This is one of my favorites. A
little more noisy than usual due to St Pat's day partying. Still we were able to converse easily, had a nice window view.
We had a 7 pm reservation and didn’t get seated until close to 8 pm. The rather disinterested host kept telling us that “our table” had paid their check before 7 pm but just weren’t getting up to leave. Once finally seated, things were fine but the hosts need some lessons in customer service .
This is our second visit and we love this restaurant. It was St. Patrick's Day so it was super busy and we were seated a few minutes late, but other than that it was a wonderful experience. The beer selection was great and the food was fantastic. One of us had the one of the specials, which was fabulous Lamb Stew, the other had a menu option that was creative and flavorful (the butternut ravioli). The staff was courteous, helpful and well paced. We never felt rushed, even on a clearly busy night.
The server must have had a bad night. We were ignored at first and then again after the meals were served. The scallops were overcooked and the steak frites were fine.
The cocktails were good, as was the craft beer, service was excellent. The fried fish in the fish & chips was flavorless, gummy and served w/ what seemed to be plain mao instead of tartar sauce, the fries were thin, limp, cold shoe strings, not what I'd consider chips. The risotto in the scallop dish tasted reheated, overcooked, flavorless, but the scallops were wonderfully fresh. Best thing was the fried calamari & peppers. If I were to meet friends here again in the future, I'd get that and a ceasar salad, maybe give the pizza a go.
Conveniently located right in Harvard Square.
Good food at reasonable prices. Very attentive and courteous hosts and servers.
Have been coming here for years after the Hasty Pudding show.
Always good, always nice, keep it up!
There were 7 of us ranging from teen to adult with a vegetarian, and a few with various food allergies and everyone was able to find something great to eat from appetizer to main course and desserts to finish off the evening. The atmosphere was great as well. The prices I felt were reasonable as well for the amount of food we received. This restaurant is really good!
The butternut squash ravioli was exceptionally good. The fish and chips were mediocre . Squid appetizer was good.
No complaints, only praise for consistently wonderful meals, ambiance and service. We have become "regulars", pre- and post- events in or near Harvard Square. Conversation and seating are comfortable, every dish has been great and beautifully presented (salmon; burgers; veggie ravioli; pizzas; and more). Drink options are numerous and generous. We have intro'd.many friends and encourage you to experience what we have enjoyed for many years, in all seasons.
Excellent brunch for the third time!! Always great service, wonderful atmosphere, and fresh food.
We dined at Grafton Street Bar & Grill looking for a good meal with a business colleague. Made reservation on Open Table. We were seated within about 10 minutes of our arrival time. Could have had a drink but decided to wait.
We were seated by a lovely hostess at a nice table. Loved the ambiance of the place. Based on a recommendation by the waitress, I ordered the pork chop and the beet salad, my colleague ordered the Scallops, no salad. Beet salad was amazing and quite large, could almost be a non-protein meal in itself. The pork chops and root vegetables were accompanied by a delicious glaze. My only complaint that the pork chops were over-cooked. Easy to do but a good chef would know when to take them off the fire at the right time. None the less, I still enjoyed the meal. The scallops were accompanied by a nice risotto. To me, scallops can often be a disappointment since you typically only get 3 or four. There were only four but they were very large. Colleague said both the scallops and risotto were great and he was very full when done.
I would recommend Grafton Street B&G as we had an overall good meal and evening.
Our window table was very nice. Otherwise it might have been too noisy. Our server was excellent. Just the right level of attention and prompt with the check.
We enjoyed the setting, love the booths and high tops. It was nice that we could hear each other- wasn’t too loud!
Grafton St is recommended highly for its location and the space; food was fine as well though not particularly memorable. Oh and our server was having an off day. . .to be charitable. But still recommended for the excellent room, the opportunity to catch up in the heart of Cambridge, people-watch, etc.
The food was good but not great. The dessert was sad looking and not presented well. It was overpriced for the food.
Service could be better. Our server was new i guess. He did not know much. They forgot to make the omlette well done (which we sent back) and they did an ok job when they brought it back. We hadn’t even cleared ohr table when another server was cleaning the table next to us and literally sprayed the cleaning spray on me (quite a bit). When i looked up at her she barely managed a mumble of a sorry. There were just too many little things that didnt seem right. In a time of great service, when you experience even mediocre service, you never want to recommend that spot to anyone.
First visit to Grafton but we are big fans of Hourly Oyster and Russell House Tavern. Food was very good but service was fair...waitress friendly and tried her best! Service was extremely slow and did not seem well versed with menu and struggled to answer questions. She could not tell us where the oysters where from but after a few questions we were able to look up on iphone and they were delicious! We had similar response when asking about menu items...will try again.
Very pleasant evening. Good food, good service, good atmosphere and reasonably priced.
Nice place for lunch
Excellent beet salad and good pizza -- very generous portions that make it fun to share.
Good food. Good atmosphere. Friendly, attentive service.
I've loved this restaurant for a long time. The menu changes seasonally to capture fresh ingredients, and the food is always delicious! The papardelle bolognese was incredible and the goat cheese bruschetta was a great start to the meal - fried goat cheese with fresh tomatoes and toasted bread - what more could you ask for?? The only complaint is how loud the restaurant is, which makes it difficult to have a conversation or any type of romantic ambiance.
Service was a little spotty, food was above-average and tasty. Wished there were more starters/appetizers available for a the lunch/brunch hour.
We chose the Grafton Street Pub because of previous reviews and proximity to our hotel. We loved it. Made a reservation and arrived on time and our table was ready within 3 minutes. The service was excellent and we enjoyed our beverages, the meal and the lively but not raucous atmosphere.
The chicken tacos were delicious and Paul was wonderful, as usual.
This place is usually pretty good; this visit wasn't the best one we've had. I ordered the Irish breakfast with fried eggs; they were so undercooked even the whites were still runny which I just find repulsive. The sausages were pretty tough, like they'd been sitting out a while. The beans were great though! They offered my daughter chocolate chips for her pancakes to which she agreed, but there were so many chocolate chips and the pancakes themselves were a but undercooked, so that the whole pile turned in to a bit of a soggy mess. I"m starting to feel like going to a popular area for brunch on a Sunday is like going to basically any restaurant on Valentine's Day...its just not going to provide the best experience. Too hurried, too busy, too many items that need to be prepped in advance and left sitting; too too too. Oh well.
Went for a 1PM business brunch. We were assigned a table with stools and we requested a regular table. The waiter was very pleasant and went to inquire. The answer was that the tables we could see had reservations. Yet all throughout our meal we saw the one table open. Halfway through the meal there were several open tables and we were not offered to move.
We were very disappointed with our server (presumably Melvin G, the name on the receipt) - tall, thin, dark hair, accent. He tried to upsell us on absolutely everything - every drink, most menu items. He argued with my friend that she should get wine, not a beer (when a beer was all she wanted).
When we tried to pay our bill, he didn’t follow the directions. He charged more on each of our credit cards than we wanted despite clear instructions. We asked him to give us some of the cash back that we had put in with our cards since he didn’t do the transactions right. He made us late for the show we were going to, because the bill wasn’t handled quickly...
Very disappointing. I haven’t had a server quite this bad in years... Maybe ever.
A must go if in the area.
The experience was great, but as it got slower the waiter took a while to really check up on us. We were waiting for forks to share a dessert for quite sometime and were ready to pay the bill for a while after that. But over all, we love this place.
We came here on two successive New Year's Eves and had a great time both times. The service was excellent and the setting cozy and joyful. The entrees were excellent, though I have to admit that the clam chowder was a bit ordinary (but not terrible). Very good wine list.
The food was okay. My friend's was bettter, from what I gather, than mine. 'Seems like much of my plate was consumed by french fries (fish and chips). The fish was good, but the batter was soft (not crisp). 'Not sure why. The creme brulee was excellent. I definitely recommend that.
The Fruit plate was delicious and the Eggs Benedict were to die for
One of my favorite restaurants! I come here often.
Loud. No separation from bar space when dining. Roasted carrot salad great, calamari greasy and tasteless. No Southern Comfort in this bar any more. Server congenial and attentive, but service of food a bit slow. Not somewhere I would beat a path to again.
Hostess was not welcoming. She acted like she hated her job. She didn’t check us in to open table. On the other hand, the waiter was fabulous.
The calamari was fine, but the pizza was not cooked well enough (the cheese melted but had congealed into a pale white sheet of plasticity) and the dough did not seem fresh (it had a chewy toughness to it) and we never got a beet salad we ordered (but we were not charged, so I'm guessing the waiter never heard the request)