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Sandrine's Bistro

8 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5014
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Ranked #83 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $15 - $80
Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: b/w Mass. Ave. & Mt. Auburn
Transit: Red Line to Harvard Square
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

we had a large party and we were i a private room. So the service was really great. We were all looking forward to having a meal at Sandrines and had high expectations. My husband and I had the pasta with lobster for the appetizer. So disappointing! We think the lobster was frozen- no excuse for that in Boston. Not... More 

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Houston, Texas
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

I would probably rate this as 4 and a half pips if I had the option. The food was excellent, but the service was a bit inattentive. The bistro is French with an Alsatian influence. The restaurant has a warm cozy bistro feel. We had gone with a group so we had a chance to try a good portion of... More 

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Berkeley, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The food was very good, but what made it especially enjoyable was the lovely decor. With the stippled gold walls and dark curtains you could imagine you were in an elegant Paris retaurant.

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Perhaps they were just having an off night because of the Head of the Charles rush, but I was very unimpressed with the service and overall experience at Sandrine's last Saturday night. We had a party of four, and I was seated right next to the computer where waiters input the orders. This meant that all night there was a... More 

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Arlington, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Your experience of Sandrine's will no doubt depend on what you're expecting. If, like us, you have come to love Sandrine's as a taste of Alsace, the recent departure of chef Ost (which we were not aware of until our recent dining experience) and the accompanying changes in decor and menu will likely leave you disappointed. No more tarte flambée,... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

I come to Cambridge at least once a month for work. I have been searching for a great place to have a nice glass of wine (in a crystal glass), a great meal, and a welcoming bar with comfortable seating. This place is amazing. So glad to have found it, and to have chatted with the owner, who was warm... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I celebrated my birthday on September 29th at Sandrines in Cambridge and wasn't disappointed. When I arrived at 5:30, the hostess immediately ushered me to my table overlooking the street. I was at first concerned because the bar TV was directly behind me, but it never interferred with my evening. The waiter, Sherman, is definitely the restaurant's best ambassador. He... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

My wife and I visited Sandrine's before seeing a show in Harvard Square. After showing us to our table, they asked if we were going to see a show so the waiter would know if we had a time commitment or not, which was quite considerate. We told them we did and the time we needed to leave the restaurant.... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

As a European I might be expecting more of a French restaurant but this was my second time at Sandrine's and my second disappointment. The place looks cheap and is in need of renovation. There is a distinct, unpleasant smell in the dining room, the lighting is poor and does not help create any atmosphere, there are no tablecloths, so... More 

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

Had the best pea soup and duck I have ever had. New chef is amazing. Bringing fresh flavors and textures. Wonderful atmosphere and waitstaff.

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Additional Information about Sandrine's Bistro

Address: 8 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5014
Phone Number: 617-497-5300
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 15 - 80
Cuisine: French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary

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