At EVOO, we have three private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests, or the entire restaurant may be reserved for up to 100 guests. We are available for corporate events, weddings, bridal or baby showers, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions. We also have a great outdoor patio in the nicer months.
We are proud to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified. We hope to see you soon!
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday closed
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Our group of 3 has a business lunch. Friendly, fast service and tasty food. Recommend the Chinese Box. Prices are typical for the Kendall Sq area. Ambiance nice for conversation.
Been here many times and love the menu. Fresh, innovative and delicious
Excellent food! Great food and very romantic but casual ambiance. The Chinese box is a must try!
EVOO remains a Boston gem. After 20 years (during which many good Boston restaurants have come and gone), it continues to be inventive, delicious, and hit just the right balance of friendly and sophisticated. The return of their pre-fixe menu (now seemingly on weekends) is a welcome addition. The price of the three-course dinner is quite low for food of this quality. Always a great vegetarian entree as well as old favorites along with the new.
Fantastic food and an amazing cocktail list. Will definitely be back.
Always excellent, but I preferred the days when they were more adventurous.
Great service, wonderful hostess but food was discouraging. It was over salted and otherwise completely flavorless. Maybe it was an off night.
Highly recommend EVOO. We've been there many times and it's always been excellent. Everything we ordered on a visit in Nov. 2018 was outstanding, fresh, and excellent - masterly creations by the chef, interesting and creative, fish cooked perfectly, all the flavors of each dish worked together marvelously. Excellent wines, very helpful and cheerful service. Amazingly reasonable prices for the quality of the food. The noise level was quiet and easy to talk with everyone at our table. The interior design is fine, but could use a refresh.
Second time there and just as enjoyable. The salads are huge and big enough for two. The ingredients are fresh, very flavorful and nicely combined. Should have asked for the burger to be cooked medium well.
We’ve kept coming back over the years and never are disappointed!
Food good not great or exciting. Butternut squash soup very good, hint of curry. Green salad with beets....boring.
Dan, our waiter, was extremely friendly and attentive. We even had the pleasure of meeting Steve, co-owner, who checked on us to ensure our experience was memorable. Quality of food was high - locally sourced ingredients make the difference. EVOO is highly recommended.
Food was very good but service was slow. Menu was small but sufficient.
Burger was almost raw, salad uninspired. Waitstaff was very pleasant and attentive. Ambiance was pleasant but couldn't compensate for the disappointing food experience.
As always, the wonderful folks at EVOO treated us like VIPs and made us feel like right at home! The food was excellent too!
We had a group of 10. They were able to accommodate us with no problems. The food was outstanding. They were careful to meet the special and various food restrictions of several in our party. Overall, we had a fabulous time.
Food was excellent. Staff was friendly and helpful, but service was quite slow -- perhaps they were short-staffed?
Great food and all the staff were terrific. Love this restaurant every time I go.
Can always count on EVOO for a delicious meal, good service, fresh locally sourced ingredients and an environment where you actually hear your dining companions. Also, easy parking.
Love this neighborhood place- casual, friendly and excellent food. The staff are incredibly professional, attentive and accommodating. We were a party of 7 people and started outside but eventually got cold. We were able to move inside with no problem. Food is seasonal, organic options and locally sourced. I had the bluefish dish that was excellent and others enjoyed the first course soups along with house made bread and breadsticks. Everyone loved the food, ambiance and excellent staff.
EVOO is based in the bottom of our apartment complex alongside a number of other restaurants. We chose this particular place due to the interesting menu and convenience after we had signed our lease for the new space.
They boast being "Boston's Most Eclectic" restaurant for the past few years and I must say that is probably a well-earned accolade. They have a diverse menu that will have something for everyone regardless of your dietary restrictions or preferred cuisine. They pair that with an equally diverse mixed drink, wine, and beer menu so you don't feel disjointed during your visit.
We split the heirloom tomatoes as an appetizer and had the Bluefish Fillet and Chinese Box as mains. Everything tasted fresh, was full of flavor, and presented in a very appealing way.
We sat outside so were unable to experience the noise level and ambiance of the dining room, but their patio space was a fantastic experience. The servers were attentive and ensured our drinks were never empty or that we were never waiting too long for anything. While that may seem trivial, it has been a downward trend we've experienced in a number of restaurants over the past year or two so to have such an attentive server was a pleasant surprise. The noise level would be what you would expect for an outdoor area that has multiple patios adjacent to each other but never required any raised voices or yelling to hold a conversation.
If there is one area that EVOO lacks compared to the other experiences we've had in Boston and Cambridge it would be the value. While the individual dishes are moderately priced, it seems to add up more quickly than we would anticipated. That does not mean it is not worth the price being paid, it was just not one of the better values in the end that we have experienced over the past 3 weeks of exploration.
We will definitely be back to try the happy hour and lunch menus and are very pleased to have this option literally right downstairs from our residence.
The restaurant was mostly empty, which was a benefit to easy conversation (vs shouting over a crowd). Food was also delivered in a reasonable amount of time. My beef was cooked perfectly with a tasty Bernaise sauce. The mashed potatoes were blah and the green beans were a smaller portion that what I would expect for a $40 entree. The rest of the table had the prix fixe meal selection. All said the food was good. Overall a good experience, just not a "great" one.
I love EVOO, but this luncheon did not live up to my past experiences. We ordered from the "restaurant week" menu. I had the eggplant and it was very ordinary - plus I detest having to fish eggplant skin out of the dish (or out of my mouth). The salad was generous and delightfully fresh, but under-seasonsed. I had a busy afternoon ahead, so skipped a delicious cocktail. Somehow, the food was just not as good as past meals. Hope I haven't been overly influenced by the cocktails in the past.
Food was bland and subtle flavors
Chinese box and haddock were both outstanding.
Food was great. Service, not so much; made us feel like he was doing us a favor & we were imposing on him
Everyone in our party was delighted by their food. The member of our part who ordered the burger said it was the best one he’s had in years.
The staff wasn't super welcoming or friendly, but they were timely and professional. Besides that the food was outstanding and I would definitely come back. I was there with a group of 6 people and we weren't late for our meeting that was scheduled an hour after the reservation. Everyone left very happy.
Been going here for years... they are amazingly consistent. Food combos are creative and yummy!
Everything about this place is quality.
Interesting tasty food but indoor seating dark and oddly shaped room. Pretty expensive for overall experience
I've been going to EVOO for a long time and it never disappoints. The addition of their weekly burger is a real treat. You may thinker's easy to make a good burger but you would be wrong! EVOO offers a juicy, delectable one that needs no addition (no ketchup, please). The side salad that came with out (you can also get fries) was fresh with just the right amount of vinaigrette. My friend had the famous Chinese Box and loved every bite. Good cocktails and wines. Pleasant high table near the kitchen. Go!
As always, the service was splendid and the food was delicious.
EVOO continues to be one of the most interesting restaurants, with creative locally-sourced foods. On nice summer evenings, the outdoor seating is a great addition.
The service was good, the food was okay. I only gave 3 stars over 5 (for food) since there was a fly in the ice water.
Great option for a business lunch. Easy access, great food, quiet and plenty of space.
A friend recommended Evoo to us since we were going to be in Cambridge. Were with our two sons and had a great dinner! The service was excellent, the Evoo 20 IPA was delicious. Who knew that a chicken breast on top of some asparagus and fiddleheads could be so moist and delicious?!!! Excellent meal and service.
Everything was great with two exceptions:
1. They ran out of halibut which 3 of us ordered
2. The food took forever and service was slow. It appeared they could have moved faster. We were seated by 7:15, didn’t order until 7:45, and food didn’t arrive until 8:40
Simple and beautiful atmosphere. Pre-fix menu was a great option, everything was fresh and in season. Loooved the home made lavender lemonade! I already know what I want to try at my next visit!
Mostly old waiters that don’t smile. Stern worn out faces. Not friendly at all.
We had the private room for a graduation celebration. The food was incredible as well as the service. We can’t wait to come back!