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The Sinclair

4.4
515 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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The Bowery Presents brings you The Sinclair, a live-music venue and American kitchen with gastropub influences. Located at 52 Church Street in the heart of Harvard Square, The Sinclair possesses timeless American influences and embodies how the worlds of food and music influence each other.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation
The Sinclair Winter Hours
Dinner:
Sunday-Wednesday: 5:00pm-10:00pm
Thursday-Saturday: 5:00pm-11:00pm

Bar is open until 1am Sun-Wed and 2am Thu-Sat

Brunch:
Closed until 2/17/2018

Mid-Day Bites: 3:00pm-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday

The patio is first come, first served and while we try to honor all requests, we do not guarantee outdoor seating.
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Phone number
(617) 547-5200
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Brattle St
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Public transit
Harvard Station
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Entertainment
Please visit our website and check out the calender to plan your next dinner and a show at The Sinclair.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 515 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.3
service
4.1
ambience
4.1
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Food and service we just mediocre. My falafel wrap was tasty but had only 3 very small falafels. The side fries were limp and not hot. The waiter never returned to check on our meal satisfaction until we were nearly done. The beer selection lacked an amber ale. Though we had no major complaints, everyone agreed we should’ve gone elsewhere.

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

First time dining at the Sinclair before Phillip Phillips Show. Great ambiance, good food and very friendly staff. Will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great Pre Show dinner and drinks with a great staff. Make sure you try the brussel sprouts, they are out of this world.

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KristenD (New England)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

we arrived 5 minutes before our reservations. they were transitioning to the "nightclub" so the receptionist was not there so we never got seated. we ended up finding two seats at the bar and sat down. The food was great though.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

Great food & service! We were here before the Grace Vanderwaal concert.

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

All the people that were working there that I interacted with were friendly and polite. The food was good, as was my bloody Mary.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

We had a delicious dinner at Sinclair. Our server was friendly and attentive. It was a very comfortable environment We will definitely return!

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BodnarMA (New England)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

I love the Sinclair. The waiter was kind and attentive, and the noise level and ambiance was perfect for a casual catch-up dinner with an old friend. Oh and the food and extensive drinks list was so so good. There's something on the menu for everybody.

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OpenTable Diner (Greensboro)
2.0  Dined on January 14, 2018

Today was a bad day. I'll consider returning when they are fully staffed. They only had one server on duty for the entire restaurant during brunch. I'm not sure why they thought that was a good idea. She tried her best and had a positive attitude. She also discounted our check significantly since my patty melt was burnt and fries were cold. They were nice and apologetic about it. That was appreciated. My wife's omelette was good and the el scorcho tea was good. Maybe it'll be better in the summer.

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Disappointed (Milwaukee)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

The food and service was good for pre-theater. There was a late show, so the restaurant was almost empty when we were there. However, the whole experience was ruined by my having left a special scarf on my chair or on the floor. The restaurant was not busy when we left Normally, this would be found by the wait staff when they clean the table and given to the management. After the theater we returned expecting that it would be there. It was not. It had been taken. I am not accusing anyone, but I doubt the table was filled after we left. Very, very disappointing. I know I left the scarf - those things happen. It is the failure to promptly retrieve and store it that bothers me - made it vulnerable to theft.

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vipESFromBoston (New England)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Sorely understaffed. Quick pre-concert meal took close to two hours. Impossibly long wait to order and receive additional drinks. Water glasses never refilled. Saw my food sitting in the open kitchen for nearly 10 minutes, so of course it arrived lukewarm.

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vipKoreander (New England)
3.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We got to the restaurant right at 11:00 when it opened for brunch. The restaurant has a nice vibe and the waitstaff was very pleasant and attentive. Among the four of us we had the burger patty, the breakfast plate (scrambled eggs with English muffin, bacon and home fries), the western omelet, and the bagel with lox, bacon and chive cream cheese. The burger patty was very good and the other three brunch entrees were just average. I would come back to The Sinclair for drinks and music but wouldn't necessarily come back for the food.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 9, 2017

We loved this experience...and it is such a great option before seeing the music. Great staff! Great meal.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on December 7, 2017

Son’ birthday

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JDizzldawgarinoroo (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

Wait staff was a bit slow (may have been understaffed) but apologetic and very friendly. Food is consistently good. Attached to the Sinclair venue it's a no-brainer for a pre-gig meal. Great atmosphere and cocktails.

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vipproudparent (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

We arrived early before a show so had prompt seating. We enjoyed the brussel sprouts, mussels, ravioli, and roasted chicken but had to wait for a glass of wine until after the brussel sprouts were delivered and half eaten. Note that the menu on Open Table did not reflect the menu that night.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

This was our first time at the restaurant and Our experience was SUPERB!!!The waiter was very kind and on top of everything!!!
The most amazing was when the cook took time from the kitchen to come and talk to us!!!!

The food was EXTRAORDINARY!!! Especially the roasted chicken dish, which we heard is one of the favorite and they cannot take it from the menu :)
It’s a classic!

Overall, we are definitely coming back and bringing family and friends with us!!!

Great spot in Harvard Square!

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RTolstoy (New England)
3.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Food was definitely delicious. Server put us near the bus station right next to the speaker. This was fine until the volume sparked up to the point that neither of us could hear each other at the table. Service was fine. Food was slightly pricey, but understandable for the gourmet food we were getting. Would recommend for a special occasion dinner out (and would definitely recommend taking a bit more control over where you get seated).

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vipJonathan (New England)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Amazing burger and cocktails before the show on Saturday night. Keep up the great work.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on November 15, 2017

The food was overpriced and small portions. They also have a very limited menu. The drinks were way overpriced. Even more than the local average price. Limited beer selection. Will not be eating there again.

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