Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville

4.6
575 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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JC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was excellent. Service is great - we had a great time with family at the great restaurant. I highly recommend the salads and will be back.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our server was fantastic, and the food was awesome!

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CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it! Food was amazing definitely going back again!

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Jacksonville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The wait time was good, used open table to get a reservation. Service was great from what we could tell, outside of our server. She was pretentious, rude, never smiled, snooty and never checked on us. With her standing there, I asked my mom if I could have her water, as mine was finished, the server kind of stood there, dropped off our appetizers and left. The day manager came by 5 mins later, filling water at the table next to us and making small talk. I asked him if he wouldn’t mind filling my glass and proceeded to tell him our server was the worst. He said Amber, I replied I guess cause she never told us her name, Barney spoke to us, made zero eye contact, rudely didn’t get our drink order, wrote nothing down and got almost everything wrong.

The day manger was fabulous!!!! He must have said something to her cuause she was slightly better. The food was tasty? Only wish she had brought the correct wings cause the buffalo was too hot.

I would recommend just make sure you don’t take Amber. The bar area was beautiful and everyone seemed happy except for Ambers customers but the manager Wesley was a class act and an asset to Earls. Way to go Wesley for making the customers your focus!!!

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L
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Impossible burger and the other food my friends ordered were absolutely fantastic! Service was also great as hostesses checked in to see if we needed anything occasionally. Would definitely come back again with others.

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LZ
New England
1 review
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was great and SARAH R. is amazing. She cane over and spoke to me because she remember me from a previous visit, remembered my order etc. She is so on point.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent experience, across the board! Hostess didn't flinch when we needed to adjust the party size of our reservation last minute, waitress went above and beyond to accomodate the child we added on, and you can't find better food for brunch happy hour prices.

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Food need some tweaks to go from good to great. Too much sauce on the teriyaki bowl. Fried chicken overly fried and needed more seasoning.

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B
New England
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing place! I love coming here! Ambience & everything is great! Cant wait to go again.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first dinner here was fantastic! We started off with some wonderful drinks - Strawberry Moscow Mule and Spanish Gin & Tonic - both very refreshing, along with the chicken tacos for an app which was full of bold yummy flavors. For dinner, I had the blackened cajun chicken with warm potato salad which was absolutely delicious. (Some of the best chicken I’ve ever had!) My boyfriend had the beef bibimbap which he said was great too. Overall - flavorful food and great service. Would definitely come back again. We’ve also been for brunch - and that was great too!

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WR
New England
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

needs a larger kids menu, there was only 2 options, the chicken was not plain chicken but barbecue which was not noted on the menu

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LA
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Easily my favorite spot in greater Boston. Fabulous drinks amazing food and a terrific ambiance!

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JO
Naples
7 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great vibe.

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KK
New England
19 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It was so cold in the restaurant!

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New England
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

It was way to loud. With a party of 4 we could barely converse. I will never come again with more than 2 people. We thought the menu prices were good but drinks too expensive - not value for the price

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

Great steaks, quiet and friendly atmosphere in the afternoon

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Birmingham
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service by Danny. Brunch was delicious and atmosphere was fun and inviting. My friend found an egg shell in her avocado toast, yuck! Otherwise the meal was enjoyable.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

An absolutely amazing experience, from the moment you walk into the restaurant. The service is by far the best I’ve experienced in a long time, the wait staff is outstanding, and the food selection phenomenal.

The location of the restaurant is fantastic, facing the Mystic River.

Perfect evening, I wish I could give it 10 stars!

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RC
New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 3

When we checked in at 5, they asked us if we could be out by 7-7:30 for a large group. I said we would try, but honestly, we were meeting up with friends that we hadn't seen in a while, and if we're at a table spending money, I don't want to be rushed out. So 7:15 comes and we were winding down. The manager comes over and says, "So you were told that we needed this table when we seated you, you're now 15 minutes over. We're happy to move you to another table and buy you a round." Which was nice of them, but made it sound like we were really putting them out by lingering over dinner beyond two hours. So they moved us, and then no one sat at our vacated table until 8:45, and it was a couple, not a large party.

Once we were moved and had our comp round, no one came to check on us. It was just very odd. To make the evening even weirder, my husband's card was charged twice, and now we have to wait and see if the extra charge drops off or if we need to talk to them.

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SP
New England
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I always have a great time at Earl's. The food and ambience are great. The staff is great and very professional. Love the dining experience

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r
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Too loud for our party
Waiter was not on his game

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I
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our first time visiting Earl’s kitchen. Amal was our waitress and she was awesome not overbearing, gave us just enough attention. The menu was small with a variety of different food to chose from. The guacamole and chips were delicious. I had the rib and Cajun chicken combo with warm potato salad was amazing and my husbands burger was perfect! Our food came out promptly. We will be back soon!

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SL
New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 3ambience 3

Super loud. Basically lost my voice by the time I left. Had reservation for table of 5. Was put at a tiny horseshoe shaped table. Our knees were touching and the plates couldn’t even fit it was so tight. Took forever to get the waitstaff over. Had to ask a different server to find someone after 15 minutes waiting. Don’t think management is too concerned with getting repeat customers. They will do well based on location and the millennial bar crowd. Casual diners seem to be overlooked.

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K
New England
36 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice atmosphere. Good service. Friendly staff. Will definitely return.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

💜💜💜 the Salmon Zen Bowl, so delicious!

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Waitress was very attentive but it took a long time for the food

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebration of work accomplishment

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had a good time and truly enjoyed the appetizers and the main courses. However, the main reason for not giving all high marks was the truly excessive up-charge for the premium vodka. I’ve been to restaurants in many cities including New York City and never paid a 50% up-charge. I was quite surprised when I got the bill. I would have expected and certainly appreciated had the server told us when we ordered. Aside from that it was a good experience.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food. They even serve an Aperol Spritz. Loved it. Very nice inside.

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AL
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very good food .. Service was decent just very loud in the resteraunt

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M
New England
36 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food, menu has lots of food options and something for everyone. The appetizers are all good, especially the ahi tuna with tortilla chips. Fresh and delicious.

Truffle fries are outstanding and the bowls are all tasty as well. Reasonably priced and the food is fresh and presented very nicely. For vegetarians, the quinoa salad is amazing and the impossible burger is as well.
Try the chicken kung pao also as well as the korean bimbap.

Love it at Earl's. Only issue is that ceilings are high and it can get noisy. Service can be a little slow sometimes when the place is packed but overall we love this place!

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l
New England
24 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 10 and the staff was very accommodating. Our waiter Matt was awesome!!! Very attentive, and always coming back to check in on us.

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New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I like the variety in the menu. Vegetarians and meat lovers alike can be very happy.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Was good drinks ... the food wasn’t good

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great dinner!!! Excellent service! Shout out to our server Hoku! You rocked it!!

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New England
171 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

The server was outstanding and the cocktails were so delicious! Earl’s menu has a good variety offering something for everyone.

The ambiance has a great energy and is lively, the music is always pumping and upbeat. We love the booths. Additionally they have seating outside.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was surprisingly good. Service was fantastic. It was quite loud, though that did not bother my elderly parents! Enjoyed the Korean wings and bibimbap. Will return.

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Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We always have a great experience here!

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W
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

This was my 2nd time at Earl's. The brunch on Sunday is an excellent deal...$9 entrees. On our first visit our food was cold but Earl's management more than made up for it. This visit was excellent , food was good. There is a spice on the potatoes I didn't care...but that's me. Again, the food could have been hotter.
Our waitress was a little slow, never brought spoons for our coffee and didn't offer the dessert menu...but that's ok. Its a fun place to gather and have brunch!

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M
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Nice selection of items. Particularly helpful staff with food allergies.

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