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EVOO

4.9
4.9
2134 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
At EVOO we serve eclectic, New American cuisine focusing on sustainable and local ingredients. EVOO is located in the heart of Kendall Square; MIT, Microsoft, Google, Sanofi/Genzyme, Biogen and the Cambridge Innovation Center are just a few of our neighbors. Chef Peter McCarthy's ever changing lunch and dinner menus offer EVOO classics such as our Chinese Box filled with Mustard Glazed Shrimp and Hoisin Braised Beef and our Garlic and Parsley Studded Beef Tenderloin. We even have a roof top garden!

At EVOO, we have three private dining rooms that can accommodate up to 60 guests, or the entire restaurant may be reserved for up to 100 guests. We are available for corporate events, weddings, bridal or baby showers, birthday celebrations or any other special occasions. We also have a great outdoor patio in the nicer months.

We are proud to be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified. We hope to see you soon!

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2 people

7:00 PM


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (617) 661-3866

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter McCarthy

  • Private party facilities

    EVOO offers a variety of private dining spaces perfect for parties from 15 to 150. Our LEED Gold certified space is ideal for business dinners and personal social events, including weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: (617) 661-3866

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Broad Canal

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at a reduced rate after 4:00 pm in the Kendall Square South Garage located in our building. To be eligible for the reduced rate, please see the host to have your ticked validated. Street parking is also available (meters until 8:00 pm).

  • Public transit

    Red Line - Kendall Square

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,134 people are saying

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4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 5Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Boston / New England

    Fit for Foodies

  • Boston / New England

    Contemporary American

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    Best Overall

  • Boston

    Best Food

  • Boston

    Best Value

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  1. s

    synapse

    New England

    91 reviews

    4.0

    91 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We have dinned in at Evoo a few times before the pandemic. We learned that finally they are open for business on Friday evenings, so we tried it for the first time in a few years. The foods were very good and very creative, such as shiso leaves and miso vinaigrette dressing on the salad. Unfortunately, the service did not come up to that level. The service used to be very good too. The shortage of waitpersons definitely affects it.
  2. AB

    AlexB

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EVOO remains a remarkable restaurant. It’s food has quietly evolved over its years, never feeling like they’ve tossed one menu to retool and offer another. Yet, it is clear that newer tastes have been embraced, newer ingredients joining the reliable older one. It’s old easily coexists with the new. In fact last night we had two dishes that exemplify this—a Chinese box, one of the oldest items on the menu and the very newest, a wonderful smoked pork dish called a “pig steak.” The service was its usual stellar self, warm but efficient. The wine suggestions wise. The atmosphere both sophisticated and warm. It is unusual for a high-end Boston restaurant to maintain its quality and freshness after this many years. Here’s wishing the McCarthys and their long-term staff many more. We will we be there as long as they are.
  3. P

    Pamela

    New England

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wonderful, thanks for a special evening. We'll be back.
  4. SC

    SemiColon

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Evo is one of our favorite restaurants in the Boston area. It also has a parking garage downstairs, making a visit relatively stress-free.
  5. LK

    LoriK

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding. Everything- food, ambiance, service- was spot on. Love EVOO.
  6. C

    Curt

    New England

    70 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    70 reviews

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This beautiful restaurant offers many excellent dining spaces and superb food creations. Explore their unique menu!
  7. T

    Theatrewonk

    New England

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, as always. We ate outdoors, in a nice shady spot. The service was excellent—friendly and responsive. A favorite place.
  8. MO

    MetalOx

    New England

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb food and service! So happy to see that they’ve reopened after the pandemic. We will definitely are looking forward to going back.
  9. a

    actonma

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Miss the breadsticks but glad Evoo is back, even if only 4 nights a week.
  10. M

    Mark

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Consistent Kendall Sq "locavore" restaurant, features some original dishes that are excellent and often creatively combine different cuisines. Convenient as a post-kayak rental recharging station.
  11. PA

    PAS2539

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EVOO never disappoints. The fried oysters were delicious. Hot, tender, great taste. Dan is always your best choice to steer you to the wine for you. Such an enjoyable night. Great to be back!!
  12. N

    Nicespot

    New England

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant - old style Cambridge - with a limited menu that was excellent for us - 2 old friends getting together. It's pretty fancy - so expect to pay $70 / pp or so for a starter and a main. Later on a Thursday night the restaurant was about 70 % full and had a buzz but wasn't too loud. I had the duck which was crispy and well cooked; my friend had semolina gnocchi which looked good although he felt the sauce was too sweet for him - he prefers more savory. The big hit for me of the dinner was the fried oysters - tender inside their cornbread casing, served on a bed of mango salad - really nice.
  13. P

    Pamela

    New England

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit. Will go again - nice place for a special night out. Service was excellent. Thank you
  14. j

    jemangebien

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great celebratory dinner at EVOO. The food was delectable and the service was great. Strongly appreciated that they tracked my dad down to let him know he'd tipped twice by accident.
  15. E

    Elvis66

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great service, attentive and delicious food...can't go wrong here
  16. JB

    JBEXP1

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    every aspect was well executed. Off menu requests were accommodated Food was fresh, tasty and nicely presented. People were fun and helpful.
  17. J

    Jerry158

    New England

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First Time at Evoo. I don't know how I ever missed this gem of a restaurant. Great food, attentive and friendly staff. Beautifully presented food. I cant wait to go back!
  18. M

    Mark

    New England

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a locavore restaurant that relies on a limited menu. Nevertheless, the carefully selected short list of items includes a broad range of choices for appetizers and entrees. The dishes not only represent a wide range of cuisines, they typically start with well-known dishes specific to a particular cuisine, then vary the standard recipes ans presentations to reflect a dish unique to the restaurant. Many of the main choices have been offered for years, although some changes have been made as more experience was gained from customer comments. EVOOs just reopened, but has managed to do so remarkably well given all the current supply and staffing challenges. Welcome back!
  19. P

    Pressboy

    New England

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first visit to a restaurant since Covid began two years ago. It was a real treat.
  20. MB

    MichaelB

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I and my group of 5 colleagues enjoyed ourselves immensely at our dinner last night. The service was attentive, pleasant, informative. The food was terrific and came reasonably quickly. The table where we were seated was quiet and comfortable. All in all a great experience.
  21. m

    maureenb

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food always! So glad you are open again.
  22. PA

    PAS2539

    New England

    61 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Glad to be back at EVOO. Food and service were excellent as usual. Shared the beef tartar. I had the scrumptious fried oysters on a bed of diced apples. My mouth waters just remembering. My husband had the EVOO burger with the chef’s fantastic coleslaw. No room for dessert. Try their new Malbec and Pino grisio on their wine menu. Real finds.
  23. SA

    SamA

    Austin

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We missed EVOO, it us great to see you are open again! Hopefully, you will open soon for weekends as well.
  24. AB

    AlexB

    New England

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After a two-year hiatus, EVOO reopened last night as though it had never been away. The food was its usual outstanding and creative fare, chef Peter McCarthy offering old standbys and new creations, all as good as ever. The service has always been both professional and warm. It is so great to have EVOO back on the scene, doing again what they have done so amazingly well for years. Neither the passage of time or even a two-year break have robbed the restaurant of its freshness and its contemporary feel.
  25. HR

    HeleneR

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EVOO has been a family favorite since it opened. We were fortunate to attend their reopening after a two year absence. It was as if no time had passed. The food, service and over all wonderful feeling that makes EVOO our favorite place for special occasions and a lovely night out.
  26. JD

    JimmyD

    New England

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After 2 years of being closed, it was wonderful to be able to dine at EVOO once again, as it re-opened tonight. Great food and great service. A fabulous evening.
  27. LO

    LouiseO

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service at this restaurant is incredible. The meals that are created are absolutely delicious. The presentation of each meal is done so professionally! We will see you again soon!
  28. B

    Bos2288

    New England

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    After the long pandemic shutdown, EVOO is back and executing at a high level. The food was fresh and reflected the creative preparations that have been the restaurants hallmark for more than 20 years. Service was as always attentive and friendly. Great to have EVOO back. Highly recommended.
  29. MD

    MDubs

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 10, 2020

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The server was attentive but failed to mention the charge for flat water ($5/carafe). I didn't see this on the menu (nor on the online menu), so it would be good to mention for future patrons. Also, the chicken sausage sandwich did not taste good at all; very weird flavor combination. The ketchup for the fries is made in-house, but it's too sweet. The dessert was good.
  30. WH

    WladimirH

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2020

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    enjoyable place, fast service, nice food, good location
  31. JJ

    JoeJo

    Tampa

    26 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2020

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Setting is nice, service was good, food was so-so. Nothing exciting, outstanding nor bad. It was an OK place, but would not return except for their exceptional cocktails.
  32. TR

    TamikaR

    New England

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice place staff superb food. My friends and I enjoyed everything.
  33. L

    Lauren

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 4, 2020

    overall4food4service2ambience3
    Waitress was very slow to pop by
  34. ES

    EricS

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Sat at a hightop right next to the kitchen early in the evening so got to yak with chef McCarthy. Wonderful guy and food was terrific. Duck sausage the best sausage I've ever tasted!!
  35. KC

    KarenC

    New England

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Food was very good! Some of us had the three course dinner. We thought that they were good value. The desert was good.
  36. EV

    EVOOfan

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    menu that is interesting and variable, food is delicious and has neat presentation, and setting is comfortable-it is a treat to be here
  37. CH

    ClaireH

    New England

    9 reviews

    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    I don't know how to characterize the style of food here and I'm not sure the owners do either. Odd is a word I'd use. For example, the carrot soup appetizer had 2 turkey meatballs plunked there in the middle. Why? What did they add to the whole? My sous vides chicken had an asian brown sauce on it complemented by a slaw and accompanied by a gluey slightly sweet tamale. I did not finish. My dining partner ordered a "box" which was a combo of chicken, shortrib beef, slaw, brown rice, sauce, piled into a Chinese food takeout box and turned upsidedown on the plate. The apple crisp was soggy and tasted as if it might have been made in days previous and then reheated in the microwave.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Everything was good. It’s just that the time period between each course could be kind of long.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Valentine’s Day - service was just okay - we waited a long time for our meal
  40. HS

    HungryScotsmanQPR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Valentine’s Prix Fixe with wine pairings. Delicious, sweet, and quiet enough for romantic talk. Met the owners: Authentic, down to earth, and projected real interest and care. Waitstaff has plenty of “veterans,” indicating a good employer (our waiter was coming up in 10 years). Food was delicious: “boozy raisins,” “last year’s cherries soaked in wine,” some really intense and sometimes delicate flavors punctuating the, *literally*, tenderest roast beef we’ve ever had. Very high quality-price ratio—the Scot is well pleased.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

EVOO is rated 4.9 stars by 2134 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Google Map for EVOO

350 3rd Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broad Canal

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Parking is available at a reduced rate after 4:00 pm in the Kendall Square South Garage located in our building. To be eligible for the reduced rate, please see the host to have your ticked validated. Street parking is also available (meters until 8:00 pm).

  • Public transit

    Red Line - Kendall Square

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter McCarthy

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (617) 661-3866

  • Private party facilities

    EVOO offers a variety of private dining spaces perfect for parties from 15 to 150. Our LEED Gold certified space is ideal for business dinners and personal social events, including weddings, bridal showers, baby showers, birthday parties and anniversary celebrations.

  • Private party contact

    Events Team: (617) 661-3866

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