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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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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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    Very good
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome Pig Head

Roasted pig head for two was off the hook. Alsatian Pinot noir was awesome - sommelier is a doll. This is a must go restaurant if you're in Cambridge.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Business meetings
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Roasted pig head for two was off the hook. Alsatian Pinot noir was awesome - sommelier is a doll. This is a must go restaurant if you're in Cambridge.

Thank mattpgab
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Came for my girlfriend's 30th birthday, and we both had the extended tasting menu with wine pairing. Probably one of the best (and expensive) meals I've ever had. Incredibly flavorful, outstanding service. Would recommend for special occasions for sure. As an aside, we also come sometimes for the burgers at the bar, which are some of the best in Boston.

Thank Whosit2012
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food was very good, with an emphasis on game. We had the chicken for two, and while it was very good, it didn't quite live up to its billing. One of our party had the pork three ways and was happy with it. The cocktails and desserts were all good. Our waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. We ate in... More 

Thank hentschel9
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had wanted to go here for years and was not disappointed. Great food, great service. Nice attention to detail without being stuffy or pretentious. Everything was delicious.

Thank SeatownTravelJunkie
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What has happened to this once respectably run bistro? It was one thing to be told that the only way to order a steak-frites (a bistro standard) was 1) to be seated in the bar area and 2) to be sure to pre-notify the restaurant that you wanted the burger/streak frites so that you would likely to get one ---... More 

Thank benjamin c
Boston, Massachusetts
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163 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place for foodies, did the tasting menu didn't have a clue what we were getting but enjoyed everything we got. Went for my husbands birthday, he wanted to do the 8 course tasting menu. Only course I didn't really care for was the duck as I don't really like duck. Also suggest probably only doing the 6 course the... More 

Thank ecurranrx
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is excellent, service very professional and attentive. We had the 6 course tasting. Each dish better than the prior. Dessert was a bit of a letdown, otherwise, a most when you are in Cambridge.

Thank Juan M
Columbus, Ohio
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our 6 course meal at Craigie on Main. The staff worked hard to accommodate my husband's fish allergy. The first 4 courses were fabulous, but unfortunately we could barely cut the duck that filled most of the last savory plate. We had a lovely evening, but felt a bit deflated by the weak finish. I... More 

Thank Pam P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

What a special night - great service with exceptional food. Really great place for fine dining with a unique menu that updates.

Thank Neville S
Toronto, Canada
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182 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Interesting and varied menu, with a strong emphasis on pigs and byproducts. For a non fish eater most of the menu options consisted of less than typical pieces of animals, if you like pigs belly or beef tongue this is the menu for you; if you are not quite so adventurous you may wish to avoid. We sat at the... More 

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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, Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings


Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am

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