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30 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5003
617-441-9797
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Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Mon 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Fri 12:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Large groups
Outdoor seating
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 26
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious

They have a great selection for lunch and desserts. They are a great place to use for catering events in the area.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2014
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Waltham, Massachusetts
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Large groups
  • Outdoor seating
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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81 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Waltham, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

They have a great selection for lunch and desserts. They are a great place to use for catering events in the area.

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Munich, Germany
Contributor
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
83 reviews 83 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
24 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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74 reviews 74 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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
Top Contributor
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
Top Contributor
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
1 review
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 30 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5003
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-441-9797

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 30
  • Cuisine: American, Bakery, Dessert

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Large groups, Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 12:30 am
11:00 am - 12:30 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?