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EVOO

4.7
2206 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Contemporary American
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At EVOO we serve eclectic, New American cuisine focusing on sustainable and local ingredients. EVOO is located in the heart of Kendall Square; MIT, Microsoft, Google, Sanofi/Genzyme, Biogen and the Cambridge Innovation Center are just a few of our neighbors. Chef Peter McCarthy's ever changing lunch and dinner menus offer EVOO classics such as our Chinese Box filled with Mustard Glazed Shrimp and Hoisin Braised Beef and our Garlic and Parsley Studded Beef Tenderloin. We even have a roof top garden!

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!

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday closed

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Phone number
(617) 661-3866
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Peter McCarthy
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Private party facilities
EVOO offers a variety of private dining spaces perfect for parties from 15 to 150. Our LEED Gold certified space is ideal for business dinners and personal social events, including weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations.
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Private party contact
Events Team: (617) 661-3866
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad Canal
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Parking details
Parking is available at a reduced rate after 4:00 pm in the Kendall Square South Garage located in our building. To be eligible for the reduced rate, please see the host to have your ticked validated. Street parking is also available (meters until 8:00 pm).
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Public transit
Red Line - Kendall Square
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2206 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

The rabbit confit salad is killer! I highly recommend

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

EVOO is amazing! I was there with a large group of girls (around 12) for a bachelorette dinner. Our server and the manager were super patient and accommodating with us and our requests. The food was outstanding, fresh, flavorful and creative! I highly highly recommend this place!

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Sat at one of the hi-top tables overlooking the kitchen. Outstanding service. We both had parsnip-shrimp soup, truly memorable, followed by haddock And tres leches cake with Maine blueberries for me and apple crisp with salted caramel ice cream for my companion. Both managers stopped by to chat and the chef said goodnight and thank you as we left. Couldn’t have asked for more. We will return soon.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

We had an amazing time. My husband and I were spending the weekend in Boston with his brother and his wife. All 4 of us are pretty big foodies, so finding something spectacular is hard. Everything we ordered was spot on! We loved the open kitchen and the farm to table menu. We will be back on another trip to the city.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Food was great! The haddock in Thai curry was so flavotful. Burrata and beet salad super fresh.

Hannah was such a fantastic server! I'll definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Food and service were outstanding. A really interesting menu that will allow you to explore new combinations of ingredients. Will go again!

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Dinner was delicious, inventive and satisfying without being overwhelming. Every course elicited a "wow" upon the first taste, and a "that was SO good" upon completion.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We dined during the Dine Out Boston week, and although the restaurant wasn’t too full the wine pairing with each of the courses were served with delays. We were well into each of the courses when the wines were brought out for us. Other than that the food was fine, but I’m not sure if I’ll be going back to EVOO any time soon.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Absolutely outstanding food. The pairing of wine was also very good.

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4.0Dined on March 22, 2018

We ate there on a weekday and the place was not crowded. Good, fresh food choices with interesting ingredients. Liked the list of food suppliers on the menu along with the options. Will go back.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Although I've been there before and had a great meal, it was disappointing. Both meals were under cooked despite our requests. The waiter didn't offer to do anything about it.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

EVOO was superb as always. Each time we visit, there is something new and creative to sample, as well as the standbys which Peter has been making for years. Always a treat.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Nice evening

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Original menu that never fails to delight!

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

We had not been to EVOO in some time and were thrilled to see that it was still the stand out it's always been. I could be buried in the chinese box and everything else was superb as well - especially our server. Thanks!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

Love that Chinese Box!!!! The parsnip Soup was also off the charts!!!
We will be back soon!!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

My valentine and I were catered to PERFECTLY throughout our first experience at EVOO. Our server (I think his name was Tim or Frank?), the restaurant, and especially Kristen Smith provided us with the exact atmosphere that we were hoping for, catering to our every need (including combining the gnocchi and duck sausage + confit entres-slight up-charge, but WORTH IT!). I have written maybe 3 restaurant reviews in my life thus far, but I felt the need to take the time to thank the EVOO team for helping to create one of the most incredible dining experiences of my life, and though I don't relish the idea of not being able to book a table at a place I so thoroughly enjoyed, it's definitely worth the risk to tout their awesomeness.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Really good food! and fun service. Recommend for special occasions and romantic dinners.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We heard that Evoo had great food but we were pleasantly surprised to find just how wonderful it is. Perfectly sized portions so we could enjoy all the courses. Our server was a seasoned professional who took care of our every need.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Like EVOO we are celebrating 20 years in Cambridge. I was happy to find the familiar quality experience while enjoying the creativity of there Valentine’s Day set menu.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine Day with my Sweetie
Great choices for dinner, and good wine selection.
The staff is very warm and welcoming.
The special oyster appetizer is “to die for”.
Every dish is given special attention with amazing presentation by an “army” of dedicated, commuted chefs. Their wine pairings are carefully chosen by Dan
And are a great addition to the meal. Highly recommend for special occasions, or a night on the town.

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was good but the main meal was average and unfortunately cold when served. Dessert was awesome however. Best bread pudding.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

The appetizers and dinners were great. The staff was very friendly. Parking was only $3 with voucher! It was out first visit, and we’d certainly go again.

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3.0Dined on January 30, 2018

The food was good and it came out in a timely manner. I was the host of the party and the waiter didn’t ask if I was going to drink anything. It would have been better if the waiter had more energy and was more engaging... maybe he was respecting our business meeting.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Very fresh food and comfortable atmosphere. We were recommended EVOO by a good foodie friend and I'll recommend this to our friends as well. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

There were six of us. We all loved it I never leave reviews but this restaurant was so delicious and our server Eileen was so wonderful (and a party of six isn’t he easiest group to manage), and patient and accommodating, funny and kind. You can’t beat the price, the portions were so generous and absolutely everything we ate was fabulous. My new favorite place. Outstanding menu - outstanding everything

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3.0Dined on January 22, 2018

I called ahead to ask for a birthday candle to be put on the dessert. I reiterated that it was important. Cake came out with no candle. Told our waitress (who was very nice) and she said “sorry”. Told the desk person on the way out and asked if it had been written down on our reservation. Got another “sorry”. In all the years of celebrations at restaurants, this had never happened before. Called the manager today. Got my third “sorry”

Food was very good but not notably so. Very expensive. Won’t be going back. Too many great choices these days to go back there.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Not an overly large menu but enough tasty options. Parsnip soup was outstanding and the baked Haddock was cooked perfectly in a delightful sweet potato sauce. The staff was friendly and the service was good. It’s a little pricey but I’d go back it’s that good.

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4.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Eclectic menu. Knowledgeable and welcoming staff, clean.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2017

The fish curry was excellent and the staff was friendly. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

We love coming to EVOO and it will continue to be a regular outing for us.

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4.0Dined on December 20, 2017

The sweet potato pie was a standout. The pig's head was tasty, with a perfectly crisp coating which went divinely with the poached egg. The fettucine was okay but not my favorite. The server was very friendly and helpful. The staff is exceptional at this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Slow service for business lunch

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

4 people, 3 smalls, 2 large. Left full not stuffed. Loved trying new things. Smelt, olives & pecans, beef tartar, pigs head and tenderloin. All delicious

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Good service and great food. Would recommend the Chinese Box. Plan on returning soon.

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5.0Dined on December 5, 2017

I have been going to this neighborhood gem for more than a decade, first when it was on Beacon Street and now at its location in Kendall Square and it never fails to surprise and impress me. I usually have the Chinese Box, a delectable tower of mustard shrimp, Hoisin beef, cashews, cole slaw, broccoli and rice layered and turned out from its Chinese take-out box so the sauces seep through its layers, but this time I also had a roasted pumpkin with a mole and cabbage slaw that was perfectly balanced between heat and spice. The duck confit salad is a favorite too. The ambiance is modern--stainless semi-open kitchen and wood tables. It can get loud but there are quieter spots so request one if you want conversation. We arrived at 5 and by the time we left, it was full.

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3.0Dined on November 29, 2017

The place feels a bit dated but is nice and lowkey for a networking dinner. We ended up with only 6 of our 7 guests showing, which I mentioned a few times but the extra place setting was never taken away which was a little odd. We were not asked if we wanted another round of drinks. But we were speedily brought our one late order for our late guest, and they happily split the bill six ways. They did not rush us and gave us space to chat. The food was just ok but something for everyone, and various price points.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

We had the rabit confit, haddock and filet mignon.

I'm quite a foodie, and everything was amazing and prepared perfectly.

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5.0Dined on November 18, 2017

As ever, EVOO was a great experience. The good remains inventive and delicious, the service warn and attentive, the atmosphere just the right balance of formal and friendly.

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5.0Dined on November 15, 2017

Host was very accommodating during the booking experience to our large 10 person group.

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