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45 1/2 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-349-0071
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11:00 am - 1:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Drinks, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Brunch Place in Cambridge

Ate brunch out on the rooftop dining area here the other morning and it was a really nice way to start the day. The food was basic brunch fare, but prepared and presented well, by a wait staff that appeared to be overwhelmed at times and therefore not always attentive but overall very happy and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
James S
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Upper Nyack, NY
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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English first
Upper Nyack, NY
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183 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Ate brunch out on the rooftop dining area here the other morning and it was a really nice way to start the day. The food was basic brunch fare, but prepared and presented well, by a wait staff that appeared to be overwhelmed at times and therefore not always attentive but overall very happy and helpful. Drinks were a bit... More 

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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've been to this place twice and both times it was incredible! The salads are fresh and not overdressed. The outdoor patio is great and they have a large drink menu.

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oak brook
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

We found this by chance after visiting Harvard. The atmosphere was about average and seating a little cramped.However the food was delicious and the service outstanding.The place was busy but they kept up.Overall very enjoyable.

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Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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296 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We went with friends and hoped to sit outside but alas no room. Our inside table was fine, but the area seemed a bit cramped. We found the menu to to be eclectic with many choices. The also had a good selection of wine and beers, including a couple of really good IPAs. Our server took great pains to make... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

The food, service and rooftop location were all top notch. The entire tavern was a beautiful setting. The prices are very reasonable and the quality was fantastic. Thanks Laurence and you staff for a super experience. Mike and Maura

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I ate brunch here this past weekend with my girlfriend and a friend and we had a great spot on the roof deck. The weather was perfect (July) and the food was very good as well. We split the eggs Benedict with salmon and the highly recommended breakfast burrito, neither of them disappointed. My friend ordered the huevos rancheros which... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

we moved from France since 2011 and Daedalus is the better restaurant in Harvard Square. The food was so tasty, we ate a Roasted Porkloin and a Chicken kabobs. No extra fat or sauce just the real taste of meat and vegetables, they find the perfect matching taste with vegetable fruit and meat. Keep the Roasted Pork loin in your... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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59 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Wandering around the town enjoying the day. Decided to eat and asked some passerbys where to eat. They were college kids who suggested this place because it was literally across the street. It looks just okay from the outside and nothing special inside. The people were friendly enough but nothing out of the ordinary. Then the food came. WOW the... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

There are a few places in Cambridge that have always been my go to place when I want good reliable food. Daedalus was one of those places. The food isn’t fancy, and it isn’t pretentious. That’s what I liked about it. Yes, you did read the past tense correctly, and for very good reasons. Now I need to preface this... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

I had heard that brunch is hard to score in Cambridge, due to popularity, and wanted to try this place because it's listed as a 'hometown favorite.' I think it is popular with students and those visiting, the vibe is young. We went at 10:30 am and didn't need the reservation we'd made, it was almost empty. The food was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 45 1/2 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-349-0071

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Irish, British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 1:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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