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Grafton Street Pub and Grill

4.3
1310 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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Hours of operation
Dinner: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Lunch: 11:00am - 4:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Late Night: Sunday thru Wednesday til midnight, Friday & Saturday til 1:00AM
Bar: Sunday-Wednesday until 1:00am, Thursday-Saturday until 2:00am
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Phone number
(617) 497-0400
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Michael Chandler
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bow St.
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Parking details
Grafton Street offers FREE Parking to all of our guests with reservations between the hours of 6pm and Midnight, 7 days a week in the Old Baptist Church parking lot (1151 Massachusetts Ave). Simply place a printed copy of this email in the lower left hand corner of your windshield. Cars failing to properly display this email will be subject to towing.
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Public transit
We are located two blocks away from the Harvard Square T Station on the Redline.
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Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1310 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipchelsea (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 5 days ago

The food was good but not great. The dessert was sad looking and not presented well. It was overpriced for the food.

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viparlingtongirl (New England)
4.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

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SuburbanFoodie (New York Area)
5.0  Dined 7 days ago

Very pleasant evening. Good food, good service, good atmosphere and reasonably priced.

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OpenTable Diner (Cleveland)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Nice place for lunch

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Excellent beet salad and good pizza -- very generous portions that make it fun to share.

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GoodPub (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Good food. Good atmosphere. Friendly, attentive service.

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AliL (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Service was a little spotty, food was above-average and tasty. Wished there were more starters/appetizers available for a the lunch/brunch hour.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The chicken tacos were delicious and Paul was wonderful, as usual.

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vipchefchick (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Detroit)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

Nice service

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Jorge (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Great food
Great service.
A must go if in the area.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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Amittai (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The Fruit plate was delicious and the Eggs Benedict were to die for

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SilviaG (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

One of my favorite restaurants! I come here often.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

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.

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vipsycamore (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 19, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
2.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

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)

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RobM (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We came for dinner before an A.R.T show (10% off with ticket), and everything was delicious. Everything was reasonably priced, so we ended up splurging a bit and getting drinks, dinner and dessert. Food was wonderful, fresh, and prompt (the scallops were perfect!). Drinks were good and the dessert (though a tad small for the price) was also wonderful.
Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Honored our reservation! Our table was cozy! Great waitress!Attentive but not clingy!
I had scallops over risotto with spinach and I really enjoyed it! Very fresh! My guest had pork chop dinner and loved it! Pinot Grigio very good and coffee hot and rich!
It was close to Sanders Theater so we could park and walk around Harvard Square! Perfect!

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SharonM (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

The scallops were delicious - best I’ve had in a long time! Unexpected delight - have to give 5 stars for this. The mussels appetizer was also delicious. The Caesar Salad was pretty good. Portions are fairly generous. Service was speedy, wait staff polite, “no frills” service style. We had a corner window table that I would request if/when we go back - you should too. Overall, very pleasant dining.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

Fun place to get together. Creative menu. Interesting drinks list. Great for stepping away from the extra high traffic part of Harvard Square. Short walk to Sanders Theater for events at that venue.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Great service from Ryanne!

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Tori (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

I have been to a few other restaurants owned by this group and to Grafton Street a few times, but I have to say I was quite disappointed this time around. I ordered calamari, which was quite greasy. For dinner I had a burger which I ordered medium rare but was delivered so rare I was afraid to eat it. Our waitress graciously asked the kitchen to cook me another burger, which was delivered well, and tasted good, but the timing was off and overall the experience suffered. Our cocktails were great and service and ambiance were fine as well, was just a bit let down by the food, especially at that price.

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Upred47 (Salt Lake City)
3.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Sorry we chose this restaurant with so many options nearby,
we were there for brunch. The English muffin on eggs benedict as well as my toast were barely toasted. The asparagus omlet was tasteless.

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