Cafe Escadrille

4.7
3005 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 3005 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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kayla
New England
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service from waiter Andy. Will definitely be back!

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LongTimer
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

While our entire experience was outstanding, the food was exceptional.

KS
KateS
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My Mom's favorite restaurant. Highlights are the steak dishes as well as the sushi!

DA
vipDABS
New England
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Horrible room we sat in. Horrible server, she was rude and in a rush. Over priced. Food was good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server was fabulous

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PatO
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

For Mother’s Day, great service, excellent food. Highly recommend. Only disapppointment, they did not have flowers on tables in function rooms for more ambience for special day festivities.

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LynnB
New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful Mother’s Day dinner.
Waiter AJ made the day. Very attentive and engaging with everyone.
Would have liked a table not in banquet hall.

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SusanS
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food although pricey. Sitting on the patio was great, tent was a bit noisy but it was windy. Server Jackie was super as well as others who brought food and cleared up the table.

EB
EllB
New England
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cafe Escadrille never disappoints. Food always fresh and delicious. Alot of gluten free options. Great atmosphere, relaxing, clean. Good waitstaff.

RB
RobertB
New England
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Cafe Escadrille for Mothers Day and it did not disappoint.
Every time we go the food is outstanding, the service is impeccable and it is a dining experience that always leaves you wanting to come back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
38 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely Mother's Day lunch. As we are coming to expect, the servers worked together to ensure that we had an exceptional meal. The food was excellent and we weren't rushed (due to Covid there are set time limits but they have never impacted us). Normally CE isn't open Sundays so for Mother's Day they have a special menu. This was the only issue all day; what to choose from so many wonderful offerings. They have a very nice wine list and we tried something new and it was excellent. Thank you to Paul, Craig and Holly for a lovely meal. Bill and Julie

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Hannah
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Cafe Escadrille! Thank you for another wonderful time!

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vipJohn
New England
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My clams casino and lamb chops were excellent. However, my wife said the arugula on her salad were bitter and her scallops were tough. (Should have been soaked in milk before cooking.)
Service was only fair - could have been faster.

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vipLarry
New England
73 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had the swordfish and duck. Both were excellent. The service was very good. I selected the Cafe as a special place for my wife for Mother's Day dinner for the two of us.

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vipkeithm
New England
260 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was excellent as usual. We started with Wedge salad. Shrimp Tempura roll. Also did a small side salad. All were excellent Next up, I had the Cod topped with crabmeat special. Really nice flavorful Cod. Sharon had the Dynamite Maki, which she enjoyed. Richard had the Salmon, which he enjoyed as well. We were too full for dessert this time around.

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Birdman
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Quiet relaxed atmosphere...excellent food and service....spacious and safe atmosphere

We would recommend it for any special occasion!

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Andy
New England
12 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service5ambience4

The restaurant was not bad at all, except the dishes was a bit odd: the escargot we ordered was a bit uncooked; the lolly lamb chop was a but dry; the French onion souo was too much cheese; the sushi my wife ordered was an average, and lastly the steak and lobster I ordered: the steak was a bit overcooked as medium, while the lobster tail tasted good. Overall, it was above average but won't recommend for the next visit - I still prefer Caputal Grille is the best I have encountered of.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was my first visit and I was pleased with everything.

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ERICW
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We take my 96 yo mother who uses a walker on Saturdays for lunch. The staff is always very courteous and the service and food are always excellent.

RO
RaoulO
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was excellent and food was amazing and delicious.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Newer menu was absolutely da tasting. What an amazing meal.

BJ
vipBermudaJ
San Diego
36 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Cafe Escadrille never fails. The service, ambiance, food and wine is always superb. This is also one restaurant that is COVID safe without adversely impacting your dining experience. I highly recommend that you experience the great service, ambiance, excellent wine list, creative cocktails and deliciously prepared food!

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SweetTooth
New England
27 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner at Cafe Escadrille was delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed the roasted Statler chicken breast, Caesar salad and lemon cheesecake. My dinner companion was very pleased with her Caesar salad and broiled sea scallops. Waitress was very pleasant and helpful. Tables were well spaced and all safety precautions were in place. It was wonderful to be back out and enjoying the Cafe Escadrille again.

HM
HaroldM
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The Café Ecradrille is a fine dining establishment.
The service by our wait person Beau was particularly good. (The level of that service is, in fact, a training of management.)
I urge prospective diners to select the Café Escadrille.

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Eddie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was plentiful and well prepared as usual. Matt, our waiter, was very knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive.

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PatR
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always, friendly staff, especially Samantha at the front desk. Our favorite place to dine, never had a bad meal.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great!

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GeorgeR
New England
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Hostess Brenda and Susan are the only reason for our return,Thanks George R

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vipEatsoutoften
New England
23 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The reason for the overall three star rating is that I was disappointed the restaurant didn’t acknowledge that we were two couples , dining out for the first time since COVID , celebrating our 50Th wedding anniversaries
I did write that in when making the reservation and also told the hostess and waitress.

SB
SteveB
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was cold when delivered to table, waitress no where in sight. Had to ask another waitress to have food reheated.
Eventually original waitress returned to see if we were happy with our meals but did not notice that plates had bee returned to kitchen!
She followed this up by providing an incorrect bill for a finale!

We have had many good experiences at Cafe Escadrille in the past, hopefully this was just a bad day for everyone

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massachusettsmama
New England
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our server was very good. We opted for a couple of appetizers versus a traditional lunch. The onion soup reminded me of Montreal. So you know it was delicious.

SR
SRF88
New England
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The mussels may have been the most delicious mussels I've eaten. Ever.

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TonyP
New England
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Dinner was very good and Luke our server was outstanding.
We appreciated accommodating our request for a booth in the old Gourmet section.

PA
PaulA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for our 38th anniversary. The food Was great and Andy our server made the night even better!

RM
RoseM
New England
8 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had decided to go to this restaurant because it had been awhile since we were there due to Covid. Everything was excellent. Great drinks, meal and service. Nothing had changed as far as service or food, etc.

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David
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I enjoy Cafe Escadrille. It is local dining with a great menu.

JK
JackieK
New England
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was 100% and food delicious and sat me were I wanted and didn’t feel hurried to leave.
All you want and need at this time!

PR
PatR
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From Samantha our greeter, always pleasant to Patti our server we couldn’t be more satisfied. With Burlington having so many restaurants to choose from I can honestly say that Cafe Escadrille is our favorite place to dine. Never had a bad meal.

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diningin2014
Miami
11 reviews