Cafe Escadrille

4.6
3287 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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OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 8 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Requests were accommodated.

Love the varied menu.

JK
JohnnyKay
New England
10 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ambience is great.....the food is wonderful......the price is right!

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Sweets1227
New England
5 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very lovely lunch on Monday to celebrate my Mother’s 70th birthday. We ordered starters, entrees and dessert. Andy was our server and perfectly timed the dishes and we didn’t feel rushed. He noted the specials and offered suggestions, was very friendly, attentive, and overall provided excellent service!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
21 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had the filet and lobster tail. Perfectly cooked and excellent stuffed lobster tail. Also had shrimp tempura from the sushi menu which was perfect. Finished with a pumpkin cheesecake - one of the best I ever had. Perfect balance of pumpkin. Excellent meal !!

CJ
ChrisJ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a great meal, great drink and great service celebrating our anniversary!

JH
vipJimmyH
New England
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantasic food and service.
Escadrille does it right.

Jim

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vipAnnP
New England
27 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the service and food were excellent. It was a very relaxing atmosphere. Near the bar, having one TV on with a football game and the other TV with the Red Sox game, and two grand slams from the Red Sox, was great. That added to the excitement of the night!

MF
MicheleF
New England
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beau was a fabulous waiter. Food was excellent!

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vipPeter
New England
75 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Escadrille is a true gem. We have been going there for over 30 years. Excellent menu and choices, meals are well prepared and inviting, and service, as always, was very very good. Definitely recommended for lunch and dinner.

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Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Generally we don’t have a problem with the food but my husband said the prime rib was tough and had no flavor. The tenderloin, although being tender, ialso lacked flavor.

JK
JohnnyKay
New England
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as was the service. Lindsey our server was superb!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazing! The best menu I have seen in the area for lunch and excellent service.

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vipFinefoodlover1
New England
23 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waiter was very attentive went out of his way to satisfy our needs.

DA
DianeA
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Our server, Matt, was wonderful. He was attentive at the right moments and left us to ourselves otherwise -- he appeared at the right times, checked in but didn't linger, and contributed to us having a wonderful evening out.

The restaurant was clean, quiet but not deadly quiet, and the food was delicious. We were not rushed and spent two hours enjoying a lovely dinner.

LS
LauraineS
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistant, Escargo are awesome waitstaff friendly and spot on with service,

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Framingham
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful as always

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Ryan
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Sat at bar 1st bartender was one of the best we’ve had, unfortunately she went home at 9. Did not get asked for a drink for 30 minutes after she left. Food was excellent.

M
vipMarie
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience2

We got to the restaurant early (25 min) and was told to not come to the hostess until our time. We had a drink at the bar. Then at our time went to the hostess and said our table was ready. We followed the hostess to the table.

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AudreyC
New England
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our anniversary. Food was great and the time given between each course was fantastic. We could not remember when the last time going to dinner was so enjoyable.

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Christine
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Service was good despite it being a Saturday night. Unfortunately, that's really where the good ends. Food was mediocre for the high prices. Sauces that came on the rack of lamb and on the side for the filet mignon were completely bland. The "champagne vinaigrette" had the viscosity of the Wishbone brand salad dressing and tasted like Wishbone's Italian dressing instead. Just avoid this place if you actually want to enjoy your food.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as always!

SC
SusanC
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great appetizers dinner and desserts were delicious!!

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Darcy
New England
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice lunch offerings. The patio is lovely and now they have provided outdoor heaters, which are great. Great wait staff. All around nice experience.

JC
JudyC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the Cafe Escadrille never fails to please,
great food with great service!!

JK
JohnnyKay
New England
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have eaten here many times and love the food and the experience!

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vipStan
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had an excellent dinner outside on the patio. The food, service, and atmosphere were great.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All in all a great experience. The service is from a bygone era...excellent. Very diverse, upscale menu, food prepared perfectly! We'll be back!

RC
vipRichardC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service are reliably good but the prices are unreasonable.

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gunney
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and friendly service. Food is great. Server does not rush you out.

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Richard
New England
37 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I did ask for the halibut special to be under cooked and juicy but it was overdone. Server did offer to replace it but I chose not to.
Generally wean depend on an excellent meal

TO
TerenceO
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal! Pre-COVID we would have lunch here about 4-5 times per year. This was our first time back and they were still wonderful! I splurged and had the shrimp and steak and my husband had his favorite, calves liver.
Service was efficient and professional. Thanks

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vipLienna
New England
49 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Although meal was pleasant, concern regarding Covid safety protocol. No wait staff or host wore masks. Tables were close to each other . Was too cold to dine on their outdoor patio. But we felt uncomfortable being with so many unmasked people conversing loudly.

KC
KayC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I took my 85 Godmother for her birthday. She loves the Escadrille. We had a new waiter (only there 4 days) and he was great!. My apologies for not remembering his name. The only reason for the 4 stars is that my Aunt (who has been going to the Escadrille since it opened) always has a VO Old Fashion for a drink. Last night she got a Manhattan. I wanted to bring it back but she wouldn't let me. Also, she has always had it served over ice and last night it came straight up. Not sure if there was a new bartender or not? However, we both truly enjoyed our meals. Spectacular as always! They brought her dessert out with a candle and Happy Birthday written on the plate. She was very happy.

CM
CeliaM
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our meals were all very good and the waiter was very attentive.

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Carol
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 6 and everyone was very pleased with both the food and the service.

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cindy0348
New England
5 reviews