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East Side Bar & Grill

561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 661-3278
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Ranked #1 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Great place with excellent food. Very good service from friendly staff and all at reasonable prices. Only downside was the huge size of the portions, but this is the USA!

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Don’t let the full sized picture of Frank Sinatra in the doorway scare you off. You will find fantastic food with an Italian tilt at the East Side Grill. The menu is extensive, from giant 18" thin crust pizzas to pasta dishes, seafood platters and their award winning ribs. Our favorites include a long list, but you can’t go wrong... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We here on 8/19 for a late bite. The hotel we were staying recommended it. Service - Excellent. They were very friendly, answered questions and kept our glasses full. Food We ordered: Clam chowder - Great taste but had too many potatoes for my taste. Maybe it was because it was close to 10 pm. Traditional Calamari - Fresh Meatballs... More

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Locust Grove, Georgia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We sought out East Side Bar & Grill during our trip to Boston last week based on their Trip Advisor ranking -- and it did not disappoint. It is definitely outside of the tourist area but that's not necessarily a bad thing. The menu had something for all of us. My husband loves BBQ so he ordered the ribs (a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I never thought I would find ribs this good in Cambridge! All of our food was excellent. Atmosphere was great and all of the staff was very nice! The owner even called us a cab to the front door. Don't miss this place....

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

On the strength of these reviews we tried the restaurant tonight. We thought the food excellent - they clearly have a good chef. Service from Dan and others was relaxed friendly and attentive. Excellent value. Buzzing with people, including many obvious regulars, but we didn't have to wait.

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London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We love it. Great food, welcoming servers. Really funky, cool setting. Parking across the street for small charge. Recommend it.

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Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We went for a late Sunday dinner with no reservation and were seated in five minutes. We came here 18 months ago and had the same waiter. My wife and I ordered the same meal we did the last time and frankly I'd do it again the next time I'm in Boston. The service is great; the place is clearly... More

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We decided to try this place after reading the reviews and realizing that it was an easy 5 minute walk from our hotel (Holiday Inn Express and Suites). We were warmly welcomed upon arrival, in fact, service was first rate the entire time we were there. The food was excellent and the portions were very generous. I decided to try... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

We decided to try this restaurant after reading the other reviews. We drove from Niagra to Cambridge and stayed at the Hampton Inn. The restaurant was only .4 miles from the hotel, an easy walk after sitting in the car all day. As other reviewers said, we felt welcomed as soon as we walked in. The fried mozzarella with marinara... More

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