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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 8
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Perfectly fine if you're visiting a student

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2015
lorabaum
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
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84 reviews 84 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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Albany, Oregon
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168 reviews 168 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Within a short walking distance of Harvard University on Mt. Auburn Street, is this wonderful restaurant. It was a sunny day, so we enjoyed lunch up on their rooftop dining area. It was a great place to enjoy a brunch. Though there was plenty of space inside to dine, we chose to eat outside. We joined many others eating outside!... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Very nice restaurant. Indoor is nice, but rooftop is even better. Very tasty food, I loved the salmon. Easy to reach by the T. Reservation recommended, in particular in the weekend

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Food average. Bar vibe not as nice as the Boathouse. Student hang out . Lacked the vibe of the Boathouse which felt like it had a different energy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I really enjoyed the rooftop bar.. very chilling place..its AWESOME!! Great place for dates (I was there with friends) I have ordered just nachos and beer. Amazing nachos

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Freeville, New York, United States
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The location is the best part of this restaurant. The rooftop dining area on a warm summer night with the views of Harvard below make this just perfect. Our son took us here on the first night visiting him in Boston. It was a great was to start our vacation. The menu was not elaborate but had enough to choose... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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65 reviews 65 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This is a kind of English pub with additional outdoor seating on the roof. The day we were there in November it was just warm enough to sit outside. There was a wide selection of ales to go with typical pub food. We liked the quirkiness of the place; we were happy that we stumbled upon it.

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Cusco Region, Peru
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This place leaves me each time I visit it with mixed feelings. I believe that it is the best patio in Cambridge, however the rushness of the staff (as mentioned in another review as well) and the not so clean environment makes me to doublethink about going there or not. Good for a beer or a drink every now and... More 

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Enjoyed the friendly staff and the meal hit the spot. I'd recommend this to visitors in the area. Nice thing, no wait when we visited.

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Daedalus has become a bit of a regular haunt during my month-long stay in Boston. There's a good selection of beers, including Dale's Pale Ale, Harpoon IPA, and Lagunitas. My only slight criticism is that the selection of IPAs is a bit samey - there is a tendency for American IPAs to taste very similar, due to the selection of... 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: Romance, 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?