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

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  • 211
    Excellent
  • 75
    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
Perfect for special occasions

I came here with my partner to celebrate his birthday and we had a wonderful experience. The food lives up to its hype. The menu changes slightly on a nightly basis, so I'm not sure if what we ate is offered all the time. The Crispy-Fried Pig's Tails were literally one of the best things I've... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 11, 2015
LeahAmara
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I came here with my partner to celebrate his birthday and we had a wonderful experience. The food lives up to its hype. The menu changes slightly on a nightly basis, so I'm not sure if what we ate is offered all the time. The Crispy-Fried Pig's Tails were literally one of the best things I've ever eaten. It felt... More 

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Jundiai, SP
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

It's not even in the menu, because they serve 18 per night, so get there early. It's UNFORGETABLE. The service is perfect.

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Boston
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Great experience. We started with a cocktail at the bar-true craftsmen with their own bitters and ingredients. Dinner followed-amazing! The quality and simplicity of the food was augmented by the outstanding service. The prices are reasonable for the quality you get. Across the river in Boston the prices would be twice this-and with more pretension.

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

As a fan for many years, we eat here on every visit to Cambridge and the food is always unique, fresh and special.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We visited this place to try French food. Our waiter explained the food is French inspired, but not authentic food. The a la carte menu wasn't speaking to us and we opted for the 8 course tasting menu. The service was outstanding. The food was outstanding even though our reservations were at 10 pm. There were about five waitstaff and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 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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Additional Information about Craigie on Main

Address: 853 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02139
Phone Number: +1 617-497-5511
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 40 - 60
Cuisine: French

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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, Bar scene, Local cuisine
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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