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Embargo, Hyannis, MA

Embargo

4.6
4.6
670 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 10 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • 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

What 670 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
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Best Value

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Innovative

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Hot spot

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    Lively

  • Cape Cod and the Islands

    American

670 Reviews
  1. SallyJ

    Greater Boston

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Always reliable for a quick light meal before a show. Good friendly service

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  2. GailS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuesday. Half price tapas and live jazz. Can’t be beat. The only thing better than the ambiance was the service. They were extremely short-staffed, the host waited on every table, yet the experience was seamless. Kudos to Embargo for a fantastic experience.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Embargo is our favorite local place for date night. The food, cocktails and wait staff are exceptional and never disappoint. We can’t wait until their winter break is over. We’re missing our apps and martinis 🍸

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  4. KimberlyK

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Oysters were really good, the rest of the meal was not worth the price of the food, it was not somewhere I would go again. Service was just OK. Would not recommend.

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  5. DianeM

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great experience! We enjoy our frequent visits.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love it here. Had a great time with my husband, enjoying music and a fun mix of food and signature cocktails. Highly recommend!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks and great tapas. We had a wonderful time. Will be back soon

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  8. carriem

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always love dining here. The best food in Hyannis by far!

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  9. StefanoL

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Loved as always but was def super loud and I didn’t like that. Band was great when they played the soft jazz but not when they played their loud stuff

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  10. DawnB

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love the food, service and fun atmosphere at Embargo! Our server Sophie was fabulous!

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  11. EllenO

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, excellent food, service and atmosphere!

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  12. Sammy

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great overall - we were having a special occasion gathering and it was a little hard to hear and talk over the music. We asked if it could be turned down just a little but I don’t think it was. Would be nice if you could hear conversations a little better in a table of 8. Other than that it was great.

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  13. RichardH

    Greater Boston

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We we were seated as soon as we arrived, servicer was very friendly and timely. Only minor issue was two of our dishes were sent to the wrong table so one of us had to wait a bit longer for their meal as it had to be made again

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, drinks and music! A favorite we return to frequently

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    wonderful food! favorites were the artichokes, scallops, sesame tuna, and the mussels were the best. Ambience is medium, everything centered around a bar with lots of TV screens and it is noisy but we had a great time, great service.

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  16. SallyJ

    Greater Boston

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good friendly service with fun tapas, many half price till six. We were able to get in and out in an hour to get to a show in time.

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  17. Bbeaud

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We visited during 1/2price tapas, reserved a table. The bar was very crowded, a few customers sprinkled around in tables. Waitstaff was extremely friendly, kind and professional, but had difficulty keeping pace with service. The 1/2 price tapas are limited to those which DO NOT have a red star and are more limited. We ordered the grilled lamp lolipops, grilled sirloin steak, BBQ shortribs sliders along with beverages. Everything was delicious. The servings were tapas size, and the overall bill was dinner size. Fun atmosphere, for a very light bite.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Michelle was our waitress and she was amazing!! Great customer service, great personality and always smiling. We will definitely return.

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  19. MaryK

    Yosemite

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love everything about this place!from the atmosphere, service , drinks and delicious food- always a great time!

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  20. EllenR

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was our first experience at Embargo and were not disappointed. The martinis were very good. We like Tappas and ordered four including the garlic marinated olives. We were given a full bowl of olives which was a surprise as other places usually offer less than a dozen; they were excellent. Also had the artichokes, calamari and smoked salmon crostini which were all good. We opted for dessert instead of another tapas and the Carmel cheesecake and keylime tort were a perfect ending for the visit. The service was outstanding. We are looking forward to a return visit soon.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for dinner on a Friday night and enjoyed a few courses! My favorite was the steak & cheese egg rolls. I will say, my boyfriend and I were trying to enjoy our dining experience and we were told we had to wrap it up for a Bulgarian singer (?) to take the stage where we were seated. It was 8pm & online it said DJ at 10 so we were pretty bummed thinking we’d be able to take our time ordering a bunch of stuff. The martinis were good, White Lotus was a miss but the PB cup martini & the espresso martini were 10/10. Our server was kind and understanding of our frustration. Really great service.

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  22. chrisb

    Greater Boston

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We absolutely love Embargo! One of our favorite restaurants in Hyannis! Delicious tapas! Great martinis! Attentive service! And we love oriana and jack as an amazing singing duo!….Chris n Rob

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  23. JohnC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    There were five of us enjoying a work-related evening. The eleven small plates we ordered made us talk about food, pass food around, and try new things we might not have ordinarily ordered or even eaten. Every one of the dishes was perfectly prepared, carefully timed, and ultimately delicious. The ambiance was warm, and our server engaged us in spirited witty banter. Truly a lovely evening.

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  24. JanetH

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and super service. So glad we choose this restaurant. We would love to go back next time we visit Hyannis.

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  25. RichR

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    From 4:30-6 they have half price on many of their tapas.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic time at Embargo, service was excellent and the food is perfect!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This was the first time that separate checks were not allowed. The manager blamed it on the new computer system Lamb was over cooked New potato recipe not good Raw oysters and mussels were excellent

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  28. BrendaW

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for half priced tacos which were amazing. The life music was an unexpected addition. The service perfect: If you are visiting this is a must!

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  29. TammyL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Embargo is fabulous! The hostess is delightful the servers are terrific, the atmosphere is just right, not too fancy nor too casual and the food and drink deliver a completely delicious experience.

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  30. NETraveler

    Greater Boston

    101 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    101 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Menu is so good. Lots of variety with tapas. Nice knowledgeable server

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  31. KathB

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time there and we were impressed with the outstanding quality and taste of the food and the impeccable service by our waitress. Food choices in abundance to satisfy different palates. Our hostess reserved our table in advance and was very accommodating in moving us to a preferred window location that offered more privacy. Our waitress helped to make it an outstanding experience for us. Incredibly attentive and came by several times to update us on when our plates would be out and several times stopped by to offer assistance and simply ask if we needed anything without being intrusive. A tremendous evening with delicious food, great ambiance and exceptional service.

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  32. JimS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time dining there and all was very good. Reception, waitstaff, food and value very good as we took advantage of early bird pricing on oysters and other half price menu items. Food was served quickly and staff was very friendly. We will be returning next time back in Hyannis. Jim

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  33. Fatkid

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service I’ve had in a long time! The staff was friendly and quick to clear tapas plates and bring water and they were just awesome. I thought the tuna was perfection, but I’m glad the dates and mushrooms were 1/2 off since I’d have been more disappointed if I had paid full price for them. The atmosphere was also great!

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  34. VictoriaR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice ambience with friendly staff. We were early diners so it was quiet. Extended very good drink menu . Our dinners were excellent . My barbecue chicken flatbread was best I ever had !

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  35. VacationBabeBoston

    Greater Boston

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We made a reservation, and we were so glad that we did because the restaurant was full and the only available seats were at the bar. We were warmly greeted by the hostess Nicky, and we asked if we could get a booth near the back, because the jazz group was excellent but too loud to carry on a conversation if near the band. John was our waiter and he was outstanding, and both he and Nicky came by to check on us throughout the meal. We had raspberry pomegranate margaritas, cider sangria, and rose wine by the glass. On Tuesday night they have half price on numerous tapas, and anything with a * after it is full price, so we were able to order several tapas at a 50% discount. We had the following tapas: -Baby lamb chops: it was $4.00 per lamb chop -Southern fried chicken biscuit- with glaze on the biscuit which was excellent! -Chicken lettuce wraps -Smoked salmon and cream cheese on toasts (the photo has two, but you get three, and we were so hungry that I tried to take photos before my friends started eating. -Short rib sliders -Pumpkin ravioli special: which was more of an entrée size and incredibly delicious! -Steak and mashed potatoes, with amazing flavor! -Grilled churrasco-style sirloin steak with sliced crispy onion rings, chimichurri sauce -Braised short ribs with la mancha sauce, cool tomato fresco and mashed potatoes -Happy Birthday Chocolate Cake There were three of us dining and with 9 tapas' ordered we left very full. John brought out a slice of an incredibly moist chocolate cake for our friend's birthday with a candle in it which was a nice touch. We enjoyed the meal so much, that we made a reservation at 7pm tonight, Wednesday, to come back and try some of our favorites and also experience some of the other items that we did not try. Wednesday is karaoke night so we are very much looking forward to the entertainment! Embargo has entertainment all year round, unlike other restaurants that are only seasonal. Thank you for a wonderful meal!

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  36. JeffreyC

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we went to Embargo for Tuesday Tappas and had a ball. Great food, great music and great service

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waitress was incredible. Super good with recommendations. Loved every bite!

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  38. SallyJ

    Greater Boston

    87 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    87 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Extensive menu with a large variety of tapas with many half price from 4-6 pm. Friendly service from our waiter, Luke.

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  39. JimNH

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic selection of tappas, all of those we tried were fantastic. Excellent food.

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  40. FoodieM

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Like the vibe in Embargo including the high back booths. We were seated right away and the hostess was pleasant and professional. Unfortunately, our server Michelle made us feel like a number and was fairly curt with answers to any questions. The food was just ok... drinks were great!

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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 670 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 10 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Embargo

453 Main Street, Hyannis, MA 02601

Dining areas

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
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • 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
  • Owned/operated by
    LGBTQ+
  • 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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