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Bambara Kitchen & Bar, Cambridge, MA

Bambara Kitchen & Bar

4.4
4.4
930 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Bambara Kitchen & Bar is nestled on the Charles River Canal, and is right where you need it: close to MIT, Tech square, the Museum of Science, and adjacent to the Hotel Marlowe. Here, Executive Chef Adam Resnick's menus explore different cuisines and flavor profiles bringing seasonal American fare beyond the traditional with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and subtle global influences. Come enjoy our vibrant, welcoming atmosphere for indoor dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 868-4444
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Adam Resnick
  • Catering
    Or, let Bambara create enticing menus for an event at the adjacent Hotel Marlowe, which offers three beautiful rooms with views for your guests to enjoy. The flexible and beautifully appointed rooms can accommodate intimate ceremonies, gala Cambridge wedding receptions, chic holiday parties, and other special events of up to 350 guests. <br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Bambara is happy to accommodate semi-private groups. Indoor seating is limited to 6 guests per table. We can seat up to 20 people with proper social distancing in our semi-private space. Masks are required unless you are seated at your table during events. Let us customized a menu for your gathering!
  • Private party contact
    Amanda McBride & Denis Allain: (617) 868-4444
  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Cross street
    28 (McGrath Highway)
  • Parking details
    Garage parking available at the adjacent Cambridgeside Galleria mall, parking validation available for up to 3 hours after 5pm.
  • Public transit
    Green Line to Lechmere, or Red Line to Kendall Square
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Graduation Season Special

    May 9 - May 25, 2024
    Celebrate your graduate with our dinner & special occasion prix fixe menu. $60/person | Dine-in only
    Graduation Season Special Photo

Offers

  • $1 Oysters

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - Thu - 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM,Fri - Sat - 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Every day is Shuck Day! Join us for $1 oysters every day from 5PM - 7PM.

    $1 Oysters Photo

What 930 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
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

930 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Short of the long- by the end of dinner I had one disappointing arancini , a bit of pita and hummus, a take home container of food which I couldn’t eat because of a menu change which we were not told about and had to get our desert to go because of the poor service… and that cost $55+ tax and took well over an hour so we missed our actual plans as you can’t arrive at a MoS show in the planetarium late The best thing about the experience was the food runner. Super nice and honestly would easily make a better server just on service and attitude. Our server (and the manager) obviously didn’t want to be there and couldn’t care less.

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  2. james

    New York City

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is average. The wait staff is pleasant and attentive. The restaurant is comfortable. The location is rather isolated from Cambridge and Boston proper. Prices are high for what is being offered. The best value is the free parking in the Galleria mall.

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  3. Ipanema

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tonight we had the most amazing meal at Bambara. We were warmly greeted by our waiter Andres. He was a perfect example of what an excellent waiter should be, friendly and attentive. Next our food, it was delicious. My husband ordered the clam chowder soup which he thought was excellent, but his main dish was the scallops on top of farro risotto with butter squash was a 5 star dish! My order the salmon with crispy Brussels sprouts on a tahini sauce was wonderful too. We both highly recommend this restaurant. Not to be missed if you are in the Cambridge area.

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  4. CassyA

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great overall experience. I took my fiance out for her birthday and our server accommodated perfectly by bringing out dessert with a candle on top.

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  5. JamieM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Location wise its difficult because of the parking situation but also the food options are limited and the quality of the dessert menu is poor

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  6. LMorales

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bamabara was a very nice setting. Had a date night there. Seats by the window in the evening. The atmosphere was dimly lit and elegant. The food was tasty. Both all food ordered were healthy options. I would definitely go back.

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  7. JonM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Horrible inedible food Extremely salty Limited menu and no good choices

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinner. Food and drinks were incredible. It was my wife’s birthday and they went all out. They were also great with our kids and we had a great booth. Highly recommend!

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  9. lc123

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food / service / ambiance was very good; however, the portion for their Statler Chicken was smaller than what I anticipated.

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  10. TheresaF

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Bambara to celebrate a birthday for one of our group. We were able to get a cozy table in the corner. Brianna was our server, and she was AMAZING! So pleasant and helpful! She took extra good care of us! The food was delicious! We will definitely be back. Thank you, Brianna!

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FAQs

Bambara Kitchen & Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 868-4444.

Bambara Kitchen & Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 930 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 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bambara Kitchen & Bar

25 Edwin H Land Blvd., Cambridge, MA 02141

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    28 (McGrath Highway)
  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 7:00 am–10:30 am Brunch Sat, Sun 7:30 am–1:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–1:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Contemporary American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Garage parking available at the adjacent Cambridgeside Galleria mall, parking validation available for up to 3 hours after 5pm.
  • Public transit
    Green Line to Lechmere, or Red Line to Kendall Square
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Adam Resnick
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 868-4444
  • Catering
    Or, let Bambara create enticing menus for an event at the adjacent Hotel Marlowe, which offers three beautiful rooms with views for your guests to enjoy. The flexible and beautifully appointed rooms can accommodate intimate ceremonies, gala Cambridge wedding receptions, chic holiday parties, and other special events of up to 350 guests. <br /><br />
  • Private party facilities
    Bambara is happy to accommodate semi-private groups. Indoor seating is limited to 6 guests per table. We can seat up to 20 people with proper social distancing in our semi-private space. Masks are required unless you are seated at your table during events. Let us customized a menu for your gathering!
  • Private party contact
    Amanda McBride & Denis Allain: (617) 868-4444
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