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All 554 Cambridge Restaurants

Craigie on Main

853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-5511
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Ranked #7 of 554 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $60
Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:30 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main St. and Mass. Ave
Transit: Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Sierra Vista, Arizona
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

On the evening of my retirement from a wonderful Cambridge company, my colleagues took my wife and me to Cragie on Main. There were twelve of us and we had the 8 course tasting menu for twelve. I can't remember all the courses but you would think that for twelve people, somewhere between the Gazpacho, Scallops,Mussels, Veal Sausage, Lamb and... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Certainly one of the finest food options on the restauarnat scene in Boston/Cambridge, and the prices show that too. The burger is absolutely great, but it is still a burger after all. take advantage of the fine art of food, whether an appetizer, salad or entree and the 3-course prix fixe is a nice option. You can really appreciate their... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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126 reviews 126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Honestly, we tasted everything, and it all sounded sophisticated, and the service is professional and great, but the food was just average. Both the meat and the fish dishes. There are so many amazing options around Boston and the food in this place just does not justify the prices. The only item on the menu that surprised me was the... More 

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Boston
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96 reviews 96 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The atmosphere is a little edge-y in a good way, yet warm, casual, hip. The food is ridiculously interesting in both taste and presentation. We've gone a few times before and never was there a hamburger available, as they make only a limited number per day and sell out pronto, so this week we went super early and were rewarded.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

I have lost track of how many times I have dined at Craigie on Main. Craigie on Main has to be one of the best restaurant in Boston. It is a special occasion so Craigie on Main it is! Brunch... sure! Why not Craigie. No matter what the occasion, one cannot go wrong eating at this establishment. "Someone got the... More 

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Cambridge, England
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4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We sat at the table with a view of the kitchen. Wait staff was very nice and explained every dish. There were a few surprises along the way too. We had fun and that's what's important.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Improved greatly since it moved to Main Street a few years ago, although the room is a bit noisy. Now probably one of the best places to have dinner Cambridge. French-inspired menu with few vegetarian options. Octopus and Pork Three Way are some of my favorite - they have been on the menu for ages. Great and surprising cocktails at... More 

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Sharon, Massachusetts
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100 reviews 100 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

I had been wanting to go here for a few years, ever since I saw their burger on Food and Wines Top burger list. Cambridge is a hike for me and it was not always easy to get a reservation but 2 months out we booked for our party of six. They do have a limited number of burgers and... More 

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Solomons, Maryland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Wonderful from beginning to end... This restaurant was five star in food and service!! It was cozy and intimate and an absolutely memorable night of perfectly prepared culinary masterpieces!!

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Italy
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Being an italian in US sometimes can be harsh about food. Once you've cleaned up your mind about food in US, and you're travelling around Boston area, this is the perfect place. Forget about fancy and cozy restaurants, this is the perfect spot if you wanna taste local food properly served, as it should be. They pay a lot of... More 

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Additional Information about Craigie on Main

Address: 853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: (617) 497-5511
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 1:30 pm  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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