 27, 2016

nice setting and the food was good

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2016

Thank you for the great service and the awesome food.

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2.0Dined on March 19, 2016

Waitress gave us the wrong order.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on February 6, 2016

Wonderful waitress

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2016

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

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