Grafton Street Pub and Grill

4.2
1445 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Originally opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for more than a decade. This neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin’s famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the aesthetic of a contemporary restaurant.
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New England
27 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent cocktails and wine but the salmon was a bit fishy and metallic tasting in parts. Nice recipe but not done medium rare really as promised, but everything else was excellent so we’ll be back!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My go to restaurant in the greater Boston area.

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Y
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had a great time and the food was really good! The service was perfect.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We set a reservation for a high table and we were sat in the back at a table behind a pillar. It was a little embarrassing to have brought my date there when I was expecting to be sat at a high top table as I had reserved.

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New England
91 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My guest loves Grafton Street, and we have had many delightful meals there. This evening was no exception. In fact, the food and service were so good that we ate more and drank more wine than we had before. Everything was delightful. However, the bill was on the high side for what we had to eat and drink compared to other restaurants of similar quality ... so I'll watch how much we order in the future a bit more carefully.

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SP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and great place to meet up with friends

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went for Valentine’s Day dinner

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TT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect locaion, they have alot of seating, food was great...very friendly, we had to rush to see our show, we were loke weres the waitress, buy regardless she was still very nice!

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k
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Grafton Street pub was a welcome oasis on a cold February afternoon for five of us. The atmosphere, food and service were all great. Interesting beer selection met all of our tastes. It was also fun to have a reason to go to Harvard Square after what feels like a decade.

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KB
New England
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Pancakes were served upside down and not hot. Not enough syrup. They have joined a growing list of things I would not order again at Grafton, much as I like the place.

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JR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

One of our top "go to" restaurants in Cambridge, especially when we're in the mood for the excellent Grafton Burger. Coincidentally we had the same server (Sydney) for our last two visits to Grafton Street... she's awesome!

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DR
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Friday night at the Grafton Street restaurant was noisier than we'd have liked for catching up family we hadn't seen in a while. Food was delicious.......service re taking order, delivering food was good, but not enough checking in for water refill. No one ordered alcohol and we realized that's a huge profit for restaurants so we exited sooner than we'd like because the restaurant was packed and we felt guilty holding up the table.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious, service was good, atmosphere was great. We had a wonderful dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A solid choice with something to please everyone.

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BT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

We were getting an early dinner to make the theater. The staff was terrific! Ambiance was great. It was a cold icy night and the shephard's pie appealed to both of us. But something was "not quite right". Peas were hard. Meet was a little "off". I'd definitely go again but would be cautious about what I ate.

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c
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Grafton Street has consistency good food when you want a varied menu, a place where you can converse, and a reservation. Casual atmosphere and attentive service makes it comfortable without being fussy. Besides the anticipated beer selection there are good wines by the glass.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had Ruthie fir our waitress and she was awesome as was the food! Definitely coming back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jessica, our server, was excellent. Good was very good. Will be back.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

Honestly, it just wasn't great. Every time I go for some reason I expect the food to be really good and it always is only so-so. Our server was great, but it took forever for the food to get out to us and the kitchen mixed up burger done-ness---first undercooking then overcooking, at which point complaining would have meant staying way too late. We like the atmosphere and we keep hoping it will improve...

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JW
New England
20 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I'm a frequent patron. It's always awesome. Great food and service is always great.

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L
New England
10 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had lunch. I got the steak tips & asked to swap out the mashed potato for something & got ceasar salad. It was great! Quick & attentive service.

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J
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We've been to this restaurant many times. I had the Shepherd's Pie, which I recommend very highly. It's authentic and well-prepared. My wife ordered a pizza, which did not come out as she requested. The restaurant, however, all but turned handsprings to make things right, which was impressive. We'll definitely go again.

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S
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I live in the neighborhood and Grafton St looks popular, which I do not understand. Every year we give it one try and leave disappointed. I do not understand how this sister restaurant of Russell House and Park can have such blah food with small portions for the price point.

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JD
New England
16 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Grafton Street is one of my favorite places for lunch. Relaxed, casual with good food and good service.

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R
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My only negative comment is that the menu is quite limited.

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D
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Went to Grafton Saturday night. The burgers were excellent, and the draft beer selection is good. Always a nice time!

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S
New England
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Love the food, BUT NOT ENOUGH GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS!

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HB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Smallish menu but a lot of good choices. Value was very good. There were 6 of us and all enjoyed the food.

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C
New England
4 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Very good, semi-moderately priced restaurant in the heart of Harvard Square

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S
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Food was very poor. Fries were way overcooked and had no flavor. Burger was dry and unappetizing. Diet coke was flat. Not cheap and crap food, so won't be going again.

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MD
New England
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

My husband and I reserved a table for after a “Revels “
Performance...walked over from the Broadway Garage in pouring rain. Our waitress couldn’t decide on an attitude...friendly or annoyed? She seemed to want us to speed it up in terms of decisions. At one point her response to my husband’s “thank you” was, “Yup.”

My fish and chips were good , but there was very, very little fish! My husband’s salmon was undercooked, as were his rock-hard carrots.

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BK
New England
13 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always a good meal and the free parking at the church is especially nice

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PG
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best burger!

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J
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

The restaurant was busy, so the service was fairly slow. Additionally the veggies in two of our orders were so undercooked that they were almost impossible to cut with a knife. The salmon was excellent however. Overall it was a fun spot before the theater.

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K
New England
35 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The food was just ok.

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C
Hawaii
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Grafton Street has been a staple in Harvard Square for many years and is always great.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Always lively!

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EP
New England
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The food was very average (my quinoa burger was definitely frozen and then defrosted) and the service was terrible. It took 35 minutes for our waitress to come take our order.

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BF
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Better than pub food but some of the expected dishes like fish and chips..... nice atmosphere.... a little expensive but otherwise solid

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OT
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Thanksgiving Dinner was a lot of fun

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