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Finale

30 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5003
617-441-9797
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Ranked #104 of 538 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
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English first
Cusco Region, Peru
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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161 reviews 161 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 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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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Chandler, Arizona
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83 reviews 83 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2013

This place came highly recommended. Firstly it was not clean. They have a reasonable offering in the sweet goodies department. They look well made, but they a little over the top. A cross between supermarket made and re-heated frozen products, they they put a little topping on, and some gold leaf. I saw a cappachino machine and thought I would... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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128 reviews 128 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This place can get very crowded since there isn't too many places which sell desserts only, but it's worth the wait.

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NH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

We stopped by here while walking around Cambridge, and thought we will pick up some deserts before heading back to our hotel. We got Tiramisu, Boston cream, lemon tart, fruit tart and ultimate chocolate. T I had the Tiramisu, which was good, but honestly had better. My husband had Lemon tart, and said it was one of the best tart... More

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San Diego, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2013

Big disappointment! This used to be my favorite place. Tonight my family went for a celebration and the food was poor. We ordered the molten cake, their specialty. It came with coffee ice cream that was so badly freezer burned that you could see the ice crystals on the outside. The cook should not have used that ice cream and... More

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