Grafton Street Pub and Grill

4.6
1544 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American

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A Harvard Square destination, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has hosted locals and visitors alike for perfectly pulled pints and creative takes on classic comfort food for over two decades. Named after the bustling cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin’s famous Temple Bar area, Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the elevated fare and thoughtful beverages that define contemporary dining. Located at the Gateway to the Square (Mass Ave and Bow Street), Grafton Street boasts a spacious bar and dining room that make the perfect setting for daily lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch and late-night bites. Distinctive French doors span the front of the restaurant, allowing the vibrancy of the neighborhood to truly become a part of the space. During the summer, guests can enjoy dining outdoors on the spacious sidewalk patio while sipping an expertly mixed cocktail, craft brew or glass of wine.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
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vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the service and food was excellent.

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RLynneH
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was perfect except for the fact that they should have had another server working. Our server was stretched thin with the number of tables she was covering so it took awhile longer than it should to get drinks, the check, etc. food was delicious, the table was in a great spot by the window, and everyone was friendly. Definitely would recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a family Thanksgiving dinner outdoors. The heaters were great. It was a low key meal and that’s just fine. We did have to wait a long time for anything ordered to arrive. Overall it was a good experience. Members of the party said the short rib Thanksgiving special was excellent.

JM
JMarquis
New England
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The staff was awesome. I mean awesome. We had a reservation of 8 and the initial placing would not work well for our party. Despite it being a crazy hectic full to the brim crowd and no reservations in site, the staff worked their magic and were able to move us to a better situation. Honestly they turned a doom and gloom type of situation into an awesome experience for all. Amazing.

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, drinks, atmosphere, and service were all excellent. It’s nice to have Grafton back in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Food was fine, but disappointed that you didn’t offer decaf coffee.

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JEP999
New England
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Jake was a great server. We liked that our table wasn't on top of other people. I had the salmon with asparagus and squash. It was excellent. Drinks were a little weak.

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NoraVox
New England
5 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed meeting, and eating at Grafton Street Tavern. I had a salad, which was good, but it's hard to give a rave review of the food based on that. My friend's salmon looked yummy. The service was great. Friendly, kind and attentive. I'll return. Thanks.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Grafton Street has become a Harvare Square instutution. We're so glad they reopened after the pandemic shut down.

Classic meals, good beer and wine selection, friendly staff in a great atmosphere for brunch, burgers, or drinks with friends

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience3

Location, ambiance and food were solid. Service was definitely slow and uninvolved.

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great brunch with great service. So glad to have Grafton Street back.

JK
vipJaneK
New England
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice atmosphere, solid food, excellent service - a reliable standard!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I expected the wait staff to be a little slow and inattentive as they were probably all new since the establishment just reopened

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viphard2plz
New England
68 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great to have Grafton's Pub open again in Harvard Square. We were in on a weekend night when it was busy and lively, as Before. The menu was similar, and all still good. I had the penne bolognese which was very good, but a LOT of meat. Draft beer selection is excellent with several good local brews.

Welcome back Grafton's !

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another great meal with superb service. Glad to have Grafton Street nearby.

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MarieC
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun, casual atmosphere. Excellent service. Pub menu but done with a tasty twist. Would definitely dine here again.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was decent but portions were tiny

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
91 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a o nice to be back to one of our favorite places. The menu has some slight changes and is even better than before. The service was just as good as always, and the atmosphere can’t be beat.

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vipJwil
Columbus
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great pub fare good beer list and an old world atmosphere.

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slowfoodie
New England
18 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor dining is well situated for people watching, without feeling over crowded. The patio is set back from the street with plenty of side walk between the tables and the street. They just reopened after the pandemic and all of the menu favorites are back. The fish and chips were outstanding and the nachos (which we didn't order) smelled so good as they passed our table several times that we wished we had ordered them. The service was attentive and unhurried. The staff seemed happy to be back--it was a great vibe.

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odyssey
New England
18 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was fine but nothing exceptional about it.

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Diana
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had brunch and ordered a lot of food for a group of four- eggs Benedict, hash, pancakes and French toast. All delicious. Will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Casual easy place

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ewwiot
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok food and service . Large servings. The lighting was a bit dark for me

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BethW
New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ordered from the Dine Out Boston menu, a great value. Some of the pine nuts on my salad were rancid, but I was able to shake them off the arugula and eat most of the salad. The halibut, greens and potatoes as the main were phenomenal. The dessert wasn’t bad, but didn’t have much flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service wasn’t good at all

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FranklinBiker
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great mussels. Burgers were terrific. Small menu but items were great.

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OpenTable Diner
London
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I should first say the only good thing here was our server once we finally got seated. When I made the reservation I had put in notes our requests. We had a baby with us and while they had so many empty tables, they were not by any means trying to accommodate us. First gave us a table so tight we could not even get in to sit. Then when I asked the girl said that’s all they have. Then my sister in law went and spoke with the manager and they gave us another table but even then it was a tight spot. I understand when the restaurant is busy but it was not the entire upstairs salon was empty. And the girl who was sitting us was really rude making us stand while holding the baby and with an elderly. She could have asked us to sit then set the glasses etc. or at lease be nice about it. Our food took almost an hour and they said they are busy with an event. I asked that can they at least bring the kid order since he was starving and impatient waiting. Our waiter was nice and pleasant but the service overall was really poor. I use to go to this place often but this will our last time there until I hear from someone they have improved again.

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vipRar99
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food and prices are good. There’s nothing unusual or too exciting about the food, but it’s consistent, pleasing to lots of tastes, and a nice atmosphere

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Lucky7
New England
75 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a group of seven who enjoyed a lovely lunch after Hasty Pudding show on Sunday.
Wonderful food and service. Hope to return soon.

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Emily
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Brunch before hasty pudding show
Food fantastic
Waitress never came back to see if we wanted more coffee, very important when having brunch
Prices very fair

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vipDinesalot2
Philadelphia
71 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

always come here after an athletic event at harvard

MJ
MarlboroughJen
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both great. Our waiter knew the menu very well since one of my friends asked a lot of questions regarding gluten-free items. I ordered the chopped salad and it was delicious. Everyone else seemed happy with their choices as well.

FM
FoodieMom
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We've eaten many, many times at Grafton Street and enjoyed it every time over the past four years, so this was a definite disappointment by comparison to previous visits. Orders were mixed up, the timing of the dishes' arrival was scattered, and one entree had to be returned to the kitchen because a steak ordered medium arrived well done and looking like shoe leather. At least one entree and one dessert were no better than what one would get from a generic and far less expensive restaurant. I am surprised and slightly embarrassed, as this was supposed to be a special event for my son, his friend, and their parents.

JH
JanHap
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We liked that the food was reasonable amounts (better just enough than too much). Beet salad was perfect. The Broccolini could have been a tad more tender, but the taste was perfectly seasoned. The biscuits with sweet cream butter were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great atmosphere and fantastic ambiance. A really chill place to eat out. Great for young and old crowds alike.

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DonaldL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had not been to Grafton Street Pub and Grill for a while, and were gratified that it was as welcoming and comfortable as ever, with a varied-enough menu and nicely portioned delicious food.

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JeanneF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, excellent food. Nice little nook for privacy. Prices reasonable

DG
DorothyG
Vancouver
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delightful Valentine’s Day dinner before going to a performance at the ART. Food was wonderful and the setting perfect for our night out. Great service too. Would definitely go back!

JL
JoeL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grafton Street Pub is one of our favorites in Harvard Square. It has decent vegetarian options. They pour a good pint of Guinness.

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You can order delivery directly from Grafton Street Pub and Grill using the Order Online button. Grafton Street Pub and Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 714-5954.

Grafton Street Pub and Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1544 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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