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About Cafe Escadrille

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!

26 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, French

Hours of Operation:
Late Night Menu available Monday – Saturday until Midnight.
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 4:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:30pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Ray Ave

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(781) 273-1916

Website:
http://www.cafeescadrille.com/

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

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.

Executive Chef:
Brian Theurer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mon 7:30PM - 10:00PM

Tue - Thu 8:00PM - 10:00PM

Sat 8:30PM - 10:00PM

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Private Dining

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. Free valet parking, renowned wine director, an in-house pastry chef.

Cafe Escadrille Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (58)
Good for Anniversaries (50)
Good for Birthdays (50)
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Good for a Date (39)
Great for Lunch (33)
Romantic (29)
Bar Seating (28)
Business Meals (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Neighborhood Gem (23)
Worth the Drive (23)
Casual (21)
Notable Wine List (20)
Fit for Foodies (20)
Cozy (19)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Comfort Food (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Fun (14)
Live Music (14)
Vibrant Bar Scene (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (10)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Hot Spot (8)
Disabled Access (7)
Healthy (6)
Late-night Find (6)
People Watching (6)
Authentic (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Great Beer (3)
Local Ingredients (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Tapas (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Waterfront (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 2 days ago

Great luncheon spot conveniently located from Boston for meeting friends from New Hampshire.

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·Dined 4 days ago

This was a great experience, but I will say that overall its a long time for dinner. Our reservations were for 8:15 and we were seated right away and didnt leave unil close to 10:30/10:45. Plan accordingly, but totally worth all the time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

When asked if we were in a hurry, we said we weren’t and our waiter was respectful. There was more than one person attending to us but I don’t think they communicated with one another. After clearing our table, none of the wait staff came back to us for over one hour. At that time, someone stopped by to drop off the check. We were never asked if we wanted coffee or dessert. At that time, we felt it was too late to order anything.

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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

A very nice location for date night which my wife and I enjoyed. Cozy, even though the restaurant was full, with just a bit of background noise but nothing annoying. The entree portions were larger than expected and at a very good value. A very enjoyable evening. Will definitely make a return visit.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 4 days ago

02 /17/2018. Order steak with lobster tail . was serverd steak and lobster meat in a small dish not a tail. told management and they did not seem to care we have be going there for the past 30+years I don't think that we will be back

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

My husband and I go here all the time and love it more and more each time. We took our 3 children (ages 7,8 and 10) and they were very well behaved. The entire staff catered to our girls and treated them like royalty. Wilson was our waiter and he was fabulous!!! We plan to request him every time we go!!! But we highly recommend this place to everyone especially if you love seafood, sushi and beef.

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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

We were celebrating a milestone birthday and it went off as planned. The food was excellent.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Everything was excellent!!!

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 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Booked on Open Table requested a window table. They fulfilled our request and lunch was delicious. I had the Black & Blue Burger with sweet potato
Fries and my husband had liver and onions which he thoroughly enjoyed. Great dining experience

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vip
 (New England)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent !! Lobster roll and scallops were right.Reasonable portions .Will be back

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Either the restaurant was having an “off” day, or Cafe Escadrille has gone seriously down in quality and value. This used to be a restaurant defined by delicious food and spectacular service, unfortunately, our Valentine’s Day dinner was no better than the banquet food served next door

The food was bland and unexceptional. We started with a maki roll that was messy and tasteless. Whatever spicy mayo and tobico there was supposed to be, was nowhere to be found, and the chopped fish versus sliced, was a disappointment. The delivery was unceremonious, the presentation not worthy of the price.

The French onion soup was another let down. The crouton was charred and overwhelmed the flavor of the water-thin broth that could have been anything. The gruyère cheese is an authentic ingredient that many restaurants don’t use. But the cheese in my soup “curdled” and just clumped together with the long strings of semi-cooked onions in a weak broth. Even the cheese around the base of the bowl was disappointing. Half the fun of a great French Onion soup is the pick the crispy bits of cheese off the bowl. My cheese was barely cooked.

The side salads came. I asked to substitute a Caesar for the house salad that came with my entree. A $1 upcharge would have been ok. But not $4.95 for underdressed lettuce and store bought croutons

After putting up with the idiot server who didn’t know his wines, I was insulted by the server’s comments about the sommelier leaving some wine in the bottle for them to have with a “third glass.”

I ordered the Entrecôte, my wife the baked stuffed shrimp. Both were horribly under seasoned and the potatoes were watery and likewise without flavor or character.

My wife liked the Kayla cake, I found the smaller, pineapple upside down cake to be just right. But it was swimming in more syrup than even the entrecôte, and was cloyingly sweet.

Not a good way to celebrate Valentines Day. We would not recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

I LOVE Café Escadrille!! Everything from the second you walk into the restaurant is perfection. I dine here at least weekly either at the bar or in the dining room because I work right down the street. They have done renovations to their Gourmet room and it looks gorgeous! Service is flawless wherever I decide to sit. The drinks and food are delicious. The Chateaubriand and Prime Rib are to die for!!! Really high quality food. I can honestly say I have never had a bad meal here, lunch, dinner or late night. They stay open later than all the other restaurants in the area.
You really get what you pay for. When you order an entrée for dinner it comes with a side salad. I don't know many places that do that anymore. AND the entrée comes with a side, you are not getting charged another $8 for a side after paying $45 for a steak like the chain restaurants around the area. Thank you Cafe Escadrille for a perfect Valentine's day!

Tags: Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Live Music, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

We went to the Cafe Escadrille for our annual Valentine’s dinner.
The food was excellent. One member of our group had the lobster bisque, another clams on the half shell, both excellent.

Three of us had the Caesar salad, again delicious.

The entrees: filet, salmon, scallops, and seafood fettuccine Alfredo were all delicious.

Our server, Brenda, was attentive, professional, gracious, and knowledgeable. She has been our choice of servers for years and will remain so.

The Escadrille is our favorite “neighborhood “ restaurant. Highly recommend it !

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 (New England)·Dined on February 14, 2018

Our dinner was delicious, the service was exceptional and the room was beautiful.

Tags: Disabled Access, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

We had an amazing time. The food was absolutely delicious. The lobster bake was the best I ever had! My partner got the sea scallops and they were a 10!

Only bad part was I found a piece of hair baked in my bread. The waiter was very apologetic and got us a new plate of bread but still was feeling a little nauseas. I ordered a beer and we were surprised to see not even a small discount was applied! We didn't want to make a big deal but it would have been nice to get a free beer or something.

Other than that, amazing place.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 10, 2018

As always, outstanding as usual. We had Victor & Brenda as kind of a kind of a tag team. We started with the Escargots, Hearts of Lettuce & Caprese salad. All were great. For our main we did the Chateaubriand for 2. Typically exquisite. Love the Béarnaise sauce that comes with it. The tenderloin was cooked perfectly as always. Sometime we'll have to try either a Bordelaise or perhaps Peppercorn sauce & see how that works. for dessert we split the "Ice cream Puff" Kind of like a giant Profiterole. For a Valentine dinner, Café Escadrille simply can't be beat. We'll be back probably late spring.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

I thought the atmosphere was good. Service was good but the server was not fully knowledgeable about their appetizers, she order the wrong one for us. I had their signature steak and it was mediocre, definitely not worth the price tag. The scallops were fried and the dish was presented unappetizing to be honest, felt under my expectation for such a nice establishment. What I like is the entrees come with your choice of salad

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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

Our go to place for lunch or dinner. ALWAYS consistently great food and service. Staff is loyal, family owned - LOVE IT!!

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (New England)·Dined on February 9, 2018

A big criticism I have is the tables are too close together and the temperature of the restaurant was too cool for February. Add in we were at a window table which made it even colder. It wasn’t obvious when we were initially seated and our friends were already seated. Although at that time no others tables looked unoccupied but next time I would ask for something else.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was great. I ordered the Veal Catherine and it was delicious.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Business Meals, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Escadrille! The food is always excellent. The service is great, and the atmosphere is great as well. The live music was particularly good Saturday night!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Live Music, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Excellent food and service again. From beginning to end

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on February 2, 2018

I don’t think you get enough value for your money . My meal was poorly prepared & over cooked. I had to send it back & watch my wife eat hers . They apologized but that was it . It ruined the whole experience of dinner out at an expensive place .

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 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

Wonderful as always

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 31, 2018

The food and service were outstanding. We had a wonderful lunch.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 29, 2018

Excellent menu (comprehensive & diverse); dishes were perfectly prepared, visually pleasing, and delicious; we both had steak entrees and they were exceptional; service was impeccable. And how delightful to have live music -- jazz to pop, perfect background regardless of occasion.
Great evening.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Have not had a bad meal here and Saturday night did not disappoint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

All good, a little slow

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Birthday dinner was a big success!

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 (New England)·Dined on January 27, 2018

I have been going to this restaurant for years. This time I was a bit disappointed. I made reservations and I arrived early. After giving my name to the host, we were seated at the worst table in the entire restaurant. There were many open tables, so we asked to be reseated. We were then seated all the way in the back at the second worse table in the restaurant. When I questioned the host about the other tables, she informed me that they were for guests with reservations. I again reminded her that we did have reservations. Eventually, we were seated at a decent table. A couple next to us had a similar experience. I’m not sure why a restaurant would not seat people at the better tables when they have reservations and there are open tables. If making reservations, I would suggest that you specify a table.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Took my wife for Bityhday dinner! I’d never been there , my wife choice, when I said, “wherever you’d like to go.” Great dining experience!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (New England)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Convenient location, good service and excellent good .

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

My wife and I had a very nice dinner, celebrating her birthday. the hostess was pleasant and when we asked to be moved to a different table, she was very accommodating. Great waitress, Nichole. My food was excellent and my wife's was okay.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 25, 2018

Wilson our server was great. Very attentive. Food was delicious as usual. Loved the lobster special.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Took parents, mom's 80th bday celebration. Food always quality and always good. I must eat gluten free so I was pleasantly surprised when waited brought a gf roll for me. My parents loved their dinners. Waiter was great.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Went as a holiday office party asked for a table out of the way so we would not interrupt others dining. We had a great time, food was delicious , service was excellent. Our overall experience was great. Will be going here again not just for an office gathering.

Tags: Business Meals, Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Romantic
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

The food was delicious. The waiters/waitresses were very attentive. The only suggestion I would have for someone wanting a white sangria, do not order one at this restaurant. It was terrible. No fruit and actually tasted like lemonade. It was not freshly made; probably bottled. I should of sent it back, but i didn't. That was definitely not worth what was paid for it.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Food was excellent and the piano player very good .Prices have really risen, with no entrees below $30's. Would like to see more variety in prices, schrod for $35 seems very high. This are Boston prices for good food but not off the charts chef foodie food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent meal, waitress was wonderful.... and the facility is beautiful. It had been a long while since I had been there.... was not disappointed!

Tags: Hot Spot, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Six people great service

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