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Bambara Cambridge

25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 868-4444
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Ranked #57 of 554 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 28 (McGrath Highway)
Transit: Green Line to Lechmere, or Red Line to Kendall Square
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English first
Simsbury, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We ate here while staying at the Kimpton Marlowe. This is NOT your "average" hotel restaurant. It is a designation in and of itself.

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Amanda M, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello LyndaCT, Our goal is for our guests to love the Hotel Marlowe and Bambara one and the same. Thank you for giving us a shot and we hope to see you in Cambridge again soon. Best, Amanda More 

Grand Rapids, Michigan
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The menu was diverse, and the food was tasty without being heavy. The environment was spot-on-cozy without feeling cluttered. This is a great spot, and really ideal as an in-hotel restaurant.

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Amanda M, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, Our staff will love hearing your kind words. Thank you for the great feedback Best, Amanda More 

Rowland Heights, California
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

We met our friends who live in Boston for dinner at Bambara on a Tuesday evening. The server was excellent and very responsive. I came for the famous lobster sliders and was not disappointed. My daughter had the seared tuna, which she liked. My son's burger was excellent as well. The beer selection was nice too. So, we would come... More 

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Amanda M, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, We've already changed the beer list for some new great seasonal beers if you need an excuse to come back. That and of course the sliders. Thank you for the great feedback! Best, Amanda Restaurant Manager More 

Portland, Maine
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

We had breakfast here both mornings and dinner one night. I would recommend the tuna! While we were there for dinner we noticed the matrie d was doing everything, and we commented that he was the busiest guy there. He commented they were short two people. We never noticed that!

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Amanda M, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, When we have staffing issues our goal is for the guest to never notice. We are happy you were able to enjoy every one your meals here and our team was able to provide you with the excellent service for which we strive. Best, Amanda Restaurant Manager More 

Pleasantville, NY
Top Contributor
286 reviews 286 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I didn't have high expectations (good restaurants in hotels are not that common in my experience), but this was a pleasant surprise. The clam chowder was delicious - not too thick or creamy. The burger was perfectly cooked, moist and full of flavor. The service was friendly and efficient. Two courses + a glass of wine came to $40.

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Bill M, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, I'm sure you can guess, but our Chef is from New England. Clam chowder is in his upbringing. He'll be happy to learn he has a new fan. Best, BIll More 

Monmouth Beach, New Jersey
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Celebrated husbands birthday and staying at Marlowe also for 2 nights. Made dinner reservations stating that we were celebrating a birthday. Atmosphere exciting, not too loud, low light- but not too low. Seating comfortable. I opted for a few apps- flat bread w/ ricotta cheese or something that was excellent, a salad w dried cherries and nuts, garbanzo bean spicy... More 

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Bill M, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello Elley, We are happy to learn that we were able to help celebrate your husband's birthday in style. Come back again soon for more small plates and steak! Best, Bill More 

Cambridge, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Stopped in to check out the new look of Bambara on a Friday night. The redesigned bar area and dining room look amazing. The new areas are open and well thought out.There were some new additions to the menu, but the quality and tastiness is still there. Our server, Mustafa, was spot on with his recommendations. He was a very... More 

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Amanda M, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello Simpson, We are very excited about the new decor and are very please to hear you enjoyed it too! One meal isn't enough to try all the new items so come back again soon. We'll have more maple glazed bacon. Best, Amanda M. More 

Lawrence, Kansas
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Run run run run! Do NOT walk to the newly re-opened Bambara restaurant in the Hotel Marlowe. From out of town, we are in Boston for three days, and happened upon this jewel and are we glad we did. Lobster Bisque reduction, topped with a dash of fresh cracked black pepper started things off well. My partner had the quintessential... More 

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Amanda M, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for joining us on our first night after our summer renovation! The braised cod is getting stellar reviews but yours was the first. Come visit us again the next time you’re back from out of town. Best, Amanda M. More 

Gloucester,MA
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Bambara is located in the Hotel Marlowe, so its very convenient when we stay at there. The breakfast buffet is very good as there seems to be just the right amount of choices, so I didn't over eat trying everything ! They have everything from cereal and fresh fruit to omelets, bacon & eggs to French toast and pancakes.

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Bill M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

We agree, a little bit of everything is perfect for breakfast. Come find us again when we move back into our restaurant space mid August! More 

Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

It was mothers day, but the service was very slow and the maître d acted like he was doing us an amazing favor to give us a table despite that it was not crowded, food OK

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Bill M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback. We want every guest that comes in to feel welcomed and I wish that happened in your case. We'll use this experience to ensure other guests do not have the same issues. Thank you. More 

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Additional Information about Bambara Cambridge

Address: 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141
Phone Number: (617) 868-4444
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40

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