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Cafe Escadrille

4.6
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2718 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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American
Just 15 minutes north of Boston, Cafe Escadrille is a landmark restaurant and neighborhood gem known for its great food, drink and service. The restaurant offers classic and new American dishes in a lively, casual atmosphere. Live music starts nightly at 8pm. During the warmer months you can enjoy cocktails or dining on our Outdoor Patio. The Famous Mahogany Bar is one of the few places in the greater Boston area serving food until midnight. Private and Semi-Private dining available for groups. Cafe Escadrille has something for everyone!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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

Enjoy a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with Cafe Escadrille! In compliance with state regulations, we have a limited number of tables & we are unable to accommodate any requests. We have opened our private function rooms where parties of 5 or more will be seated.

What 2718 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipRaymondS
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and amdience were all excellent. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for our first time at Cafe Escadrille. Our waiter from Ireland was amazing!!!!!!!

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vipEikooc
New England
106 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio seating was comfortable at lunch with heaters available. The menu is outstanding with large portions for reasonable prices. Our servers were excellent and made you feel they appreciated you were there. I've dined at the restaurant many times over the years. This was one of my best experiences. Loved the swordfish kabobs served hot. Go and keep the restaurant in business.

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CathyB
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner. Haven’t been there in years. Totally enjoyed the dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, wonderful service as usual. Love the place

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RichardG
New England
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Everything was generally fine. Only real downside were the duchess potatoes, they were dry as sand.

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AnnE
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Seating was terrible, right in walkway of everyone, asked to be moved, went to another table ordered drinks and was situated at table when we were asked to move again bc the person put us at the wrong table. Waitress forgot drinks, didn’t clear the table. My husbands filet was terrible. We will not go back to the escadrille again. Terrible experience at a place we hadn’t been to in years.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Levir was a fantastic waiter. Very attentive. Food was delicious as always. Oysters were very flavorful.

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CindiL
New England
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent menu with lots of variety.

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vipNeighbor
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come once a month. Always excellent. Service is great.

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vipdrray123
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always top notch
I have a gluten allergy
The cook made my chicken dinner safe and delicious
Server Patti always great

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PaulC
New England
41 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Local gem that has consistent quality. Highly notable and award winning wine list.

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Ginny
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The prime rib was absolutley amazing! So tender, good size. The Caesar salads were not as good as I expected, no shaved parm on them. My daughter got the fish special and her boyfriend the lamb special. He was thrilled with his, her not as much. Her portion was small and the flavor wasn't anything special. The staff could not have been any nicer. We really enjoyed it and will be back to try it out again.

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

You simply can not go wrong here. The service is top notch and the food is excellent!

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vipFoodlove
New England
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience3

Food quality was very poor. Duck entree was definitely old and reheated. Filet had an off taste masked by a sauce. Mini donut dessert was served cold straight out of the refrigerator.

I had high hopes for this place but quality has gone down dramatically.

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PaulC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always wonderful when we go there. We used outside dining, nice but lost the ambiance of the main dining room.

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vipLizard181
Orlando
14 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We have dined at the Escadrille since it opened. It is our home away from home. Samantha the first person who greets us is sweet, helpful always to please. Grace was our sever, and she went to extreme measures to make our evening perfect in every way

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and outdoor setting for the burbs

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MeaghanK
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spacious venue, COVID protocols enforced, attentive waitstaff, excellent food, large menu

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall3food1service5ambience5

I hate to write a bad review during such a difficult time..Everything was great! Service was amazing only thing was my meal came out cold and when I sent it back it was unfortunately microwaved. The staff was apologized but I was disappointed to pay 150 for a meal I didn’t enjoy

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the Chateaubriand for 4. It was delicious and cooked perfectly with fresh vegetables and Bearnaise sauce. We would definitely order again. Also had creme brûlée for dessert and was fabulous.

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NancyV
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. Have enjoyed dining here for many years

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vipPattieC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Server was amazing...food was great! Would go again!

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LindaB
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Outside dining chilly because the heaters weren’t turned on. Birthday dessert not free! Staff excellent.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good outdoor experience- heaters etc

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vipbrendam
Adelaide / SA
5 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent service and food as always
Extremely clean

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Kelly
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

Waitress was very slow. Not sure if she was new or had a lot of tables. Took 2 1/2 hrs for dinner. I know I don’t like to be rushed but we were waiting awhile for drinks then apps

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent!

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Opinion
New England
6 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very nice restaurant. The service is fantastic. Great food and an extensive menu.

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vipKathy
New England
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and food. Go to place for me!

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vipdrray123
New England
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistent great food
Great service

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vipRusty
New England
20 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lever was our server and he was extremely accommodating, knowledgeable about the menu, and attentive. We dined outside next to a heater and it was just perfect. We hope to continue dining outside for at least the next few months. Feeling safe and comfortable enhances the dining experience.

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vipFrank
New England
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always a great experience

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
8 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We ate outside on their patio and it was great - a perfect evening-

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KathyC
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Went for late lunch scallops wrapped in bacon were the best. Meal was hot service great many options on the menus.

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vipMarnieK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, attentive service, and very comfortable outdoor seating. We had a lovely anniversary dinner. I wholeheartedly recommend Cafe Escadrille!

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JonK
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Eating outdoors was a very pleasurable experience. Good ambiance.

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a7lgroupie
New England
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great lunch outside. Delicious.
Waiter very efficient.

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vipRj1541
New England
110 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

All four of us had a lobster dish, and all of us agree....the lobster meat was of poor quality. Tasted tough, flavorless, previously frozen. The shrimp cocktail was fair. On the positive side of the ledger, the sweet potato and regular fries were excellent, as was the cole slaw. The dinner we had here several years ago was a much better experience.

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Burnt1ce
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Waitress was great and food and drink were good!

FAQs

Cafe Escadrille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 273-1916.

Cafe Escadrille is rated 4.6 stars by 2718 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.

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