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Bambara Cambridge

25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
617-868-4444
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Ranked #68 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
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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
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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

Woodbridge, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Great drinks and appetizer choices. We have never had a dinner here, but, have frequently had drinks and apps. Good atmosphere, and fair prices.

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

Thank you for the kind words! Our bar staff will be happy to know our guests like what they are shaking up. More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

We went with a decent size group and enjoyed "family dinning" as it's called; allowed the chef to prepare multiple plates for the group to share for all three courses! Thank goodness everyone agreed, everything on the menu was fabulous and choices were hard to decide. Phenomenal food, excellent service, wonderful atmosphere. Thank you to the amazing chef and staff.... More

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

I love hearing about such memorable meals. Being able to try everything really enhances a meal. I can't wait to host your group again! More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Went here with a group of work colleagues. The menu choices were great, the waiter was very attentive and the food quality and presentation were really good. Highly recommend and will be back.

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

Thank you for the fabulous feedback! We can't wait to host you again! More

Bangor, ME
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We met for a mini-family reunion, my daughter, son, and m soon to be daughter in law. The atmosphere is pleasant, quiet, and the service, Brett, was excellent! This is the way hotel restaurants should be but rarely are.

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

I'm so happy to hear that Brett made such a great impression on your experience at Bambara! This is exactly how we want our guests to leave, happy! Come visit again soon. More

Westerly, Rhode Island
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

good value breakfast. Tip is included in the breakfast bill - beware so you don't double tip. Tip not included for other meals

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

I can't argue with you. The oatmeal is delicious. Try it with mixed berries or dried fruits and nuts to start your day the healthy way! More

Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We had a casual night with beers and food at the bar. We ordered from the bar menu, not the regular menu. We shared herb fries and arancini, both were great. We also ordered the cheeseburger to take up to the room. The burger is the best value at the bar... $6 for a fresh, flavorful burger. It was fantastic!... More

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

You can't go wrong with our classic cheeseburger! We make sure to offer it everyday from 2pm to when the kitchen closes because it is so popular. More

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2013

We did a buy-out of the restaurant for our wedding reception and it was a huge success! We worked with Bill McKinney (GM) on the local food offering and bar menu. My guests can't stop raving over how great the food was and what a fun time they had. For cocktail hour we had passed beef wellington, shrimp cocktail, oysters,... More

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

Thank you for celebrating with us! We loved hosting and seeing everyone have such a great time!!! More

Great Missenden, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed in the hotel that Bambara is located in, so over several days I ate Breakfast, lunch and dinner there. The staff were friendly and helpful, service was good and the prices reasonable. I also just had a few beers one night in the bar area and it had a good atmosphere with a mixture of both locals and... More

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

I glad you were able to try and enjoy all the facets of Bambara. We'll be here, awaiting your next trip to the Marlowe! More

Boston
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

Great drinks and appetizers. A warm environment. On the first floor of the Hotel Marlowe it is convenient and inviting. Keeps you from needing to drive anywhere so late at night.

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

I'm glad you were able to make it down! The staff will be happy to know you felt so welcome. More

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