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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 5
    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
Good! Just as advertised

Went based on all the good reviews by other ta people. Enjoyed very much. They don't take reservations for less than 5 people so we went early. The clam chowder was great. We also tried the stuffed quahog as I had never heard of it. It was good especially with lemon and Tabasco. My wife had the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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st. louis, missouri
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st. louis, missouri
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121 reviews 121 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Went based on all the good reviews by other ta people. Enjoyed very much. They don't take reservations for less than 5 people so we went early. The clam chowder was great. We also tried the stuffed quahog as I had never heard of it. It was good especially with lemon and Tabasco. My wife had the pork chop and... More 

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Reinach, Switzerland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Being the closest Italian restaurant to my hotel with highly positive reviews I had to try it out. Good choice. The restaurant are rightly proud of their awards. The clam chowder was particularly rich, creamy & well populated by clams. The Greek salad -all fresh & really delicous olives. After the seafood main cooked in a tomato based broth was... More 

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176 reviews 176 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This place is great! We walked in at 7:30 on a weeknight and found a seat in the bar area right away. We were quickly greeted by a super friendly, funny waitress named Dee Dee. ( Sorry if I'm spelling her name wrong but she'll understand if she reads this and sees that bigthicket wrote it) She gave us awesome... More 

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toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Looking for evening meal in East Cambridge on a Sunday evening. Friendly relaxed place with attentive staff. Splurged on crab cakes and a beer. Well satisfied.

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jacksonville
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Having arrived in Cambridge I wasn't sure if I wanted seafood or Italian. So I had both. The swordfish steak was perfectly broiled and the portion was large! The side dish of ravioli was very good also. My meal also came with a salad which was fresh and plentiful. My guests had mussels and calamari. Both again were excellent. The... More 

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Mishawaka
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Within walking distance from our hotel and highly recommended by the front desk, what a great restaurant. Everyone was so friendly, excellent service, and the food was fantastic. You will not be disappointed in any way, shape, or form!

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Lewiston, Maine
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We were in walking distance of Cambridge St. @ the Hampton Inn our first night in town and decided to just grab a bite to eat and a few drinks in Cambridge. I am so glad we did! The service was flawless...and by "flawless" I mean the server knew WHEN to bring the drinks, apps, salad, entrée which I EXPECT... More 

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Potomac, Maryland
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268 reviews 268 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Was in town on business, staying at the brand new Fairfield Inn a few blocks away. One of the hotel staff recommended this place, so decided to try it. Great restaurant! First good sign: the place was packed with locals (empty restaurants are a bad sign). The food is good and plentiful sized portions. Price is fair and reasonable.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A must go !! Best steak tips ever. The pizza is excellent too. Owner very personable who takes pride in his food. You won't be disappointed.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been searching for 10 years for a romantic, fun, delicious, welcoming, friendly italian restaurant. This place has it all, I cannot recommend it highly enough. The wait staff is so friendly and professional you can almost forget you're in Boston. Stunning service, cozy dining room and I'm still dreaming about the eggplant parmigiana I had. If you're a... More 

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