Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville

4.5
510 reviews
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Contemporary 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.

Earls Assembly Row features innovative craft cocktails with a twist of novelty (such as custom-frozen ice cubes), local and regional craft beer selections and an expansive wine list.

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!

$5 cocktail changes regularly every month from Moscow mule, addictive margarita flavours, rose and more.
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1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was amazing! Me and my boyfriend had a little trouble finding it but the experience was worth it. 10/10! Definitely going back

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RL
New England
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm so happy my boyfriend and I chose Earl's for Valentine's Day! The food was delicious (we both got steaks and they were cooked beautifully - the mashed potatoes were also fantastic). Our server, Sarah, was so friendly, and we even got a little gift bag at the end of the meal.

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C
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant, not loud even when full, relaxing atmosphere, perfect food.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Earls!

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AF
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Main course and app came out at the same time. Sent the steak back while I enjoyed the app, when the steak returned to the table my wife’s seemed to fresh but my steak was hard, over cooked and appeared to be just left under the warmer.

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TF
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My date said, “it’s funny how you know when you’re in a friendly place.”

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KS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We were seating in quiet area but music was loud in rest of restaurant

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

- very condescending young hostess
- restaurant did not provide us the kind of table we requested when booking online
- manager tried to and somewhat resolved the situation, at least was polite about it
- server was highly professional and food was good

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love our server great service.

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1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 5ambience 4

Terrible maintence of food: lettuce in the burger had dirt on it, as well as small rocks in salad.

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ET
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service were excellent. Why were there so many guys sort of just hanging out though while all the women were working hard and bringing food to the tables? This was strange. My group and I discussed this and we thought it was odd and a little disconcerting.

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KZ
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had lunch on a Saturday. DJ was playing. Very loud. Even the 20 year olds thought it was to loud. The food was delicious. Dragon roll vegan quinoa salad was delicious Kung Pao stir fry and burgers were all yummy. Love they have a plant based menu.

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New England
153 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Earl’s has a great menu. Creative with a range of entrees, appetizers, brunch menu and desserts. They have a fantastic cocktail list. The food is delicious! The servers are excellent, attentive, pleasant and efficient.

Very lively atmosphere!

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J
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go too it is always a great meal

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Music was a little too loud- but everything else was great!

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OT
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Sat in the bar area and had some apps and some drinks. Stay awhile but a server understood and gave us our time. Always enjoy coming in.

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GN
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food and service was good. The acoustics aren't so great - it tends to be loud, but not overbearing, until someone brought two 3-4 year old children who sat near us at 8:30 pm and proceeded to SCREECH for the next 45 minutes. Beyond annoying when you're out for a good conversation over dinner with friends. Why do people do that? Why do the parents continue their own night out as though it's not happening? We left earlier than we would have if that didn't happen.

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KO
New England
50 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nicely varied menu. Service was attentive and prompt. Food good not great. Somewhat overpriced.

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NH
New England
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Dinner was good. Enjoyed the clam chowder. Service not so great. Server was pleasant just not very attentive. Ordered a second drink but she never came back except to clear our plates and offer dessert. Overall service was slow.
Would give it a second try because we enjoyed our meals.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We went during the game so the bar area was super busy and loud but this was to be expected. Overall everything g was good.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Typically poor service, but seems to be getting better

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SN
New England
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 3

Server was great. Thanks

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TS
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Took a client and surpassed my expectations. Enjoyed the environment.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Everything was good. The service was friendly, but slow.

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SC
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience, with an attentive server and the food was all deliciously prepared

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New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was great! We love the food here and had an amazing date night!

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! I had the salmon zen bowl and my boyfriend had the swordfish tacos- highly recommend both dishes! It was a little noisy but we were near the bar and football was on. We can’t wait to return for another meal!

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CS
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Second time coming in for brunch - great spot for meeting up with our friends with kids. The brunch happy hour is an awesome deal - all brunch entrees are $9 before noon. The place is comfortable but not super loud, so you can easily have a conversation. The food is pretty good- not the best we've ever had but for the happy hour, ambiance and location we will keep coming back.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 5

Our reservation was for 6:45.. we didn’t get our appetizer until 7:40 .. food was cold. I been there before and I had better experience. Our drinks weren’t correct, for example. One of my peers as for a short alagash he got a tall one. Service needs to be better. Main course meal was cold. The state I got while it was medium rare it was cover with ash. When eating the meat it felt like eating incinerated meat. No flavor the only tasty was burn meat. Overall Worst service received there up to date

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Service is amazing. Food is always pretty good. I have a favorite dish that I always get!

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F
New England
72 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We came here for brunch on New Year's Day. The menu clearly stated in print brunch on holidays and weekends. There was no brunch so we ordered lunch food which was very disappointing. Service and food was good but the portions were tiny for the price.

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EY
New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for nye and it was so cute! Food was also amazing, would def come again.

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New England
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Went on New Year’s Eve and my entire experience was horrible. It felt like we were being rushed out even though the restaurant was half empty. I ordered the short ribs which were covered in a gelatinous goop described as “au jus” on the menu. A friend had the chicken sandwich which was terribly dry and the “truffle fries” were just regular fries with a side of allegedly truffle aioli, although there still was no real truffle flavor. The only bright spot for the food was the chicken street taco appetizer. Everything came lightening quick, our waiter never followed up on drinks, and at the end when we said we were done with our meals, he went and got the check and dropped it off before even clearing our plates- never even asked about dessert, coffee, drinks. Additionally there was a DJ in house which was incredibly loud and made no sense for a restaurant with no dance floor. It feels like this restaurant has no idea what it’s identity is.

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Great food!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The restaurant has great atmosphere, the food is good and the menu is large. The value wasn’t super great however and the presentation of the food didn’t match the prices. Overall a good experience.

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SN
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server went above and beyond to make sure we had a great experience!

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s
Philadelphia
81 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had our annual cousins' dinner here this year. Great food and drinks, and our waitress Amanda was awesome! Gave us plenty of time to visit and chat before ordering, even though it was super busy.

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DR
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Staff was very receptive to our wishes and needs. Wonderful service

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CW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch and drinks with friends. Energetic young crowd, good music, great location.

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RM
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Best veggie burger we have had anywhere in the Boston region!

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