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About The Sinclair

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.

52 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Gastro Pub

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm
Mid-Day Bites 3pm-5pm Saturday & Sunday

The patio is first come, first served and while we try to honor all requests, we do not guarantee outdoor seating.

Cross Street:
Brattle St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

Phone Number:
(617) 547-5200

Website:
http://www.sinclaircambridge.com/

Entertainment:
Please visit our website and check out the calender to plan your next dinner and a show at The Sinclair.

Public Transit:
Harvard Station

Executive Chef:
Nick Venezia

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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The Sinclair Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.2

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (14)
Fun (12)
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Good for a Date (10)
Creative Cuisine (8)
Pre/post Theatre (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Great for Brunch (6)
Authentic (5)
Great Beer (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
People Watching (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Tapas (3)
Business Meals (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Romantic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Healthy (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Worth the Drive (1)
Live Sports (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Spicy (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 3 days ago

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

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Live Music, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New England)·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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·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!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Live Music, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Casual, Great Beer, Paleo Friendly, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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·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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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 18, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·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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 (New England)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I normally really like the bar/restaurant, but the service just was not good last time. Server kept taking the drink orders for just a few people and then would walk away, ignoring the rest of the table and not returning for 15-20 minutes. Wasn’t particularly friendly or attentive otherwise. Also did not tell me that the bill included an automatic 20% gratuity, so I tipped on top of it and later had to call the restaurant to get it adjusted.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Brunch was excellent. We both tried the different Benedict’s and were impressed by the breakfast potatoes.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 11, 2017

A friend and I decided just to order a bunch of starters. A great decision. The brussel sprouts were perfect, the veg chili hearty and satisfying, and the Mac and Cheese hit-the-spot amazing. Wait staff was great. Shout out to Samuel who was super helpful to these first timers.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Great food and beer in acomfortable setting with a fantastic music venue. I would highly recommend the Sinclair to all.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent service, great food, best live music room in Boston! Treated us like royalty for our anniversary. Can't rave enough.

Tags: Fun
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·Dined on October 28, 2017

Brussel sprouts (and food in general) were outta this world!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Always great for brunch! We go there every time we’re in town. The food is very good and the service is very good as well. Everyone is always pleasant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for Groups
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 (New England)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The food was very good. The waitstaff left a lot to be desired. We waited s long time to give our order and then waited again for our food. Our glasses of water were left empty and I attended for most of the night. They didn't have cappuccino so we ordered American coffee - and told us they didn't have any sugar! It took over 20 minutes from the time we gave our credit card to pay the bill until it was finally returned to us. Until I asked if there was a problem. No one said their was a problem with their credit card machine. Not worth the trouble - a lot of restaurants have good food.

Tags: Live Sports
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

They did not seem to have adequate waitering staff...so everything took longer than was ok. And the food was not cooked to order. Not worth the $$ though apparently hip.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good spot. We had a nice time

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·Dined on October 13, 2017

We had tickets to evening show so made reservations for an early dinner. We lucked out and got parking right on Church street - otherwise it could be a problem. Food was quite good. I was craving a burger and this one was delicious. Fries were very tasty. We had Brussels sprouts to start and they were also very tasty. All around it was a good meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Live Music, Afternoon Tea, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic. We ordered 4 small plates, tapas style, and shared an entree. Most notably, the Brussels sprouts, and pork chop were out of this world. Full of flavor and cooked to perfection!

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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Friendly wait staff and creative food options. Nice outdoor eating venue.

Tags: Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine
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 (New England)·Dined on October 8, 2017

I enjoyed the place and service. I got the home made pasta with duck, pasta was great while the duck was salty

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

while there are WAY too many elevated options within 1/4 mile, those who want the easy lift off app and beer before their live music fix will find the Sinclair kitchen a welcoming experience. bonus pts. for our waitress who helped us with an extra beer ...in a cup to take into the music venue side.

Tags: Live Music
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We came to The Sinclair specifically because the band Spafford was performing there.
We came in early to try out the dining experience at The Sinclair and we were very pleased with the ease of reserving seating and the efficiency in seating us upon arrival.
The food was delicious, the wait staff was very professional and accommodating. We will definitely recommend The Sinclair as full evening of dining and entertainment experience. The band Spafford was amazing.
Spafford brought us there for our first Sinclair experience and now we will definitely be recommending The Sinclair to our network of friends and family.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Fun, Live Music, Great Beer, Late-night Find, Great for Outdoor Dining, Pre/post Theatre, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine, People Watching
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

We had a very delicious meal. The halibut was particularly good.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We had fish tacos, sweet corn and the falafel pita. They were all delicious. The fish tacos were a bit spicy but I wanted more. I felt the tacos were a bit overpriced for a small plate, but would order again because they were yummy.

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 (New England)·Dined on September 29, 2017

It had a great and relaxed feel. Very comfortable dining room and outside area. I definitely would return for another meal. The Salmon, Cous Cous plate was delicious as well as the specialty drink that I got (forget the name of it). My husband loved his Burger but couldn't finish it because he got full. Then after dinner we attended the concert that was taken place there that night. We really enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 26, 2017

it was a good meal and good service, nothing special but overall a good experience.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

We came for a concert in their performance space and had a dinner at the Sinclair beforehand. Because it was Saturday night, we weren't able to sit outdoors and had to settle for the noisy dining room. The servers were overwhelmed as you'd expect which slowed down things. We had the Brussels sprouts and tempura mushrooms to start and shared a pork chop. They were all excellent and ample. Will definitely come again but earlier

Tags: Authentic, Live Music, Creative Cuisine
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 (Key West)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had two small plates: the pimento cheese and brussel sprouts, both of which were exceptional twists on old favorites. Also delicious were two homemade pasta entrees - one with stuffed raviolis and the other with lovely flat noodles. Sitting outside on the patio was beautiful in the early evening. Servers were nice, but not very attentive; it took a good 15 minutes to get a second glass of wine delivered.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (New England)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food was okay, but we ordered items that came out incomplete because they forgot to mention they no longer offer them. The server was so incredibly slow without reason since there were only four occupied tables. Overall it was a mediocre experience.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on September 17, 2017

A fun roof deck to sit and eat at but value for the food is what turned me off.

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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Went to the Sinclair for food before seeing a live show. They let you in a side door if you dine there and have tickets to that nights concert, so you get to skip the line. Food was delicious, and cocktails were great.

Tags: Live Music, Special Occasion, Fun, Bar Seating
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·Dined on September 15, 2017

Our server was Sam. He was very attentive, responsive, helpful, knowledgeable, and suggestive.

Tags: Authentic, People Watching, Special Occasion, Fun, Late-night Find, Scenic View, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We went for dinner before performance at the A.R.T. which is close and we wanted patio dining. The roof patio is great, the crowd intergenerational and lively, service was friendly. The food, well, we both had Ceasar Salads which were skimpy and on the low end of average.....But we weren't looking for a great dining experience, just a bite before the theater, so we had fun....

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun
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 (New England)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Ordered their ravioli and duck pasta. Duck pasta was dry and bland with sad bits of duck meat. The ravioli filling was nonexistent, you're pretty much left with thick, doughy pasta skins on your plate. We barely ate our dinner. Manager and server have no care for customer service. Manager offered a free drink card for next visit but scoffed at us when we turned it down. Rude. Why would we ever want to go there again? Pft. Packed the food to go because we didn't want to waste but god, shouldnt have bothered, ended up binning them away anyway. Don't bother going here, there are many other rooftop joints you can try

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·Dined on September 2, 2017

Great food and service. The service was awesome. The food variety was great. We will be back

Tags: Tapas, Quick Bite
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 (New England)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food was surprisingly good. All around excellent experience.

Tags: Live Music, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (New England)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This was a great find! It is almost hidden, so you can easily walk by without noticing it. We were on the 2nd floor and we all liked the food.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

enjoyed the food, drink, and atmosphere - a great place to meet friends

Tags: Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Took a friend from out of town. Everything was fresh and well prepared. Good drink list and beer selection.

Tags: Great Beer, Good for Groups, People Watching, Bar Seating, Vibrant Bar Scene
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