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Les Sablons

4.6
216 reviews
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$50 and over
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Contemporary French
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Les Sablons inhabits the iconic Conductor’s Building at 2 Bennett Street as a metropolitan restaurant in Cambridge’s historic Harvard Square. Somewhere in the bustle between London and Paris, the kitchen reveals a culinary worldview both bold and familiar. Open for lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sunday mornings, Les Sablons welcomes reservations and walk-ins.

Enter the rambunctious, first floor, neighborhood cocktail party with Jackson Cannon. Walk-ins are always welcome to sit at the downstairs bar and enjoy a glass of wine, a selection from the bar menu, or some of the regions best oysters from the raw bar.

Ascend to the modern, 17-foot wide upstairs dining room to touch and taste the elegant craftsmanship of Chef Jeremy Sewall. There's no mistaking Garrett Harker's higher form of hospitality. Wine Director, and recently named Best Sommelier In Boston, Lauren Daddona’s work will feature wines that have stood the test of time.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Contemporary French, Global, International
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday
Dinner Street Level: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Dinner Upstairs: 5:00PM - 10:00PM

Friday
Dinner Street Level: 4:00PM-11:00PM
Dinner Upstairs: 5:00PM - 11:00PM

Saturday
Brunch Upstairs: 10:30AM -2:30PM
Midday Street Level: 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Dinner Street Level: 4:00PM- 11:00PM
Dinner Upstairs: 5:00PM- 11:00PM

Sunday
Brunch Upstairs: 10:30AM -2:30PM
Midday Street Level: 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Dinner Street Level: 4:00PM- 10:00PM
Dinner Upstairs: 5:00PM- 10:00PM
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Phone number
(617) 268-6800
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Eliot Street
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Parking details
Validated Self Parking ($12 for dinner) is available at the Charles Hotel garage located directly across the street. Additionally, The Charles Hotel offers valet parking at published rates.
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Public transit
Harvard Square off of the Red Line.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 216 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.7
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time dining at Les Sablons, and we loved the food! I had the rabbit agnolotti, which were delicious, as a main course. My husband had the asparagus appetizer and the chicken, also good. But the dessert was a knockout - pavlova with banana ice cream, caramelized bananas and passion fruit coulis. Tasted and looked gorgeous! The server made a mistake on our appetizers, but they were very sweet about it and we did not mind. Loved Les Sablons, only issue was we had a reservation and wound up in the bar - I sort of expect to be seated in the restaurant if I have a reservation unless otherwise advised.

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4.0Dined 4 days ago

My husband and I went here for our anniversary (and I put that note in the reservation we made), but we were relegated to the sub level which was dark and had tiny tables.

The food was ok - the wine was fantastic. Would have been excellent for a casual date night, but highly disappointing for an anniversary dinner.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Superb as always.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

A dear friend and I had dinner at the upstairs bar for a belated birthday dinner. The food, the service and ambience are always stellar. The staff at Les Sablons are so poised, professional and so friendly!

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

This was my second experience with Les Sablons and, while my dining companion's meal was good, mine was substandard, particularly at the price point. I ordered the Spring Onion and Potato soup. The flavor was good, but the soup was luke warm. I then had the chicken as the main course. Everything about it was sub-standard, from the dried out vegetables to the dried-out, overcooked chicken. Very, very disappointing. I won't be back soon.

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3.0Dined on April 17, 2018

Poor service. Pretentious. It didn't seem that busy, so we should have been attended to better. Water glasses unfilled, drink orders incorrectly filled, etc.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

A memorable evening. Great food, wine, ambiance. But make no mistake about it - you pay for it.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Fabulous food & service ideal for a special occasion, date or business dinner to impress clients. Small menu with everything perfectly prepared and presented. Dinner for two was $170 which was good value for the quality of the food, service, location and ambiance.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Special thanks to Matthew our waiter for taking care of our marathon runner

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We made a reservation for upstairs but when we got there loved the menu for the wine bar and the cozy tables so they were accommodating and sat us downstairs. Had items off both menus and everything was delicious. it was my birthday and they brought us an extra course and some sparkling wine on the house. Our server was lovely and it was a wonderful experience. We will def be back!

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We enjoyed our evening at Les Salons. The menu was very nice but with limited course selections. I was hoping for the foie gras, which I saw on the web site menu, but it wasn't on the menu. The steak tartare was an adventure of taste and "take" on tartare, which we all agreed was unusual but definitely tasty. My huge veal pork "sausage" was delicious served with pommes anna. The wait staff were pleasant and attentive. The restaurant's acoustical construction allows for lively dinner conversation without bothering other dinner guests. The upstairs is very comfortable and does not feel "crowded". This is the nicest restaurant in Harvard Square right now! It's just plain comfortable and relaxing and the food is very good and soul satisfying. I suggest they add an additional item to each food grouping for more choice.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

Really enjoy Les Sablons, excellent atmosphere and service. Food consistently good.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I met up with 3 friends and we had the best time! The food (chicken confit, cod) was a true delight. The dessert (Pavlova, i think) was heavenly. We loved the appetizers we got duck croquettes and rabbit agnolotti), but felt that the agnolotti could most certainly serve as an actual meal.
Overall, it was a truly nice experience. Highly recommend this restaurant!

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Great brunch food! Croque Madame made up of thick brioche toast, juicy/thick cut of ham, mornay, and single egg was super tasty. The side of breakfast breads were also great, everything coming from the pastry chef was perfect (flaky, light, buttery, so so good). Good sunlight, good acoustics for individual conversations at a low voice.

Bussers, water person, and runners were nice and quick. Everyone was friendly and knowledgeable but there seemed to be a mix up in service. After ordering we didn't see a server again and didn't get to order drinks, get coffee refills, and after our places were cleared we were waiting for a while (14 minutes) to be asked about dessert or our check. I approached the server to ask for our check and mentioned we hadn't really received much service and they were apologetic and responded promptly. We were having a nice time weren't sad or angry about it and they comp'd our coffee so we were pleased, but it was a bummer not to get to order sparkling drinks or get more coffee along the way (which was also tasty). Definitely will go again and give the benefit of the doubt...expect better service next time.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

This restaurant was incredible from the moment we walked in and handed over our coats, to the moment we left and were offered scones for the road! The food was impeccable. The staff were incredible—they forgot one of our espressos and brought it to use on the house (which I wasn't even expecting), but the way they handled that situation was very professional and assuring. Top to bottom a really incredible experience. I don't live in Boston but will likely come back each time, to try the street-level bar, etc.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

Can't wait to go back. Everything was delicious!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Fabulous. We had an exceptional evening at Les Sablons. The food, ambiance and service were wonderful. We could not have asked for more.

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5.0Dined on April 3, 2018

Great meal, great service and great atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

This was a a long leisurely birthday dinner. Our comped appetizer was delicious, razor clams with microgreens (best dish of the night). The service was attentive. Our wait times were a bit longer then usual but it was a holiday. This awesome redo of a historical building combines old school with new school ideas of food and service. Recommend giving it a try.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The experience at the downstairs bar, both the beverages and the service, was exquisite.

Upstairs, the food was quite good -- the lamb one of us ordered was undercooked, and the dish as a whole was not especially memorable -- but the service was fair at best. While our server was perfectly kind, we went long periods of time without seeing her, and this threw off our timing for having a bottle of wine arrive before we began our second course. It was the small things that the staff missed: when our oysters arrived, they were simply placed on the table without a description of which oyster was which; no one was checking to see if/when we needed refills on the wine; etc. To be clear, none of this ruined the dinner, but the level of service simply was not commensurate with the price point of this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A lovely space, attentive service. It just seems overpriced.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Wonderful Sunday Brunch. Great wine selection. Amazing service.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Had an absolutely amazing evening sitting at the upstairs bar. The service was impeccable from start to finish. The cocktails were superbly crafted, the food amazing, and the wine list was spectacular. Special place!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Overall the restaurant is a great spot to eat and enjoy. Service staff are excellent and attentive. Food was excellent.

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

I was hoping for more classic French food
Rabbit used to be in the menu and escargot
They are gone

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Les Sablons is a great addition to Harvard Square. They give my standard, Alden and Harlow, has some competition.

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

50th Anniversary 1st date !

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Outstanding in every way.

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3.0Dined on March 25, 2018

For the price, the cod entrée should have been sensational. It wasn't. It was essentially fungible with other restaurants at a lower price. The service, however, was superior, as was the space. I thought the menu was trying too hard to justify the prices and it just didn't deliver. The space and the service saved the day but not enough to return.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

The leek and potato soup was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Everything was Excellent. One of the top restaurants in Boston/Cambridge

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

We were hosting another couple as our guests, and we wanted them to really enjoy themselves. The staff made everything perfect for us. We started with drinks downstairs and there was no pressure to rush upstairs to our table. Once up there, we had a lovely half moon banquette from which to view the pretty room. All of our courses were delicious, but as I've always found at Les Sablons, it's the attentive and friendly service that makes the difference. Our 4th visit and certainly won't be our last.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

This restaurant came as highly recommended to us. We would highly recommend forward to others. Our food was excellent. Service was friendly and highly professional.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

My husband and I had an almost perfect dining experience here. The cocktails (and mocktails) were delicious and the appetizers were great - we had the duck frites and the asparagus. My husband's dinner was divine, veal sausage with scrumptious potatoes - probably the best sausage I have ever had. I did not love my meal (the cod) because it seemed a bit under cooked for my taste and as I was pregnant I did not want to take any chances but luckily my husband shared his delicious dish with me. The wine selection was also fabulous. We closed out the meal with a wonderful chocolate profiterole which was divine. The service was very good (we went on Thursday evening) and while there was certainly a good vibe of other patrons we were able to hear each other and have intimate conversations. I also enjoyed the atmosphere and architecture of the space. Our server was also wonderful - unfortunately we forget his name but he did an excellent job. This was definitely a splurge for us price wise but overall worth it!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Food delivery was slow

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Superb neighborhood restaurant

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Excellent experience, with friendly and attentive waitstaff, delicious food and gorgeous ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

They were extremely together. I took my niece for dinner with her friend and they treated us royally. Great architecture. Great food. Great wine. And of course it’s expensive. But they were really on. It wasn’t extremely busy so that might have helped me. I’d go back anytime.i has a wad of cash. More caviar and truffles than I have seen in a while.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Lovely brunch

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Great food Great service!!

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