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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, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 241
    Excellent
  • 89
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 14
    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
Best restaurant in the Boston area

A man that I met on the plane to Boston recommended this restaurant to us and we were definitely not disappointed. The service was great and the food excellent. We tried the full tasting menu and every single course was delicious. Plus: the value for the money is also very good. Over all: an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Albert W
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Daytona Beach, Florida
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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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53 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We've been coming here for over 2 years on and off and have loved the food. But the portions have gotten smaller, the prices more inflated, the competition from other excellent restaurants that have better food for less money more intense, and despite the "prix fixe" menu of $67/person, four of you can easily be facing a $500 bill by... More 

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Daytona Beach, Florida
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107 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A man that I met on the plane to Boston recommended this restaurant to us and we were definitely not disappointed. The service was great and the food excellent. We tried the full tasting menu and every single course was delicious. Plus: the value for the money is also very good. Over all: an excellent choice for a great dinner... More 

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Thank Albert W
Salem, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All I have to say is PHENOMENAL!! I surpised my husband here for dinner on his 30th birthday, and it was everything we imagined it would be and more. We had the first seating and when we arrived a few minutes early, the line was already out the door. We were seated after a few minutes (I highly recommend making... More 

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Thank jamiebethyoms
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nothing negative to say about this place. Locally sourced, great seasonal menu, excellent unhurried service, staff that is not stuffy and collaborates well with each other, and above all, excellent food. The amuse bouche really set the trajectory for the meal, it was perfect, full of complex and playful flavors. The Spanish Octopus à la Plancha was delicious, never had... More 

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Thank Jsaeh
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was topnotch! very impressive came with a small group. The wine list was impressive and every single item we had, was very good. No Complaints. We will be back

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Thank MrBryanSHoyle
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We shared a number of dishes all of which were well done and pleasing. I appreciated their beer selection which included a custom bottled IPA from Copenhagen. Good desert, excellent service

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Thank Waynegourmet
Wilton, Connecticut
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55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

While I'm in Boston for Christmas, I always look forward to our Christmas Eve dinner at Craigie and our experience this year was superb. We were greeted at the door with a complimentary French 75 as we waited for a few moments for our table. We chose the tasting menu and settled in for the creative and delicious flavors to... More 

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Thank darlingclementine1
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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We opted for the 8 course tasting menu with the wine pairing. From Amuse bouche to dessert the food was amazingly good! Natalya and Dre made the evening a relaxed wonderful experience. The Hamachi was sublime, so many flavors all working together. Scallops seared to perfection and Quail with Sweetbreads perfectly executed. Every course worked and the wine pairings were... More 

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Thank Tom D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Arrived jet lagged from a long transatlantic flight and had been looking forward to the bone marrow for days. It wasn't on the menu that day but they put together a portion for me and it was exactly what I'd been craving. How fantastic. We way over ordered but it's hard not to there. Had such a great meal would... More 

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Thank il1ke2travel
Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Had a dinner with the family Sunday evening. Excellent service, incredible food. The emphasis is on pig-so don't bother if you are vegetarian or kosher... However, if you are fond of crispy, tender, awesome pork with nice sauce-Craigie is a right place! I had beef and pork combo-incredible! Octopus appetizer is a must as well as squid ink pasta. Had... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Bar scene, Business meetings
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?