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Hungry Mother

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233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141 (Binney St.)
Hungry Mother is a 10 minute walk from the Kendall-MIT redline stop. Walk through Marriott hotel, turn left on Broadway, cross railroad tracks, bear right on Hampshire St., turn right on Cardinal Medeiros Ave. The restaurant is at the end of the block on the left.
+1 617-499-0090
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Fantastic Meal- Will be Missed

When I heard Hungry Mother would close, had to get a reservation for one more meal. It was a good evening with great food and so was not disappointed. Is Hungey Mother the best place I have been? The ambiance as others have stated isn't the best nor is the service. It's pretty good, but something... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was take as a guest by a former classmate in Cambridge who is from Singapore as he had heard about this gourmet restaurant. The place is tiny - a converted single family home at the corner of a residential street. The bar area near the door is also tiny and tables are crammed together. The menus are stylish and... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Visited as a couple for dinner. Hungry Mother is around Kendall Square and reasonable walking distance from MIT. The area is populated with a fair number of corporate and residential space but otherwise fairly quiet save for Hungry Mother and a couple other bars/restaurants in the area. The restaurant itself appears like a tiny cornershop but spans two floors and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

When I heard Hungry Mother would close, had to get a reservation for one more meal. It was a good evening with great food and so was not disappointed. Is Hungey Mother the best place I have been? The ambiance as others have stated isn't the best nor is the service. It's pretty good, but something is missing. But the... More 

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Belchertown, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It is really, really warm inside on hot days. The food is fantastic and they have discounted parking. I highly recommend going on a cooler day because on the warm days you will sweat. That is the only reason this keeps this review from 5 stars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

Food was delicious and quite original. Service was ok, although quite slow on the wine (three times). BUT it is not a cozy place, tables are made of ugly pine wood and too close together, chairs are average, light needs to improve and the overall decor is rather basic. A shame but easy to take care of since they do... More 

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Abilene, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

I had heard from my foodie friends that was THE place for haute cuisine in Boston. The venue is tiny - the tables are elbow to elbow. We were placed just outside the kitchen - the bustle throughout the meal was very distracting (we must have looked like the out-of-staters we were and did not rate a more intimate setting).... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Went here by chance, ended up having a spectacular meal!! We split a second course dish of fried oysters, so many different delicious flavors, little spicy, salty and sweet bread underneath. I had a filet and my husband had fish (a type of fish I've never heard of, they waitress said they have fish overnighted from the South) which were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 via mobile

We came here with our friends to celebrate their anniversary and called the restaurant ahead of time because of some food allergies. The restaurant was very accommodating and assured us that they could change things around on the menu, which they did. Our party of four all got the prix fix menu and you might think for a nice place... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Hungry Mother is located in Cambridge and has a very limited and eclectic menu. They have a tasting menu (3 courses for a set price - I think it was about $65pp). We got the deviled eggs which came with only one egg and a ham spread and bread. It was pretty good. I got a white fish which was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

unusual cuisine for Bostonians. Interesting combinations, good wine list. Excellent service. The restaurant was small and cozy, especially given nasty weather outside. Proximity of parking ~ 50 yards was certainly a plus

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Additional Information about Hungry Mother

Address: 233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone Number: +1 617-499-0090
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 34 - 60
Cuisine: American

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 233 Cardinal Medeiros Ave, Cambridge, MA 02141
    (Binney St.)
  • Public Transportation: Hungry Mother is a 10 minute walk from the Kendall-MIT redline stop. Walk through Marriott hotel, turn left on Broadway, cross railroad tracks, bear right on Hampshire St., turn right on Cardinal Medeiros Ave. The restaurant is at the end of the block on the left.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-499-0090

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 34 - 60
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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