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About EVOO

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!

350 3rd Street
Cambridge, MA 02142
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dinner: Monday - Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dinner: Sunday closed

Cross Street:
Broad Canal

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 661-3866

Website:
http://www.evoorestaurant.com/

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).

Public Transit:
Red Line - Kendall Square

Executive Chef:
Peter McCarthy

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.

Private Party Contact:
Events Team: (617) 661-3866

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

EVOO Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (14)
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Good for Groups (9)
Business Meals (8)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Healthy (5)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Casual (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Organic (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Authentic (3)
Cozy (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Romantic (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Fun (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Waterfront (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

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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 (Houston)·Dined on November 15, 2017

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

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Fresh ingredients, locally sourced and artfully prepared. The Executive Chef, Peter, is an artist at blending complimentary flavors. The staff are all long term employees which says a lot for how they are treated and how they treat the guests. Great wines as well. We got a surprise desert to celebrate our anniversary. Coleen, wife of the Executive Chef, runs the back of the house and does so very well.

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·Dined on November 8, 2017

This was a great dinner location. People familiar with Cambridge restaurants will appreciate the home and family ambiance, and will certainly enjoy the great food!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

There are very few fine dining restaurants in Cambridge that can handle reservations for 10 people on a Friday night with as much grace and ease as Evoo. We shared a large room with another party of 10 and when that other party finished we had the room to ourselves. We could carry on conversations with everyone at the table. And the food was outstanding. My husband and I shared the tenderloin and the smoked salmon. The tenderloin was as mouth watering as you'd expect but, as far as I was concerned, I hated parting with any of the smoked salmon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 2, 2017

We had all been to the old Evoo a number of times. There 3 of us. Two of us thought that the menu while small had good options - but the third did not. He wanted a larger menu.

Tags: Business Meals, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 1, 2017

A great place, rediscovered! Shame on me - my wife and I last visited EVOO at it's former location, and they had moved 7 years ago. Really glad a school chum suggested it for our evening starting with business and then having spouses join to hang out. I arrived early and wasn't sure why the app forced me to select 15 min later than I wanted, since it was only lightly patronized at the beginning. Anyway, I started with a drink - Catcher in the Rye - which the waiter told me would be delicious. It was. It also packed a HUGE punch. Wine list was thoughtful; we went with an Argentine Malbec.

My chum ordered the Corncob Smoked Bluefish Fillet with Grilled Zucchini, Sweet Corn Risotto and Tomato – Basil Relish ($29) which completely disappeared from her plate. Maybe I wasn't looking when she licked it clean? Obviously a hit. My wife and I ordered the Chinese Box. While the initial presentation was whimsical, the contents, though tasty, felt a bit like hashed kitchen left-overs. It wasn't, of course, but once the initial presentation deconstructs, you are left with a plate with no distinguishable destinations. Sigh. That all said, the wine was a perfect pairing given the shrimp and Hoisin Braised Beef and Gingered Vegetable in "the box".

The atmosphere and waitstaff were warm and not overly attentive. To/from the bathroom, I noted lots of little cubbies and nooks for intimate parties or sitting at the bar. We were definitely long overdue in being EVOO patrons, and we mean to make up for lost time.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Food was excellent, served quickly and was very delicious and filling.

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 (Birmingham)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Business lunch

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Overall we were disappointed with this restaurant based on prior positive reviews. Service was efficient, not friendly. The food was OK but not worth another visit.

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·Dined on October 20, 2017

Evoo was a spur of the moment date for me and my husband. What a wonderful surprise it turned out to be! Highly recommend the buzz buzz buzz beverage and the rabbit confit.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Delicious food. Drinks were great but need better presentation

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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was busy in Boston and we had a larger group. I used open table and this was one of the few places that could seat eight at our desired time. We lucked out! It is a farm to table concept with great options and delicious choices! Three of our party chose the prix fixe menu and enjoyed all three courses. The serve was friendly and helpful. I will return on our next visit to Boston!

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (New England)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Always delicious with attentive service.

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·Dined on October 2, 2017

The food was OK but a little bit on a salty side. Somewhat too pricey for what you get.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 29, 2017

4 people ordered 4plates, 2bottles of wine, some desserts. delicious and decent wine. it turned out $55 each.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 28, 2017

I like EVOO. The food is excellent and service is generally friendly and professional (greatly appreciated)

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Had a work meal but it was great to sit outside in September, really enjoyed the musical entertainment as well

Tags: Casual, Tasting Menu, Waterfront, Healthy, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Excellent overall...the asian shrimp box was great.
Table was a bit small/cozy for 4 people for a working dinner.
The only negative was the coffee; we asked for decaf espressos and they were awful...still working the bugs out from the new machine apparently. Beware...(but they did deduct them from the bill without fuss)

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Organic, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on September 15, 2017

EVOO is my favorite restaurant.. The service is absolutely fabulous, friendly efficient and very accommodating. But the real reason I go (and always bring out of town guest) is because the food is amazing. Everything is local and so fresh. The meals are creative and delicious. Everyone I have brought there (some in the restaurant business) have raved about the food, service and atmosphere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on September 11, 2017

We came here to entertain a young out-of-town relative, and figured if we're going to take the time and trouble to drive into Cambridge, we're not going to do it for pub food. Well, Evoo is definitely not pub food. We shared the goat cheesecake as an appetizer and the flourless chocolate cake for dessert. Both were excellent. Separately, we had the kingfish, the chicken breast, and the poblano relleno, all of which were very good. The atmosphere was subdued (it was a Monday evening), although the outside seating looked quite lively. Bonus: validated parking at the Kendall garage.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (London)·Dined on September 8, 2017

EVOO is an excellent guide experience. Everything you want in a restaurant is there, service, ambience, attentive staff. First and foremost is the creativity of the menu. From old standbys like the Chinese box to goat-stuffed peppers, you couldn't ask for anything better. The appetizers, ours was gazpacho, are top-notch. This restaurant is a long history of consistency, the hardest thing to achieve in the world of dining in cookery. I can't recommend it enough. On a more personal note, I am in a wheelchair. The staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating me. That means a lot.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

First time diners at EVOO. We asked for a quiet table to have a good conversation and we were accommodated very nicely. The service and food were excellent. EVOO has a great wine list as well. We were 3 guests and asked our waiter whether we could share our meals and all the staff accommodated us very kindly. We enjoyed a very pleasant evening and will be back again.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 28, 2017

Had a great lunch at EVOO yesterday catching up with an old friend. Food was outstanding.
I had the bluefish and corn risotto and enjoyed every bite:) Service was a little inattentive - took a while to take our order and get our bill, and as we both had to rush off to meetings made the end of lunch a little more stressful. Perhaps just a polite inquiry into whether or not the table has a "hard" stop would be appreciated. Will definitely go back

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Nice place. Convenient to kendall square. Able to adjust for vegan diner.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New England)·Dined on August 4, 2017

EVOO is consistently reliable. The food is fantastic and the wine selection is great! Would totally recommend!

Tags: Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Good neighborhood restaurant. Usually the ambience is pleasant, but on Wednesday nights a band plays just outside the restaurant windows. It's not clear whether the band is meant to attract customers or drive them away. Perhaps it depends on whether one likes the music. At any rate, we think the restaurant is a great addition to the neighborhood. But, if you have a choice, we would suggest skipping Wednesday.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Creative and tasty dishes, good wine list, and attentive service. This is a good place for everyday dining. We especially liked the fact that the menu lists food in three different portion sizes --small plates, medium, and large-- so we each were able to select what piqued our interest according to our level of hunger rather than being stuck with a load of food on a single dish. Really liked the lavender essence panna cotta.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 28, 2017

Great food, the Chinese Box was amazing, highly recommend it! Cocktail menu was inventive and tasty. Desserts were delicious! The food alone would bring me back! Outdoor dining option was a plus. Service was just ok, friendly and polite, but lacking in personality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined on June 27, 2017

enjoyable meal. wonderful service. we were able to have good conversation. many gluten free options for our guests.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

The food was great, and our server was knowledgeable and helpful. The major drawback was that our dinner took FOREVER to happen. I don't know where the disconnect was, but it took three hours for our party of 11 to be served and finish all of the courses. An excessively long wait for the food was a big part of the issue. Otherwise, great place.

Tags: Seasonal, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Nice outdoor dining option for lunch. Excellent house smoked duck confit salad. Fiddleheads were not well browned, soft and flavorless.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

I think the last time we had been here was restaurant week a few years ago, for lunch. We were looking for something casual that wasn't ridiculously expensive and EVOO fit that. They have an open kitchen and you can really see them in action. The food was good... The burratina was excellent (unique to have with chimichuri) and the Chinese box was also very good and flavorful. The spaghetti was odd--the server had said it was leaving the menu soon, and I guess I see why. It really wasn't spaghetti because it was lo mein noodles, with peas and a weird gravy, and then a gloppy egg... It just didn't work. They did have a Prix fix option for $42, which does save you money (apps ~$14, entrees $25, dessert $10) so it would be worth coming back for that, with a haddock entree that seems to be very popular. The service was OK... Somewhat slow, but not the worst we've seen.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on June 13, 2017

I have been frequenting EVOO for over a decade. It has moved during that timeframe, and is now situated in the super-hip Cambridge life sciences neighborhood. Many of the features that made EVOO attractive ten years ago continue to this day. The emphasis on FRESHNESS, and health ingredients comes through loud and clear. The restaurant atmosphere is welcoming, even if it appears somewhat impersonal (lots of business parties going on constantly!). The downside here is that after working a restaurant for over a decade, it's simply hard to drum up the passion that once existed when you were just getting started. The owners are still on premises.....so that's a good thing, but the menu seems like it remains largely the same most of the time. Not sure what to say.....but perhaps a creative "break" is needed by the owners to regenerate that passion, explore new food ideas, and simply bring the "fun" back into opening the doors every day? I would recommend EVOO....and will also be going back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on June 9, 2017

It was fun! We ordered a small plate a medium and a large and shared it all. Our favorite dish was the tenderloin. Also:AMAZING cocktail menu.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 8, 2017

This was my second time at Evoo. We were a big group (7) and food was great and service also. We were celebrating a family get together and one of my kid's graduation.

Tags: Organic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (New England)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Very friendly staff who were helpful and not intrusive. It was also nice to feel welcomed and not pressured to order more than we were in the mood for (we had just one drink and main meal, and only coffee after. Some places can make diners feel like they aren't ordering enough but there was no problem at all here, which we really appreciate). Food was delicious, as were the cocktails. It's nice to have a changing menu with the seasons/ingredient availability.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Delicious, fresh dinner. From the bread an amazing dipping oil, to the burratina, and the chicken breast with polenta. Unique flavors that melded together perfectly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Casual business lunch with a friend/colleague. The service was PERFECT--attentive but unobtrusive. Food was awesome... perfectly prepared and presented with a sense of fun (my friend had the "chinese box" which was a hoot!

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Great for Brunch
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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Met a friend here and was treated very nicely before she arrived. Our meal was tasty (she's a vegetarian) and the chef accommodated us when an ingredient listed on the menu was missing from the dish. A lovely evening!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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