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East Side Bar & Grill

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561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 661-3278
Monday
Closed
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Really good

We walked here from the Hampton Inn (about a mile). The food and service were really good. Prices were good as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
Traveling_Sandy
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Southern California
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74 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Southern California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We walked here from the Hampton Inn (about a mile). The food and service were really good. Prices were good as well.

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Washington, DC
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145 reviews 145 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

We thought that we were in a Godfather movie when we walked in the door! This place has the look and feel of a 1950s Italian restaurant and that's a great warm feeling. Frank Sinatra singing to you and watching you from the walls. The food was typical southern Italian with delicious tomato sauce and full plates. Very good and... More 

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Portland, Maine
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We liked the variety on the menu. We were a little worried that on Friday night it would be packed and no reservations for parties under 5. No issue at all. We were seated and served in no time. Food was very good. And we did walk here from the Marlowe.

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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I always go and order apps and end up full before the food even comes. Shame on me. But i force myself to eat the entree because its really that good. I love salmon and theirs and amazing. My gf Loves the steaktips and we both love the chicken. The meals are resonabely priced, the drinks are delicious and the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Great service and great food. You may have to wait in line for a couple of minutes. It's worth the waiting though.

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Somerville, Massachusetts
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Cozy Italian restaurant with great food. The owner mingles with the patrons and is very pleasant. Great pasta, fish and steak tips. I have been there quite a few times with family and friends .

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Boston, MA
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130 reviews 130 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Located in East Cambridge on Cambridge Street, I had the Eggplant Parmesan which came with a salad. It was good and would have been better if hotter. Came with a fresh, crisp basic salad and was plenty of food for $ 16.95. I will try this Restaurant again. Didn't know what to expect on the inside and was please to... More 

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Coatesville, Indiana
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Easy walk to this restaurant from the Holiday Inn Express. Excellent fettuccine alfredo. Large portions. Didn't care for salad. Also had the haddock and chips and it was very good.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

After a long delayed flight, met up withs a friend who lives near this restaurant. Charmingly quaint neighborhood feel. Food was very very good. We were eating on the late side on a Thursday so restaurant was quiet which we appreciated so we could talk. Fresh rolls were perfectly soft inside with the right crispness on the outside. House salad... More 

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We had dinner here as a last minute decision instead of going back into Boston after a day on the freedom trail. Pork chops were excellent, and my wife had a giant pasta dish. The place was packed. Not too pricey. highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: (617) 661-3278

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Italian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?