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East Side Bar & Grill

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561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 661-3278
Today
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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  • 70
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Glad for the recommendation

Staying in Cambridge on business and was referred to Easy Side by the hotel. Wonderful service. Would have had a second or third martini if I wasn't driving. Greek salad was great and the pasta was delicious.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Andrea F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Staying in Cambridge on business and was referred to Easy Side by the hotel. Wonderful service. Would have had a second or third martini if I wasn't driving. Greek salad was great and the pasta was delicious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

What a piece of heaven blended into a community! Get there early most nights....people line up early for a seat. We chose to eat at the bar and enjoyed a full menu plus an extensive wine list. Try the fried meatloaf or the baked scallops. Yummy!!

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

After arriving in Cambridge from a long day of travel from the west coast, we asked for a recommendation of a restaurant close by. We were told that East Side Grill was close within walking distance and the food was geat. We wlked in and were worried we wouldn't get a seat. It was a Tuesday night and the place... More 

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rome italy
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Friendly fun staff were more than willing to guide us through the menu, giving us suggestions on food and drink. Amazing seafood, great atmosphere.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Went with family for a graduation dinner. Staff were friendly and well trained. The steak tips, chicken parmesan, blackened chicken pasta, and eggplant parmesan were delicious. Save room for dessert, we had the limoncello cake and it was great. We'll definitely be back when our travels bring us to Cambridge.

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Banbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great food and staff a wide choice I would recommend the steak tips. We visited 3 times on our 9 day stay in Boston. What impressed us most was when 3 visually impaired people arrived. I think it was the proprietor escorted them to the table and then sat down and went through the menu with them. The staff also... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This neighborhood restaurant is truly a hidden gem in the Boston/Cambridge area. It's located in a small storefront in the heart of Cambridge, just a few minutes from downtown Boston and within walking distance of the many hotels around Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University. We had the Rhode Island style calamari for an appetizer and for our main... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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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Additional Information about East Side Bar & Grill

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

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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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