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30 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5003
617-441-9797
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Ranked #198 of 548 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $1 - $30
Cuisines: American, Bakery, Dessert
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Munich, Germany
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

In general, the deserterie is very nice, they offer a large variety of coffees, teas, pastries, etc. The location is also very nice. But there are several negative aspects: - it is called creme brulee, not pudding brulee! - if a guest orders coffee, sugar/sweatener should be provided without asking - a simple cappuccino should not take 20 minutes -... More

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boston, ma
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Such high expectations followed by low executions! Everything looked sumptuous, and decadently delicious, BUT... To be sure we would give many different desserts a chance, plus the fact that we could not decide, and were oh so tempted anyway, we ordered one of the Samplers, and even went with the larger one, which gave us a heroic 9 little desserts... More

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State College, Pa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My husband and I stumbled onto Finale while exploring Harvard. What a lucky find! The desserts were really good. There really wasn't anything horribly unique, but it was delicious and beautifully prepared. And the staff was so sweet and helpful. The desserts were a bit pricey, but for a special treat it is well worth it.

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Boston/Cape Cod
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73 reviews 73 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Went to Finale for a late night bite after the theater. Had been to the Boston location previously and was very impressed. Nothing about this impressed. The tables were jammed together, far too closely. And our table wobbled like a top. The waiter was difficult to understand and we ordered a item with the nut part expressly off due to... More

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Cusco Region, Peru
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87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Was expecting much more after paying so much for desserts. We have tried 4 different pastries all of them were tasting ok. Not worth the money.

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Ogden, Utah
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194 reviews 194 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

With a selection of sweet decadence apt to make a diabetic spasm on the floor, Finale was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. A few sandwiches at the bar technically make this more than just a dessert bar, but it is in its delicious and seemingly worshipful treatment of chocolate that this place really shines. We ate... More

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Marblehead, Massachusetts
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

We have gone to Finale several times after attending shows in Cambridge. A lovely way to wrap up an evening. The service is always good and the dessert plates are lovely looking and very tasty (with some unusual combinations). It is a bit pricey - but worth it if you can splurge. Only tip - this last time we were... More

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San Francisco, California
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

Great place to go if you're craving a single serving of your favorite dessert after watching a play at the Wang Theater, or after a lovely mean at M.J. O'Conners next door.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has some of the best service in the NYC area for late night club dancing and drinks. The service is awesome; the prices are okay (a little high); but they make up for it with great security, decent space and amazing music / dance floor.

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

A lovely spot off Harvard Yard in Cambridge for delicious dessert - but don't fill up on dinner before as you'll need a good appetite to fully enjoy the sweets.

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Additional Information about Finale

Address: 30 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5003
Phone Number: 617-441-9797
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
Cuisine: American, Bakery, Dessert

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