Cafe Escadrille

4.6
3354 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
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JEM21
New England
6 reviews
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m glad Open Table asked for a review on our dining experience last night at Cafe Escadrille - I would have gotten around to it eventually. Seven girlfriends celebrated a birthday - birthday girl chooses the restaurant and the rest “treat” her. Let me first say, we’re a noisy group of 65+ YOs. Our waiter was Adam and he was the most personable, funny, entertaining, and attentive waitstaff person we have ever encountered. Everyone loved their meal, no two alike, but it was Adam who put this special night over the top. Some of the entrees we had: Veal Catherine, The Perfect Pair, Chix Piccata, Chix Saltimbocca, Lamb Chops, Baked Stuffed Shrimp. Dessert: one had a mini dessert of chocolate brownie sundae (it
was mini - 2 to 3 bites). The rest had a few bites of a bread pudding with ice cream - yum! The restaurant was beautifully decorated for the holidays, and was filled to capacity. Thank you Adam!

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JohnM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. My first time there and I will definitely go back.

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KarenC
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was outstanding as usual. Our server was friendly and knowledgeable but got "lost" a lot. We were a large party and despite our size everything came out in reasonable time.

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vipLFontheline
New England
14 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I have read raves about here, but we must have been on an off night. We had lamb appetizer and a chateaubriand and the lamb was raw, and the chateaubriand was undercooked, but edible. One of us has a dairy allergy and we told the server, but kept having to remind/ask her about options. Not really sure that she acknowledged or understood. Best part was the sommelier who recommended a great bottle of wine that was not outrageously priced. One of us had the duck, and thought it was great. Another had the New York Sirloin and that was okay. Deviled eggs with crab were bland. Oysters were large and very good.

The restaurant was busy with big tables and the bar was packed. Seemed like a lot of regulars, so this restaurant seems like a big place for the locals. Although a lot of people, not overly noisy so it was easy to carry on a conversation.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

12/4. My sisters and aunts annual Xmas luncheon at the Cafe Escadrille. The food was exceptional, we had a round table in the corner that we requested , the restaurant was decorated beautifully and we had a fantastic waitress, Susan. We had a marvelous time. We love the Cafe Escadrille. In fact, I booked it with friends for. next Sat

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Kathleen
New England
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Escadrille is always a festive place to dine. Beautifully decorated, clean and the food was excellent.

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KennethD
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

High quality in every respect. Great place for fine dining

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DianeM
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant all decorated for Christmas ! Service great ! Food very good !

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Neighbor
New England
32 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Charles, was very engaging and responsive.
It was my friend’s birthday and we had a great experience.

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vipDavide
New England
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had not been to Escadrille in many years. It has maintained its excellence of cuisine and service and ambiance. Thank you. I will return….

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AngelaD
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food & ambiance was wonderful!

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DonnaU
Charleston
11 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was just marvelous and Patti our server was very sweet.

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Rockin0820
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner
Food always delicious.

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ArthurK
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
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 on November 27, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
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 on November 26, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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Maxgolden
New England
21 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
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 on November 25, 2021
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.