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Best American Restaurants in Cambridge

Pammy'sPammy's
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American | Cambridge, Boston
Area Four CambridgeArea Four Cambridge
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American | Cambridge, Boston
CommonwealthCommonwealth
(317)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
Loyal NineLoyal Nine
(432)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
Russell House TavernRussell House Tavern
(1739)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
BISqBISq
(87)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
The SinclairThe Sinclair
(568)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
Frank's Steak HouseFrank's Steak House
(767)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
Champions - Kendall SquareChampions - Kendall Square
(107)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
Bambara RestaurantBambara Restaurant
(882)
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American | Cambridge, Boston
Abigail'sAbigail's
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American | Cambridge, Boston
ArtBarArtBar
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American | Cambridge, Boston
MoooMooo
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American | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel BostonBristol Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel Boston
(1235)
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American | Back Bay, Boston
Lincoln Tavern and RestaurantLincoln Tavern and Restaurant
(556)
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American | South Boston, Boston
Meritage Restaurant + Wine BarMeritage Restaurant + Wine Bar
(2067)
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American | Financial District, Boston
Alden and HarlowAlden and Harlow
(2470)
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American | Harvard Square, Boston
BeehiveBeehive
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American | South End, Boston
City Tap-BostonCity Tap-Boston
(295)
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American | Seaport, Boston
The Glenville StopsThe Glenville Stops
(243)
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American | Allston, Boston
Cafe FleuriCafe Fleuri
(1516)
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American | Financial District, Boston
The BroadwayThe Broadway
(64)
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American | South Boston, Boston
Top of the HubTop of the Hub
(10012)
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American | Back Bay, Boston

Best Italian Restaurants in Cambridge

Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
Amelia's TrattoriaAmelia's Trattoria
(862)
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
Gran GustoGran Gusto
(619)
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
VialeViale
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
Sulmona Restaurant | BarSulmona Restaurant | Bar
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
Trattoria PulcinellaTrattoria Pulcinella
(436)
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
DanteDante
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston
SorellinaSorellina
(3525)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
Toscano RestaurantToscano Restaurant
(2192)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston
Bar MezzanaBar Mezzana
(450)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Mamma MariaMamma Maria
(3941)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Davio's - BostonDavio's - Boston
(1923)
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Italian | Back Bay, Boston
PrezzaPrezza
(1687)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Cinquecento Roman TrattoriaCinquecento Roman Trattoria
(1002)
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Italian | South End, Boston
Capo RestaurantCapo Restaurant
(608)
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Italian | South Boston, Boston
SportelloSportello
(1950)
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Italian | Fort Point Channel, Boston
NicoNico
(2808)
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Italian | North End, Boston
MareMare
(873)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Euno RistoranteEuno Ristorante
(1224)
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Italian | North End, Boston
Scampo at The Liberty HotelScampo at The Liberty Hotel
(2145)
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Italian | Beacon Hill, Boston

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The Table at Season To TasteThe Table at Season To Taste
558 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

As always, the team at The Table delivers a great experience. The food and wine pairings are always fantastic. We have visited 6 times and never been disappointed. More

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Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
898 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful gem of a find that was recommended by a wine bar in downtown Boston. Every dish was delicious! More

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Pammy'sPammy's
550 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Dont know why I waited so long to get here because so many of my friends have recommended I go. So glad I did. It was everything and more. Pasta for days. All the meat. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. More

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ForageForage
519 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Delicious food with creative seasonal plates. This place never disappoints. The service is even better and the crew that runs the place is so fun and loves what they do. It's always a great time when dining at Forage! More

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Craigie on MainCraigie on Main
3474 reviews
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French | Cambridge, Boston

This place is terrific--the food is always outstanding--we had delicious salads and then wonderful entrees (cauliflower entrée very creative, fish entrée just right). Our server was gracious and attentive. More

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HarvestHarvest
3143 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

It was one of the best restaurant experiences of my entire lifetime [and I'm nearly 68 years old] -- from the beauty of the restaurant as a whole to the lovely friendly waiter assigned to us to the beautiful & delicious food to the location and ambience where we were seated and could actually hear ourselves talk. More

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Puritan & CompanyPuritan & Company
1155 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Very authentic New England style with creative and delicious food. The Salmon tartar as starter was just heavenly. Super service and very nice people both serving and cooking. Just a fabulous place! More

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Bondir CambridgeBondir Cambridge
683 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

The finest around. No one cooks like Jason cooks. If you know, you know. More

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Little DonkeyLittle Donkey
936 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Cambridge, Boston

Anniversary dinner. Was surprised with champagne and dessert. Great service, delicious food, and awesome night More

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DaliDali
382 reviews
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Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

Excellent and inventive Spanish/Catalan cuisine, reasonably priced. More

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WaypointWaypoint
802 reviews
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Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

Outstanding food, we were impressed by the balance of every plate. Service is very friendly and amenable. More

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Cuchi CuchiCuchi Cuchi
326 reviews
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International | Cambridge, Boston

We came here for my birthday and had an absolutely amazing time! Service was phenomenal for our large party of 10. Fabulous cocktails and outstanding food. More

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Area Four CambridgeArea Four Cambridge
386 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Looooved the 'Not Pepperoni' and the 'Carnivore pizza. Get the cauliflower as an app. Came here for a group birthday and didn't regret it one bit. More

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Gyu-Kaku - CambridgeGyu-Kaku - Cambridge
290 reviews
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Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

Waiters are so sweet! The price is affordable for students and taste is great More

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ShepardShepard
663 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

My friends and I had a nice evening here - food was good, service was fine. But they have the most annoying way of serving. We were not in a hurry and wanted our meal "staged," that is, our starter first followed by our main dishes. Instead our hot entrees and cold appetizer all came out at the same time, defeating the purpose of having a starter followed by the entree. This happened to me the only other time I went to Shepard. Despite the very good food and nice ambience, I am unlikely to return. More

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Catalyst RestaurantCatalyst Restaurant
1262 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

excellent in all respect (food, service, atmosphere). New menus often. Ideal for business meals, but also foodies. More

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Trattoria PulcinellaTrattoria Pulcinella
436 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Love the food and ambiance here. Special place. Locally owned and run. An out-of-the-way location adds to unique experience. More

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VialeViale
479 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Viale’s dishes are North End comparable! Best of Boston indeed. More

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Sulmona Restaurant | BarSulmona Restaurant | Bar
273 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Had an excellent meal here. The restaurant is very open and comfortable. Definitely coming back! More

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Café ArtscienceCafé Artscience
366 reviews
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Contemporary French | Cambridge, Boston

The menu is excellent and the presentation is a work of art. It’s a nice and relaxed atmosphere and it’s nice not be raced through the courses but it’s not the place for a ‘quick’ bite. I don’t find a lot of places with such an elegant and distinct menu. Highly recommend! More

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The MaharajaThe Maharaja
290 reviews
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Indian | Cambridge, Boston

Maharaja is one of my favorite fancy places to go to for Indian food. The food is authentic and the ambiance is lovely. I highly recommend. More

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The Hourly Oyster HouseThe Hourly Oyster House
422 reviews
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Oyster Bar | Cambridge, Boston

Delicious meal, fantastic service. More

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Urban HearthUrban Hearth
94 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Amazing creativity that will satisfy anyone and really please a foodie. More

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Loyal NineLoyal Nine
432 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Big group, well managed. Super waitress - Lilla? Food was excellent and reasonably priced. A fine negroni. Whole night of New Romantics on the jukebox. We had a great time. Not from Boston but will probably head there when we visit next time. More

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Gran GustoGran Gusto
619 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Food was delicious, but service was poor. Wait staff never gave us the specials, and we had to call them over to even take our order. Wait staff was unable to describe any of the desserts, and the person who seemed to be the manager was abrupt and rather rude when asked to do so. A shame, given how good the food is. More

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La Fabrica CentralLa Fabrica Central
210 reviews
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Spanish | Cambridge, Boston

I had a wonderful time with my friends I will recommend this place More

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BISqBISq
87 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Delicious food, outstanding service but very, very loud and not particularly comfortable. More

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CommonwealthCommonwealth
317 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

The menu has a diverse selection of sandwich and salad options and the service was excellent. More

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Frank's Steak HouseFrank's Steak House
767 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

We hadn't been to Frank's in years. So glad we came back. Trevor, our waiter was superb! The food was a great value AND it was delicious. More

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730 Tavern Kitchen and Patio730 Tavern Kitchen and Patio
22 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

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UpperWestUpperWest
39 reviews
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Mediterranean | Cambridge, Boston

I come back to UpperWest every couple of months to see what Kim's added to the menu and enjoy a cool and relaxing midweek dinner. This time we enjoyed a meat and cheese board of six items, mostly chosen by her, and the day's pasta. I've never been let down by what she and Xavier make for food or drink. More

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NubarNubar
745 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

It’s always a pleasure to eat at Nubar which is increasingly my go-to place for a quiet meal with consistently good food and a nice wine list. It’s convenient to many venues in Harvard square, the prices are reasonable and the staff is welcoming and attentive. More

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Central KitchenCentral Kitchen
233 reviews
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Mediterranean | Cambridge, Boston

Central Kitchen is a long-time neighborhood gem, and last week's visit reinforced that. The salmon was particularly delicious - perfectly cooked and wonderful sides. My only complaint is that the service was a bit aloof and they eliminated the bread service. Despite that, I will always return and recommend it to others. More

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Summer Shack CambridgeSummer Shack Cambridge
1577 reviews
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Seafood | Cambridge, Boston

Excellent, fresh, local seafood. Preparations range from traditional to exotic and spicy. Great value compared to other restaurants. More

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Parsnip RestaurantParsnip Restaurant
251 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

The food is good but not in the level of other great restaurants nearby like Benedetto and Shepard. More

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Amelia's TrattoriaAmelia's Trattoria
862 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

My wife and I stumbled upon Amelias when we were looking for Italian food and wanted to stay local in Cambridge. We were pleasantly surprised. The food was really good! I had the Veal Saltimbocca which I would say was phenomenal! I have since had dinner there again with some friends and everyone was very happy with their meal. The atmosphere is small and informal and the service is great! More

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EVOOEVOO
2237 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Great food and all the staff were terrific. Love this restaurant every time I go. More

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Bambara RestaurantBambara Restaurant
882 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Great service friendly knowledgeable staff . Wonderful and delicious food More

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PARK Restaurant & BarPARK Restaurant & Bar
967 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Was amazing They did everything to help me with my surprise to my girlfriend More

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Sunset Cafe RestaurantSunset Cafe Restaurant
41 reviews
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Portuguese | Cambridge, Boston

I gave the food three stars because while most of our experiences were positive during the visit, my wife's meal was sub-par. The tuna steak was thin and when sliced into, the inside was grey and overcooked. Her plate was loaded with sauce as if to cover up the sad little tuna steak. Aside from this, we had a great experience but my wife is not keen on trying this place again. More

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OléOlé
839 reviews
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Mexican | Cambridge, Boston

Top 3 Mexican restaurants in Massachusetts. Get the ceviche and the tableside guacamole More

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Shaking Crab - CambridgeShaking Crab - Cambridge
60 reviews
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Cajun | Cambridge, Boston

This place was awesome went for my birthday with family & we all had fun and got messy but overall the the food & service was nothing but perfect I would go back again especially to the Cambridge Location More

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Russell House TavernRussell House Tavern
1739 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

It had been awhile, and this is a great place for casual but tasty food with great beer and wine options. We enjoyed the food for the most part, and the service was friendly and efficient. More

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P.F. Chang's - CambridgeP.F. Chang's - Cambridge
2 reviews
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Asian | Cambridge, Boston

P.F. Chang's is a restaurant concept that honors the 2,000-year-old Asian tradition of wok cooking and believes in making food from scratch every day in every restaurant. With a Farm to Wok™ food philosophy at its core, P.F. Chang's chefs hand-roll dim sum, hand chop and slice all vegetables and meats, handcraft every sauce and wok-cook each recipe, every day in every restaurant using wholesome, fresh ingredients. With roots in Chinese cooking, the culinary landscape at P.F. Chang's now stretches across Asia with diverse, culturally inspired recipes including hand-rolled sushi, Vietnamese-style soups and bowls, traditional Chinese dim sum, wok-fired chicken and beef entrées, and family style noodles and rice. All made from scratch every day.More

Temple BarTemple Bar
1325 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Creative menu from lamb, to a whole grilled fish, to a lamb not-quite-stew the food was very out of the ordinary. We received friendly service from the wait staff, too. This is a solid neighborhood meal spot. More

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Bisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steak House - Marriott Hotel CambridgeBisuteki Tokyo Japanese Steak House - Marriott Hotel Cambridge
130 reviews
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Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

Reunion of old friends. Had a great time. More

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Grafton Street Pub and GrillGrafton Street Pub and Grill
1394 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Loved brunch at Grafton. Our server deserves 10 stars. So entertaining! Great spot near Harvard. More

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Mix-it Restaurant - Asian Cuisine & Sushi BarMix-it Restaurant - Asian Cuisine & Sushi Bar
4 reviews
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Japanese | Cambridge, Boston

Everything was very flavorful without being overpowering. Really enjoyed one of the sushi specials! Attentive staff. More

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ZuZu! - Middle East ClubZuZu! - Middle East Club
6 reviews
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Middle Eastern | Cambridge, Boston

The appetizer sample platter (pupu platter) is excellent and never disappoints. My favorite item on the menu is the whipped garlic, literally a bowl of blenderized garlic that you can spread on everything — it’s amazing. Awesome decor, owned by a great family, a local institution and must-see place. More

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Champions - Kendall SquareChampions - Kendall Square
107 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Great food, chill atmosphere. Really great. More

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Wit's EndWit's End
51 reviews
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Gastro Pub | Cambridge, Boston

I really enjoyed the ambiance in Wit's End. I love the clever menu. the food and drinks are great and I will definitely be back with more people! More

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Abigail'sAbigail's
181 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

We enjoyed a quick bite and drinks while sitting outside in their patio. We shared a chicken margherita flat bread and shrimp & yucca fritters. The drinks were generous and the food was tasty. The service was wonderful. Overall, a very nice experience. *However, we have to warn you that the sauce that came with the fritters is very spicy. I like spicy, so it's no biggie for me. More

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DanteDante
1162 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Great spot to sit at the bar and have a glass of wine and great food. They have TVs so we could watch the redsox during dinner. Friendly staff. More

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The Red House RestaurantThe Red House Restaurant
1146 reviews
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European | Cambridge, Boston

Our food was delicious and our server was excellent. We didn’t feel rushed at all. We will definitely be coming back again. Oh, and the $0.50 oysters were amazing as well. More

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The SinclairThe Sinclair
568 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

The Sinclair is a good go to for Harvard square but the food is just ok. More

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Jose's Mexican RestaurantJose's Mexican Restaurant
340 reviews
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Mexican / Southwestern | Cambridge, Boston

Excellent service & delicious meal! More

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ArtBarArtBar
520 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Have been to the ArtBar many times. Love the outdoor space in nice weather. Inside can get kind of noisy if there are large party’s in the room. Great menu choices including gluten free. Service is great very attentive. We have gone there for lunch and let the server know we had to be out in a certain amount of time and she was great. More

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Club PassimClub Passim
7 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Great fun. Good food, nice atmosphere. Good music!!!!! More

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Kika TapasKika Tapas
403 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Cambridge, Boston

Very nice time and excellent food! Very rich: lamb meatballs and fries were awesome but everything was great! More

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Zephyr on the CharlesZephyr on the Charles
361 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

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Boathouse 400Boathouse 400
6 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

I chose this place for its convenience before going to a show at Scullers and was pleasantly surprised. The wait staff was great, informative, and helpful and the food was great; better than I had expected. I would highly recommend for any pre-show dinner and would not be disappointed for any occasion. More

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AmuseAmuse
96 reviews
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French American | Cambridge, Boston

More people need to know about this well kept secret. Great food, great service and great ambiance. More

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The Kitchen at NocaThe Kitchen at Noca
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American | Cambridge, Boston

All-day cafe with casual dining at night. Family friendly environment with a kid's menu and take-out available.More

Cambridge Diners' Choice Winners

Cambridge's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Table at Season To TasteThe Table at Season To Taste
558 reviews
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Contemporary French / American | Cambridge, Boston

As always, the team at The Table delivers a great experience. The food and wine pairings are always fantastic. We have visited 6 times and never been disappointed. More

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Giulia RestaurantGiulia Restaurant
898 reviews
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Italian | Cambridge, Boston

Wonderful gem of a find that was recommended by a wine bar in downtown Boston. Every dish was delicious! More

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Urban HearthUrban Hearth
94 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Amazing creativity that will satisfy anyone and really please a foodie. More

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Pammy'sPammy's
550 reviews
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American | Cambridge, Boston

Dont know why I waited so long to get here because so many of my friends have recommended I go. So glad I did. It was everything and more. Pasta for days. All the meat. You cannot go wrong with anything on the menu. More

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Craigie on MainCraigie on Main
3474 reviews
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French | Cambridge, Boston

This place is terrific--the food is always outstanding--we had delicious salads and then wonderful entrees (cauliflower entrée very creative, fish entrée just right). Our server was gracious and attentive. More

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HarvestHarvest
3143 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

It was one of the best restaurant experiences of my entire lifetime [and I'm nearly 68 years old] -- from the beauty of the restaurant as a whole to the lovely friendly waiter assigned to us to the beautiful & delicious food to the location and ambience where we were seated and could actually hear ourselves talk. More

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Puritan & CompanyPuritan & Company
1155 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Very authentic New England style with creative and delicious food. The Salmon tartar as starter was just heavenly. Super service and very nice people both serving and cooking. Just a fabulous place! More

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ForageForage
519 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

Delicious food with creative seasonal plates. This place never disappoints. The service is even better and the crew that runs the place is so fun and loves what they do. It's always a great time when dining at Forage! More

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Cuchi CuchiCuchi Cuchi
326 reviews
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International | Cambridge, Boston

We came here for my birthday and had an absolutely amazing time! Service was phenomenal for our large party of 10. Fabulous cocktails and outstanding food. More

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Bondir CambridgeBondir Cambridge
683 reviews
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Contemporary American | Cambridge, Boston

The finest around. No one cooks like Jason cooks. If you know, you know. More

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Discover Cambridge

The Pilgrims got their best recipes from Native Americans. Without their help, future chefs in Cambridge wouldn’t know beans about Boston baked beans. Chinese, Italian, and certainly Irish immigrants later added their two cents. In fact, the local cuisine is something of a hodgepodge. Peking ravioli is more common than you might think. Bostonian Ruth Wakefield invented the world’s first chocolate chip cookie. Never mind that the Toll House Inn was never a tollhouse or that it was established 108 years after the date on the sign. All is forgiven. Cambridge staples -- chowder, fish and chips, steamed clams, and maple syrup -- are as fresh and pleasing as ever. TV’s lovable barfly, Norm Peterson, perfectly embodied the spirit of a traditional Boston bar: “Women. You can’t live with them, pass the beer nuts.”