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Neighborhood Restaurant

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American, European, Portuguese
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25 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143-2933
(617) 628-2151
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7:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch

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  • 62
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
It REALLY is a neighborhood place!

The Neighborhood Restaurant is cozy in the winter indoors, but it is particularly pleasant to sit outside during the summer months under the grapevines and eat casually and leisurely. My husband and I have got into the habit of taking our 2 1/2 year old grandson there weekly and he has enjoyed... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
Ellen M
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Somerville, United States
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Somerville, United States
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33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The Neighborhood Restaurant is cozy in the winter indoors, but it is particularly pleasant to sit outside during the summer months under the grapevines and eat casually and leisurely. My husband and I have got into the habit of taking our 2 1/2 year old grandson there weekly and he has enjoyed becoming a regular patron and a part of... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

I went here on a Saturday morning before heading to the farmers market in union square. They offer a typical breakfast menu, but what I liked most that it was simple and they make no attempt at modernizing breakfast. I was not too hungry so they let me order from the kids menu, which I highly appreciate since I hate... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The Neighborhoud Restaurant is a very popular place to eat in the neighborhood of Somerville. You can sit outside at the terrace, which is very nice. The general atomosphere is relaxed and cheerful. The service is also very friendly. However, the food was disappointing: the pancakes were too dry, the coffee without much taste, the juice not fresh. The omelette... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We've been coming for breakfast and brunch since longer ago than I can count, probably 20 years at this point. Outdoor seating is an institution. Worth the wait, bother in outdoor season and indoor season (it's one or the other, once the patio is open all service is out there and the inside tables are closed). But if you hate... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This restaurant is a wonderful spot in Somerville for a weekend brunch. Great eggs/omelettes/etc. The only downside is the very long waits that can snake outside the door, especially on weekend mornings. Worth it, though!

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a great family run place for breakfast. All of the food tastes fresh, pancakes are big and fluffy, portions are large. aEvery table gets a basket of sweet breads/mini muffins. It's like you are eating at a friends house. In the Summer, there is outdoor seating on the patio which is quite literally next to someones house. Hence,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We've been coming to Neighborhood since graduate school... too many years ago to count. Maybe it's the no frills, family-run, legit home cooking that keeps us coming back? There's no doubt about it - Neighborhood has the market cornered on Breakfast in Boston. Every time I go I want to shush the newbies complaining about the wait - enjoy the... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Hot food, good prices, outside seating, what more could you want. Wait staff needs a little help with the pace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Amazing food and the value for money was unreal. Free coffee, lemonade and cake whilst waiting for a table plus free juice and fruit salad/cream of wheat with your breakfast. Portions were huge yet pricing was incredibly reasonable. Can't wait to be back in Boston for this place alone.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I have never been a big fan of breakfast type restaurants. That ALL changed when the Neighborhood Restaurant came to Somerville. I ALMOST don't want to write this review...least the line to secure a table be ever growing. Let me go on record as saying "I HATE CREAM OF WHEAT". But here I chow it down. I have no idea... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143-2933
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: (617) 628-2151

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: American, European, Portuguese
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?