Cafe Escadrille

4.6
3167 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. Live music starts nightly at 8pm. 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 available for groups. Cafe Escadrille has something for everyone!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 3167 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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BirthdayGirl
New England
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Outstanding food. Great menu choices. Veal Marsala was the best!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for upscale casual dining. We had a table on the edge of the patio, still inside with AC although patio door open so outside feel too. Highly recommend!

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Dieter
New England
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful outdoor dining and great service. I know prices have gone up but 1 in our party ordered scrod and fir $20 it was a very small piece with a small bowl of vegetables. Everything else was good

MK
MelissaK
New England
16 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was great and our waiter Chris was terrific. Had great timing, was friendly and super efficient. Appreciated that he allowed for a relaxed evening with wonderful friends.

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PatR
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite establishment, from the greeter to the servers simply the best.

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Rick
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

I found the food and service to be very good but a bit overpriced compared with other restaurants of equal quality.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food as always was the best. Great spot to have a nice lunch and catch up!

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GRETCHENB
Miami
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought my parents there for my Dad’s 81st birthday they hadn’t been there in a number of years. My Dad started out with the Escargot like he did in the past. I thought that he was going to lick his plate clean. They both enjoyed it some much that they are going to make it there more often.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food excellent service. Our go-to restaurant.

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Rocks
New Mexico
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everyone was kind and accommodating (our group had a walker and specific lighting needs), and the food was served in reasonable proportions for the price, high quality, and well executed.

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SusanC
New England
13 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Large selection on the lunch menu. Nice variety. Sat outside very comfortable

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mrsm
New England
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Lunch!

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Gerri
New England
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I had a problem with the flatware being placed on the bare table during these “covid days” rather than on a napkin or wrapped in a napkin as most places are now doing.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was good service was great

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Buttercream
New England
10 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Two of us had a wonderful lunch this Saturday, after a challenging week. We ordered a corned beef Rheuben and a grilled chicken panini with apricot/onion jam and goat cheese. Wow! The Rheuben was made with a good quantity of lean and tender beef and was melted and buttery with swiss cheese and sauerkraut. And it was definitely not soggy like these can be. And the chicken panini was an unusual combination of ingredients that blended perfectly. Sweet potato fries served alongside were hand-cut and exceptional. Our waitress was so professional and kind and stopped by several times to see if we needed anything else. We each ordered a martini-type drink that was perfectly made by a bartender who knows what they're doing.
Initially, we were seated in a back room but were graciously moved to a much brighter table near the patio upfront when we requested a change. All of the components of a memorable meal were there; attentive waitress, delicious food, well-mixed drinks, and a great table.

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MichaelM
New England
6 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

chateaubriand was excellant
service was great
we were celebrating a birthday

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Grumpy1
New England
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dining here. We brought friends with us, and they loved everything about it. The menu has an extensive variety of interesting choices. Loved our waiter, Charles.

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vipPokerGranny
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Server was excellent, as always.
Music too loud. Makes conversation difficult.

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DinaC
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Service was poor. waitress had too many tables to handle at once. very disappointed

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food and service equally terrible, reminded me of hospital food. First and last time.

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Lynn
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server Craig was outstanding ! Very personable and he really added to the enjoyment of our evening .

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We made a reservation through Open table for my husbands 70th Birthday lunch. I requested a table on their outside patio since I have a compromised immune system.

Our reservation was for 3:15 and we were able to get an earlier reservation for 2:15. Done easily.

We were the only ones sitting on the patio until we were ready to leave. An attendant wiped off
Our chairs and brought an standing umbrella near our table in case of rain.

My husband had the French onion soup and we shared the crabmeat stuffed mushrooms. My husband had the seafood linguini and I had their Monday special chick marm and linguini. All delicious!

Our waitress was very attentive! Joe ordered the Creme Brûlée and they wrote happy birthday on his plate.

With both had coffee. I had a decaf cappuccino and it came with a biscotti. So good!

The restaurant was The Cafe Escadrille in Burlington Ma
One of our favorites!

Thank you Open Table & Cafe Escadrille!!

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Keg1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great dinner. Always great food and nice atmosphere.

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vipkeithm
New England
263 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always great. Started with Calamari. Next up Oysters Rockefeller. Always excellent. Had the Chateaubriand for 2. For whatever reason mine came out Medium & Richard's was more rare. Should have switched plates, but still very good. Sharon had the Caterpillar & Shrimp Tempura roles. Both excellent. Finally split the Puff, which is a very large Profiterole. Excellent overall.

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vipLarry
New England
77 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We had the duck and tuna/scallop entrees. Both were excellent. Service was excellent.

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vipDonnaD
New England
61 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dinner in ages! Awesome clams, steak, swordfish, cod special. All meals were perfect. Waiter, Luke was super. Attentive, vibrant and entertaining.
Appreciated the birthday acknowledgement

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kate
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Finally seeing a very dear Aunt after a year of Covid!!

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AdrienneS
Naples
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Café Escadrille is such a fun place to eat. The food is definitely on the higher end, but was delicious and a fun atmosphere. We loved it and would highly recommend!

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MichaelC
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food - Great location for a special occasion dinner !!!

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vipSheriC
Charleston
10 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always find the Cafe Escadrille to have consistently great meals.

We were married there 32 years ago.

Now that we live in South Carolina it is a huge treat to be able to go there.

Wonderful menu with a great variety of choices.

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LouiseO
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father in-laws 92nd birthday

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CarolynM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

The food wasn't bad, but way way overpriced.
I also ordered my salmon medium-well (and it was close to rare).

Again, the food wasn't terrible, but certainly not worth the price.

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Pressboy
New England
15 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Table was perfectly located. Food was excellent as was the service.

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FrancisG
New England
25 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything was good. The food was excellent although I though my Veal Catherine was overwhelmed with sauce. I would order it with the sauce on the side the next time. It was $110 per person including the tip. My GF had the rack of lamb and loved it. It looked to me to be the best rack of lamb I ever saw. So be prepared to spend some money, but the food is really good. The server, Grace, was attentive, efficient and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience3

Our waitress Carrie was inattentive to us. Never asked how our meal was or could she get us anything. She made a comment to our table, after 25 minutes of just waiting that we were not a priority and she needed to serve the tables who food was waiting for them.

We complained to the manager Kerry about our waitress.

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vipJasonC
New England
8 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always consistently good

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ShahramP
New England
1 review