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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Bar scene
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 198
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  • 70
    Very good
  • 35
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
Some interesting food and a great wine list, but you can do much better for the money

We visited Craigie on Main for the second time the other night. Our service was very pleasant, but all business and it was clear that she was going to keep things moving at a quick pace. We were seated at 8:30 on a night and the restaurant was not full. We chose the 6 course tasting menu. It... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 20, 2015
BostonBeachGuy
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Scituate, MA
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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321 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Scituate, MA
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We visited Craigie on Main for the second time the other night. Our service was very pleasant, but all business and it was clear that she was going to keep things moving at a quick pace. We were seated at 8:30 on a night and the restaurant was not full. We chose the 6 course tasting menu. It was made... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Maybe the best burger in the area. I have not eaten any other meals here, although I plan to come back in the future for something other than the burger. It is an expensive burger, but I believe it is worth it. Just get there as they open to be sure you get one, as they only make 18 a... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

When in Boston, we don't miss Craigie's. Food is delicious and the service is attentive and very pleasant. Every course was delightful!

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Woods Hole, MA
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38 reviews 38 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I got treated to a valentine's day dinner, and for only the second or third time in my life, I experienced a meal as an artform in taste. I love and cook a lot of seafood, so stayed with the seafood version of the 5-course offering. The chowder completely redid the very concept of chowder for me. For the first... More 

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Waterloo, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

What a fantastic place for dinner! The food was impeccably prepared and presented, with attentive service, and of course it all tasted incredible. I'm not exaggerating when I tell Tripadvisor that it's one of the best meals I've ever had in a restaurant.

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Ireland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We've eaten in Michelin Starred restaurants and I honestly rate this with most of those. Open kitchen which is great to watch, there are even stools at the kitchen counter if you want to get up close and personal. Great thing about Craigie is that it is not formal, the punters there were dressed from casual to fairly formal but... More 

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Arusha, Tanzania
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Craigie on Main is a top rate restaurant where you can depend on having a great meal. The menu varies and changes and there is a lot to choose from on the regular offerings. Someone there is paying attention to presentation as when the plates show up they are worth slowing down and looking at before digging in. It can... More 

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Wilton, Connecticut
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My son and I have made it a tradition to go to Craigie on Main every Christmas Eve for years now. We typically order the tasting menu and although I always leave thinking this the best meal of the year, this year was superlative. There was a bit of a Hanuka flavor to the tasting menu and also a playful... More 

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Florida
Top Contributor
123 reviews 123 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

My son and daughter-in-law took us to Craigie on Main for Christmas. We all chose the 6 course tasting menu. The females in our group were concerned that it would be too much food but the courses were well proportioned and timed. The tastes were fabulous and varied and the service was excellent (thank you, Thomas). There is an excellent... More 

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

There are 3 choices here: tasting menu, fixed price( appetizer, entree and dessert) or a la carte. We chose a la carte and the server explained the choices very well. I had bass. My husband had the pork. Our daughters had the beef and the stuffed chicken. The entrees took almost an hour to arrive. The server told us that... 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: Romance, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?