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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: Brunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Dessert, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 207
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 12
    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
Fixed menu, no problem!

Recently visited this place for a business outing. We had the fixed menu - 6 course dinner. Absolutely amazing. Great atmosphere. A bit pricey but still left satisfied.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
Nadim A
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Bar scene
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336 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

Recently visited this place for a business outing. We had the fixed menu - 6 course dinner. Absolutely amazing. Great atmosphere. A bit pricey but still left satisfied.

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Singapore
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59 reviews 59 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

We were a party of 3. It was a Monday and there was a special fix price 3 course menu at $45. I took the asparagus starter, a fish and 3 types of cheese for dessert. They were all good. The others took a regular 3 course fix price menu at $67 each. The octopus starter was excellent as was... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

This small restaurant somewhat oddly situated in Central Square is ranked as one of the top 10 restaurants in Boston. So, instead of just reviewing it, it seems more worthwhile to evaluate whether you should choose Craigie on Main rather than one of the other top 10 restaurants. The answer is: Absolutely yes, if you are looking for a splendid... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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153 reviews 153 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place is very trendy for long time now at the hart of Cambridge. very lively and great atmosphere. the food was very good as well as the service for sure worth a visit

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Vancouver, Washington
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254 reviews 254 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

As the consensus of opinion is that this is a pricey restaurant well located on Main Street. Pleasant dining room although tables are a bit too close for me. Menu is somewhat limited and seems to center around sweet breads, so if you don't care for them as I do you might not want to dine here. Our food was... More 

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New York
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168 reviews 168 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We enjoyed our dinner and all of the food was really nice, both in terms of presentation and taste. The prices are quite high, however, for what you get when compared to many of our other favorite restaurants. You can easily spend $100 per person here, possibly quite a lot more with wine. Was it worth it? Nice to have... More 

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Cambridge, MA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Craigie on Main serves imaginative gourmet food in an elegant bistro setting. White tablecloths, valet parking, attentive service. Because of their reputation, my guest and I tried the 8-course tasting menu, which was designed (our waiter said) to be full of surprises. We shared a carafe of muscadet (delicious) and later switched to red with a half bottle of Chianti.... More 

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USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

My sister and I went, looking forward to an exceptional meal. Neither of us finished our plates, except the chef's tasting plate. I had the cabbage salad with was so salty, I ate half of it. My sister tried a bite and agreed it was over salted. I had the crepes, she had the bass. The red rice, squash and... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Bland flavors, cold entrees, perhaps chefs night off ? Never have I been to somewhere so overhyped. .

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Possibly one of the best brunch I've ever had. Had the cured salmon, rillettes and poppyseed bagel. Friend had the burger that was delicious as well.

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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: Romantic, Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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?