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Nubar, Cambridge, MA

Nubar

4.4
4.4
988 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
We are currently serving our breakfast buffet 7 days/wk, from 7am - 10:30am. The price is $26, and it includes coffee, tea, or juice. We open for dinner at 5pm daily. The kitchen closes at 10pm daily. The bar will stay open 45 minutes after the kitchen closes on Sunday - Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday, last call is 11:45pm.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 234-1365

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Tom Connaughton/Mark Mariano

  • Catering

    Semi-private room for up to 40 seated guests and 60 for cocktail format, with a wide variety of passed and stationary items.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi-private space that can seat up to 40 for dinner, and 60 for cocktails. We also have a fireside lounge area for groups up to 40, or expanded to include the bar for groups up to 100. In addition the entire space may be available for events as large as 200 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Richard Mann: (617) 234-1360

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Parking details

    $12 for up to 3 hours with validation. The rate goes up to $30 for up to 5 hours.

  • Public transit

    Number 1 bus line and red line subway both stop nearby

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Dine Out Boston Summer

    $41.00 per person

    Aug 7 - Aug 20, 2022
    Incredible 3-course dinner menu for just $41, from Sunday August 7th - Saturday August 20th. Please check our website or the Dine Out website to see our menu.

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What 988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. d

    dorbarr

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat on the patio with a dog and it was lovely!
  2. SJ

    SandJ

    New England

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, we did not feel rushed. Great menu options for us included sharing a crunchy salad and each ordering a delicious flatbread. I had the shrimp and will return for that! We sat outside and, apart from street noise and bus traffic, it was very pleasant. The flowers are beautiful! It was a well-priced meal and we really enjoyed our time at Nubar.
  3. L

    Lola99

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    The patio is lovely and the food good. There is often a large event taking place indoors, so you might request to be seated a little further away from there. Our server seemed to be quite busy so we flagged down another one who was happy to help us. The salmon is delicious, and the flatbread appetizer was my favorite thing that we ordered. The papardelle I thought lacked flavor. Oh and the cocktails are delicious! We also finished with the flourless chocolate cake which was very intense and good. I would definitely go back.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    food was very good, and enjoyed eating outside. It was very nice.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    The waiter was really nice and the mezze bread was perfectly cooked
  6. JP

    JoanneP

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We were looking for a quiet place for dinner before going to the Opera House 2 blocks away. It was perfect. An easy walk after dinner. Food was fine, reasonably priced and service good. I would return.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent and attentive service. We were allowed to take our time and did not feel rushed at all. Food was delicious…
  8. h

    holholl

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went to Nubar for a pre-theater dinner. The general ambience is classy and cozy. I had the Statler chicken and couscous -- delicious! My dinner partners were also happy with their risotto and pulled pork sandwich. Our server made sure that we were out in time for the show. I would definitely go back.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience5
    Shocked at how poor the service is in such a beautiful place.
  10. DO

    DaveO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    nice place, good food, friendly service; decent price for the area
  11. I

    Isobel

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    I was forced to rate the noise level which was irrelevant as we ate on the patio, the only table occupied on an evening when thunderstorms were forecast! So ignore that rating. Lovely cocktails, good but not superb food, terrific service, nice patio.
  12. MG

    MonicaG

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a delicious dinner with super quality service.
  13. C

    Cole

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience3
    Alot of the food that should have been warm was served cold. Other than that it was good.
  14. c

    camssmt

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    If they improve the service (which I understand it is tough in these pandemic times) this is a 5 Star restaurant for the 4 Star price. Parking is also another challenge. Nice decor. Good food. No one will be disappointed
  15. m

    maggie

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    close to harvard square. It is a little noisy friday evening. Great hamburger
  16. AM

    AlisonM

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place. Armenian options along with classic sandwiches. Cocktails were tasty, too.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    CRAZY LOUD- we were in a room but very loud - I won’t go back
  18. D

    Doctorj

    New England

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    We eat there frequently. Unfortunately, there was a very noisy party in the area nex to the dining room so it made it difficult to have a pleasant evening of conversation since we were gathering for a meal with close friends.
  19. G

    Gigi

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Nubar burger is the best in town and a great value! The service is always good, and the ambiance is good too. I’ve never had a bad meal there, and I’ve been there several times. Menu is limited but excellent.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    47 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience1
    Mediocre food in a setting that is very loud. Not worth a second visit.
  21. d

    drharry

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!
  22. SA

    StevenA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent early dinner. Wait staff was great and the food delicious. Also not crowded at that time, so very covid friendly.
  23. CB

    CaptainBoston

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nubar is a go-to place for me. Of particular importance is that the chef will make a vegan meal for you on request. They used to have a separate vegan menu, but no longer, and I have to admit being somewhat disappointed with the limited vegetarian options on the menu. But the vegan dish prepared by the chef was excellent. I'm encouraged to return to Nubar as a regular matter, relying on the vegan chef's choice option if the regular menu lacks sufficient vegetarian choices. By the way, Nubar has very reasonably priced wine choices, and they make a great martini.
  24. JK

    JosephK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice decor and amazing service. Amazing stuff and ambience is on point. Anyone around Harvard Square, its the place to be.
  25. CE

    ChandraE

    New England

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place to have Easter brunch. Impeccable service!!!
  26. C

    Carol

    New York Area

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Fabulous waitress and delicious food. Would definitely recommend
  27. m

    mew1150

    Glasgow

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Food was great!
  28. J

    Judy

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    See Jim and Don at the bar! You won’t be disappointed!
  29. M

    Mish

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    The interior is very elegant and it is a place to socialize. However, I would not recommend as a date since it was very very loud with people standing up with wine on the bar side. I recommend the gnocchi and salmon! I did not like the beet risotto though
  30. C

    Caitlin

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our annual winter visit to Nubar, when we enjoy a sublime cocktail in the lounge area (as close as we can sit to the fireplace), and then move to the dining room for what is always a sumptuous dinner. This visit did not disappoint. Our server was kind and attentive. The menu had many choices for starters, sides, and entrees. I chose the Braised Beef Bolognaise with white truffle oil. It was an enormous serving and absolutely amazing. The flavor was rich and deeply flavorful, and the presentation was artful. Even though I ate less than half of what was served, I had no room for dessert, sadly. The desserts looked irresistible, but I'll have to go back another time for that.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice atmosphere in Harvard square, good was delicious, service was great
  32. GK

    GabrielaK

    London

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience4
    Very well decorated and quiet environment. Nice drinks, but a bit small. Very good value for money for food and wine.
  33. g

    genie

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Wait staff were great. Ordered from the dine out Boston menu. Steak was tough, fish was good. Soup good, hush puppies can be passed up. Desserts were pre plated with made the cake dry and fruit compote gummy and jellied. Very nice interior and good vibe. Food could have been better.
  34. N

    Noureine

    New England

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Neighborhood place for me. Good food and nice atmosphere.
  35. HG

    HiddenGem

    New England

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We went before a concert for appetizers and drinks. Excellent food and decent drinks, and good service, really nice inside. Will certainly come back! The duck confit side dish was wonderful, my friend had a salad with salmon, she ate it all before I got a chance to ask her for a bite so it was very good. My my hubby got lobster arancini and beet salad with burrata which was out of this world yum!
  36. TM

    TedM

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Dinners, in particular, are not simply excellent and provided by a long-serving, polite, and cheery staff. The location, adjacent to the Sheraton hotel and close to a nice church with frequent and well attended and much- admired concerts. We and many like us dine at NuBar before each concert, and others stop by later. We will certainly continue!
  37. L

    Lienna

    New England

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience2
    Very noisy and difficult to carry conversation without yelling.
  38. P

    Pastramiqueen

    London

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Low key atmosphere with attractive decor. The food is always good. I have been many times as it is an easy place for conversation with dinner friends in a pleasant setting and they have parking.
  39. JM

    JeannetteM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Pleasant and efficient wait person. Ambiance comfortable. Some very good choices on menu. Food good.
  40. SG

    SusanG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Wait staff excellent, a little noisy. I had a pizette and thought it cold and salty.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Nubar using the Order Online button. Nubar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 234-1365.

Nubar is rated 4.4 stars by 988 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Nubar

16 Garden Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Mediterranean, Vegetarian / Vegan

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    $12 for up to 3 hours with validation. The rate goes up to $30 for up to 5 hours.

  • Public transit

    Number 1 bus line and red line subway both stop nearby

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tom Connaughton/Mark Mariano

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 234-1365

  • Catering

    Semi-private room for up to 40 seated guests and 60 for cocktail format, with a wide variety of passed and stationary items.

  • Private party facilities

    We have a semi-private space that can seat up to 40 for dinner, and 60 for cocktails. We also have a fireside lounge area for groups up to 40, or expanded to include the bar for groups up to 100. In addition the entire space may be available for events as large as 200 guests.

  • Private party contact

    Richard Mann: (617) 234-1360

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