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1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138 (Sacramento)
Red Line to Harvard Square. West Side Lounge is a five to ten minute walk north on Mass. Ave.
+1 617-441-5566
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5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
GREAT COCKTAILS

I have only eaten here once, and the food was good. But I eat in the area often, and whenever I have to wait to be seated, I come here for a drink. The atmosphere is great, but the cocktails and apps are even better.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
Sean R
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Boston, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
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Greenfield, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were looking for a restaurant in Cambridge, someplace nice but not too pricey, with good menu choices. This place was excellent on all accounts. A happy atmosphere, friendly and attentive service, sea scallops were fabulous. We rely heavily on our fellow tripadvisor's reviews! Keep 'me coming - that's how we find many restaurants, etc when traveling.

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Naples, Florida
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A great find in an area with lots of college oriented places, and high end expensive restaurants. Food is very good, reasonable portions and prices. Nice atmosphere and great service.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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34 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We are spending our summers in Cambridge, MA, and the West Side Lounge has become our favourite neighbourhood restaurant for dinner and Sunday brunch. The meals are always well prepared and well presented; the décor is inviting and interesting, with frequently changing original art; and the staff is knowledgeable, efficient, and fun. Just a delightful, easy-going place to visit, enjoy,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I have only eaten here once, and the food was good. But I eat in the area often, and whenever I have to wait to be seated, I come here for a drink. The atmosphere is great, but the cocktails and apps are even better.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is our neighborhood go-to place and we love it. This time I had asparagus tortellini on a bed of fresh spinach. It was delicious. My friend had the chicken on mashed potatoes and she ate every bite. My husband had the lamb burger which was dry, but he had ordered it well-done. The best part of the meal was... More 

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massachusetts
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Drinks and food more affordable then Temple Bar which it is next door to and service seems friendlier and more consistent. Although their food is fine and reasonably priced, it never excites me. They used mashed potatoes (goat cheese or wasabi or jalapeno) freqently as a side with the entree which does not appeal to me at all (particularly in... More 

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

My colleagues and I like the West Side Lounge. It's reliable, has a mildly funky relaxed atmosphere, and a great cocktail list. And it always seems better value than the equivalent standard of food in Harvard Square. A favorite.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

This place never disappoints and deserves to be successful as t has been for many years. Love the booths and the lighting as everyone looks pretty there. The drinks are original and the food creative and often updated. Great service too. Go!

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Windham, New Hampshire
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54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I had dinner at the West Side Lounge on Saturday night. We had reservations and were seated right away. It was 7pm and not that busy, our waiter was attentive and apps and food were great. I liked the mix of things on the menu as I ended up with brussel sprouts for an app and the BBQ Pork dinner.... More 

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Haverhill,Massachusetts
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Stopped in with 2 daughters as we passed by. The wait staff were friendly & professional. The food was awesome, lots of choices. I recommend the Brussels sprouts app, so good! You can eat big or small according to your appetite & have a rewarding experience. We were there on a warm sunny late afternoon. Restaurant opens up to the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
    (Sacramento)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line to Harvard Square. West Side Lounge is a five to ten minute walk north on Mass. Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-441-5566

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 1:00 am
Monday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Thursday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Friday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Saturday
5:00 pm - 1:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?