Grafton Street Pub and Grill
Jessica, our server, was excellent. Good was very good. Will be back.
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...
I'm a frequent patron. It's always awesome. Great food and service is always great.
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.
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.
Grafton Street is one of my favorite places for lunch. Relaxed, casual with good food and good service.
My only negative comment is that the menu is quite limited.
Went to Grafton Saturday night. The burgers were excellent, and the draft beer selection is good. Always a nice time!
Love the food, BUT NOT ENOUGH GLUTEN-FREE OPTIONS!
Smallish menu but a lot of good choices. Value was very good. There were 6 of us and all enjoyed the food.
Very good, semi-moderately priced restaurant in the heart of Harvard Square
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.
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.
Always a good meal and the free parking at the church is especially nice
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.
The food was just ok.
Grafton Street has been a staple in Harvard Square for many years and is always great.
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.
Better than pub food but some of the expected dishes like fish and chips..... nice atmosphere.... a little expensive but otherwise solid
Thanksgiving Dinner was a lot of fun
My friend said her Fish & Fries were good. I got a beet frisée salad - lots of beets and almonds, very little goat cheese, and frisée had lots of stems vs greens. I’ve had fantastic salads in the same price range ($12-$14) in other places, namely Tatte and Mother Juice.
Had 13 meet for dinner before the football game -- service, timing, food, drinks, atmosphere -- all perfect!
Grafton Street has a fun, vibrant atmosphere. Our group of four had a great meal and excellent attentive service. Beer and drink menu was fantastic - nice Irish pub choices, The dinner menu isn't extensive, but there's something for everyone, including personal pizzas. The scallops, shepherd's pie and burgers were delicious. My only critique is that the food (appetizers and entrees) is pricey and the portions are on the small size. I'd definitely return for the bar scene, but would seek a more reasonably priced dinner elsewhere. $180 bill for 4 people (3 adults, one teen, with 2 burger meals), including 2 rounds of beer.
The service was outstanding!
The food cesar salad and Sheppards Pie were barely edible.
good food. Usual fare nothing extraordinary but what they serve is nicely prepared.
Would have liked more of an Irish flair since it is one of our more prominent Irish pubs.
I used to frequent this restaurant in its early days and they would make amazing Irish stews, cauliflower with a delicate cheese sauce and other similar dishes. They also had a changing daily special from traditional Irish cuisine and I am sorry they have moved away form this.
Good food, good location, great time! Party of 18 and they accommodate us all together.
The food was good but not notable. We enjoyed our salad and our hamburger during the Head of the Charles Regatta, where many places were jammed. It was busy but not full. Our server was pleasant and efficient. The tap water tasted terrible; no idea why. We live nearby and know what it should taste like.
The food—salmon, scallops, risotto—was outstanding! Bit loud for us, but the food was fantastic.
Did I mention the food was really good?!
Thus is the first bad review that I have ever written in my life. I ordered a dish that was supposed to be spicy chicken with linguini. It very much appeared to be chicken in BARBECUE SAUCE that had been creatively reconfigured into a pasta dish. It was the worst lunch that I have ever been served in a restaurant and thus I feel compelled to let people know that the food was really sub- par. I can’t believe that they served this bbq sauce as a pasta sauce . It was gross.
If you have a peanut allergy (or any serious food allergy) avoid Grafton. There for brunch this Sunday. After informing the waitperson of the allergy and ordering we were advised by the chef that the blueberry pancakes might not be safe because of the potential for cross contamination. Fine, we went with the calamari. Again advised by the chef that there might be potential for cross contamination in the fryer. Specifically, we were told we should stick with something that could be cooked in a separate pan on it’s own. Pretty limiting and not a great situation for a 15 year old looking forward to brunch with her family. This was supposedly the directive from a chef that also suffered from a severe allergy of some sort. While we appreciate the kitchens desire to keep customers with allergies safe, any kitchen worth it’s salt should be able to maintain protocols to avoid cross contamination and allow these customers access to a reasonable portion of their menu. The food at Grafton may be fine (not sure we walked out) but if you have a significant allergy it is not the place for you.
Loved brunch at Grafton. Our server deserves 10 stars. So entertaining! Great spot near Harvard.
We have been here twice as part of a group numbering 6-7 people. Both times we received great food and all had a great time. It was great that they had everything hamburgers to vegan selections so that everyone in our party was able to dine well! The noise levels are high here, but it's a fun place for a special night out with friends.
Excellent food and great service. Good music but allows to talk. Not to noisee
We were there early so it wasn't very busy. We both ordered cheeseburgers that were excellent. You can get a salad or fries or a combination of both.
Great time with friends in a semi-private area. The service was great and prices reasonable. Food was delicious, especially the appetizers, and I would recommend it again to friends and coworkers.
Great good service
Great neighborhood hang-out, with lots of great options at competitive pricing.
We sat by the window and loved the warm Sunday morning breeze. The only negative was that they were out of the lobster omelette which was the plan for my husband and son. Otherwise, a great visit and we will come back again.