HelpiOS AppAndroid AppWindows Phone AppWindows 8 App

Make a reservation

Party Size
For 2
7:00 PM
icon/ic_social_proofCreated with Sketch.

Temple Bar

1259 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American
Top Tags:
  • Good for a Date (19)
  • Neighborhood Gem (15)
  • Casual (14)
Temple Bar is a neighborhood bistro with a focus on creative cuisine along with professional and friendly service. Temple Bar offers a warm and welcoming charm. Accented by exposed brick, oversized mirrors, lights and booths and an oak enamored paneling, guests enjoy the buzz and excitement of Temple Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Contemporary American, American
icon/ic_clockCreated with Sketch.
Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily 5:00pm - 11.00pm
Brunch: Saturday-Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
Late Night: Daily until midnight
Bar: Daily until 1am

icon/ic_phoneCreated with Sketch.
Phone number
(617) 547-5055
icon/ic_new_windowCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_paymentCreated with Sketch.
Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
icon/ic_dress_codeCreated with Sketch.
Dress code
Casual Dress
icon/ic_chefCreated with Sketch.
Executive chef
Richmond Edes
icon/ic_locationCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_neighborhoodCreated with Sketch.
icon/ic_cross_streetCreated with Sketch.
Cross street
Sacramento Street
icon/ic_parking_detailsCreated with Sketch.
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.
icon/ic_public_transitCreated with Sketch.
Public transit
Harvard Square and Porter Square Redline T stops as well as several bus routes
icon/ic_gift_cardCreated with Sketch.
Gift Card
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 1259 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
88% of people would recommend it to a friend
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
Sort by
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

WE enjoyed our dinner. The food was all good, although if you get the pumpkin ravioli small plate. you get one ravioli, which was a bit disappointing. I had a pizza, and I thought the crust was perhaps a tad overcooked. The pork buns were good, as was the calimari. We didn't see any dessert choices that were appealing, so we did not have dessert.

BlueM (New England)
5.0  Dined 6 days ago

We all had different dishes, and all four of us were delighted with our dinners, including three main courses , and two of the small plates. Delicious! Wonderful wine selection. My only request would be to keep the music level far lower, as it was too noisy for good conversation for four.

vipregulareaterouter (New England)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

Great atmosphere. Good food and drinks. Bar was slow and waitress never brought our dessert, just the check. Overall would go back but won't sit in the high tops section again, much better at a table.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

What a wonderful way to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Both myself and my date were delighted with our meals and drinks

5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Had a very nice dinner. Attentive service, fine food. Portions just right.

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

First time visit, and really enjoyed it. Great food and drink, vibrant atmosphere, friendly people working there, easy parking. Highly recommend.

PeterC (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

The good: The food was tasty, parking was easy. Service was good. Easy to get a reservation despite being last minute for Saturday night. Nice atmosphere. The less good: Lighting was too dim - it was hard to read the menu without a flashlight. Cost of a bottle of wine was higher than it ought to have been but the wine was good. It was a bit on the loud side, a problem for those of us who are beginning to have hearing problems. Overall: It was a good all around compromise with many positive points.

LeiaZ (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great spot to meet friends and share some delicious food and cocktails. The staff and kitchen were very accommodating for my gluten allergy - they even used a separate frier for the (rice flour battered) calamari! YUM! They also prepared several small plates to be gluten free for our table to share. Everything was very good - I just found the majority of the main courses to be a bit pricey for an everyday dinner. It would be a great date spot.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Went there for brunch, coffee was great and refiled were prompt. Bloody marry was good but not exceptional. Food was good, they have the basics but with a trendy twist. Price was very reasonable. Would recommend for get togethers with friends and family. Not a place to go if you are looking for a fancy or gorment food. But a great place to go for a good meal.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Very positive all around except kitchen was backed up and we waited for food way too long. Very responsive when noted. Very good restaurant with excellent food and pleasant staff

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Good drinks, amazing service! Ordered the cheese plate, which was somewhat underwhelming. Good music, not too loud. Great spot for a date.

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

The chocolate pudding is TO DIE FOR

Meema (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Very family friendly despite bar and sophisticated ambience.
Terrific brunch.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

The atmosphere is upscale but comfortable, the menu is interesting and the service is great. The calamari appetizer is really good! I've been going here for years and I like that they change it up but keep it consistently good.

vipPatriciaON (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

As a regular customer, I love Temple Bar. Steak Frites and Caesar Salad are great!