We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Hungry Mother

Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
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
Website
Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Bar scene
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 172 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 45
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Spot!

I went here in November 2014 for my birthday and I was absolutely amazed. We did the 5 course tasting menu, which was a little too much but I ate everything anyway. The service was on point and the food was delicious. Everything was nicely prepared and when it was served it was the perfect... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
Marcela M
,
Watertown, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

172 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Watertown, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I went here in November 2014 for my birthday and I was absolutely amazed. We did the 5 course tasting menu, which was a little too much but I ate everything anyway. The service was on point and the food was delicious. Everything was nicely prepared and when it was served it was the perfect temperature. I would def go... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Naples, Florida
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Small restaurant, you walk by the kitchen to get to tables. Kitchen looked very clean and organized. I had sweetbread appetizer. Very nice. Then I had Pork Shoulder for entree. The dessert was a chocolate terrene. It was outstanding. The service was great and we enjoyed our time there. I had an issue with the pork, but the manager made... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Redwood City, California
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

This is a great place to go for business, with friends or with a date. Beautiful decoration and the food is amazing. The four dish course is so worthy. It is enough to be full. Great choices for each of the dishes and my advice would be to make sure you save space for dessert

Was this review helpful? Yes
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

My husband and I went to Hungry Mother on the spur of the moment last Friday night. We were able to find seats at the bar as we had no reservations for the restaurant. The place was busy on this snowy evening. We ordered the soup and the sausage for appetizer, both delicious. I ordered the half order of the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
boston
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Six of us went to Hungry Mother for a birthday dinner. The ambiance was fun, the service very attentive. The food was variable. A favorite was the skillet cornbread with sorghum butter - we had double helpings of that. The escargot were also very good. The scrapple tried too hard and while tasty, was not authentic and did not compare... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015 via mobile

I brought my husband here for a birthday dinner - we have eaten here multiple times and have always had great food, great service. Before we came in tonight I checked the menu online and saw that they have gone to a four course prix fixe. I also noticed that there seemed to be no dishes (other than dessert) that... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

The service and ambiance were great. But the food was not. My piece of fish in the monkfish chowder was salty and overcooked. The escargot appetizer was just greasy and inedible. The beet salad and duck were both good, but the duck came with an uninspired accompaniment. Not what you expect for the price. Dessert was delicious, but hardly made... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Boston
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

The host was great-- he led us cheerfully to our table. From there, it was basically downhill. We had a late reservation, so decided to order wine by the glass--rather than the bottle--and to split several things rather than gorge. Our waiter was clearly unimpressed with this "light order" and let us know it--he scowled, grunted, and barely acknowledged us.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We had an exceptional meal in "Hungry Mother" while visiting Cambridge from London last year, so we decided to go back. I had been dreaming about the cornbread the entire 2014, and although it was still good, it was not the same as I remembered it, not as moist may be... My main dish was a winged game, I think... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Made reservations for a Saturday night. Sat at a small table upstairs. Had looked at the menu online and was excited to try some vegetarian options. The menu online wasn't updated and there were no vegetarian options on the actual menu. Our waitress said the chef could make gnocchi with vegetables or take the ham out of the shrimp and... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Hungry Mother also viewed

Cambridge, MA
Cambridge, MA
 

Been to Hungry Mother? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hungry Mother staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?