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Casablanca Restaurant - CLOSED

40 Brattle St, Ste 4, Cambridge, MA 02138-3761
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Price range: $15 - $40
Cuisines: American, African
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Church St.
Transit: Harvard square T stop on the red line. Also all busses arriving at Harvard square.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The first time I went to Casablanca my mouth turned down. The food wasn't particularly good either and has not improved. BUT its a great place to meet friends for a drink before heading out somewhere else in Harvard Square for a show, play, meal, etc.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

It has closed. Nothing else to say. They are no longer in business. Closed closed closed closed closed

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New York City
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

Boo Hoo, end of an era! Used to love this place, especially the bar, but as of 1/1/2013 it is no more. Actually had a job interview dinner there once and had dinner here with man friends. No use talking about the food, but do notice that the small of barbecue is gone from Church Street. Always used to lure... More

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Fairfax, Virginia
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Pleasant lower-level place off Brattle Square. We went tapas-style. The quality was great. Our server was top-notch - one of the best ever!

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Asheville, NC
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204 reviews 204 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

A restaurant or bar that depends on the famous movie for its theme is always suspect, but in this case Casablanca is a comfortable, even homey, spot in a convenient spot near the main part of Harvard Square. Our drinks were full strength and our cheese burgers ($13 with a huge serving of fries) were way above average. What else... More

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London, England
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Good veggie options were available, servers were well informed about the menu and happy to offer suggestions. Sadly this restaurant is closing at the end of the year.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Casablanca is a well established institution right in Harvard Square, a destination that's soon to close (rumors have it the closing's been postponed from later this month to the end of September). Whenever it happens, it'll be a sad day in my book. I've met countless friends there, simply saying, "meet me @ the bar" ... they know where to... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2012

The food is creative and well prepared, an exotic blend of Moroccan, Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine. While popular for years with its Casablanca movie mural reflected in the large bar mirror, it has gotten better with time. I'd rate it one of the top 10 in Cambridge and is reasonably priced. The bartender is friendly and helpful, especially nice for... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

Have not been to this restaurant in years and found it was a good choice to come back to. Great location in Harvard Square, nice ambiance and quite good food. The menu was creative and local, service good and reasonably priced

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Portland, Oregon
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116 reviews 116 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

I went at lunch and it was very quiet. I sat at the bar-the bartender was very nice and helpful. The wine list (by the glass) is not extensive but it is good. The menu is not very extensive but the food is really good. I am a little partial to food from Turkey/Greece and this hit the spot! Not... More

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