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East Side Bar & Grill

561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 661-3278
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Ranked #2 of 541 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
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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Wycombe, null, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

My family and I enjoyed a very nice meal here. Our hotel was within walking distance of this restaurant and we chose it because of good recommendations on TripAdvisor. Good food, large portions, good beer.

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St. John's, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

we were greeted warmly as we entered this restaurant and that set the tone for the whole evening. This is a friendly neighbourhood restaurant with great food and excellent staff. A fun place to be. We were visiting for our daughter's convocation and this was very close to the Holiday Inn Express where we were staying. we would have returned... More

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Barnard, Vermont
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Great food, very friendly and attentive waitstaff, laid back atmosphere, kid friendly, what more could you possibly ask for in a neighborhood restaurant? We came here after my daughter's graduation and were promptly seated at our reservation time and had a great evening! The background music was awesome. A perfect night out in Boston! Thank you East Side for a... More

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Columbia, Missouri
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Excellent food and atmosphere. I had ziti noodles with bolognese sauce. It was amazing. Probably enough for 3 meals.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We found East Side Bar & Grill after numerous restaurant searches and we're glad we did. You walk up not expecting much but what a gem when you walk inside...a great atmosphere and even better food. We had the Steak Tips, totally worth it!

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