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Boston's beloved star chef Dante de Magistris presents classic Italian
cuisine with a twist at his eponymous hot spot. Enjoy food that's playful
yet familiar in a sophisticated space that evokes the serenity of the
Mediterranean, featuring magnificent views of the Charles River and Boston's
skyline. dante has a little something
for everyone. Whether you're looking to sample the chef's latest creation or one of his classic fresh pastas, you're sure to discover an experience you won't soon forget! Boasting distinctive cocktails, an extensive wine list,seasonal patio dining, dante is the perfect spot to refresh your mind,
restore your spirit, and reinvigorate your taste buds. "Best Upscale
Italian, 2011" -Boston Magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine says: “one of
Boston’s cool new restaurants” for it’s “airy, minimalist room with views of
the Boston skyline and its superb cucina (haute cuisine, Italian style).
Cambridge, MA 02142
Hours of Operation:
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday - Thursday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Friday & Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
dante caters any event, from business luncheons to weddings. Also ask about our special Private Chef Dinners, have chef Dante de Magistris cook exclusively for you and your guests in the comfort of your home.
The best option for parking is across the street at the Cambridgeside Galleria. Parking at the Galleria is $4/vehicle.
Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College
Dante de Magistris
Private Party Facilities:
Facilities: From business dinners and luncheons to weddings, bar/bat mitzvahs and christenings dante’s dynamic layout can accommodate any event of up to 250 guests.
Restaurant Dante consists of eight different areas that flow seamlessly together, each with its own unique flair: two separate dining rooms, two bars, two lounges, a private balcony for parties of up to 26 guests, and a large outdoor patio overlooking the Charles River and Boston’s skyline. Our team will work closely with you to craft an event that reflects your needs and expectations.
Private Party Contact:
Kelly Early: (617) 497-4219
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
dante accommodates events for every occasion and every size group. Multiple event spaces allow cocktail style receptions, sit down dinners, brunches and lunches. Contact Kelly at 617-497-4219 or firstname.lastname@example.org to ask about specific spaces and dates, and/or to receive our reception, passed appetizer, sit down and buffet style menus.
Dante Ratings and Reviews
The kitchen "forgot" about us halfway through Christmas Eve Dinner. We came to Dante specifically for "The Feast of the Seven Fishes." After waiting for 35 minutes between courses, my guest needed to leave. He is a physician on call snd needed to check the ER he covers. I explained to the Captain, paid & tipped 18% and asked to have out desserts to go. Then the waited tried to force to stay to explain to someone why he (the waiter) was not at fault. When I repeated that both the captain & the waiter agreed to have our desserts to go, I was called "rude and impatient." We left - over $200 poorer - no dessert, no entree, no parking validation (the dowdy cashier refused to validate our parking ticket). Merry Effing Christmas. .
The waiter was alternately unaware of us and unhelpful. Our meatball appetizer was served cold. I'm pretty sure that the case of tummy flu I experienced in the middle of the night was the result of undercooked chicken. Great location, but the current operation is underachieving.
Special birthday celebration for my son's 20th! Our waiter was professional and friendly. Food was delicious and beautifully presented. Hotel is a personal favorite, very nice to have a signature restaurant to dine. Would recommend for great bar scene or special gathering!
We were married at the Royal Sonesta and go back each year for our anniversary dinner. We had a lovely meal with very good service. There was a very large group dining at the hotel which made for a crowded and noisy room that night. I assume it also prevented us from getting a nice table with a view. -- we were in the corner to accommodate the large group. Dante is a very nice restaurant with friendly staff, and it is a favorite tradition for us to go there.
Went to test it out to hold an event there. Food was awful. Calamari was so lemony you were not sure what you were eating. Meatballs ok. 2 got hanger steak so salty you could not eat it. One got char he said worse he ever had. I got chicken melinase chicken ok toppings horrible. We split the sides all bad. Snap peas, eggplant and broccoli.
Staff was ok at best and not one person ever asked how our food was.
Needless to say I will not be going back.
Very disappointed that the menu on OpenTable was not remotely similar to the dinner menu available. However the food we had was good. The restaurant was nearly empty but hostess decided to sit a large and loud group next to our table, which was not good for ambiance or for a romantic dinner.
The staff were lovely here, all very friendly and hospitable. We had a table right by the edge as we had requested which was lovely although all the tables were nice, we enjoyed a nice view of the waterfront at night. It was the perfect ambience. Really nice outdoor patio. The food was delicious and not overly expensive. Everyone who served us was so pleasant and this made the whole evening even better. I cannot fault this restaurant, I would return and definitely recommend to family , friends and colleagues. Fantastic dining experience in Cambridge, Boston.
I don't usually write bad reviews but there is no way this is a 4.1 Zagat's restaurant. We had no server so the woman who seated us took the order. Had to ask for bread. Appetizers (3) Were not only unremarkable, two were just bad. We ordered one dish each. My ravioli - $34 - was undercooked & tasteless. We all acknowledged it was a mistake after we asked politely after an hour where our food was. Did not even offer us anything to eat or drink on the house for our inconvenience. I was actually upset about the whole experience. Heed the bad reviews & stay away.
I was disappointed upon returning to Dante last week. The server was a very sweet person, but despite numerous people coming to take orders and duplicate the inquiries of other servers, it took 30 minutes to get our cocktails and quite a long time to be served dinner. The food was so/so - not particularly well seasoned. The Bolognese sauce was uninspired. Usually there is more than one type of meat included but this one didn't taste like it. The peach cake seemed to missing its peaches. Not a great experience overall and I've always liked this restaurant.
I was disappointed because when I made the reservation I was hoping to be seated in the patio but instead we were seated inside because of a 'private party' outside. I wish I knew about this because I would have cancelled or changed my reservation. The food is ok and expensive.
Took 40 minutes for someone to come over with water and silverware. After I complained that no one had to greeted us - the host came over and took our order for wine/app. We still never got the normal bread plate and it took another 20 minutes for the wine bottle to arrive. No waiter/waitress ever approached us for the 2 hours we were there. Worst dining experience I've ever received in Boston. I've worked in food service and this was despicable service
They were a bit understaffed for a day that they have a lot of graduation parties but everything was good! The food was amazing!!!! And since we weren't in a hurry, we didn't care much about the server not coming to the table too often, was just enough for us.
Was excited to try this place based on reviews. Service was very inexperienced and disorganized. We had 4 different people coming to our table. Food was average. Sone of the appetizers were good but the carbonara was terrible and desert was nothing exiting. It's inside the royal sonesta so average over priced hotel food. It does look to have a nice patio when the weather is nice.
The view was beautiful - lovely warm evening on the patio overlooking the Charles. The food and cocktails were good but not outstanding. The service, however, was not good at all. Everyone was quite friendly, but the place seemed disorganized. I had made an online reservation early in the day for a dinnertime reservation and requested a table on the patio. When we arrived, we were told the patio was full. I protested and a minute later the hostess came back saying she had a table on the patio (there were actually several ones empty on the patio). We were seated for about fifteen minutes and had only had a busboy come by to pour water. I eventually had to flag down a server to ask her if she knew who our server should be. Someone arrived and took a drink order, and then someone else came by to see if we had been served. A third person came later to take our order. Another friendly person, but she didn't write down our order. Yes, it is impressive when a waiter can commit an order to memory...but she ended up getting the order wrong. And so it continued....
The service was terrible. Our server left its for at least 20 minutes. I had to go to the bar to ask about her whereabouts. The food was okay. The pasta was not even al dente. It needed another minute in the boiling water. The sauce was good though but nothing spectacular. My Arctic char was flavorful but was served skin side up which was unappetizing.
Visited for Restaurant Week, had an excellent meal at a very great value. It was a Monday night so it was pretty quiet, but the wait staff was excellent and did a great job of explaining dishes that we were not so familiar with. The view is great, I definitely think I will visit again once the weather the gets warmer to be able to sit out on the patio. This place is great and I would definitely recommend it.
Went for restaurant week and the menu offerings were great. Went with two others and we were all very happy with the choices and the food served. It was a Sunday evening, so it was fairly quiet.
Some of the dishes were a little salty for my taste. I am someone who does not use much salt in my day-to-day cooking so I may be a little more sensitive than others.
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