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West Side Lounge

1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
617 441 5566
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Ranked #109 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $31 - $40
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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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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75 reviews 75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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