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Craigie on Main

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853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
+1 617-497-5511
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5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 214
    Excellent
  • 78
    Very good
  • 36
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food and service, especially the apps

Our Boston friends took us here when we were there recently. This is a fabulous place. The apps are beyond belief. I had a fried clams with some kind of sauce that were as fresh and tasty as they could be; our friends had mushrooms with sauce and an egg, octopus, and pate. All were extremely good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
annbury
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New York, NY
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
New York, NY
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354 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 213 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Our Boston friends took us here when we were there recently. This is a fabulous place. The apps are beyond belief. I had a fried clams with some kind of sauce that were as fresh and tasty as they could be; our friends had mushrooms with sauce and an egg, octopus, and pate. All were extremely good. The mains took... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Walked in without a reservation (which I don't recommend). They were able to accommodate our party of 4. Staff was helpful at both the bar and in the restaurant with recommendations. Food was excellent. I would definitely return and recommend this restaurant.

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Westford, Massachusetts
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43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

As a thank you gift from my Seattle-based manager, who asked a Boston-based friend about restaurants, I received a $125 gift card to Craigie on Main. While I don't think I'm particularly fussy there isn't anything on the menu that appeals to me. My husband and I got there 10 minutes before opening time at 5:30 so we could sit... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had read all the reviews about this restaurant, but they do not prepare you enough for the experience you receive by dining there! The dishes were to die for, the waiter was amazing (Jesse) and recommended us so well. The fish and pork we had was second to none and so were the desserts! The chocolate mousse with salt... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I posted a lengthy review last year about the restaurant, but it was blocked because I felt that my brother and I both got some food poisoning, probably from the soft-shell crab appetizer. That being said, the rest of the meal was phenomenal, and getting the chef's table seats overlooking the kitchen was a great way to see the work... More 

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Upper Arlington, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

So, this is under the title you get what you pay for.... The price point is a bit higher, but the product is way higher. We had the 6 samplier menu. All of the samples were amazing. The wait staff (this kind of meal took a team) were excellent. The whole product was terriffic.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I have now been to Craigie over a dozen times in the last few years and thought it was time for an update to my review. I have now been here for numerous meals at the bar (my favorite place to grab a seat), brunches (which. as of this writing they are moving to their sister restaurant Kirkland), and a... More 

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Spencer, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

With so many other places in the area, I would highly recommend going elsewhere. Food is decent, but overpriced. Staff is friendly enough, but the place isn't clean and Bertuccis is right around the corner.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I came here with my partner to celebrate his birthday and we had a wonderful experience. The food lives up to its hype. The menu changes slightly on a nightly basis, so I'm not sure if what we ate is offered all the time. The Crispy-Fried Pig's Tails were literally one of the best things I've ever eaten. It felt... More 

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Jundiai, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's not even in the menu, because they serve 18 per night, so get there early. It's UNFORGETABLE. The service is perfect.

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Additional Information about Craigie on Main

Address: 853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: +1 617-497-5511
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
    (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-5511

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Monday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?