Cafe Escadrille

4.6
3343 Reviews
$31 to $50
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. 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 is available for groups. Cafe Escadrille has something for everyone!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 3343 people are saying
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Rockin0820
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner
Food always delicious.

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ArthurK
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and my husband’s birthday. We were seated on time at the table requested. Our waiter Beau was awesome. He took our drink orders and brought us water and basket of rolls. Took our appetizer order. Onion soups we delicious. My husband had the prime rib cooked to order. It was so good. I had the stuffed shrimp and petit filet. It was okay but wished I had ordered the prime rib. Finished off with a shared ice cream puff dessert with birthday candle, cappuccino. Overall it was a great evening. Kudos to our waiter for his excellent service and personable style.

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DavidO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We even made a comment that Grace must be very experienced since she was so good.

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JohnB
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Diverse menu, great options for everyone . Classy atmosphere with bar/tv options as well. Food always constantly good!

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keelie17
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service4ambience2

Having wanted to eat here for over a decade I was thrilled to celebrate out 10th anniversary here. Unfortunately while I expected a Capital Grill type experience what I got was something on par or below the 99 when it came to food. Everything was bland from the filet to the mashed potatoes to the sauces. It was the most unsatisfying meal I've ever had. It was so bad we passed on dessert and spent the entire ride home talking about how disappointing it was. Oh well, now we know.

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ChristineM
Miami
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great way to celebrate our 55th wedding anniversary. The Veal Catherine was outstanding. I have that meal every time we dine at Cafe Escadrille.

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KimH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Grace, was absolutely wonderful. She was friendly, attentive but didn’t rush us at all, and was enjoyable. She made our night! Thank you, Grace!

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Donald
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food were excellent. The sommelier made an excellent wine suggestion. Definitely, recommend dining at the Cafe’. Escadrille.

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VickieM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about the Cafe Escadrille was excellent! The food & service was wonderful! It is a bit pricey but well worth!

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DanA
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was outstanding very professional. We had a table of 4 and he was on top of his game the entire time. I will keep coming back to the Cafe Escadrille never disappointed with the food or the service top rate!!!

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MichaelU
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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Maxgolden
New England
21 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband and I went to the Cafe Escadrille for Thanksgiving dinner. We were seated immediately and our server, Adam, arrived promptly. We both had fruit cup and the Turkey dinner. Delicious! Adam was courteous and made our experience enjoyable.,

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DianeS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience4

We were disappointed when we got to our table and it wasn't set for 7. No one gave us an extra chair or setting right away, so we had to grab a chair from another table. We had to ask for the extra setting, since it wasn't provided after we were seated. It just wasn't the usual inviting welcome we usually get at the restaurant. The turkey dinners were good, but there was much too much dark meat, which some of us don't care for. When I've had turkey dinners at other restaurants, the meat is always white. We enjoyed all the other food, since some of us didn't get the turkey. Our waiter was very good.

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Myrna
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always go for a birthday or special event because we love the food and the service! It's a lovely place a step above our usual. We'll definitely return!

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Anonymous
New England
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food is always delicious but at these prices it should be. The service is always a little on the slow side, at least in terms of getting started with a drink and appetizer. Also, our waiter didn’t bring one item we ordered until we asked again, and another not at all because we also forgot. This despite his reciting our choices back to us accurately. Otherwise he was courteous and attentive.

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gerryc
New England
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was excellent. My wife’s birthday celebration was a tremendous success. Highly recommend
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DebraM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Seated in a remote section, felt removed.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall great meal however we have always loved the clams casino never had bad experience until last two times very sandy we thought but we saw pieces of shells so it may have been caused in shucking technique didn’t say anything at meal because we have been coming here for 45 years and giving the benefit of doubt I just feel a little embarrassed because I over hyped the clams to our guests so I had a little egg on my face just suggest the chef sample periodically to assure quality

Ps can’t wait to come back

Mark

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AmyB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Exceptional food. Great night out!

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MarkC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Dinner was great and the Cafe Escadrille is a wonderful special occasion place

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been dining at Cafe Espadrille for 47 years. Always excellent food and service!

Very concerned at recent price increases.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Girls get together, great food, drinks - just fun eating drinking being merry !!

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Fargrim
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another wonderful meal at Cafe Escadrille. Greatly appreciate the value for the money -- generously sized, perfectly prepared entree along with a salad and side for a price point you can't find in the city. Also impressed with the ambiance that is current, trendy, and timeless all at once, achieving that rare thing of being an establishment that appeals to people from various generations. Highly, highly recommended.

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TedB
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Escadrille is like an "old comfy chair" always
good

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vipfoodie36
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful day outside. Delicious food. Good service

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Maureen
New England
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were fortunate to be able to dine outside this late in the season. The tables we’re spaced well. The wait staff was attentive and the food was very good. The only negative is that the out side dining is next to a busy street, that may be a factor for some people. We still very much enjoyed being able to dine outside.

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MichaelU
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

30th Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was outstanding

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MichaelP
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Overall excellent. Near us there was a group that was painfully loud. We understand there will be background noise but we did not want to be in there conversations. Waiter was more than capable and actually anticipated our needs. Each dish was prepared perfectly and we all truly enjoyed our dinner.

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BrendaS
New England
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Holly was an exceptional waitress.

Exceptional

I got cod and shrimp just okay

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None
New England
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Escadrille never disappoints. Meet there semiannually with
friends: great location, no rush, great food, drink, service. Go
for it!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never, ever, disappointed when I dine here. My favorite choice when in the area.

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vipLarry
New England
83 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the seafood alfredo and the duck. Both were excellent. Service was excellent.

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Christopher
New England
2 reviews