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Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville

4.5
4.5
1178 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
The first location in the Boston area. An upscale casual restaurant and bar, Earls Kitchen & Bar is located at Assembly Row in Somerville, close to Lego Land, AMC IMAX Theater and Outlet Shopping.

Chef Randy Pena serving up fresh baked breads, house made-soups and desserts, oven roasted Atlantic Salmon and global inspired favourites including the Korean Beef Bibimbap, Hunan Kung Pao and Dynamite Roll. Our four season patio is perfect to dine by the Mystic River, all year round. With daily drink specials, and happy hour from 3PM to 6PM Monday through Friday and 9PM to close Sunday-Thursday, there's plenty of reasons to come in for a visit! $6 cocktail changes regularly every month from Moscow mule, addictive margarita flavours, rose and more.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 109 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Steakhouse

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:45 pm Thu 5:00 pm–12:45 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 666-1790

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Randy Pena

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Cross street

    Grand Union Blvd.

  • Parking details

    Tons of free parking between three garages on the property and lots of metered street parking.

  • Public transit

    Assembly Row Stop on the Orange Line T Stop.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • Steak Wednesday

    Multiple dates available
    Wed - 11:30 AM - 4:45 PM, 4:45 PM - 11:45 PM
    The most delicious, indulgent, and wallet-friendly mid-week treat! Enjoy 6oz Sirloins for $20 every Wednesday, or treat yourself to a 9oz for just $23.
  • Sushi + Seafood Sunday

    Multiple dates available
    Sun - 10:00 AM - 4:45 PM, 4:45 PM - 11:45 PM
    Sunday Funday just took on a whole new meaning. Dig into your favourite sushi rolls for just $10, or take $5 off any seafood entrée like our classic Oven Roasted Salmon.

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience1
    We were disappointed we could not sit outside; hopefully it’s a staffing issue that can be resolved
  2. M

    Micheal

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Delayed service, cup of drink takes 10 min to refill? really?
  3. m

    muhammadp

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    The food takes a longgg time to come to table after order
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall1food2service3ambience4
    Very poor experience, broiler station was down, so there was no steak available, we specifically went there for the steak + sushi plate I found a piece of paper in my sushi roll, I had the lobster ravioli, the raviolis weren’t stuffed with lobster, just the meat on top, very dissatisfied, My friend had the crabcakes , there were miixed with corn and celeri, not truly authentic crab for 35$
  5. b

    brunarossetti

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place. Great food, drinks, and service.
  6. RL

    RLW1

    New England

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    The food is very good, but it seems like the portions get smaller while the prices go up. They also really need to hire more servers - the ones who were working while I was there were clearly swamped. It took 30 minutes for us to get water. Overall, not a great experience.
  7. KA

    KAREN

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience2
    music was too loud for a Sunday afternoon...felt I was in a night club on a Saturday night.
  8. A

    Anna

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    Awful service!!! Didn’t even have the same waiter all night. Never asked how food was NOTHING!!! Wont be coming back for awhile.
  9. JM

    JamesMM

    New England

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Wasn’t acknowledged by staff for about 10 minutes while we waited for our reservation then waited another 10 minutes before our waiter greeted us at the table. Good and cocktails were great though.
  10. JS

    JamieS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience4
    Arrived and found out their ovens weren’t working (?), which they treated as a minor inconvenience but actually eliminated about 75% of the menu options (all options with chicken, ribs, salmon, and sea bass were unavailable). The remaining options were lobster, shrimp, or steak (most of which were quite expensive). As someone who doesn’t eat beef, I had about 4 things to choose from. Our waitress was nice but not outstanding. At the very least we should’ve gotten a free dessert for having stayed when most of the menu was unavailable. I ended up getting the crispy shrimp roll, which was okay but similar (and yet not as good) as the dynamite roll that they used to offer. They also changed their sticky toffee pudding — the cake is larger, but less decadent (I think they use different chocolate now) and no wafer for the ice cream. A real disappointment from what it used to be. We also noticed that the prices had skyrocketed since we were last here (before the pandemic). Coconut mint margarita used to be $10 and was now $15.75 (!). The menu prices also differed from the drinks/specials menus to the regular menu (crab cake entree was $35.75 on the specials menu but $39.75 on the regular menu), transparently revealing that that they’ve been raising their prices. I know that prices have increased everywhere, but at the end of the day — the quality has decreased overall and the prices have increased, making Earls somewhere I won’t be rushing back to. You might be happy here if you haven’t been before and don’t have the same expectations.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Drinks were good. Food was nothing to boast about. Noise level was out of control. It felt like the volume was increased every 15 mins. By the end, we couldn’t hear each other.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Server was excellent and food was delicious!
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the ambiance and the music. Service is always great.
  14. c

    cambridgeport90

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been coming here with my friends for a very long time. Service has always been fantastic, and today was certainly no exception.
  15. ME

    MacE

    London

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    We arrived at the restaurant at 8PM for a reservation and were seated immediately, and our server introduced himself and took our drink order. Our waiter brought me the wrong drink, but I let it go as the restaurant was busy and I understand the issues all servers are facing now. He took our dinner order, and we ate our salads and enjoyed our cocktails. Then, we waited. And waited. And waited. People who were seated 15 minutes after us had their dinner served while our table was empty, but we thought "maybe it was just a fluke." Another 20 minutes went by since our order was taken, and our waiter was nowhere to be found. We waited some more, and by 9:00PM still had yet to be served our dinner. And still our server was nowhere to be found. People arrived for dinner at 8:55PM and sat across from us, and their order was taken by a different waitress. By this time, nobody had even been to our table for 45 minutes! At this point, we asked another server if she could check on our food. She said she would, but never came back to our table. The people who arrived at 8:55PM were eating their dinners at 9:10PM, and we were still sitting down at an empty table! Again, our server hadn't been to our table since taking our order at 8:15PM. At this point, I went to the hostess station and politely asked them to look into our dinner order. Finally at 9:15PM our server emerged and was at an order station with the manager. I had to get up from the table to go to him, and ask him about our dinners, and he explained that he forgot to enter our dinner order into the system and was "working on it." Again...I had to track him down..and he was 10 feet from our table! After 90 minutes, our food was served at 9:30PM. The floor manager came over to apologize, and told us our entrees would be free. But we still ended up with a bill for $70 for our drinks and salads. We won't be back.
  16. CF

    CatherineF

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service! Loved that they had so many vegan/vegetarian options.
  17. p

    ps13

    Mexico City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Too expensive for what it is. Ordered a few items, no alcohol and ended up with a 100+ bill.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great ambience and our waitress Leidy was amazing!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate outside and the night was gorgeous (not many nights like this in New England).
  20. v

    valves

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Service & server was awful!! So bad that I didn’t even order dinner as appetizers & drinks took 45 minutes.. will never go there again!! Terrible
  21. SR

    StevenR

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    Oven was broken
  22. ML

    ManiL

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They treated us to a dessert! So nice!
  23. a

    angela

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ricky was my server he was amazing, super nice & understanding! i will definitely be going back! great people very nice.
  24. LW

    LisaW

    Angus

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All around excellence every time we dine at Earl's!
  25. MA

    MelisA

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Everything was nice, except for drinks with broken glasses. It’s not safe. And both the bartender and the server should have noticed and replaced it before even coming to our table. I like Earl’s but would not go back there again since clearly, they are not going to be detail-oriented, and make sure the safety comes first.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and drinks were wonderful. The service and wait staff were amazing. The climate control could be cooler for such a hot day.
  27. CS

    CarolS

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Food was OK, I had been there before and I thought it would have been better than it was.
  28. JU

    JimUS

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    First off the oven/fryer was broken again. I think this is the 5th time this year that’s it’s been broken. I don’t understand why they wouldn’t just get new ones. I mean ‘cooking’ is the central point of a restaurant. 2nd the wait staff was late to start their shift. We waited 20 minutes at our table and not even water was brought to the table or even an inquiry by other staff members that had started their shifts. We just got up and left.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was perfect! We had AJ as a waitress and she went above and beyond. So nice, accommodating, everything was on time and tasted perfect. Please open a location in the twin cities!!!!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were soo amazing! We had a little mix up in my meal but our server was soo quick to fix it and was incredible the whole time. 10/10 will be going back very soon
  31. WB

    WinchesterBetty

    New England

    37 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Food was good and they have a great plant based menu. High energy place after a movie. Super loud though... so don't go if you need to have a good conversation, but fun.
  32. BB

    BamBamBen

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great date spot. One suggestion is to turn down the music to allow for more intimate conversations
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was good
  34. BD

    BrittanyD

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite restaurant in Somerville! The steaks are amazing and cooked to perfection, the cocktails are delicious and the service is amazing! 10/10 would recommend.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Overrated. Menu says the steaks are 45-day aged. They cerainly didn't taste aged. Steak was tough. Service was fair. "crunchy ribs" were nasty. cook was holding phone while wearing food service gloves. not eating here again.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great brunch
  37. CH

    ChristineH

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fresh food. Thoughtful manager and service staff for our guest in a wheelchair. Thanks
  38. GD

    GiancarloD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nina was our server and did a incredible job taking care of us, and your drinks were amazing
  39. KO

    KimO

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Delicious food but a little overpriced. Ambience is nice with moderate noise level.
  40. S

    Stephen

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It was our first visit to Earl's and we were very pleased. We loved the atmosphere and food. It was steak night and the filets were delicious. The service was attentive and pleasant. We will go back soon.

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You can order delivery directly from Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville using the Order Online button. Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 666-1790.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville is rated 4.5 stars by 1178 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 109 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Earls Kitchen + Bar -  Somerville

698 Assembly Row #102, Somerville, MA 02145

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Grand Union Blvd.

  • Neighborhood

    Somerville

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–5:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm Sun 10:00 am–5:00 pm Dinner Mon, Tue 5:00 pm–10:45 pm Wed, Sun 5:00 pm–11:45 pm Thu 5:00 pm–12:45 am Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–1:30 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Global, International, Steakhouse

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Tons of free parking between three garages on the property and lots of metered street parking.

  • Public transit

    Assembly Row Stop on the Orange Line T Stop.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Randy Pena

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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