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Sandrine's Bistro

8 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5014
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Ranked #74 of 541 Restaurants in Cambridge
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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
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  • German first
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English first
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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Durham, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

I've eaten at Sandrine's twice, and both times, I had a delicious meal. I tend to order the lighter dishes, often the vegetarian options, and I've been pleased each time. I've dined at Sandrine's with friends who always go full-in and order the rich, heavy, complex entrees, and I've never heard anything negative about any of the food. The waiters... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This was recommended by a friend and he was so right. Wonderful food which was very good value ($38 for a 4-course meal as part of Dine-out Boston). Exceptionally well-judged portion sizes with a delightful mix of tastes. The service was very attentive but not officious and did not get in the way of a lovely summer evening sat at... More

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

For dinner there is 1 menu at 38$ where you can choose among different French based specialties. The portions are small but from an excellent quality. Very friendly staff. Nice choice of wine.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Lunch at Sandrine's was the highlight of a quick side trip to see Harvard and Cambridge. The host was extremely gracious and the rest of the service refreshingly professional. Our lunch choices were sandwiches, but hardly just sandwiches. We had a delicious croque monsieur and a madame. The pomme frites were the real deal. The hot crusty bread was perfect... More

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246 reviews 246 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went here for drinks after a pleasant sightseeing afternoon in Cambridge. Chris, our bartender, graciously turned into a tour guide for us also. He made fabulous drinks and gave us great advice about getting around the city and where to go to see things maybe only locals know about. Had a nice open air window table that was great for... More

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Sutton, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The bistro, located on a quiet side street off Harvard square reminds one of a traditional Parisian brassiere. Dark wood, diffused lighting, and an Alsatian inspired menu combine to make this venue a gourmet's delight. An extensive wine list, specialty beer selections, and traditional spirits complement the chef's imagination and talent. This was not our first visit and certainly will... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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63 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

On a bus tour and the group stopped in this area for lunch, shopping and quick tour of Harvard Square. It was a very hot day and since the missus and I are not into ivy league we looked for a nice place to take a break and have a nice quiet lunch. On the main drag it was mostly... More

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Holliston, MA
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Sandrine's is tucked away in a corner of Cambridge in the Harvard University community. It is beautifully appointed from the main body of the dining area, to the unusually shaped bar, to the the tables adjacent to the wide opening front windows, which is where our party was seated. (I remarked, when we were led to our table, how much... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We stopped in for lunch and everything was excellent. We both had the duck confit sandwich with a side of mussels. Highly recommend.

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