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The Black Sheep Restaurant At The Kendall Hotel

294 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Fit for Foodies

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Situated in the lobby of the historic Kendall Hotel, the Black Sheep Restaurant is dedicated to the building’s past as a Victorian firehouse and to fine dining in Cambridge, Mass. The firefighters of Engine 7 considered themselves the “black sheep” of the Cambridge Fire Department, and the Kendall honors their memory with our restaurant. The menu offers daily selections created by our chef using organic and locally grown produce. Our cozy dining room creates a welcoming atmosphere, with a menu offering both classic and innovative American home-style cooking. Our philosophy is simple: purchase the finest and freshest ingredients and let the food absorb them. We offer a full bar and specialize in a selection of locally brewed beers and selected wines from wineries around the United States.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary American
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Phone number
(617) 577-1300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
The Kendall Hotel has two private meeting rooms for your business or social event. The Engine 7 room is a private but comfortable setting for small groups and informal meetings. Our larger private dining room, the Americana, is also available for formal dining events or cocktail-style parties.
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Private party contact
Brenda Anderson: (617) 577-1300
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Leknug (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

LOVE the Black Sheep and you will too! And the hotel is like none other. Perfect place to check out if you are visiting the area or if you're a local. Highly recommended!!

OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2017

Love the food here. Delicious soups, salads and sandwiches. Nice outdoor patio seating. My favorites are the grilled cheese sandwich and the kendall salad. Their homemade potato chips and salad dressings are scrumptious. Nice place for a relaxing lunch.

Deborah12 (New England)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2017

I happen to love this restaurant. I brought some of my team members the other night for dinner. All exclaimed how delicious everything was. We loved the ambience and we were able to have a nice conversation without a lot of noise. The service fine. We felt a bit rushed by the server even though I had said after she brought us our bottle of wine, that we needed to enjoy our wine for a bit before ordering. In any event, the food was wonderful and the wine a Pinot Gris a favorite!
Thank you.

OpenTable Diner (Indiana)
5.0  Dined on June 8, 2017

Santos and his team did a nice job of supporting our celebration.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 26, 2017

I've been waiting YEARS to visit The Black Sheep, and I was not let down! Small (but good variety) menu of delicious fresh, local, New England comfort food.

Service was phenomenal! Everyone was pleasant, attentive, and prompt. I can't wait to go back!!!

Elliot (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

We had a party of 6 for a graduation. 22-62 age... Food was truly excellent in quality, quantity, and taste. Everyone enjoyed their meal. We each had starter/appetizer, Entree, then split dessert. We ate in the front dining room. Waitress and servers were all attentive and polite.

vipOpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 16, 2017

As usual, the staff was friendly and attentive. Although the menu is limited, it is tasty and consistently good.

MiguelS (New England)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

We have stayed at the Kendall many times, but this is the first time we have eaten at the Black Sheep. We will definitely go back whenever we are in Cambridge. The staff at the hotel and the restaurant are excellent. The client is clearly their priority. Both our meals were excellent.

vipNJoy (New England)
5.0  Dined on April 18, 2017

We had a lovely time at this adorable restaurant in Cambridge!
Thank you for a very enjoyable experience all around!

OpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

Fabulous little restaurant with great food and service. Loved the outdoor patio.