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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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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
Good for Anniversaries (47)
Good for Birthdays (39)
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Good for a Date (31)
Great for Lunch (28)
Good for Groups (28)
Worth the Drive (23)
Business Meals (22)
Neighborhood Gem (22)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Romantic (21)
Bar Seating (20)
Casual (17)
Creative Cuisine (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Fun (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Cozy (12)
Live Music (12)
Comfort Food (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (7)
Late-night Find (7)
Seasonal (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Healthy (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Disabled Access (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Live Sports (3)
People Watching (3)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

Very nice evening the service was very good were not rushed at all had a nice casual dining experience. The food was good as usual always consistent at the Escadrille.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Bar Seating
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·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent restaurant: food, service, ambiance, parking. Rack of lamb was perfection. Best calamari appetizer ever (& we order it at every restaurant we try).

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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 (New England)·Dined 5 days ago

Cafe Escadrille is my favorite restaurant to dine with friends. It was VERY busy, being so close to the holidays, but our server was professional, attentive and efficient.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined 7 days ago

I took some business associates to the Escadrille for a holiday luncheon. The restaurant was decorated beautifully, the food was delicious, and our server Susan was outstanding. Everyone said they enjoyed the meal and the venue and all said they would return for another occasion.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New England)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Had reservations for 715 and were seated on time , waitress Kim was excellent and took time with each course. Can’t wait to go back .

Tags: Good for a Date
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·Dined on December 2, 2017

We were celebrating my mother's 86th birthday. The staff could not have been nicer. The food was delicious. Will definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was delish and our waiter Kenny was absolutely amazing.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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 (Caribbean)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Great place to get together with friends or a night out with your spouse. You just go wrong.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 28, 2017

Ambiance is great; Ralph was wonderful waiter. We did lunch, presentation of baked stuff shrimp was wonderful - just enough -quality - presentation of lovely.
We went to catch up on conversation and even though it was full, no problem talking and hearing each other.
Love going there and will be there again soon

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on November 28, 2017

great food great service very polite and attentive

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 (New England)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Love the Christmas decorations! Really set the mood! Waiter was awesome! Appreciated getting window seat as requested in Open Table. Nice evening. Hope to come back again befor Christmas!

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

It was quite busy on Thanksgiving. With that being said, we were seated right away ( no wait). We were seated in a quiet back room which allowed us to enjoy our conversation. Each of us ordered different entrees and all were pleased with their choices ( baked stuffed shroud, baked stuffed shrimp, veal Catherine and veal Marsala). We waited about ten minutes before seeing waitstaff but after that service improved tremendously. Lovely family dinner.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Disabled Access
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 (New England)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Thanksgiving dinner was absolutely wonderful! Food could not have been better. Service was good but they need to add more bartenders. It took an awful long time to get our drinks. That is the only sub-par issue we experienced. We love the Escadrille and have made this an annual tradition as well as several visits for lunch, and after work drinks!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Live Sports, Fit for Foodies, People Watching, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Food and service was great. I would definitely go there again.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Orlando)·Dined on November 19, 2017

We ate in the room that was the previous gourmet dining room. It was a wonderful room, like what fine dining use to be. We are frequent visitors but in the future will always request that room.
The only complaint would be the time we had to wait for our drinks. As they do not seem to have a service bar

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 (New England)·Dined on November 19, 2017

I've been to Café Escadrille many times and the food is delicious. The bar is great, but you can NEVER get a seat. If you are lucky enough to catch it right, you will enjoy a lively bar and good service. We were seated right on time for our reservation, but unfortunately it was in a different room than I had ever been in, which was very bright and busy. We were placed right near a busy, loud, swinging door service area. We had stated on our reservation that it was an anniversary dinner, and that was acknowledged by the hostess, but didn't seem to matter when it came to their seating choice for us. Our server seemed stressed, rushed and slightly disinterested. Our food was timely and delicious, and it did not disappoint. If the service and atmosphere had been half as good as the food, it would have been a wonderful experience!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Happy Hour
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 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We go to the Cafe Escadrille several times a year, usually for special occasions. We love to sit in the Gourmet room because the ambience is nicer than the main room, but we were disappointed that they have discontinued the special gourmet menu. Nevertheless, the new HUGE menu has something for everyone, with lots of combination dinners.

We ate there on 11/11/17, and the food was exceptional! My husband and I both ordered the filet mignon and king crab legs combo. The steak was cooked to perfection--medium rare, and the crab legs were already cracked and easy to eat. Delicious! We went again with friends on 11/18/17, and my husband and I loved our meals so much the week before that we ordered them again. This time the filet was cooked a little too much, more medium than medium rare. The main issue this time that was a disappointment was the service. The server was in such a rush that she never asked if anyone wanted water for the table, and barely stayed for a second to answer any questions. She just seemed curt and not very friendly. In the past the wait staff used to have such "polish" that it always felt like a very classy place. Now, even though the food is good, the wait staff just don't seem to have that savoir faire they used to.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The service, by our waiter at table 15 was great. His attention to detail and pleasant, friendly manner made the experience and the food even better.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Have wanted to try Cafe E for long time and were not disappointed . Not in our backyard but worth the trip. Food and service excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on November 14, 2017

My husband and I had a delightful anniversary dinner here. The lobster cocktail was wonderful and a nice change from shrimp. I had veal with lobster and my husband had steak, both were excellently prepared. The chocolate cake with coffee ice cream was a great ending to a wonderful day.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently excellent food, loyal top notch waitstaff, and a quiet room to the side where you can have a conversation, makes this a great night out for us. It’s busy, so sometimes it takes a while for things to come out of the kitchen.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find
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·Dined on November 12, 2017

Hello,
We typically go to the Capital Grille or North End yearly for our birthdays (4 of us) - this year, we decided to switch it up and I have to be honest, I would have preferred the Capital Grille. Two had fish which was just ok I was told, another person ordered rare filet and it was medium (no juice). I had a well done filet and sweet potato which was very good. We ordered a side of spinach which never showed up. I ordered crème brulee for dessert which was cold - the last time I had crème brulee it was warm and and the top was carmelized - this was cold and no carmelization on the top....perhaps you make it differently? All in all, it was ok.
Thank you,
Sharon

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Escadrille is always reliable and consistently great! The food, the service, the ambiance, the music - all are great!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Enjoyed our dinner at Cafe Escadrille. Started with a French kiss martini, which was delicious, and ordered the baked stuffed shrimp with filet and my husband ordered the NY strip. My husband enjoyed his steak,and my filet was tender and delicious but the shrimp was a bit fishy tasting. Ended with a cappuccino, and we shared the bread pudding which was outstanding. Great atmosphere here and the singer and piano player were very good. Will definitely go back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Live Music
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 (New England)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Excellent as usual.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Little loud, couldn’t hear the people in the party.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

The girls behind the front desk were very polite and friendly. Carlos and Wilson, our waiters, were terrific. Food was great!

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Naples)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Always a great meal & service.
I've been eating here for over 30 years and have never been disappointed.!

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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Great food but a little pricey. The wait staff seemed over whelmed with other tables, but his service when dealing with our table was exceptional.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 3, 2017

My sister (in Malden) and we (Hopkinton) always meet at the Cafe Escadrille for lunch
and once we had a a total of 11 from the "McCarthy" clan get together for a special occasion.

It is by far our favorite restaurant. We have never been disappointed with the food, the drinks, the service, the atmosphere - everything is just the top of what a customer should expect - you have never disappointed!

Our server this time was Juan Carlos and he couldn't have been more informative nor considerate!

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Took over 30 mins to take our order after being seated. Then they forgot half our order. Was very loud and the waitress was extremely rude. We used to go here weekly, now we are taking it out of our rotation. We're seared quickly with our reservation, then forgotten!

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Open Table reservations, as usual, were punctual. Everyone in our party was very happy with their meals. The Duck L’Orange is consistently the best I ever had anywhere.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our server Ralph, very pleasant, made the night enjoyable, was very attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Are you kidding me?!
The decor was so old. Everything about it was old, not like antique, but just needs renovation, desperately.
The servers were sloppy. We saw one of them take a potato from one plate and with her bare hands, move it to another plate. Gross!
The food was mediocre. All of it. Even the bread.
And the prices are high.
So you do the math. We would never ever return to this place and it is amazing to us that it still exists.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 27, 2017

A no frills solid restaurant with great food and aps, wonderful service by Wilson and they pour a good drink. Oh, save room for desert.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 24, 2017

Food was good but, very overpriced. Service was good. I have had better meals for 2/3 the price. Nothing entices me to return.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Excellent location, food and service all fairly priced - would recommend to others. Keep up the good work.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Romantic
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

Our waiter Victor was so nice and funny! He's a keeper

Tags: Romantic, Live Music, Late-night Find, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 21, 2017

It has been around 10 years since having dinner at the establishment and 5 years since I did my wife's baby shower at the conference section - the experience was disappointing. The steaks were completely bland / no flavor even with the sauces. The Alaskan King Crab was good and the Lobster that was experienced by my wife. With the Del Frisco's Grille - Burlington and also the Bancroft .. both are very good and with quality - cost is more but you have a higher percentage of satisfaction with these establishments. I don't want to be negative, the Cafe has some soul searching to do to evolve to compete. The waitress was fast and very efficient.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 20, 2017

It was a birthday occasion but I was disappointed that it wasn’t acknowledged.
Food and service was great.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Seasonal, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch
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