Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville

4.5
647 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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New England
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

First experience at Earls. Food was good, our server was excellent. Strangely, they were already out of many items on the menu, including all chicken and teriyaki sauce. It seemed strange to be out of standard menu items before 1 pm.

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JD
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We enjoy Earl’s both in Boston and Somerville. I have gone twice where they were out of a particular dish I ordered, which strikes me as odd. Both were chicken dishes. Picked something else and all was fine, but still???

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AW
New England
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious Margaritas. Great service. Trendy ambience.

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DE
New England
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Maddi our server was a delight! Everything was great.

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C
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Way way too loud in this restaurant- a big minus for a place that has everything else perfect (food, service, menu choices, decor).

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KK
New England
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was fantastic. Burgers & Salads enjoyed by all. Great drinks and service was perfect. Great Vibe for a summer get together. Went on a Thursday evening July 6:30-8pm had reservation so no wait. There were folks waiting but not long.

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JL
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food with lots of vegetarian and healthy options and a nice spread of price points. Everyone seemed to enjoy their meal - - the steak was delicious and the salmon was perfect. We appreciated the sustainable sourcing of ingredients. One friend really appreciated and enjoyed the nonalcoholic drink options. The waiter was friendly and helpful. The dining area was a little loud for the evening, but otherwise - - we had a lovely time.

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New England
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 3

We went to Earl’s for a birthday. We were sat by the kitchen (despite a request to be sat outside). Someone was cleaning silverware right behind us so we could barely hear each other speak. The only good thing about our spot is we could see our food under a heating lamp and could remind our inattentive waiter that we were waiting for it. But, the food was cold by the time we got it. It was obvious our waiter wanted to be anywhere else and didn’t even say happy birthday despite mentioning we were there for a birthday... there are so many places in assembly row so we won’t be going back to Earls

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CP
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Server was super pleasant and responsive. My 6 year old has some silly but do-able requests and the server happily accommodated him.

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EC
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 1

Food and service was good. Problem was it was a hot and humid day and they sat us on their indoor patio area. No AC was coming in that area unfortunately when it was brought up to our server she just said yes I’m hot to. I expect more when I’m paying to enjoy a cool dinner on a hot day. So no I will not return.

Earls Kitchen + Bar - Somerville
Responded 4 days ago

Hi Erica, thank you for taking the time to review. We're aware that our glass enclosed dining area gets very hot in the summer months. With our A/C very low that part of our lounge is still a very hot area. We do what we can by lowering the blinds and ensuring the windows stay closed to keep all the A/C from escaping. I'm sorry the first reaction wasn't to offer you a different area to sit in! Please don't hesitate to contact me directly at nrayo@earls.ca I'd love the chance to make this right!

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DG
New England
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Well executed preparations and drinks. Well trained staff. I enjoyed the DJ during brunch but it was so loud, the music was hard to talk over.

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

I have given this place several chances. Service is always terrible. Literally got an eye roll and a menu chucked at us this time. The food was terrible. The chips for the guacamole were burned, the poke bowl had old rice (lumped together and crunchy and was covered in mayonnaise) and stale macadamia nuts. Who puts mayonnaise in rice? It had a stale piece of bread under the rice to top it off. So gross. Used to go here out of convenience, but now there are so many other options in Assembly, we will not be going here again.

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

Great food and drinks and great service! What could be better.

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New England
74 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went here for a birthday. The food and service was horrible. The spinach cheese dip the chips were stale and the burger ordered well done came out almost rare. The waitress had an attitude the entire time. The experience was a huge disappointment. We will not be back nor recommend.

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SS
New England
21 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We were there on a Saturday during brunch and apparently a band plays. It was a tad too loud for my taste. It's Saturday at noon. I'm not ready for the club quite yet.

The food was great. The menu is diverse. The service was excellent. The waiter noticed we where celebrating and brought over a free dessert with a sparkler in it. I would highly recommend.

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OT
New England
17 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had a nice time! Brunch was delicious!

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JF
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Our table for 5 was ready as soon as we arrived, our server was friendly and efficient, food was good, but the noise level made having a conversation very difficult

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CC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Earls and I've been a fan since it opened. Can't wait to go back

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JM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Went for lunch with a friend and it was ok. Service was good, food was ok. We got salads/bowls and they were lackluster. My Santa Fe chicken salad had minimal beans and corn while my friends bowl appeared the same. For the $50 salads, these should have jam packed.

The design of the space is very pretty. Not sure I would return.

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JF
New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Earl's has become one of our favorite restaurants in the Boston area and it's always a real treat. The service is great, food is always yummy and we like the atmosphere. My husband is a vegetarian and likes that there are several great choices for him.

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Hannah was my waiter and she was great!!! There was a little confusion in the beginning where another waiter had taken us but he wasn’t supposed to. However, Hannah handled everything beautifully and was great. Didn’t really like the buffalo cauliflower, although my ribs and Street tacos were great.

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AM
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

I would recommend this place only to young friends. It was indeed a Friday (early evening), but the
place is super noisy. The food was good (tuna on yummy rice), but the evening was detracted by the
young fellow waiting on us. He had an unfriendly attitude from the first moment and things did not
improve. This was not a pleasant experience for my friend and me.

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AH
New England
4 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Dinner with friends

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C
New England
15 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

I am dairy free and gluten free and the menu is awesome for me given these dietary restrictions. We were seated promptly. The food was delicious. Our waiter seemed a bit too busy - possibly had too many tables to wait on. Other than that everything about the experience was awesome!

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GI
Houston
7 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cute place! Must reserve patio if wanted; limited availability outside. Very accommodating to food allergies; excellent service.

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BC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Vegetarian options very good but they were out of all four Rosé options— on a warm June night — and the noise level was deafening.

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JS
New England
18 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Been to earl's a few times. Some business and some family visits. Plan on returning.

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HN
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

I wanted the staff to surprise my girlfriend with a dessert at the end of the dinner to celebrate her birthday. No special request was put in for it even though the request was made at the time of the reservation.

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JN
New England
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect experience for a client lunch. Our server gave just the perfect amount of service not to take away from the client engagement. Thank you so much for your hospitality.

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M
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Father’s Day spot!!!

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service! Wonderful Food! Great Atmosphere! Great People!

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AG
New England
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were awesome! No complaints at all...

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QC
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to come for a casual meal or a special celebration. The food and drink were fantastic. The view of the Mystic is nice.

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S
New England
10 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and amazing food

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PC
New England
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrated a family birthday the other night at Earls. Arrived 10 minutes late for our reservation but we were seated promptly despite it being fairly busy. Our waitress was great, and we were very happy with drinks, apps, and entrees. We hope to be back soon!

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RT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I haven been before for brunch and it wasn't my favorite, but the lunch/dinner I went to was fabulous. The garlic french fries we had were so good we almost had them twice.

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TF
New England
96 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 4ambience 3

Good service, fast food delivery and food is good. My steak tip portion was small and overcooked. Good brunch selection and cheap.

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Caribbean
3 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was wonderful!

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New England
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Came for brunch and conversation. Place was loud, piped-in rave music was even louder. I saw a family leave because of the volume. Do not come here if you want to talk.

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JS
New England
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I had the steak and coconut shrimp. The shrimp was very good but the steak wasn't hot when it arrived and was just ok. The noise level was very loud and it was hard to hear the people across the table.

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