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Embargo, Hyannis, MA

Embargo

4.6
4.6
540 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Embargo is open and is the place to be on Cape Cod, featuring a chic and sophisticated atmosphere with amazing food and handcrafted cocktails. Our menu features dry aged steaks cooked to perfection, mouth watering tapas, and of course, fresh local seafood. Each meal becomes an event when shared with friends and family!

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, we do not guarantee reservations for outdoor patio seating. Tables are sat on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a reservation and request outdoor seating, you may endure a brief waiting period. All reservations are held for 10 minutes and will be considered cancelled without a phone call. Please also note we only take reservations for dining tables only.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (508) 771-9700

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Mario Colindres

  • Neighborhood

    Hyannis

  • Cross street

    Winter Street

  • Parking details

    In rear

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 540 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Hot Spot

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    American

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  1. JN

    JamesN

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Happy hour on a Saturday? Yes! Food was delicious
  2. MK

    MaryK

    Yosemite

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love this restaurant . Delicious food. Great flavors. Yummy drinks. Always good service. High marks for a great time at Embargo!
  3. ML

    MegL

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Night before Thanksgiving. Great service, great atmosphere, great food.
  4. G

    Golfmommy

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our first time at Embargo - it was Stellar and we cannot wait to go back! Food was outstanding - especially the soba noodles with peanut sauce , the sliders, and the PEI Mussels. we also had a flatbread pizza which was very good and the brussels sprouts (I would have liked them crispier is my only comment). Our waiter guided us on selections and he was not wrong! 4 people and we shared 5 small plates. Maybe could have used 1 more but we did not feel stuffed nor hungry. We left as the live music was setting up so cannot speak on that but would have been fun to stick around for. We will definitely be back!!
  5. JH

    JHCape

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the wide array of tapas and cocktails. Didn't expect live music on a Wednesday night so it added to the atmosphere. Hostess offered to seat us up by the band or further in the back which was a nice option. Highly recommend!
  6. RM

    RebeccaM

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was Fantastic….. food, drinks, service, ambiance… amazing!!!
  7. MK

    MaryK

    Yosemite

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I always enjoy Embargo- good food, staff, crowd. Always an enjoyable time. The mussels and the pesto cod were my favorite this visit.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great vibe and good.
  9. LS

    LisaS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I don't think there is a single item on the menu that didn't appeal. We shared 4 plates and each was incredible. Our server was helpful with suggestions when we couldn't decide and she was right every time. One of my favorite all-time dining experiences and I would highly recommend!
  10. F

    Foodie

    New England

    21 reviews

    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience4
    Loud! However, food and service was excellent
  11. MJ

    MariaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks always!! Looking forward to the next time we can go to Embargo.
  12. KM

    KarenM

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our server Lauren was fun and helpful with food and wine selections. Fun place with great menu.
  13. S

    Snappy

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants on Cape Cod. A fresh, comfortable ambience.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We love it here !
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great tapas, excellent cocktails, fab service and the owner came to talk and worked the room. It’s kinda loud but a really great vibe and a totally mixed crowd which is great. A really fun evening. Looking forward to going back soon.
  17. 2

    2captains

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great, especially the tapas plates. Drink menu was great too. Will definitely stop back when back in the area.
  18. A

    Aubrey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had been a little worried about bringing my family here for the first time. They generally don’t go for “foodie” type things, and had never been to a tapas bar before. But, everything was phenomenal! Once my folks got the drift of ordering and trying a bit of everything, we cleaned a good many plates of excellent food!! My mother even tried (and liked) the spicy tuna tower after always being against trying sushi previously. The wait staff were great, the drinks delicious, and the food spectacular. Thanks so much for making this such a wonderful and accessible experience!!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great experience here. Good food, drinks and vibe. Went back the next night.
  20. S

    Sharon13

    Pittsburgh

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had excellent food and drinks. Artichoke hearts with prosciutto, beet stack, lamb chops, scallops with bacon, salted caramel cheesecake were fantastic. We had a garlic shrimp dish that was meh. Great service and we will definitely be going back. Everyone else seemed to be having a great time too. Fun atmosphere!
  21. LK

    LyudaK

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place! Fun!
  22. FA

    FelixA

    Miami

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Food just O'k, very noisy . It is more like an upscale sport bar. Waitress was helpful and quick
  23. DT

    DeanT

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    As always food was excellent. John our waiter never disappoints- he’s fabulous! Always smiling, joked around with us and made us feel at home. Can’t wait until the next time
  24. H

    Hsolfoodie

    Washington DC

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Lots of fun! The food was very good. A livelier place.
  25. DG

    DebG

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite restaurant on the Cape! Food is awesome, staff is excellent always a good experience. Can't go wrong with this choice.
  26. D

    Danno

    New England

    42 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food4service5ambience4
    On a nice night to sit outside, our server (Travis?) was pleasant and professional. Food was tasty and drinks were good. But don't make the mistake I made and order a common cocktail not listed on their featured drink list without asking the price. $urprise, $urprise, $urprise!
  27. JC

    JenniferC

    New England

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    The service was great! Our waitress was amazing and the bartenders were so kind. We went with a baby, and they brought over an orange and all smiled and waved throughout our meal. Just really so nice. The drinks were good too! The oysters embargo weren’t our favorite- very cheesy (like too much) and didn’t taste anything else. The steak with chimichurri was good, but didn’t necessarily blow us away. Not the best for kids - no high chair, so that was tough. Overall not bad and might go back, but not a must do on the Cape for us
  28. AJ

    AshaJ

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Food & Drinks were delicious! Service was good but took a bit long because they were short staffed due to a staff member quitting in the middle of her shift. Overall a great place & I will definitely go again!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Western NC

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    We were in Hyannis for 2 nights after a long weekend in Wellfleet and had a very disappointing meal the first night elsewhere so got a reservation at Embargo for the second in hopes it would be even just a bit better. It far exceeded our expectations! Got sat immediately with a reservation- nice half moon booth for the two of us. It was for our anniversary so we ordered quite a lot- Thai peanut soba noodles (cold), sweet and spicy Thai spring rolls, Mexican elote street corn and the eggplant parm. All were amazing minus the soba noodles- could’ve done without as they were quite ordinary/plain. We ended with the chocolate molten lava cake which was also awesome. Got a couple martinis and a sangria- martinis were a hit but the sangria wasn’t one I’d order again (used some clear liquors instead of brandy so it was very sweet). Took 10 minutes for a server to come by once we were sat to welcome us/take drink orders/bring waters so at first we were put off by the service but he frequented our table regularly after that. We asked him about 3 different things and he said he hadn’t tried any of them/couldn’t give a rec but was nice overall. Live jazz music was so lovely- very loud but just great. Vibes and aesthetic all around were good.
  30. DV

    DevV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service, excellent cocktails. Loud at times when band is playing but it adds to the atmosphere if you are not looking for a super quiet place. Overall an excellent experience.
  31. G

    Gigi

    New York Area

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    sat at the bar. Food was excellent! My favorite part was the lollipop lamb chops! Delicious! Went two nights in a row. David the bartender was amazing! Made great drinks, good conversation and made us feel comfortable. Whenever I ever return to the cape I’ll be sure to return! I’ll be dreaming about the lamb chops forever!!
  32. c

    caperedjazz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious! The jazz was world class - how can you miss with Gray Sargent and Marshall Wood who were Tony Bennett's guitar and bass players respectively. Gary Johnson is the drummer and one of the few that can make the drums sing the melody in his solo. This is no surprise because Gary grew up in a musical household - he is the son of Dick Johnson who was the leader of the Artie Shaw Band. Last but not least and not to be overlooked is Joe Delaney, the band leader and keyboard maestro. Fabulous food, music and drinks - it's a winner all around. I can't wait to go back!
  33. SA

    SAMMY56

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is our second time at Embargo. We enjoyed sitting outside this time. Service was excellent. Food was great. Nice for a smaller bite. Large variety of chooses.
  34. JD

    JanD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED this place. We coincidently went on a Tues night- 1/2 off tapas! & they were SO good. The lamb lollipops, steak w chimichurri, Spanish shrimp & lobster “escargot style” were AMAZING. & there was so much more we wanted to try but didn’t have room for! Oh, & our server was very attentive & helpful. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Make sure to get reservations...great experience from start to finish!
  36. A

    Anniversary

    Detroit

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    So many things I could have eaten but what I chose was delicious. Service was a little slow but restaurant was packed. Noisier than we normally like but food was great.
  37. JP

    JackieP

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing experience. Great service. Food was delicious!
  38. I

    Imdb

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall2food4service3ambience3
    The food was very good, however, the extreme loud music from the sound system, made it rather unpleasant. The music was so loud that people had to raise their voices to each other in order to hear, including my wife and I. Also, although the waitress stated that the food ordered may not be served at the same time, waiting 15 minutes to receive my food after my wife was unacceptable. This is the 1st restaurant that I've been to, where the food is never served within a reasonable time between its patrons.
  39. KM

    KarenM

    New England

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The food here is outstanding! Loved the short ribs and the lamb was cooked to perfection!
  40. GF

    GeraldF

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was great . Food and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Contactless payment available

FAQs

Embargo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (508) 771-9700.

Embargo is rated 4.6 stars by 540 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 7 times today
Google Map for Embargo

453 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Winter Street

  • Neighborhood

    Hyannis

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Thu 4:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–11:00 pm Bar Tue–Sat 4:30 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Steak, Tapas / Small Plates

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    In rear

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Mario Colindres

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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