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45 1/2 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138
617-349-0071
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10:00 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, Dinner, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 16
    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
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London, United Kingdom
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We used to go here a lot for drinks. The outside is great, but I am guessing it gets a bit chilly in the winter. Friendly staff.

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Singapore
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244 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Only went in here for a drink so can't comment on quality of food and table service, but the service at the bar was indifferent to say the least. No bar snacks provided, realize that nothing comes free these days, but why not have a vending machine where you can buy a bag of peanuts to go with your beer..

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Thank Jaytara
Houston, Texas
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

Apart from the rooftop area, this place did not distinguish from any other Cambridge area pub. The food was OK, and I finished my crab cake sandwich, but it was nothing I would rave about.

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Thank Alexa P
Upper Nyack, NY
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213 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

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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Thank James S
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16 reviews
14 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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Thank Eww0492
oak brook
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8 reviews
4 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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Thank abajaj960
Detroit Lakes, Minnesota
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330 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 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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Thank gpotvin
Kitchener, Canada
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13 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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Thank Mike H
San Francisco, California
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Chris M
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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Thank LAURE D

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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: Bar scene, Romantic, 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?