Craigie on Main

4.8
3840 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American
A longtime Cambridge staple, Craigie on Main serves a seasonal menu specializing in farm-to-table American cuisine. Each meal is made to order with bold flavors and fresh, local ingredients. We are proud to be the Winner of Boston Magazine's Best of Boston 2019 for Best Restaurant, General Excellence.

While working diligently to open our patio this May, our dining room is presently closed. We are offering take-out and delivery to enjoy stunning food in the comfort of your own home. The menu changes often, so check our website for the latest news and updates.

Experiences

  • Craigie Next Door Weeknight

    $85.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    Price includes dinner menu, tax, and service charge for our staff. Beverages available a la carte. Visit our website for more information and recent sample menus. Use the "Add-Ons" section on the following page to note any dietary restrictions for your party. At this time we are not able to accommodate food preferences, or restrictions outside of the listed options. A delicious surprise and delight in three-courses, at "Craigie Next Door," we serve family-style dinners cooked by Chef / Owner Tony Maws! Imagine bountiful summer salads, grilled farmer’s market vegetables, local fish and meats with all the flavors and originality you have come to expect in your Craigie on Main meals, just shareable (and outside!).
  • Craigie Next Door Weekend

    $105.00 per personPrepaid

    Jun 1 - Jun 30, 2021

    Price includes dinner menu, tax, and service charge for our staff. Beverages available a la carte. Visit our website for more information and recent sample menus. Use the "Add-Ons" section on the following page to note any dietary restrictions for your party. At this time we are not able to accommodate food preferences, or restrictions outside of the listed options. A delicious surprise and delight in three-courses, at "Craigie Next Door," we serve family-style dinners cooked by Chef / Owner Tony Maws! Imagine bountiful summer salads, grilled farmer’s market vegetables, local fish and meats with all the flavors and originality you have come to expect in your Craigie on Main meals, just shareable (and outside!).

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3840 people are saying
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Sarah
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend the Craigie Burger experience on Sunday. Casual vibe, stellar service, fantastic food and drink. The burger was cooked perfectly and came with a side of homemade pickles, coleslaw, and sweet potato salad (mimicking your favorite old school potato salad but more colorful and a touch sweet due to the different potato). Each component of the burger was spot-on, from the melty cheddar and homemade mace ketchup, to the crisp green piece of bibb lettuce and the soft but sturdy sesame bun. The inclusion of dessert was a fun surprise too! Vanilla bean labne cheesecake with rhubarb sauce and granola, and pistachio cake with soaked cherries and yogurt. Special shoutout to Nick, the bartender, who answered all of our drink questions and made us feel like special guests with a couple of small tastes of his recent mixology experiments. Overall 11/10, and this whole craigie nextdoor/bar outside thing should be a permanent warm-weather fixture in non-covid times because it’s just really special.

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vipJojo
New England
60 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even with limited resources TonyMaws continues to turn out top rate food, service and ambience. Clearly Best of Boston

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CarolineM
New England
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely love Cragie! The service is great and the staff is so friendly. The food always exceeds my expectations!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Craigie. They’ve turned a parking lot into a fine dining oasis! The food was absolutely fantastic and the cocktails were wonderful.

SR
vipSusanR
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Craigie Next Door! Chef’s Whim was delicious! Wish I lived in Cambridge and could enjoy it more often.

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vipFussydiner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside owing to pandemic. Great vibe to see Tony in the outside grill.

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BrittW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Wish we could have ordered the burger

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DroveInForThis
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was delicious and the atmosphere was fun but it was really overpriced even for how tasty it was. We paid over $75 per person for some toast with spreads, vegies, ribs, sausages, and rice pudding. And again, it was yummy.

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vipFoodie4sure
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The casual atmosphere and delicious grilled foods make Craigie Next Door a great place for summer dining. Sundays are especially fun for an outing with friends our family, including kids. Don't miss the Craigie burger, available on Sundays, seemingly without limit. It still is the best in the Boston area.

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DanG
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craigie is the best in Boston. Even through Covid Tony and team figure out how to provide spectacular food in an amazing environment. What a cool vibe it is outside. If you get a chance to go do it soon.

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bostonbrit
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, relaxed ambience, friendly and efficient service. Outdoors, with adequate space between the tables.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
72 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Tony Maws has been great. He has worked hard to keep Craigie gong and provide his usual great food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always, very accommodating with our kids

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Thoughts4Food
New England
9 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you've never been here or you haven't been in a while, just drop your previous plans and come! Few experiences will change your life. This is one of them.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Craigie offers the most amazing dining experience. The food is some of the best in MA. The staff is amazing. And the cocktails are incredible. I can’t say enough about this place. ♥️

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viphappinessonafork
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Craigie Next Door experience is fabulous! Great atmosphere, incredible food from the outdoor grill, inventive cocktails, a stellar wine list, and awesome staff. Chef Maws, Jared, and the whole team have outdone themselves!

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vipChristianZ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Very disappointing four-course-menu. Maybe their extended menu is better once they resume normal operations again, but what we had was not enjoyable

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vipmellen
New England
87 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely evening. The Craigie Next Door setup is fun....food has never been better.....and the team seems energized to be back at work.

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vipAmyR
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing meal, fun setting and excellent service. The lightly roasted oysters were a stand out.

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vipGreg
New England
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely evening. Food was delicious, atmosphere was cozy and the overall vibe was extremely fun! Really enjoyed this and will be back very soon!

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JeffG
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoors "Craigie Next Door" dinner. It was good to be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience1

Definitely kit top flight food anymore.

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PaulaD
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a table in the bar area and enjoyed delicious burgers. Service was excellent but not stuffy. Definitely make reservations

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was excellent, the food was fine but not as special as our last visit. Felt it could have been better, might have been the menu options on this particular night

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RonS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat at a bar table, had a superb and helpful waitress, and the food and drinks were great. It was a celebration, and the spot couldn't have been better.

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ColSox
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

My adult son and I dined here on a quiet, near end of winter weekday night. The service was outstanding beginning with the hostess through the final oatmeal cookie treat brought to our table as I signed the check. We enjoyed the server's recommendations for the pate and the squid ink pasta for our first and second courses. The roasted chicken was presented to us on an appropriately-sized platter before it was carved. Everything had a bistro atmosphere to it. The only minor critique was the very, very low lighting to read the menu and wine list. We will be back!

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vipTheLoves
Raleigh
21 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was visiting Boston and took my son who now lives there. The ambiance is fun, our server was fantastic - the perfect blend of being helpful and giving us our space, and the food was excellent. Craigie On Main never fails to deliver.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for an anniversary dinner. Staff was great, there was a congratulatory note from the chef when we arrived and a candle with our dessert course to celebrate. Food was excellent with complex but well integrated flavor profiles.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything we ate was very good. The burgers fantastic and our waiter was able to recommend delicious apps and drinks. Would definitely come back next time we’re in town and would recommend to others visiting.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We sat in the bar which was more casual and laid back. Different more limited menu, but you can also order from the main dining room menu. The burger was amazing and worth the hype!

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Soso
New England
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was uninspired, at least for the prix fix menu. Can have a much better and much more interesting meal for equivalent amount in a fun and cool environment elsewhere.

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AradL
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

I really wanted to like this place. After seeing relatively good reviews and hearing about the "award winning chef" I expected a great culinary experience. Unfortunately, there was nothing spectacular about the meal. Nothing was bad, but the food was just good rather than exceptional which is what I would expect given the price.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and brings us back to the feeling of dining in France. Service is spot on - very attentive and professional.

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vipCotuits
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

We sat at a table in the bar area. The music was loud and annoying. I am a music lover, but enjoying a high quality meal with R&B screamers playing overhead was disgraceful for an elite restaurant.

Several dishes were significantly over-salted. Good tasting food is more than overloading ingredients with salt.

Check with 20% tip approached $400. Not worth it.

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vipNicoleW
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved our time there last night. Food was exceptional, perfectly portioned, and delicious. Server was knowledgeable and even helped us create a wine pairing with every course. Perfect! We will definitely be back.

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vipdbotchar
Palm Springs
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with a colleague from Canada. It was an amazing way to impress them and make them feel special.

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Glen
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We came here for the burger as it's reputation was strong. The burger was good, but at $26 per I was hoping/expecting it to be in my top 5 of all time. We're coming from Chicago so it had a lot to live up to, and sadly it did not compare. I wouldn't even say it's in the top 5 burgers I've had in Boston in the past year. It was of good quality meat, it was just a little overly medium rare and was kind of just straight forward. I've heard good things about the rest of their menu, and we also had the brussels sprouts which were really good and the service was excellent, I just wouldn't recommend you rush here and wait in line for their burger. And this doesn't apply to everyone but their beer list wasn't that impressive either. Maybe our expectations were too high, but given Craigie's reputation I think we are being fair in our judgement.

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vipAnnM
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food was great except the eggplant was too salty for me to eat.

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LaurenD
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is absolutely amazing! Each course was better than the last and the staff was great. Will definitely come back!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Craigie on Main using the Order Online button. Craigie on Main also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 497-5511.

Craigie on Main is rated 4.8 stars by 3840 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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