Craigie on Main

4.5
3737 Reviews
$50 and over
Contemporary French / American

About

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.

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 3737 people are saying
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MichaelK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 50th anniversary at Craigie on July 31. Outdoor dining was fun, safe and enjoyable. Service was superb. And, of course, the food was extraordinary. We said to each other that we had an anniversary meal under a tent in a parking lot, across the street from a U-Haul building, and directly atop a subway line—and lived every minute of the experience

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Nate
New England
11 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love that Tony Maws and team have managed to translate the essence of Craigie to this outdoor space. The vibe is different, but the food, service, and spirit are as great as they have always been.

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pattic
New England
16 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined in the outdoor tent in light rain and never even noticed the weather. Food was fabulous, service was excellent and it was a great time.

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vipAdam
New England
4 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, ambience, and service! Felt like a funky garden in the middle of the French countryside, but right there in Central Sq.

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viptksmitty11
New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved sitting outside under the tent, even when it was raining! Our server and all the staff was amazing. Food was delicious. The tasting menu created by the chef had things I would not have tried on my own and I loved them. Looking forward to going again!

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DerekW
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!! Enjoyed the outdoor area and the food and service were fantastic!

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ChrisT
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always surprising and always delicious. And we never leave hungry.

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Roma
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience at Craigie Next Door. The food was excellent and the wait staff are adorable. Loved that Chef Tony came to say hello.

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Anniversary
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious from stat to finish. Also really nice not to have to pore over a menu and make decisions. The cocktails are amazing. A Foodee's dream dinner!

JB
vipJenB
Washington DC
56 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so lovely to eat outside at Craigie. Lights, brick walls, lanterns- it feels so relaxed and elegant. The food was amazing - eating fresh from the farm was never so delicious, especially the salads. Very cool cocktails.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall2food4service1ambience1

I fully understand that the world has been very difficult lately for hospitality and I write as I would very much like to give you my support again.

Our dining experience on July 7th was pretty disappointing. The night was going to be stormy but the host insisted that we be seated outside of the tent. When I asked if she had a rain plan, she said of course. When it started drizzling and no one came to assist, we were puzzled. When it started fully raining and no one came to assist, the rest of the dinner was seemingly over. Not only did we have to bring our own, now drenched plates into one of the many empty two tops under the tent but we weren't even acknowledged for doing so. "Service continued" without a word and without a refresh of the water outside of our dinner plates. Thankfully - like always - the food was delicious. There was no need for any of this to happen. We could have easily been seated under the tent. There could have been a real plan for rain. The waitstaff could have acknowledged anything and saved the rest of the experience. The outdoor dining vibe is enchanting but it is seemingly not a fully developed plan in the second Summer of following COVID restrictions.

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vipCarrieK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craigie Next Door is always outstanding, but the crew went above and beyond on this very rainy day. The food was incredible, especially the pork and dessert. Everything was delivered miraculously dry through creative use of sheet pans. We so appreciated the efforts of the whole team to make this dining experience so enjoyable - raincoats and all! Thank you!

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LorraineW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Outstanding! Although it is an expensive dining experience…..it is worth it…especially knowing we are supporting a wonderful chef and staff….who are vocal and supportive of keeping restaurants open in Cambridge/Boston and the Massachusetts hospitality scene thriving.

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Jibcam
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had yet another great meal at Cragie. So happy to return and see the restaurant making the best after COVID. Our server Nick was amazing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, and fun ambiance. We had an enjoyable experience all around! Thank you.

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Sarah
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
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
66 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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
4 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
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 on June 10, 2021
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.

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vipSusanR
Los Angeles
7 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
16 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
75 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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viperican
New England
7 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
5 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
7 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
90 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
53 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.

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 4.5 stars by 3737 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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