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Craigie on Main

853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-5511
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Ranked #14 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $40 - $60
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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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I went to Boston last November, and had meant to review this restaurant, but of course, time got the best of me. Even though it was several months ago, I still remember the meal - it was that lovely. My friend and I had the "chef's whim", which ended up being 8 courses, and I still have the card they... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The food is really amazing and there is a nice wine chart, but the ambient a little bit formal, I would enjoy more a less formal place.

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Newburyport
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

We did the six course tasting menu and each course was better than the last. The flavors, textures and preparation techniques were wonderful. From the amuse bouche to the dessert each new dish was a delight. We were lucky enough to sit at the hightop across from the kitchen where we had an excellent view of all the food preparation... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The chef-owner was selected as the James Beard Chef in the Northeast and this is evident.. Reservations are very necessary. Seating at the tables in the bar area is not as crowded and quieter. The menu is worth several meals just to try the unique items and unique taste creations. Many items I have not seen elsewhere, but I wish... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A friend and I went on a Sunday night for their Chef's Whim surprise menu and it was a great experience. We opted for the 4-course meal plus a side option of bone marrow. Delicious food and very attentive service.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Loved this restaurant. Delicious food and so accommodating to our dietary restrictions. We'd definitely go back the next time we're in Cambridge.

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San Diego, California
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Great place for the culinary traveler with an experienced palate. We arrived for last sitting at 10pm and left last at just before 1am. That's a sign that we enjoyed ourselves and our ambience, weren't rushed, and good spirt of the restaurant staff. The James Beard winning chef for best North East restaurant (albeit a few years ago now) was... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Choose the restaurant because of its reputation for innovation and went for the taster menu. Food was excellent and there was flexibility in the chef's choice as we indicated that we were happy to have predominantly seafood. Thoroughly enjoyed the appetisers and the mains which were octopus ,pasta and steak and the sorbet which preceded the desserts but by the... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

First problem for us was the menu. We were using a gift certificate that we had won in a charity auction and so were not familiar with their offering. We were distressed to discover that it is full of things we've never heard of and did not appeal to us. Typical is their appetizer of Spanish Octopus a la Plancha... More

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We had a good meal at Craigie well served by knowledgeable staff. However, seems to be very busy and crowded. Not much space between tables. No chance of a quiet relaxing meal. However didn't feel rushed and the food quality was very good if a bit overpriced. Excellent wine list but why mostly French? There are many excellent US wines... More

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