Cafe Escadrille

4.6
3244 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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vipNeighbor
New England
32 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

This is the first time that I had an “underwhelming “ food experience at the Escadrille. I have had three meals here in the last two weeks and am a frequent customer.

My friend’s butternut squash ravioli was beautifully presented on the plate and delicious.

My scrod…not so much. A plain, breaded, dry, not warm piece of fish (fresh?)all by its lonesome on the plate. A yellow piece of fish on a white plate. Nothing to please the eye. The baked potato looked like yesterday’s warmed up.

Our server, Sam, was terrific. I will be back, of course, but I doubt I will be ordering the scrod.

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Lovetoeat49
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous. We had a wonderful waitress, very attentive. There were 5 of us and it was Our Birthdays. She put candles on our Cake and sang Happy Birthday.
❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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vipEikooc
New England
112 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The swordfish was not as flavorful and tasty as in the past. We ate inside and the tables were apart from one another. However I was surprised the server didn't wear a mask. Noisy.

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SarahM
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting and was quite impressed! I look forward to dining here again soon!

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GordonThompson
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nicole was our server and she was AMAZING. First team meeting in Boston since COVID and Nicole made it memorable.

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Jeannie
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always the food was great, our server was adequate, we asked for a few minutes to look over the menu but he gave us much longer, at least 10 minutes and was slow with the check.

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TomF
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Totally relaxed and perfect place for a reunion lunch. Food was excellent .
Service was very good..

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CyndiH
New England
9 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food and service was great? Went for our anniversary and it was awesome. We had baked Brie and oysters rockafella for apps both were outstanding! We also had steak and shrimpand steak and lobster. Both were well worth the price. Would recommend for a night out whether special occasion or date night.

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vipLarry
New England
79 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The duck and halibut special were excellent. Service was great.

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Carolyn
New England
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ended up available an hour early for our dinner reservation ( coming from another event), so we figured we would try to get seated, but they were full, and were going to stay that way all evening, so we opted to sit in the bar/ lounge area at a high-top table, which worked out perfect. Waitress was very engaging, and made good recommendations as we asked about a few items. Drinks were tasty, food was good - Filet, Stuffed Shrimp, King Crab Legs , no dessert, and service very good. It's a nice venue, and would recommend.

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Hnsnmrm
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Excellent service and nice atmosphere. It was busy at lunch time and took a few minutes to get seated, but the staff handled the rush of people at noon well. The food is ok. Nothing special. I had a Rueben sandwich and my friend had a tuna melt. The fries were good but the rest of the food was pretty bland and underseasoned.

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JackW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as usual. We were not rushed though the restaurant was extremely busy for a Wednesday. You absolutely want a reservation here, regardless of day of the week.
Bar seating was full and is very popular.
I really enjoy going here.

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Kenneth
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a delicious swordfish kabob for lunch that came with a nice salad.

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LindaG
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food always Excellent Went for Lunch and Enjoyed great meal

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GeorgeR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I only us the restaurant because of the waiters and waitresses who have served us these many years.That includes Brenda,Susan and Lindsey.Without them I would use another facility.Thanks George R

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JeffL
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was fantastic, as our server had a great sense of humor and she was very knowledgeable about what goes into your menu items. She was also very attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience1

Made reservation for our anniversary and knew we made a mistake after being seated. The ambiance was terrible. It was like being in a function hall or senior home dinning room. In addition to the poor ambiance the service was terrible. Our server had two tables. We waited while the tables around us which were seated after use all were served. Our waiter, forgot our side dish, but was good enough to remove it from our bill. I would not recommend this place to anyone under the age of 50.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very enjoyable evening.

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JamesT
New England
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

food was excellent. I was a little disappointed in the caprese salad. An issue with my wife's meal was corrected. My prime rib was excellent. Desert was a pleasant surprise.

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SFL1
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch outside. Varied lunch menu—food was great as always. Attentive service as always.

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LenU
New England
18 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We noted it was date night on our reservation and we were given a nice romantic table. Our waiter, Beau, was great. Very personable and funny. Everything went extremely well. We have been there many times and I must say this was the best yet. The food was awesome and the service was the best

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal, great service! We ate at a table overlooking the patio seating. Plenty of fresh air, nice ambiance and it was fun to be there. Food tasted terrific and Matt our server paced everything perfectly. It was a great night out!

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locallady
New England
25 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal - very attentive staff and food was delicious. Started out on patio but my companion who is terrified of bees saw one and we easily moved inside to sit by the open patio window but still getting the fresh air dining experience. Excellent decision to enjoy our dinner at Cafe Escadrille!!!

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Very relaxing. No pressure to get served or finish quickly. Thoughtful service. Lunch mate forgot her credit card and restaurant called me to let me know. Overall a lovely experience

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JasonP
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

The wait staff and people behind the bar were nice and provided good service. The food was average and very basic (I could make it at home) - it wasn't bad, but wasn't anything special.

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GiniG
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My #1 go to restaurant- food is always great and service is superb!

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TERRIS
New England
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a nice birthday lunch with mom. Our waitress, Brenda was very professional and attentive. Did not feel rushed at all. Escargot was great! Will definitely be back!

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TommyZ
New England
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was Excellent wife’s birthday. I have been going there since 1985,always great.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nuremberg
34 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friend’s birthday.

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vipMaryD
New England
36 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Lisa, anticipated our every need and did a wonderful job. She even took our picture to commemorate our event!

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Mickey
New England
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyed my meal there, but would have appreciated a refill of my water from the server. Although she was pleasant, She never came back to see if we would like anything else Until she was ready to present the check.

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Golfer
New England
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Generous portions; moderately priced; variety of "specials"; and an abundant menu

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vipSuzyQ
New England
9 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Sitting inside we felt like we were on the patio since we had several bees hanging around our table. Don't sit near the patio if the doors are open!

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diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

had a wonderful dinner. Drinks were done well, apps were hot and tasty. My entree, seafood fettuccini alfredo was really wonderful. It was busy and a bit loud but our server, Luke, was outstanding. he was working non stop with several tables but still made you feel special.

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NancyL
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed ourselves. Great food. Our waitress was wonderful. Would recommend to friends

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RobD
1 review