Nubar

4.3
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832 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Located under the glow of a Cambridge landmark and in the heart of Harvard Square, Nubar restaurant and lounge is now open at the Sheraton Commander Hotel. A chic neighborhood hangout emphasizing a comfortable bar and dining experience, Nubar restaurant serves food reflective of its surrounding neighborhood: smart, seasonal and approachable. Our patio is now open for lunch and dinner, weather permitting.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Huge buffet - 11:30am - 5pm, carving station, traditional and creative dishes, salad bar, dessert station. The price is still just $49/adults, $22/kids 12 and under, and free for kids 5 and under - price includes coffee, tea, juice or soft drinks. Reserve early, as we tend to sell out.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

We will offer regular menu. The last seating will be 8pm. The kitchen will close at 9pm. Last call at the bar will be at 9:45pm. The entire restaurant will close at 10pm.

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Huge Christmas buffet from 11:30am - 5:30pm. Carving station, traditional and creative dishes, salad station, dessert bar. $49/adults, $22/kids 12 and under, free for kids 5 and under - includes coffee, tea, juice or soft drinks. There will be no a la carte menu available - Nubar closes at 7pm.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Full menu, plus a menu of specials with suggested champagne and sparkling wines. The full menu will be served until 11pm. Last call at the bar will be at midnight, and Nubar will close at 12:30am.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 832 People Are Saying
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RY
New England
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food delicious. Not too loud

L
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Lovely wintery atmosphere eating by the fireplace, seated in armchairs. Had soup and side dishes, which were all stellar!

C
New England
65 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A lovely evening, as usual. The waitress was particularly accommodating, replacing a cider for one of us when he didn’t care for it. She also made an extra effort to get me the recipe for the Sticky Toffee Pudding, which I had asked for on an earlier visit. The host also helped to get that for me.

JC
New England
13 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Well-appointed and comfortable. Service was excellent and the Pre-Theater menu was an excellent value. The restaurant seemed very well run and was much better than most other restaurants found in hotels (Sheraton Commander). A strong competitor in the Harvard Square area.

S
New England
50 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Very small portions. The side of steak I ordered for my salad was a joke at $14. Will not return

JM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Table worked well . It was nice to have lunch and brunch option ,

B
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time. The food was very good as was the service. A really nice atmosphere to meet friend.s.

JG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience5

The dining room has a warm and pleasant ambience. The food is not advertised as a “small plates” arrangement, but that appeared to be the concept. We were very appreciative of the separate vegan menu, and our meals were excellent — but the vegan choices were still limited.

NE
New England
67 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Had event in bar area the created explosion of noise and also affected service. Made it hard to talk and hard to pay bill

Food very good and interesting menu

C
New England
66 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

One of my favorite restaurants. The duck breast was delicious, and the Sticky Toffee Pudding cake was super OTW (out of this world).

B
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Casual but elegant restaurant with fireplace, great wine list, and lots of menu options. Something to please everyone in your party.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cocktails were seasonal and fabulous. Overall the cocktail menu is very unique.
We enjoyed a baked apple flatbread that was also great. For an entree we enjoyed the scallops, they were blackened and juicy and perfectly cooked over a bed of shaved Brussels sprouts.
Our server, Gabrielle was attentive.

L
New England
44 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Sat in newly remodeled smaller dining room. Noise from conversations in dining room was deafening. Why can’t dining rooms use some noise reduction materials in design? Hard to hear and talk among people in our own table for 3. Made evening uncomfortable and definitely not relaxing.

JA
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Food and service were excellent. The time to wait for our meals to arrive was perfect. The flavor of each dish was exquisite.

OT
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food is hyped but subpar at best.

C
New England
66 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The new decor is very handsome. In the evening, though, the lighting is a bit dim. The food was excellent, and the server was helpful, and very pleasant. Wish we had had room for dessert!

KM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved our server. We were celebrating our anniversary and his timing was perfect. Plus the food was delicious (except the corn bread - just ok).

AL
New York Area
29 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So great. I had the salmon flatbread with cucumber salsa and radishes, and my husband had the roast salmon dinner. The newly decorated space is beautiful, the service was perfect. We've always loved coming to Nubar, and this did not disappoint. Can't wait to come back.

d
New England
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time in the remodeled space; I was happy to see many old staff back and the revamped menu continues to offer lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Looking forward to going again and trying more options!

b
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Everything was good but the food. The duck in particular was bland.

SS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Father’s day brunch.
Some food in the buffet was cold, basic hotel brunch buffet.

K
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food, ambience, and service were wonderful. One thing I would suggest you consider is to update the wait staff into today's world of younger, more hip staff. The server we had was efficient and affable, but also overweight and not reflective of the world we have today. He was not unpleasant, just not what a place like this restaurant should have I believe.

Nubar
Responded on June 15, 2019

Hi Ken! We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and that the servers age and weight did not affect your overall service and experience. Most of our staff have been loyal employees of the restaurant/hotel for years. We believe it's important to keep our staff diverse, which includes people from all different walks of life and of all different ages. Perhaps another restaurant in Harvard Square will have younger staff more suited to your liking. Thank you again for dining with us!

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o
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AS usual, the food and service were wonderful, but there was a very large private party taking place at the same time as our reservation. The waiters were a little distracted and it was VERY noisy. That's anomaly for Nubar, though, and I'm certain the next time will be quieter!

Nubar
Responded on June 15, 2019

Hi! Thank you for your feedback. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed both the food and service at Nubar. We do apologize that the noise level was a bit distracting to your overall dining experience but hope to see you again soon!!

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FG
New England
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food is excellent, the atmosphere was quiet, the place was about 1/2 full. Our waiter was distracted and it was difficult to get his attention.

TM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Perfect place to eat when attending one of many local and very close musical events

b
New England
22 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Service was mixed. Waitress quite preoccupied. No sign of bread for the table until we asked 15 minutes in. Food was good.

MM
New England
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Yes! Thank you again for a nice meal. We enjoyed it very much, and the service was very good.

W
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bright, welcoming ambience. The Nubar burger is award winning as are the flatbread, especially the one with salmon. The wait staff is marvelous!

JA
New England
26 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was excellent! Will go back again soon!

h
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overpriced for Easter Brunch!

S
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always do great holiday buffets. The Easter desserts were especially nice. Our waiter, William, was very friendly and attentive. I always look forward to going to Nubar.

SB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Easter brinch

OT
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the ambience, menu, ( especially the flatbread) and the wait staff are charming.

B
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first visited Nubar on a cold and rainy evening before a concert at the church next door, not expecting more than a typical boring hotel meal. But we were very pleasantly surprised by the warm and friendly atmosphere, the excellent food, and the great selection of wine and beer. Since then, it has become a family favorite!

MC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

I wanted to LOVE Nubar, but am only in heavy like with it. With so many new restaurants, this one is 'almost there'. If you are a VEGAN, you can ask for a menu - which is a fantastic option. The service was good, but a bit too quick for us in that we wanted a leisurely night.

The restaurant was not busy at all on Sunday for dinner - but if it were, I would imagine it would be very noisy and hard to have a conversation.

LB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great location, excellent food. A bit dark and down under feel to it, but service was top-notch.

AA
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the the service was unobtrusive yet complete. The food again, had us closing our eyes and just contemplating the taste sensations.

K
New England
18 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Good for a quick pre-concert dinner with a friend!

r
New England
16 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We like how they change the same dinners every time we eat there.

F
New England
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

This restaurant is a reliable neighborhood standby for me and my wife - normally excellent food served in a comfortable setting, with great service. At our most recent dinner here, my wife raved about her monkfish dish, but it pains me to say my scallops and accompaniments were grossly oversalted, and the cranberry cobbler dessert, so treacly oversweetened only a 6 year old could finish it. My hope is that it was simply the chef's night off.