Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville

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$30 and under
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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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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Very good food, just so very loud! The kitchen messed up my son’s food but the server and manager were very helpful and apologetic.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville
Responded 3 days ago

Hi, thank you so much for the 4 stars and we really appreciate your patience with the error on your son's food. I know how difficult that can be when dining out with the family. Sincerely, Dylan Todd GM Earls Assembly Row

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Very good service. Well maintained. Delicious and did not take more than 45 min for 2 people to have 2 drinks, an appetizer and a meal each.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much for the 5 stars! Cheers, Dylan Todd GM Earls Assembly Row

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MW
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food3service3ambience1

please get an architect to soundproof your restaurant. the reverb noise bouncing all over made for a terrible experience for me and my guests

PD
New England
13 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautifully done. Rihanna was super waiter.

SN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Earls! The fish tacos and their winter sangria are amazing

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thanks so much for the 5 stars! Cheers, Dylan Todd GM Earls Assembly Row

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Y
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Server was super rude, we asked for an alternative on one of our meals and she said “I’ve never heard anyone ask that.. so I guess I have to ask the cooks I’ll be back” which is fine, (all we asked for was a no avocado and a hard boiled egg instead of a poached not crazy, right?). Shortly after our food comes out, and guess what it had?! Avocado and a poached egg. What if there was an allergy? Anyways, she never checked on us, got annoyed every time we asked for another drink as she walked by us. It was just overall crappy service. I’ve been to Earls before and this is the first time I’ve been disappointed.

j
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Steak was excellent, salmon was skimpy. Food came out slow (fri night)

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville
Responded on January 20, 2020

Thanks so much for the 4 stars. I appreciate the feedback and will share it directly with head chef Kris about the salmon size and slow food. We are changing that salmon recipe on Jan 29th to put more value on the plate. Cheers, Dylan Todd GM Earls Assembly Row

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B
New England
41 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was wonderful. Service was attentive but not overbearing. New credit card system seemed cumbersome but our server handled it well. Noise level was energetic but it was possible to have a conversation without yelling.

DD
New England
55 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

It's Earls so it's going to be loud. If you need quiet, you should look for another spot. That said, the food and beverages were good and the service was great. I don't understand why I am not getting points for this dine.

RT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We were there for Sunday brunch. Great service and very good food. Earls is a little noisy, but that is to be expected on a Sunday afternoon. Only complaint is that our entrees, though delicious, seemed overpriced for what we ordered (salads/rice bowls).

LC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food and service were fantastic! I was thrilled to see that they offer Creekstone Farms products. They're the best in the business!

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Filet with pepper sauce that was more like a gravy. (I don’t like gravy) lobster Cajun style was good. Shrimp were not big shrimp like you get at other NE local restaurants . I would recommend Cajun surf and turf with lobster. Not much difference in filet and other stake option that is cheaper... so go cheaper there to make up for lobster. Mashed potatoes are buttery.. recommend to substitute. Coleslaw substitute was good. Moscow mule was good with lime.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville
Responded on January 13, 2020

Thanks so much for the 4 stars! Cheers, Dylan Todd GM Earls Assembly Row

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M
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food2service5ambience5

There was not a lot of options for your salads! I have been here many times in the past and there was some good choices before but this time they were not great. We paid 15$ for literally a pile of lettuce and sprinkling of feta.

SD
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Great place, I found it a little loud, very tough to park. The most important thing however it was the food was delicious

OT
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I went for dinner to celebrate our Anniversary and Adam did an outstanding job! From start to finish, he was very attentive and great amazing service. We thoroughly enjoyed our 3-course dinner and drinks!

OT
New England
10 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants! Amazing drinks and amazing food!!

OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reservations are needed to get a table without long waits, but a really good place to go for drinks and food and nobody is rushing you, so is great to have a nice conversation with friends or a date

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Birthday brunch

LS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food2service3ambience5

Steak needs to be cooked better/ or better quality

KL
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

I was here a few times and every time i stayed around the area, Earls Kitchen will be one of my choices to go to for food. This is the first time I reserved a table as the past few times, I have to wait for a table when I walk in so decided to reserve one this time. It was a wise decision as I was immediately shown to the table when I arrived. Food service was fast. Food quality was reasonable. Totally one of the quality restaurants in the area.

OT
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

My friend and I had a delicious experience before our concert in Boston. We will be back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

It was lovely, but the waiter was difficult to get ahold of

OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Steak was overcooked by the time the waiter came over I had just decided to tough it up. It was flavorful and the staff was very friendly. Overall decent experience just didn’t want a medium well $40 steak. I wanted it medium rare

KF
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall2food4service4ambience3

Very noisy. Hard to have conversations across the table.

DG
New England
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Earls has a great selection of food and drink options for all in a sleek, well designed space.

Y
New England
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Brunch on a Saturday at Earls is amazing! Prices are unbeatable before noon and the DJ was incredible. What more could you want? Great food, mimosas, and throwback R&B! Can’t wait for my next girls brunch ❤️

JZ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

The food was tasty but not hot. Once the room filled up, the noise level was too high for easy conversation. The wait staff was very pleasant.

SS
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Was sat at a table with green plants along it and the plants were pretty dusty so that was it 1st impression. We got some apps that were good and some of the dinners were good however I got a ceasar salad with chicken and the salad was not cold and crisp and in fact was rather limp. I was not happy with my lemon drop martini. It tasted more like lemonade than a martini and came in a very small glass. I may give it another try at some point but won't rush back.

RK
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food is good. Place is nice. Great service. Warning. All burgers are cooked rare no matter how you order it

S
New England
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Love the music playlist

N
New England
56 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great for lunch w. 1 other, but fear it would be too noisy for a group that wants to really talk, and not shout at e/o at dinner time...which is unfortunate as otherwise really liked the menu diversity, ambiance, seating options and location.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience5

The service was just so bad. Slow and rude. Ugh!

OT
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was very nice and he was probably new but he knew what I was hoping to get to surprise my older sister for her bday dinner! It was a great time!!! I’d go back again if I had the chance!!!

N
Atlantic City
184 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience3

I’ve been to Earls kitchen before for dinner but never for brunch so the brunch options were great! The only downside was our waitress; she was not a very open, nice person until we were paying the bill and then it was like a different person! We had come in at 10:20 and apparently you can’t have mimosas until 11 so she knew that and we were truly her first clients. 11 am came around and she started serving alcohol to other tables but never came back to check on us if we wanted our mimosas. We had to ask for water a couple of times as she passed our table and when we tried to get her attention, she just kind of pushed past us. Maybe she needs some more customer service training. We were a nice group of women and she did not reciprocate the kindness.

SM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall1food1service4ambience3

My boyfriend and I were disappointed with the food. His steak was the worst steak he's ever had, very undercooked and mine was over cooked. Not worth the price.

MM
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were very good. Open table was very easy to make reservations

S
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Great place to meet friends. The wait staff was attentive. The food is okay—not great but not bad.

OT
New England
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

best customer service!

j
New England
10 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service2ambience5

Something for everyone! No matter what your food desires are, you will find something here. Vegan choices, gluten free choices. Food is good and LOOKS good. Great presentation. I had the quinoa salad - looked great and tasted great. Green goddess dressing was very good. Our waitress was pretty unfocused and seemed to be somewhere else during our meal. Maybe just a bad day. Otherwise, lots of good energy in the restaurant. Will be a regular.

R
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The ambiance at this location and the food was phenomenal. I had a great time having dinner with a friend.

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