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Temple Bar

4.4
1281 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Good for a Date
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, American
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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

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Phone number
(617) 547-5055
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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
Richmond Edes
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sacramento Street
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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.
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Public transit
Harvard Square and Porter Square Redline T stops as well as several bus routes
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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

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Temple Bar will be hosting Mother's Day brunch featuring seasonal specials as well as our full brunch menu

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 1281 People Are Saying
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4.3
service
4.4
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4.2
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Out of a lot on menu and beers

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

A little disappointing that we had a reservation & after we had menus & were ready to order we were told they were out of 4 items.....and the menu only has about 12 items to begin with. Apparently they weren’t prepared for the volume of people on Easter Sunday. Food took about 45 min from when we ordered, a little long for brunch. Food was good, staff was busy but also good.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went here for Easter lunch with parents - felt like a festive environment without being too fancy. Food was delicious and reasonably priced. Really appreciated that the restaurant was not too loud.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went to brunch on Easter Sunday at Temple Bar. Meal and service were decent. When the server was cleaning off the table she dropped the ketchup container - it splattered ketchup on my wife's clothes and son's sneakers. We had to postpone our afternoon plans and go back home so my wife could change clothes and we could clean up.
The server was apologetic - comped us an appetizer, accidents happen so we just got on with it, tipped the server and left.
However I feel that a some things should have been handled differently - whoever was managing the servers that day - should have come over and checked on us and offered an apology - it felt like nobody was minding the store and management were not monitoring the floor. Secondly maybe ten minutes later when we were leaving, the floor around and under our table was still covered in ketchup - it should have been cleaned before we left - again giving the impression that whoever was managing the floor that day wasn't really aware of what was going on. We've enjoyed going to Easter brunch at Temple Bar over the past few years - this year it was a little disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We really like Temple Bar. The food is always good and the staff are always friendly.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Angie was a fabulous waitress! Food was delicious!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Superb new menu!!

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The menu is limited. But everyone in our party enjoyed their meal, particularly the scallops and salmon.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Reliably good food. Booth seating. Cocktails. Could use sound proofing in ceiling.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Temple Bar is one of our favorite dining spots. The food has always been creative, it is quieter than most, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable, it is close to our home, and there is free parking. What's not to like? That said, our last visit was not up to snuff in the service area. Our waiter was friendly of course, but she gave us menus without mentioning the wine pairing menu and we had to ask about it, and she returned in a matter of minutes ready to take our order. We hadn't finished reading it. None of this is a big deal but I mention it only because every other time we have dined there our server has been one of best parts of the experience. Our feeling was that our server this time might have been fairly new and perhaps had worked at other high-volume restaurants. We will of course continue to eat there. Anybody can have an off day.

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4.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We met my parents for brunch at Temple Bar on a Sunday. The noise level was low, which was great because my father, who wears heating aids, had no problems hearing the conversation and participating.

Everyone except me ordered an omelette, and I got the fried chicken sandwich. No one left hungry or disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

Bartenders are outstanding!!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Waitperson was a screen writer and terrifically knowledgeable about the menu, knew the subtleties of wine and beer and artfully listened to what we wanted and interpreted the menu in light of our wishes. If her writing is as good as her wait staffing, we'll be seeing a lot of her!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great place - the beets and brussel sprouts are fantastic. The home-made fettuccine was first-rate. Very happy to have found this gem.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The Temple Bar is a very well-run restaurant, casual with excellent service and very good food. It is a place to go for a very good dining experience without any stuffiness. It is consistent and reliable, too.

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2018

Amazing food and cool restaurant !!

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great Location! Food was okay. Some better advise from our server might have helped (i.e., Server said salmon is served between medium and medium-rare, but a quarter of mine was very rare/raw).

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Great variety on the menu and exciting beer lift.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Usually better than this last visit...service was not good and food quality low. Very noisy. Sorry because it was 0ne )f our regular haunts.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

This was our first time at Temple Bar, we had made a reservation but were early and they sat us right away. We were seated near the door and it was cold but manageable. Our server took a while to come and take our drink order. The restaurant was not super busy so we were surprised it took him so long. We ordered appetizers and entrees. Our food came out quickly and was amazing. We had a hard time flagging down our server and he seemed to keep disappearing. We decided to go elsewhere for after dinner drinks and dessert because we didn’t want to wait around for our server to come and take our order. We will probably be back because we loved the food but would not want the same server again

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

Food and service was impeccable. I loved the Raviolo!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Secpnd visoit to Temple Bar. As pleased this time as our first because of friendly greeting, informative wait staff, good service, very good food plated and served well and the overall ambiance of the restaurant. We will be back!

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The chocolate pudding is TO DIE FOR

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

My partner and I came here for our anniversary and it was one of the best dates we've been on. Great food and drinks, excellent service, a cozy atmosphere. We loved it, and will absolutely be back.

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4.0Dined on January 11, 2018

The food was fantastic and the Old Fashioned cocktail was one of the best I've had. I hosted a client for dinner here after an all-day meeting and it was perfect - not too stuffy and not too informal. I'd highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Temple was a nice surprise. We wanted something easy and good for dinner and this worked great.

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