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Sandrine's Bistro

8 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5014
617-497-5300
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Ranked #100 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $15 - $80
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Holliston, MA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I love Sandrines. Their escargot, foie gras trio and Alsatian pizzas are incredible. The waiters are always nice and this place is relatively authentic. The only thing is that the dining room itself isn't super intimate. Tables are sortof small and close together but overall, I will always come back. If you're really looking for genuine French food in the... More

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Oregon
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135 reviews 135 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

Sandrine's delivers very good food -- although in too-large quantities. Everyone in our group left a lot of food on their plates even though they liked what they had eaten. Service was attentive, although one man, being too attentive, poured California cabernet into my glass of burgundy when I wasn't looking. The room is a problem. It is a great... More

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I dined at Sandrine with a group of 13 other participants at a Harvard seminar recently and we had a lovely meal. The restaurant is well-appointed and pleasant. The service was friendly and prompt and the waitstaff went out of its way to make us feel welcome. The menu is not large but it has a nice selection of offerings.... More

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Bellevue, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We had three different entrees. All were just okay. Service was terrible. When I brought it to the attention of the server and the manager they said he was having health problems. Why not give him some help then? Food - 3 stars, service - 1 star.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

In a somewhat unseeming location around the corner fom Harvard Square one is greeted in French in a restaurant which specializes in hearty Alsatian dishes (pork in various varieties with sauerkraut) but also serves and fine salads and entrees. The spinach souffle is particularly delicate and excellent, just like the freshly baked bread. While the food was excellent, one could... More

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North Shore of Boston
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

We dined here because they offered a discount to those going to a performance at Sanders Theater. They very kindly suggested a time for a reservation that allowed us a leisurely meal before the show. The maitre d' spoke French with us, but the waiter misunderstood when we ordered something from the menu the way it was written - in... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

I dined at this restaurant a year ago and really liked it. I decided to take my wife there for valentine's day and was sorely disappointment. Their greed for money clearly ruined it all. They tried to seat us in a dungeon they had opened up for that day in the basement, which was overheated. We asked to be seated... More

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Perth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

There were 6 of us - the birthday girl, her 2 grown children, her best friend (the organiser) & her older sister & grown niece. The staff could not have been more welcoming. We started with champagne & shared a tarte flambé. The duck was superb everyone enjoyed their entrees. We shared some lovely deserts & a chocolate martini. The... More

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