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Orleans Restaurant and Bar

103 reviews
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$30 and under
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Orleans offers a unique fusion of downtown sophistication and neighborhood comfort. We think our restaurant is a gem among Cambridge and Somerville restaurants. Our menu provides an exciting variey of dishes that change seasonally to capture the freshest vegtables, meats and seafood.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 10:30am - 3:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 4:30pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(617) 591-2100
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Red Line
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 103 People Are Saying
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3.9  based on recent ratings
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Nibs (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

I hadn't heard of this place before but everyone I mentioned it to said they LOVE Orleans and they weren't kidding!! This place feels and sounds like your neighborhood bar. We went on a Friday night and it was packed and noisy cause of live music, which was great. Just enough energy when going out with a group of friends for dinner. THEIR FOOD IS AMAZING! I live on the north shore and would drive back to Orleans just to have their butternut squash ravioli again. Best I have ever had. Everyone in my party loved their food. You can tell all their food is fresh and really well done. Great beer menu too. It's just an awesome menu full of comfort food. You can't go wrong. It sounds like it is also an awesome place on game days.

Ladybugnewman (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2017

Group of 6 enjoyed a wonderful dinner. Didn’t feel rushed. GM came by and warned us about a rowdy group coming and said they be happy to move us. Very thought very cozy. Food was unbelievable. Must go back

vipDave (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

Came with a large party and were treated very well. Good, attentive service and high quality food and drinks. They seemed to have no problems accommodating a party of 12. Will definitely be back.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

Food was yummy. Parking across the street in metered lot was convenient. Only issue was that the music was soooo loud. Had to request 3 times for it to be turned down, and finally they did. Once they did, all was fine. We were meeting for business and it was very uncomfortable until they did.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on November 11, 2017

My friends enjoyed their mix of appetizers, but my salad was uninspired and disappointing.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on October 6, 2017

The food was wonderful. The dish I had was truffle gnocchi and it was really delicious. I recommend it to anyone.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food, fun to have the sports games on while in the middle of a family dining experience!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

Had reservations and was seated underneath the TV. Just a table of two, we don't really need that much space but our seats were horrible and unsteady.

viptndk (New England)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

stopped for quick bite, food and drink selection very good. Great job, thank you

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on June 20, 2017

Made reservation for two for a business lunch. Great food and beer! Perfect atmosphere to chat.

Benny (St. Louis)
2.0  Dined on May 28, 2017

Very loud classic rock and drunk men at the bar did not make for a great atmosphere. Food was ok. Cocktail was not very good.

David (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

First time there, it exceeded our expectations, all in our group were very happy with the meal, cocktails and prices

OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on April 28, 2017

While the food was phenomenal, it took a while to get to us (30+ min). Our meals arrived only seconds after our appetizers and the waitress was regularly nowhere to be found (I regularly sat for 10+ minutes with an empty water glass). It made for a poor special occasion dinner.

I found it interesting that it was listed under "great for dates" since it was very noisy, particularly with the live music. My fiancee and I found it difficult to have a conversation, even when sitting right next to each other.

Much of this probably stems from a miscategorization of Orleans. It's not a place for conversation or special occasion celebrations. However, it would have been a phenomenal casual place to watch the multiple sports games on that evening. The bar area was crowded and there were TV screens throughout the restaurant showing the Sox, Celtics, and Yankees. The live music was decent, if a little loud. I'd go back, just not for the same reasons that I went in the first place and under very different circumstances.

Durge (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

An early dinner on a Saturday night we made a reservation but didn't seem to need one at 6 PM. Moderately busy considering the location on the edge of popular Davis Square, this place is a fairly simple looking sports bar/pub with nice big booths and tables located outside the large bar area. Subdued lighting with a good number of TV sets visible from all seats throughout the restaurant and bar. Very clean and comfortable with lively music at a modest volume so you can talk easily. Crowd noise is also nicely contained which was a welcomed relief compared to some other popular establishments in the area. The menu isn't vast but it provides a good variety from interesting burgers and salads to flatbreads and salmon, fish n' chips and others. They also have some neat appetizers like the giant soft pretzel we all shared which was really good with a mustard sauce and a cheese sauce. My wife had the truffle gnocchi and I had the jalapeño bacon cheddar burger. We were both very happy with our choices. They have a reasonable craft beer list on tap but it's mostly the well known nationally distributed brands, good but not exciting. We also had a dessert which was a supposed chocolate soufflé but in actuality was more of a flourless torte. Nonetheless, it was tasty stuff. Coffee was also very good. Our waitress had a great attitude and made us all feel comfortable and well served. As a final kudos this place is located right across the street from one of the best public parking options in this high traffic area. Though nothing highly memorable, the food is actually very good and you will likely leave feeling highly satisfied all around!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Went for Easter brunch as a party of 10. This was my second time eating there. Food was pretty good but took a while, the service was slow to check in and rarely cleared the used dishes and cups but otherwise very friendly. Good place to grab a bite but not the place I would go out of my way for.