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Cafe Escadrille, Burlington, MA

Cafe Escadrille

4.6
4.6
3625 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 atmosphere. During the warmer months, you can enjoy cocktails or dine on our outdoor Patio. The Famous Mahogany Bar is one of the few places in the Burlington area serving food late night. If you are looking for a venue for a private event, business event, or a wedding reception, look no further than Café Escadrille. We offer a venue for special events that include full menus, cocktail service, and selections from the restaurant’s extensive wine list, as well as sweet creations from our own in-house pastry chef. Cafe Escadrille has something for everyone!

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Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm Sat 11:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Late Night Menu Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Late Night Menu Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (781) 273-1916

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Private party facilities

    Our elegant function facility is the perfect venue for weddings, social events, business breakfasts, meetings, seminars, conferences for 10 to 350. See the Private Dining section of our website for private event menus and packages.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Reynolds: (781) 273-1916 ext. 226

  • Neighborhood

    Burlington, Massachusetts

  • Cross street

    Ray Ave

  • Parking details

    We offer a large private parking lot for both the restaurant and function facility with complimentary valet parking. For guests staying in area hotels, we also offer complimentary transportation with our 15-passenger Cafe Escadrille shuttle. Please call 781.273.1916 for more information.

  • Public transit

    Cafe Escadrille is located on several MBTA bus routes.

  • Entertainment

    We offer live music during every night from 8:00pm - Midnight. Please check our website for more information CafeEscadrille.com.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Popular dishes

What 3,625 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. M

    Marks

    New England

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Excellent food. Rack of lamb was one of the best restaurant meals I have ever had. Service was outstanding as was the ambiance. Have eaten here many times and never had a single complaint. This time the meal was outstanding, the first time I have ordered rack of lamb and certainly won't be my last.

  2. MD

    MaryD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely dining experience. Super service! We will be back !

  3. KB

    KathleenB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Dont sit near doors unless its very warm outside we were i side but doors open and it was chilly

  4. OM

    OrrieM

    Jacksonville

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent mail, we had a great table that was close to the outdoors but not clot outdoors. The food was really good quality and tasty and includes a lot of local seafood which I really appreciate it

  5. JJ

    JoJo

    New England

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service2ambience5

    Food and drinks were great as always. Server totally forgot us outside.

  6. MS

    MaureenS

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4

    Seafood was u der cooked sent back ut came back the same just a little warmer. My husbands filet was fatty and chewy. Not tender at all.

  7. BT

    BobT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The restaurant has a great menu. The staff was friendly and courteous. Each course was served at just the right time. We had an excellent dining experience.

  8. FF

    FlyFishingGal

    New England

    46 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    46 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Father’s Day

  9. MD

    MaryD

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We went for Father’s Day. The food and service were fantastic. We all got something different. Prime rib, Duck, ravioli’s veal Catherine. Everyone was overjoyed. As well as the desserts. Our waiter was great and fun and very helpful. It wasn’t our first time and definitely won’t be our last

  10. k

    keithm

    New England

    274 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    274 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    As always, the food was great. We started with Clam chowder, Ceasar salad, Oysters Rockefeller. Calamari. All were excellent. For our mains, Richard & I did the Chateaubriand, which was outstanding. Sharon did a couple of excellent Maki rolls. Andy our waiter was excellent as always. No dessert this time, we were stuffed!

  11. BF

    BobF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Anniversary Dinner

  12. s

    sjhx2

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food and drinks were excellent as always. Consistently the best around

  13. l

    leroy

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4

    Escadrille has great food. The menu is very comprehensive(many choices). The hostess are wonderful and always cheerful and helpful.

  14. DC

    DonC

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very good food and very friendly staff.

  15. NP

    NancyP

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Our waitress was less than attentive. Took forever for food. We had a 9 and 11 year old who were starving. We asked for rolls but they were delivered with dinner. Salad plates weren't removed before entre delivered. This rattled the waitress so she walked around with our food while taking 1 plate at a time. Steaks were over cooked but waitress never came back. One order had an item that was requested to NOT be in order. We had no knifes to cut our food. Hostess finally got us utensils. I understand they were busy but waitress had plenty of time talking and laughing with table next to us. Overall not great

  16. JP

    JonP

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Birthday dinner and large group. Service and food were excellent.

  17. KB

    KevinB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We had never been there before, but went on a recommendation by a friend - DEFINITELY get the Caesar salad - I got the entree size, because I was getting baked haddock, which was perfectly cooked. The sweet potato that was the side, was in the skin and kind of mushy, but tasted great. Excellent selection of mixed drinks - I got a "Bee's Knees" and it was delicious! Well worth going out of your way for!!

  18. KC

    KristineC

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4

    Scrod was expensive for such a small portion. Stuffed mushrooms didn't have much flavor to it. Took a long time to recieve food.

  19. MC

    MaryC

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3

    First time back since the pandemic and was disappointed that there were no tablecloths for lunch and service was only ok. All 3 of us were disappointed in our meals…..steak sandwich,( no flavor)corned beef ( arrived cold to the table)sandwich, chicken piccata. ( funny taste)

  20. LH

    LoriH

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience3

    Needs a redo. Food overall is NOT worth the price. Preparation presentation etc are subpar. Would not return. Way past it’s prime sadly. Service was good.

  21. GL

    GeorgeL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely amazing food, friendly wait staff an a beautiful setting. On a Friday or Saturday night make reservations early, always booked.

  22. J

    John

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service is always good here and our waitress, Susan, was excellent. Noise level was up because one table had more than their share of fun. Liver and onions is the best item on the menu.

  23. DD

    DianeD

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great, even for a group of 9. Food was very tasty!

  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was great

  25. KD

    KarenD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    My husband and I went for our an anniversary. He got prime rib I got chicken salt and buca. It was excellent

  26. HD

    HDE42

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    We have been here for lunch often. The food was fine. But our waitress was awful. She only brought two waters and said I thought there were two. And she had already spoken to us. Said she would bring water and rolls-had to ask for the rolls as she brought the entrees. Placed the plates in front of the wrong individual-sauce in the side in front of the wrong person and the sandwich in front of the wrong person. We had to wait til we saw a different waitress to ask for our bill. Then our server came over and said -oh you want your bill? I don’t mind sitting and chatting but this was ridiculous. We are normally good tippers. Today it was a straight 15% and that seemed to be too much.

  27. M

    Mimi

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful day. Sat outside. You would never know you were on a busy street. Very enjoyable and good food & service.

  28. B

    Barbara

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Food great. Waiter very opinionated on what we should order.

  29. B

    Brenda

    New England

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience2

    This restaurant is a favorite in the area but I have never understood why. It has not kept up with the better restaurants in the area. Let’s start with the bread. Rolls that were popular in the 1970s. Not a great decade for food. Cafe Escadrille is still doing baked potato in foil! Really? The lamb kabab was so tough it was inedible, the sides uninspiring. My seared tuna was served with wilted lettuce that was less than fresh and the dressing hardly Asian. Salads are not great here and the menu uninspired. Even the cappuccino was watery. My 95 year old mother-in-law is over her love affair with the Escadrille. The manager took the lamb off our bill and was very professional. This is a very suburban experience right down to the horrible background music. The Italian steakhouse up the street on the same side knows how to make a restaurant experience enjoyable and memorable.

  30. JA

    JohnA

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Food was excellent except the rolls were hard. Service was excellent. But the noise level was high.

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    out2dinner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a graduation luncheon. Delicious food from appetizers to lunch to dessert. The variety of the menu was great for all our diners. Susan, our server, provided attentive but not intrusive service and went above and beyond to make our celebration special.

  32. C

    C123

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4

    We had to give a credit card in order to get the reservation. If you can’t show up you will be charged $ 25:00 per person. You must be kidding!!! You can’t get people to come because the quality of your food? Will not go here again.! What’ if someone gets sick before the dinner date. Anthony restaurant we make reservations at, that does that , we will not go to again.

  33. JK

    JeffK

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everyone one was fantastic! We felt like royalty! Food was tremendous and cooked perfectly! It was our best anniversary ever!

  34. CO

    CarolO

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was outstanding. I have never had such great service! We had a big party and everything was perfect

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Naples

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Very nice restaurant and venue. Sat outside. Ordered the mussels, those were good and fresh. The broth was excellent. When it came to the entree, I had asked if it was possible to order the seafood pasta with a non-cream based sauce (the pasta with the tomato based mussel broth would have worked fine in my opinion). Howbeee, the waitress said no, all they could substitute was the wine scampi sauce. I settled for that. The pasta when it arrived had cheese, which I found interesting. Overall the dish was ok, it was a little too heavy for my liking. Definitely not worth the 42 dollars.

  36. DB

    DennisB

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were a party of eight. Our table was ready when we arrived on schedule. Service was excellent, as was the food. The beef dishes were especially good. Cooked exactly as requested. Service was prompt, but we were not rushed.

  37. L

    Lubell

    Key West

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4

    No much in the way of gluten free. No bread for sandwiches just a small roll. Good drinks nice wait staff. Clean

  38. A

    Aprilfool

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a nice lunch with son and husband. Our table was located near the outdoor patio which was lovely with the trees in bloom and warm weather. As always, both the service and the food were perfect. Had a really enjoyable time.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lunch was wonderful and our waiter was the best! He never rushed us through our afternoon! We had a perfect table outside and had a terrific time. Thank you!

  40. DA

    DianeA

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cafe Escadrille as always never disappoints. Lovely atmosphere, great bar crowd, a diverse menu so there is something for everyone and its always delicious and the prices are reasonable. My filet mignon was delicious and their fish special was equally as good.

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

FAQs

Cafe Escadrille offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (781) 273-1916.

Cafe Escadrille is rated 4.6 stars by 3625 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Cafe Escadrille

26 Cambridge Street Burlington, MA 01803

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Ray Ave

  • Neighborhood

    Burlington, Massachusetts

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–3:45 pm Sat 11:30 am–2:45 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 3:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm Late Night Menu Mon–Thu 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Late Night Menu Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–11:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Sushi, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer a large private parking lot for both the restaurant and function facility with complimentary valet parking. For guests staying in area hotels, we also offer complimentary transportation with our 15-passenger Cafe Escadrille shuttle. Please call 781.273.1916 for more information.

  • Public transit

    Cafe Escadrille is located on several MBTA bus routes.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    We offer live music during every night from 8:00pm - Midnight. Please check our website for more information CafeEscadrille.com.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (781) 273-1916

  • Private party facilities

    Our elegant function facility is the perfect venue for weddings, social events, business breakfasts, meetings, seminars, conferences for 10 to 350. See the Private Dining section of our website for private event menus and packages.

  • Private party contact

    Jessica Reynolds: (781) 273-1916 ext. 226

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