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Daedalus

45 1/2 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-349-0071
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Ranked #138 of 540 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $25 - $40
Cuisines: American, Irish, British
Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
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English first
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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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We stumbled across this place for the first time about a year ago and loved the drinks and roof deck overlooking Harvard Square. After hearing the deck was open for the season we decided to head down this time for dinner too. There was a rather large wait for a Wednesday at 7pm but it did not bother us. There... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013 via mobile

The simple menu of quality ingredients make Daedalus a great place to eat. The salad was amazing as was the steak. A fine range of drinks were available and the staff very capable and friendly. I would recommend a visit here to anyone wanting a meal in pleasant surroundings.

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Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

Take advantage of their roof deck while the weather is still warm. Their steak salad is outrageously good. Perfect dressing! Service can be slow when crowded and quite busy at lunch hour.

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boulder
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

I went to Daedalus with a few friends just after I'd flown in to Boston. We only meant to go for one drink then we'd check out more of Cambridge... but a half dozen rounds and many enjoyable hours with friends later we were still on the Daedalus rooftop deck. The restaurant is 2 stories with a bar on each... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I had dinner and drinks here for the first time with some friends upstairs, and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the food. They have a really cool roof deck with seating, but since it was a little cold and cloudy out, we stayed in the second floor indoor seating, which was just as awesome because they have huge windows... More

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