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East Side Bar & Grill

561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 661-3278
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Ranked #4 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Washington, DC
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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119 reviews 119 reviews
99 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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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
41 reviews 41 reviews
15 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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Dayton, Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Stayed at the Holiday Inn Express, Cambridge and this restaurant is within easy walking distance. Was greeted warmly and seated promptly. The service and food was wonderful and the owner very gracious.

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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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