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1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
617 441 5566
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Ranked #91 of 553 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Sacramento
Transit: Red Line to Harvard Square. West Side Lounge is a five to ten minute walk north on Mass. Ave.
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Naples, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
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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125 reviews 125 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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 54 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

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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nashua nh
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

think this place on has peaked out. cocktails still great, atmosphere still okay, but food not so much anymore. tummy the morning after says everything. too bad. always liked coming here.

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Additional Information about West Side Lounge

Address: 1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: 617 441 5566
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
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
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean

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