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Temple Bar Dining Room - Temple Bar, Cambridge, MA

Temple Bar

4.2
4.2
1325 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Located just outside of Harvard Square, Temple Bar is a casually sophisticated neighborhood bistro offering modern American cuisine. Its menu offers seasonally-focused, New England flavors at reasonable prices. Named for the urban district in Dublin popular for its shopping and nightlife, Temple Bar is the place where classic dining and smart atmosphere meet. Our Executive Chef serves up his own flavorful takes on creative New American fare, each emphasized by Temple Bar’s selection of hand-crafted specialty cocktails.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (617) 547-5055
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate dinner parties to festive cocktail receptions, the events team at Temple Bar American Bistor awaits your next private function. Our contemporary yet casual atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for any special occasion. Please email us at events@templebarcambridge.com or visit our website for more information templebarcambridge.com.
  • Private party contact
    Sandy Flynn: (617) 547-5055
  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Cross street
    Sacramento Street
  • Parking details
    Temple Bar offers FREE Parking to all of our patrons with reservations between the hours of 6pm and 1am, 7 days a week in the rear of the restaurant to the right. There is additional FREE Parking across the street at 5 Sacramento street in the Lesley Guidance Center lot.
  • Public transit
    Temple Bar is located directly in between the Harvard and Porter Square T stops on the Redline.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,325 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 1.4Value

NoiseModerate

1,325 Reviews
  1. ElizabethF

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and cocktails. Consistently excellent. Never a bad experience.

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  2. Jane

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely return after many years

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  3. Jorie

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here was soooo good. Went out as part of dine out Boston and this far exceeded expectations.

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  4. SaraM

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and reasonably priced entrees, drinks and appetizers.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Temple Bar is a favorite Saturday date-night go-to—in fact, I don’t know why we don’t do it more often! We had a great evening.

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  6. Anez617

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was mediocre, lacked flavorful taste.

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  7. Shirin

    Greater Boston

    106 reviews

    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant surprise to have crunchy potato chips instead of bread basket enjoyed it very much . I ordered the warm quinoa salad and I was surprised with small portion (very few sweet potatoes and the cashews were soft and not crunchy ) taste was very bland even with the ginger dressing !! it was an appetizer portion and not an entree portion should have sent it back and ask for the white bean burger which is much more filling and a lot tastier

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  8. allaz

    Greater Boston

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was good , however service was slow . They had a large party that took most of their attention

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Staff was great with our kids. One dish was missing when food arrived. But all in one, the experience was ok

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  10. GerManny

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great. Especially the spareribs tasted great. The beet salad looked like a fast food delivery truck dish, but tasted very good. The roasted duck leg was well above average although I didn't care for the too dente beans. The sommelier list is a failure though. The house wine choices all were pretty bad. The sparkling rose from Italy tasted like a strawberry punch. The Cava was worse than most. And then the Sancerre tasted like it was half tap water. No structure. No bouquet. It is great that they offer still and sparkling water. I do remember the days when Cambridge had the best water in the state. Unfortunately, our sparkling now had a chlorine aftertaste. And on the service side, our waitress was very friendly, but had a terrible lack of knowledge about food and drinks. Also, it is odd when a waitress only talks to me and ignores my companion. If one is interested in opinions, why not ask both. The host desk was much more professional and helpful. They accommodated our seating wishes and helped us retrieve a lost item later.

    1 person found this helpful

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Temple Bar is rated 4.2 stars by 1325 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Temple Bar

1688 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Sacramento Street
  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Hours of operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–4:00 pm Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Temple Bar offers FREE Parking to all of our patrons with reservations between the hours of 6pm and 1am, 7 days a week in the rear of the restaurant to the right. There is additional FREE Parking across the street at 5 Sacramento street in the Lesley Guidance Center lot.
  • Public transit
    Temple Bar is located directly in between the Harvard and Porter Square T stops on the Redline.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 547-5055
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate dinner parties to festive cocktail receptions, the events team at Temple Bar American Bistor awaits your next private function. Our contemporary yet casual atmosphere is the perfect backdrop for any special occasion. Please email us at events@templebarcambridge.com or visit our website for more information templebarcambridge.com.
  • Private party contact
    Sandy Flynn: (617) 547-5055
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