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Pammy's, Cambridge, MA
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Pammy's

4.7
4.7
1737 Reviews
$50 and over
American
Pammy’s is a New American restaurant inspired by the feel of an Italian neighborhood trattoria. Perched between Cambridge’s Central and Harvard Squares, Pammy’s is a cozy yet sophisticated neighborhood destination. For husband and wife team Chris and Pam Willis (who live right up the street), Pammy’s is an extension of their living room. They’ve brought together their love of great food, easy hospitality and chic vibes to create a lively space that is welcoming to all looking for a memorable meal. With dishes that lean heavily on Italian flavors but are not restricted by any rules of the cuisine, the food is unpretentious and delicious. A fireplace wrapped in white ceramic, an oversized salvaged communal table designed for side-by-side dining and rich leather banquets are just some of the design elements that make up Pammy’s charm.

We're currently serving a Prix Fixe menu for all reservations. A la carte dining is available for walk-in guests at our bar and in our lounge.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, French

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    (617) 945-1761

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Willis

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full buyouts of the restaurant on a limited basis throughout the year. please email us at info@pammyscambridge.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Hancock street

  • Parking details

    Ample Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Redline Central Square and Harvard Square, 1 bus, 63 bus

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • $72 Prix Fixe Menu

    $72.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    All reservations in the dining room are currently served our "Choose your own Adventure" 3-course experience. $72 gets you any combination of three dishes on our menu. We are also offering a $45 Wine Pairing: a glass of wine paired with each dish chosen. If you would prefer to order a la carte, please join us at the bar or lounge (walk-ins only). IMPORTANT NOTES *We reserve the right to withhold seating for incomplete parties* *We will honor reservations until 15 minutes past due (including incomplete parties). Anything later could result in loss of reservation.* *If you choose counter seating, you will be seated at our side-by-side communal table*
  • Valentine's at Pammy's

    $95.00 per person

    Feb 14, 2023 only
    Celebrate a romantic evening in the beautiful space at Pammy's! The fireplace will be roaring, the wine will be pouring, and the vibes will be immaculate. Join us for our"Choose your own Adventure" 3-course experience, where $95 gets you any combination of three dishes on our menu, including some special Valentine's Day additions. We will also be offering a $55 Wine Pairing: a glass of wine paired with each dish chosen. IMPORTANT NOTES *We reserve the right to withhold seating for incomplete parties* *We will honor reservations until 15 minutes past due (including incomplete parties). Anything later could result in loss of reservation.* *If you choose counter seating, you will be seated at our side-by-side communal table*

What 1,737 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    American

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  1. PP

    PurplePanda

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a laid back and delicious meal at Pammy’s for our anniversary — exactly what we were looking for. Terrific dishes from the small plates to the dessert, with thoughtfully paired wines throughout.
  2. M

    Madhavi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Overall we had a great experience at Pammy’s. Staff was friendly and ambience just perfect. Most of the food we had was very good with two exceptions. The bass was barely warm, overcooked, and the crust very soggy, the panzotti with duck was so so. I would give both of these misses a pass and choose venison instead which was amazing. And the pear sorbet was the best sorbet I’ve had. Oh, and the bread was incredible!! The drinks we had were good but far too sweet for our taste. Despite these I would definitely go back.
  3. r

    rivar

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it so much! Great food and great vibes!!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect, as always. Best restaurant in the Boston area.
  5. f

    foodie6

    New England

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pammy's is the whole package, great food, great atmosphere, great fun! This gem is pure delight.
  6. NL

    NicoL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Creative food combining tastes in fun and new ways. Price is decent for quality food and on par with other restaurants around Cambridge. Recommended.
  7. RR

    RachelR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 18, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s always a good experience at Pammy’s! The food is delicious and I love the atmosphere. Every bite was great and so were the cocktails. Pammy is always friendly and willing to talk. Hope to go back soon!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truffles were incredible.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spectacular!
  10. S

    Steven

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely fantastic! The food was delicious, the drinks were awesome, and our server Danielle was attentive, friendly, and knowledgeable! Can’t wait to go back!
  11. AG

    AlexandraG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really lovely for a delicious and romantic (or generally intimate) meal. It's not a cheap meal, but certainly you get what you pay for. Tasty and creative food, conscientious service, and a beautiful space.
  12. BM

    BrendanM

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Top notch. Great food, atmosphere and service. Excellent food creations and well made cocktails. Real craftsmanship all around. A place where you can blindly pick any food or drink and you will be amazed.
  13. JD

    JonathanD

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Spectacular food. All 6 of our dishes were lights out. The wine pairings were great and the pours were generous. The cocktails were both unique, complex and delicious. The service was friendly and attentive without being clingy. The establishment was clean and adequately lit. The decor was bohemian with a fine art twist. The noise level was pretty high on a Saturday night but fortunately not much conversation was needed to point to an outstanding dining experience.
  14. m

    mariop

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything about this place was great. But go for the food. OMG!! So great. We will be back and back again.
  15. AL

    AllaL

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, wine and overall great experience.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pammy’s is our new favorite Boston-area spot for a special dinner with friends. The ambience is both cozy and sophisticated, and the food is creative and delicious. The pick any three prix fixe allows everyone at the table to eat what appeals in the order they choose. The cocktails are divine, and the wine pairing rocks.
  17. CM

    CindyM

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 10, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved sitting by the fireplace. Everything was delicious and the service was excellent. Caviar and black truffle add-on options were great. Highly recommend!
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but surprised after i got my bill. Pricey for portions
  19. JS

    JuliaS

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding choice for an anniversary. Romantic ambiance (loved the fireplace!), excellent food and drinks, perfect noise level for conversation without everyone else hearing you. We will be back!
  20. A

    Amyg

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals I've ever had. Loved the vibe. Great service. Delicious drinks. Highly recommend and will be back for sure!
  21. AW

    AmyW

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous as always!! The loveliest restaurant in Cambridge!
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Anchorage

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating our Anniversary and traveling from Walla Walla, Washington. Delightful decor and terrific staff so attentive and professional! Food was phenomenal especially the “add ons” for the evening. We enjoyed being right by the fireplace and loved the wine pairings with the meals.
  23. Y

    Yvonne

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. Quantity of each dish was just right. Thoroughly enjoyed our evening and anniversary celebration.
  24. LS

    LaSultana8well

    New England

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is amazing. We loved being able to choose any 3 dishes (each) from a sizable list of dishes and it was great to sample multiple offerings. Our server was great -- helped walk us through the choices, details on each dish, and made good recommendations. He also offered tastes of wine. The atmosphere is lively and people were all having a great time...though it was a little noisy for having a comfortable conversation without straining to hear each other. We'll go back again for sure !
  25. TS

    TStec

    Austin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was perfect. Drinks perfect. Restaurant overall perfect. A smidge expensive but totally understandable for the high quality experience - it’s just notable if you’re visiting for the first time you should know it’s a really expensive dinner but that’s totally OK for how awesome it was!! It was a packed night so the timing of the courses was a bit slow (3.25hrs dining time total) at one point it felt like I’d waited close to an hour between course 1 and 2. Objectively this isn’t 5 stars I don’t think, but because I was having a nice evening it was fine for my wife and me. The food was so good I was ravenous I guess you could say… I’d rate Service as a 4.5. Serving staff was all fabulous as well. A++ experience
  26. JK

    JeminK

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience4
    We arrived a little bit before our reservation and was asked to wait outside. However, another group of people went into the restaurant and they were seated right away. This ruined our experience the moment we walked into the restaurant. They were rude and never apologized for not seating us.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Family holiday dinner
  28. MI

    MICHAELB

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in every way. Cozy, sophisticated, and intimate setting. Personable service by a fantastic staff, starting with the bar staff. Highest recommendation possible.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always feel lucky to dine at Pammy’s, food is fantastic, wait staff all act like owners and the atmosphere feels like a spacious yet cozy Paris bistro. Was feeling so relaxed that I broke my wine glass, and Pammy herself was over to clean things up herself and put our table back at ease. Love the hands on, teaming approach of the owner, no wonder the place works so well!
  30. GF

    GiovannaFinziContini

    New England

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on December 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    There is no better restaurant in Cambridge and most likely in Greater Boston. I have made a pretty thorough survey. You can ignore the best ten lists which are somewhat political. Chef Chris Willis is the real thing. I would give the restaurant at least two Michelin stars, having just dined at a 3-star restaurant overseas, I feel I know something. The execution and service are on point. First-rate wine list. Wish it weren’t quite so loud. Nevertheless, People are excited to be at Pammy’s. I am always happy and excited to dine at Pammy’s. People who don’t understand the economics of running a restaurant of this quality in the 21st Century situated in a post-Calvinist enclave, need to focus on life experiences that are worth having. Pammy’s gives you a poem and it’s a villanelle.
  31. CP

    ChrisP

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing night, staff was over-the-top fantastic. They made a special night even more special!
  32. BD

    BethanyD

    New England

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pammy’s is a very special place. The food is elevated, the service is so good (highly competent, warm), and the space is beautiful.
  33. TD

    TreyD

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food is excellent as is the service but it’s very expensive for what you get. Special occasion place…yes, regular dinner place….no
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dinner date with hubs to kick off the holiday season
  35. L

    Linnie

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The ambience is beautiful as always and makes this spot still worth going to but the service and food have gotten less wonderful since before the pandemic (sauces too spicy, noodles raw rather than al dente) and the service was only okay (lack of knowledge about ingredients and then failure to follow up). Next time I'll just sit at the bar and order a drink for the ambience instead of ordering three dishes
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Tasting menu is a ton of fun and is a great way to try a variety of dishes. All the dishes were delicious and of a fair size. Will return again soon!
  37. LE

    LaurelEx

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent cuisine, original and deliciously prepared. Service is great. Ambiance very nice but quite loud. This is the only restriction but I will return with pleasure
  38. KM

    KristineM

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Extremely loud, packed tables and brusque/rude manager. Now only prix fixe. Though I previously enjoyed dining at pammys my last experience has significantly diminished my desire to return.
  39. AP

    AlyssaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had been to Pammys once in 2020 before everything shut down and have not stopped thinking about that experience. We made the trip back to Boston and ordered everything on the menu. We enjoyed every…single…bite. It is very obvious the creators of this menu are not only highly skilled but also enjoy eating. Every dish was balanced to perfection. We absolutely will be returning. If you’re an out-of-towner like me and don’t know where to have dinner, go to Pammys. You will not regret it. Bravo!
  40. JG

    JohnG

    Nashville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best meal we’ve had in a long, long time. A little noisy, but that was a small price to pay for such a wonderful experience. And the 3-course meal was a BARGAIN at $72 pp. My advice is to go tonight, and then once a month thereafter!

Safety precautions

  • Screening

    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Pammy's is rated 4.7 stars by 1737 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 41 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Pammy's

928 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02139

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Hancock street

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–11:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    American, Italian, French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Ample Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Redline Central Square and Harvard Square, 1 bus, 63 bus

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Christopher Willis

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Indoor Fireplace, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 945-1761

  • Private party facilities

    We offer full buyouts of the restaurant on a limited basis throughout the year. please email us at info@pammyscambridge.com for more information.

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