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Nubar

4.2
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900 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.

The Governor has approved indoor dining as of Monday June 22nd. We will be adding 56 socially-distanced seats indoors on 6/22. We are still operating under a reduced schedule - closed Monday and Tuesday. We are open for dinner only on the other days - with limited hours. Please visit our website for our new Fall dinner menu: www.nubarcambridge.com

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

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Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Dine in
Starting Nov 26, 2020

Plated 3-course dinner: first course - garden salad; main course choice of turkey, ham, or salmon (traditional sides served family style); dessert - choice of pumpkin pie, apple pie, or chocolate cake. Price is $50/adults, $30/kids 12 and under, kids 5 and under free - coffee, juice, soda included.

What 900 people are saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
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4.3
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4.2
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4.1
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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dorbarr
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Since I now live out ot town, I hadn't been in Cambridge since the beginning of March, prior to lockdown. The changes were profound, ot least at Nubar. The hours and staff are much reduced; I did know the two servers but no one else. Nubar was always my go-to place because it was a local hangout, the food was always good and reasonably priced, the service excellent and the ambience great - vibrant and friendly but rarely noisy, a real plus in busy Harvard Square. Everything is sitll outstanding despite the limitations. Highly recommended.

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KristaD
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. We enjoyed the live music as well. I had the monkfish and a great glass of Malbec.

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Ginny
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was exceptional. Highly recommend the salmon, the flat bread with squash and goat cheese and hummus platter.

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Hieronymus
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating and interesting and satisfying menu. The prix fixe was a great deal.

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vipLeslieK
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely, thanks to all!

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KelleyH
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and a nice menu. Appreciated the patio seating option.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing service and food at Nubar. Attentive servers and management, excellent craft cocktails alongside a strong beer and wine list from the bar, and the food never fails to impress while leaving you satisfied. They are making the most of the situation with the patio seating among an inviting atmosphere around the garden, and the inside looks recently renovated - very clean. Go and help Nubar through these unfortunate times with your patronage, you will not be disappointed.

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BelindaC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Excellent service, nice ambience, enjoyed the food, and they offered to do separate checks without our asking.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and food

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Kataram
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a great evening, the music was awesome and food was delicious !! Go for the truffle fries !!

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h2h2
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Everything was generally terrific. The only downside was the way social distancing was implemented. Not anyone's fault, but it looked like the place was about to close down and move out. The food and service was excellent, and they have live music on the patio on Friday and Saturday nights

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LaurenB
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Despite making a reservation, we were seated at the only patio table without a view of the live music - our reason for coming to Nubar that evening. Nor could we hear the live music because we were seated next to a noisy group of 8. We were rushed to place our drink, appetizer, and main course orders all at once and shortly after being seated at 6:45pm - the kitchen closes at 8 pm, we were told - and were bounced between two seemingly inexperienced waiters. The specialty mixed drinks were poured from a pre-mixed bottle (not a problem during Covid!) but filled less than half of a glass filled with ice. Our food left much to be desired. The truffle oiled chips came out burned to a crisp, the fries were terribly undercooked, and the burgers had zero flavor. We will not be coming back.

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ElizabethC
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Waiter brought the wrong drink, which was canned.
I asked for burger medium-rare, but it was well done.
"Salad" was nothing but lettuce.
Noise drowned out the music to some extent.

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JD813
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Gorgeous restaurant and delicious food!

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vipJane
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is very good at Nubar. The service is great. Very friendly staff that I enjoy seeing every time I go.

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vipRichardM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful. Our server and service terrific. Chef great.

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vipClance
New England
6 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Service was slow.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service!

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vipRichardM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Very accommodating chef with requests.
A favorite if ours

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vipletseat
Orange County
54 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The salmon was expertly preparer!

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vipJudy
New England
27 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an amazing meal at Nubar!

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AlexandraA
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience3

Nubar is doing a good job serving dinner on their patio. The service is friendly and good. The salmon I had was very salty but the two other people I dined with liked their entry very much.

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CJRy
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for dinner! The patio is lovely and protected from the street. Excellent food and service. Highly recommend

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jstomasze
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super chic, and the rose was delicious! Would go back!

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vipJudy
New England
28 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nubar is one of my go to favorites! The summer salmon entrée with the toasted sesame cucumber relish over black rice is to die for! You also must try the crab beignets!!!!
No meal here is complete with out chef Mark's tres leche cake.

Thank you to our amazing server Gabriel!

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viphard2plz
New England
51 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pleasant discovery for outdoor dining just off the Cambridge Common. In the courtyard of the Sheraton Commander, the socially distanced tables are all well-shaded and would be protected from light rain, traffic noise is minimal. Food was prepared fresh, delicious, and responsible portions. Staff very polite and professional. Would return !

Nubar
Responded on July 20, 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are so happy to hear you enjoyed yourself, and were pleasantly surprised by our outdoor patio space. We look forward to having you dine with us again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

It was okay! A cozy location with good food. Not outstanding, but not bad. Just your regular restaurant.

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vipLeslieK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time, the food was great, the staff looked after us very well. They were very conscious of maintaining a safe and welcoming environment. I felt comfortable here.

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jackie
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First dining experience during COVID-situation. Good food/drink menu and felt comfortable eating at the patio.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurants were now just opening up and last minute decided to go out. Assembly Row had very long waits so I jumped on Open Table and found Nubar and liked the menu. They had one last reservation in 20 minutes so we grabbed it and went. We were seated right away, fast friendly service and tasty meal. We had the chips and dip. The Nubar burger and Chicken sandwich! Also, it was very clean and we felt safe as this was our first dinner out in three months.Will go again

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AlisonH
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a nice lunch here with my colleagues. Thank you

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vippstraith
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food, quiet surroundings, friendly service, this slightly out of the way Harvard square eatery is a find

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AMCP
New England
7 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great! Love the fireplace area of the lounge :)

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vipJames
New England
56 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Not as good as in the past, but still a pleasant meeting place. Food can be improved.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The salmon was delicious. Atmosphere was nice, but just a little bit noisy.

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MarkJ
New England
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall4food2service5ambience4

The steak I ordered was tough and dry and while they offered another dish the replacement took until my partner’s meal was finished and was not a pretty and tiny.

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TedM
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Nubar is very close to several good music concert locations, ..and they are aware of it as well as many diners. So, it's a great plance to dine leisurely and wlll before the concerts

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MargretB
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Valentine’s Day can get crazy!

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GouriA
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been meaning to try this place for a while now. I finally went their for Valentine's Day post making a reservation. I had a really nice experience. The cocktails were very tasty. We ordered a beef burger and a black bean burger for dinner and they were both good. The highlight for me were the fries! We finally ordered the lemon panna cotta which was so light and refreshing.

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vipski50
New England
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Valentines Day

FAQs

Nubar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 234-1365.

Nubar is rated 4.2 stars by 900 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.