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Café Artscience

4.4
4.4
424 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary French
Our fresh meat, fish, fruits, vegetables, and dairy products come from small local farms committed to regenerative agriculture.
We serve 100% grass-fed beef and pasture-raised chicken raised by highly-principled farmers in New England and New York. Our fish are caught wild and on lines, by New England fishermen on small boats. Our fresh vegetables and fruits are seasonal and come from small local farms committed to rebuilding soil health by permaculture and organic farming practices.

Our chef, Nadia Michaud, has led culinary programs in restaurants from Paris to Athens.

At Senses we believe that for the future of food to be good for us, and good for the planet, it will need to be accessible, affordable, and finally so sensorially beautiful, that it is irresistible.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dining Room: Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm Monday through Friday Dinner: 5:00am - 10:00pm Monday Through Saturday Closed Sunday Bar: 11 :30 AM - 12:00 AM Monday Through Friday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday Closed Sunday

  • Phone number

    (857) 999-2193

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Nadia Michaud

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting an intimate dinner party, lively reception, or corporate luncheon, Cafe ArtScience provides a beautiful and versatile space for your next event. We look forward to hosting you! For inquiries, please reach out to our Events Manager Mallory Bazinet at mallory@cafeartscience.com.

  • Private party contact

    mallory@cafeartscience.com, Mallory Bazinet: (844) 298-7996

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Linskey Way

  • Parking details

    Monday through Friday validation ONLY AFTER 4PM, $2 per hour for Three Hours<br /><br />Saturday Validation $2 For Three Hours.<br /><br />Parking lot entrance is located on Linksey Way between 3rd st. and 2nd st.

  • Public transit

    Kendall Square Station, Cambridge, Red Line.<br />Bus Lines<br />64-Oak Sq-University Park, Cambridge or Kendall/MIT Via North Beacon St<br />68-Harvard/Holyoke Gate-Kendall/MIT Via Braodway<br />85-Spring Hill-Kendall/MIT Via Summer St & Union Sq<br />CT2-Sullivan Station-Ruggles Station Via Kendall/MIT<br /><br />

  • Entertainment

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 424 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    42 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Our waiter was one of the most unprofessional, rude members of a wait staff we had ever encountered--then we realized--the last bad experience we had in MA--he had been our waiter as well. (A restaurant in the North End!) Our appetite was already ruined by the waiter's condescending attitude, we then saw a mouse run across the dining room floor. That was it for us--we departed.
  2. V

    Vanesa

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing. Service exceptional! I am allergic to onions and usually I can't get many dishes from the menu. I could get what I wanted and it was delicious.
  3. ES

    EllenS

    Charlotte

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful lunch!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2019

    overall3food4service5ambience2
    There are many things I like about Cafe Artscience. The service was impeccable, the food and drinks delicious, but the ambiance really undermined my overall experience. The space was lit too bright with white lights. Not sure if this is a scientific laboratory-like theme it is trying to pursue, but it is just not right for a restaurant. It took away the coziness and intimate feeling it could have created with dimmer, more subtle lighting. While food was great, I guessed I came in with a higher expectation for experimental culinary science, which was not apparent in any dishes.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2019

    overall2food4service1ambience1
    My husband and I came in to celebrate our anniversary and was looking forward to a unique experience. The moment we walked in we felt as if we were a bother and inconvenience to be there. Not one person greeted us as we stood at the bar and four employees were talking between themselves. When finally approached we were told the bar was rented for an event and couldn't be there. We informed them we has a reservation but no one was at the desk to assist with that. The shuffled us at a table dropped off menus and no one came back for quite someone time. no explication of the menu no concern at all about our experience. Long story short we were constantly reminded of the big party and how important they were, when they were ordering, what they were doing, because our experience had to be based on theirs and we felt very unwelcome and uncomfortable. . After spending $300 on dinner we were left feeling disappointed and quite turned off how we were treated.
  6. ZR

    ZachR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2019

    overall2food3service4ambience2
    Dead on a Thursday night. Muzak. $34 chicken. Nice waiter. Not worth the price.
  7. G

    Greifenklau

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    One of my favorite Kendall Square restaurants I highly recommend the burger.
  8. PO

    PurveyorOfDelights

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Attractive space, good service, food wasn't inspiring but it was good. The restaurant has it's place to visit but not a go to spot for me.
  9. M

    Martin

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Innovative cocktails.
  10. GL

    GeekyLatin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    It was great, my wife was super happy. Perfect place for a foodie. Exotic drinks and great tasting food. the bar was missing some basic alcohol options. The cost was high $300 range for a party of 2. The proportions ware bistro small ( i guess is expected ) ambiace great. I'll would go back to try new food crations. Thank you.
  11. VG

    VanessaG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic service and cocktails were amazing! The seasonal food was really well done, just wish they had a bigger menu! Such a cool experience, would definitely recommend!
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2019

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    This was a huge culinary disappointment. Maybe because the expectations were too high after reading several good reviews. I had the "Heart of Ribeye" and didn't see any more science in the dish than the one I would find in any other restaurant. The cocktails are definitely average. Too much alcohol kills the overall flavour. Definitely overpriced.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Second time I go, as usual great staff and great food. Was a birthday dinner and they brought a desert. Overall I’m very happy with the experience and surely will recommend and visit again.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband recently got promoted and we celebrated at Cafe Artscience. When I had booked the reservation, I had asked for two of the most popular drinks to start the night off. They prepared the drinks and were very accommodating throughout the entire night. We will definitely be coming back and highly recommend this restaurant!
  15. G

    Greifenklau

    New England

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    This has become one of our favorite lunchtime spots. The food is always excellent, the tables aren't crowded together, and it is quiet enough for conversation. The menu is innovative.
  16. C

    Cambridgeveggie

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We chose Cafe Artscience for our 25th wedding anniversary having stumbled upon it during a walk this spring. It looked elegant so we booked it. It seems like an unrecognized gem in Cambridge. We were happy that it was not packed at 7pm but feel that somehow the Cambridge foodies are missing out. The food was surprising, interesting and delicious. The background music much more interesting than other restaurants. And, of course, the art installations were compelling. As pesco-vegetarians we did just fine with the menu. We'll be back. And we suggest that anyone having difficulty getting a reservation in the more "famous" Cambridge eateries, book Cafe Artscience. It's good!
  17. KD

    KenD

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Interesting and inventive creations. Very tasty. Far from your standard fare, but pleasing to the pallette! A bit pricey, but great for sampling and sharing. Come here for a culinary adventure in a neo-modern environment.
  18. N

    Nipi

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sat at the bar for drinks, had some snacks. The service was wonderful! Attentive and funny bartender, made up drinks that were not on the menu to accommodate our requests. The food we had was delicious as well. Would definitely come here again!
  19. GA

    GAlvin

    New England

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2019

    overall2food1service4ambience3
    I had wanted to go to this restaurant for some time and had seen good reviews. I was disappointed. I ordered the lamb for dinner. The meal came out looking lovely but the lamb was the driest, stringiest piece of meat I have ever had. It looked and tasted as if it had been made several days ago and reheated several times in a microwave. I will not be going back. The lone exception was the service. The waitstaff was very nice, attentive and efficient.
  20. t

    tsvetelinab

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely delicious . Great craft cocktails and delicious and well presented dishes.
  21. ID

    IrinaD

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, friendly atmosphere
  22. S

    Stephen

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    Overpriced, very small portions that are more art and science than food. Food is visually pretty and interesting, but not that tasty.
  23. AL

    ALTL

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unbelievable. By far the most incredible culinary and dining experience I’ve had all year. Kudos to both the executive chef and the pastry chef for their imaginative cuisine. Thank you for providing us with such a unique dining experience!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went here for Mother’s Day special and everyone in my party was super impressed - with everything! The service was patient and thorough; the food was delicious though a little pricey (an extra basket of starter pastries was $10); the cocktails were quite tasty; the ambiance was beautiful, making the rainy day way more palatable.
  25. M

    M2awghypo1

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    overall1food1service1ambience2
    Food really tasted aweful and even though presentation is nice spending 120$ in a bad meal not worth it Waiter didn’t know what vegetarian is kept giving to my son dishes that had fish octopus
  26. b

    brownbocaraton

    Baltimore

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Extraordinarily fine cuisine served with care and special attention. The craft cocktails menu was very creative, with something new and different for any discriminating palate. Seasonal ingredients perfectly prepared in appropriate portion sizes. A must visit in Cambridge.
  27. m

    mbos

    New England

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very nice space and the concept, but food was quite disappointing. I am willing to give them another try though
  28. L

    Lorelai

    New England

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    To be completely honest, the experience left me confused; I am not able to say if I liked it or not... The restaurant is a beautiful modern space, calm, and you will find the service very friendly and attentive if you need some help... About the food, I liked my four courses menu, except for the foie gras pancake which is uninteresting for my taste and too pricey for what it is... But I possibly need to understand the chef cooking concept and personally, I‘ll return another time at this place, (maybe with the menu still on the table all along the experience this time), to make my opinion more clear... One sure thing: it challenges me!
  29. ZB

    ZoeyBoston

    New England

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    I thought the food lacked flavor. Beautifully presented but left disappointed.
  30. CS

    CarolineS

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 26, 2019

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    The house cocktails are uniformly excellent, all fresh variations on classic cocktail themes, playful and with savoring. Attentive and friendly staff. The meal was sadly hit or miss, with some dishes confounding expectations without a corresponding payoff or main ingredients feeling water or ignored alongside very appealing accompaniments. Some interesting ideas but it never came together as a coherent meal, but also not a small plate or tasting menu. From a previous experience my recommendation would be to enjoy the cocktails and more straight forward bar menu.
  32. SB

    SusanB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only complaint was that we were too full at the end. SO GOOD!!! Thank you! We will be back next week table of 10.
  33. n

    nsfw

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2019

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and ambience were excellent, but the quality of service left much to be desired. While the staff was pleasant they seemed stretched and were MIA for long stretches. Perhaps they were understaffed that day. Drinks took forever to get to us...having been there in the past, I hope this is an anomaly
  34. P

    Pearl

    Tampa

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a mother-daughter night out and we had a wonderful time. The service was impeccable. The food menu was quite a departure from American foods. Love their menus! So very artistically done especially the cocktails named after animals. We loved and enjoyed all the courses we ordered: Jonah Crab Day Boat Scallops and Quail & Halibut. And, the desserts: Scotch and Birch and Grapefruit Entremét were divine! The check was quite a bit more than we were used to. Clearly. Yet, it was worth it for both of us. We'll definitely return for more! Hopefully soon.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, went with a group of 6 and everyone enjoyed their dishes. We had wonderful service! And fun drinks! Will definitely go back!
  36. F

    Francis

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Cafe Artscience is awesome. Great food & drinks and the service was excellent.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Day Boat Scallops were delicious! Cafe Artscience brings a wonderful definition to the future of food.
  38. J

    Jake

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing cocktails. Awesome space. Good food. Great cheese.
  39. D

    Dlivermore

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Thoroughly enjoyed the meal -- from cocktails through to the desert. A bit higher price than anticipated but a very worthwhile experience. Give it a shot!
  40. VD

    VegDiner

    New England

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2019

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Food was outstanding. Everything we were hoping for. Glad there was a vegetarian tasting menu!

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Café Artscience is rated 4.4 stars by 424 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Linskey Way

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dining Room: Lunch: 11:30am - 2:00pm Monday through Friday Dinner: 5:00am - 10:00pm Monday Through Saturday Closed Sunday Bar: 11 :30 AM - 12:00 AM Monday Through Friday 5:00 PM - 12:00 AM Saturday Closed Sunday

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary French, Farm-to-table, Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Monday through Friday validation ONLY AFTER 4PM, $2 per hour for Three Hours<br /><br />Saturday Validation $2 For Three Hours.<br /><br />Parking lot entrance is located on Linksey Way between 3rd st. and 2nd st.

  • Public transit

    Kendall Square Station, Cambridge, Red Line.Bus Lines64-Oak Sq-University Park, Cambridge or Kendall/MIT Via North Beacon St68-Harvard/Holyoke Gate-Kendall/MIT Via Braodway85-Spring Hill-Kendall/MIT Via Summer St & Union SqCT2-Sullivan Station-Ruggles Station Via Kendall/MIT

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Nadia Michaud

  • Entertainment

    None

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (857) 999-2193

  • Private party facilities

    Whether hosting an intimate dinner party, lively reception, or corporate luncheon, Cafe ArtScience provides a beautiful and versatile space for your next event. We look forward to hosting you! For inquiries, please reach out to our Events Manager Mallory Bazinet at mallory@cafeartscience.com.

  • Private party contact

    mallory@cafeartscience.com, Mallory Bazinet: (844) 298-7996

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