Cafe Escadrille

4.7
3434 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 3434 people are saying
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lisam
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Fabulous Food / Great Service / Definite go to!!!!

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BonnyP
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Escadrille is one of my favorite places to dine due to the food quality, wait service and atmosphere. You do get what you pay for!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the daily specials for both our entree and dessert. They were both delicious and the servings were plentiful. Our server, Susan, was helpful and friendly. A great place for a relaxing lunch.

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CarolS
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had the special of the day … beef stroganoff. Delicious … made with high quality beef. Love their mini desserts … just the right size. Didn’t have it this time but they have the best crème brûlée

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massachusettsmama
New England
17 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

College chums gathered together to enjoy a good meal and good company. We ate a variety of meals that included swordfish, scallops, baked stuffed shrimp and lamb
kabobs. All were happy and satisfied. Beautiful presentations and service.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service5ambience4

The sushi was probably the best offering on the extensive menu. The traditional American menu was mediocre.

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MrsMel
New England
21 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Service was amazing. Grace, our waitress was super attentive and helpful with meal suggestions! Two of us ordered the special Rib Eye and the meat was very tough. We usually have an outstanding piece of meat there but not tonight. We will be back despite the food quality that evening.

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Broms
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Special date day!

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MimiV
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed, service was exceptional as always as was the food ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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MaryC
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. It was my husbands birthday and he enjoyed his prime rib.

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vipRenee
New England
31 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the seafood stuffed shrimp with the sweet potato fries which were so light and crispy--they seemed baked they were so delicious. The stuffed shrimp was amazing too and very tasty. Had the chocolate decadent flourless cake for dessert, which had a raspberry filling--it was to die for! Wonderful lunch with a friend and I enjoyed it very much. I can see how CE has stood the test of time--huge menu with lots of options and great service. I will be back again soon!

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Lollipop
New England
36 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little noisy. Plus it was chilly.
Food was good and the service was great. Our server was Adam.

Escadrille is one of our finest restaurants that we love to go to.

MS
MarilynS
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply a great experience with great food and service

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vipBostonSportsFanatics
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Lyndsey, our waitress, was excellent. Atmosphere was good. The steak was average for the price. I will have to try some of the sushi next time. Overall, it is a great spot!

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Charmed
New England
9 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall, excellent. Food delicious, waitstaff very friendly and accommodating. Only criticism is that most of the wait staff were not wearing masks which made me feel a bit anxious. I am not sure as will be back to the restaurant if no masks required for staff. This measure is more to protect them than customers. Thank you

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creamcheese68
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

3 diners, each of us ordered a different entree, wine, and dessert. Expectations met or exceeded on all.
Our Server was delightful and knowlegeable.

JA
vipJAMM
Naples
23 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Everything was lovely.

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billj
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely dining experience, from the excellent caesar salad to the wonderful tuna and scallops, and finally the decadent triple chocolate cake as a finale.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My daughter is going in for a major surgery tomorrow and we’re just having a night to celebrate her

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vipRuthW
New England
21 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Server Carrie excellent

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vipBrunelloAfcionado
New England
25 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and excellent service at Cafe Escadrille.

Orders this evening included the lobster pie special, the prime rib, lamb chops and the rack of lamb for one special. Only comment would be that the lamb chops and the rack of lamb dinner looked almost identical. Guessing that the only difference would be the rack chops were cut off the rack after cooking and placed on the plate? Everyone enjoyed their meal.

Definitely our go-to restaurant for Nantucket scallops when in season, but none today - maybe next time.

Their wine list is amazing - easy to find something you will like even with the supply chain issues facing restaurants today.

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KMMC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal. Stuffed mushrooms, escargot and prime rib were great. Service was excellent

CJ
vipChristineJ
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing New Year's Eve dinner! Top notch everything. Look forward our next visit!

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Tony
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Our server Susan was very good we’ve had her before at least 4 times always a pleasure.
Being New Year Eve it was a lot noisier than usual but to be expected.
The 4 of us had a very nice time never felt rushed

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Lisa
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great nite - food was delicious, service was outstanding.

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RickF
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was good but not great, wife got the baked Schrod which she said was kinda tasteless, I got the “ Perfect Pair”, filet was so small but good perfectly, 2 stuffed shrimp were good but stuffing on that shrimp lacked flavor, we got crabmeat stuffed mushrooms for a appetizer they lacked any crab flavor, deserts were ok too.
Prices were a bit high too considering the portions & flavor.

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AMH2015
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great. Service was perfect. Ambiance was cute. Having a guitar player was a nice touch, but a tad too loud to be able to converse comfortably with our guests.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food was mediocre at best and very over priced. Service was slow and unfriendly. We were seated in a back room where apparently they sat all the elderly.

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PattyP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for New Years Eve, food was great, very festive and enjoyable.

DC
vipDonC
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food and service.
Good choices on menu.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The sushi Is outstanding!!’nn

MB
MammieB
New England
1 review