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West Side Lounge

1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
617 441 5566
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Ranked #134 of 534 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Special occasions
Dining options: Reservations
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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New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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US
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67 reviews 67 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Short Review: I've been here a few times over the past couple of years. The menu seems to have flatlined or lost imagination or ? The prices are definitely high for the "output" and though the food is basically sound, the are only a couple of degrees of separation between it and good "bar food". ...The place has the best... More

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Boston, MA
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96 reviews 96 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Went with a friend. Atmosphere was very comfortable and inviting. Waitstaff was friendly, very helpful, and accommodating. Prices were reasonable. My friend recommended an Old Fashion. A drink that has made a comeback since " Mad Men ". I was surprised. It was very good. Substituted sugar for honey. The bread arrived with a nice Olive Oil, garlic and spiced... More

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boston, ma
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

We hit this spot whenever we are going out in Cambridge to hear music across the street. We used to go to Temple Bar, but felt that we weren't treated well there, and then we spotted this place, and fell in love with it. Unpretentious, great food, nice drinks, good music, great bartenders. Everything you want for a relaxed evening... More

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North Reading, MA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Think a Cambridge version of "Cheers," with good food. The menu is dependable and delicious - from the fish tacos to the steak frites. And the bar is the best in the area. Inventive and interesting. Also, a nice, affordable wine list. We drink in from the 'burbs of Boston for this neighborhood spot.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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17 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

West side lounge is one of my favorite places in Cambridge for a nice quiet dinner. The is also consistently home to the best prickly pear margarita I've ever had.... Food is creative and delicious and reminds me of a French-California fusion. Setting is pretty intimate so it can be a little weird taking you business colleagues there but its... More

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