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Garden At The Cellar

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American, Bar, Bistro, Gastropub
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991 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
6174750045
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Today
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Good for:
Local cuisine
Breakfast/Brunch

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 34
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Don't let the name fool you.

We were working late one Friday and decided to stop in for food and drink. I knew nothing of the place and when my coworkers suggested it I thought it would be a good place to get drink and some pub food. Wrong. The food is outstanding! Who knew? I ordered the lamb gnocchi, which were very good (a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 11, 2014
David C
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Derry, New Hampshire, United States
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Derry, New Hampshire, United States
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were working late one Friday and decided to stop in for food and drink. I knew nothing of the place and when my coworkers suggested it I thought it would be a good place to get drink and some pub food. Wrong. The food is outstanding! Who knew? I ordered the lamb gnocchi, which were very good (a bit... More 

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Orange, California
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Within walking distance of my hotel. A friendly, upscale neighborhood spot with a great bar, but focus is on the food. I ate at the bar and the bartender was talkative but not imposing. The burger was wonderful, great char on the meat, one of the best tasting I've had.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Delicious food, loved how they twisted some classics. Great spot and nice staff! Be sure to reserve!

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the restaurant very much. They were full, so we sited in the bar and ordered there. The wine and beer selection is good, and the food is very good. There is a wine store in the same building, which is also great.

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Philadelphia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

The Cellar is the downstairs bar and upstairs is "The Garden at the Cellar". Had an incredible burger topped with foie gras. The bartender was fun and knew the menu. Great spot off the beat of touristy Harvard Square and close walk to the business school across the river. Observed others food and it all looked good. Definitely recommend!

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Hamilton, NJ
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I highly recommend the beet sliders with rosemary truffle fries. One of the best lunches around. And the staff are friendly and quick.

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Atlanta, Georgia
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I saw this place ranked four stars on Yelp, so I figured it was at least safe. When I walked in and saw standard gastropub seating and a dark and dingy-looking kitchen area, I became somewhat disheartened. The menu piqued my interest, as it was very different than what I was expecting. Then, the food came out, and it was... More 

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Oslo, Norway
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

Garden at the Cellar has a very simple and rather small bar interior with only a few tables, very bare-bones. The food, however, is excellent – everything on the menu looks tempting, and the two small courses I had (scallops, butter-poached lobster) were very high quality, and thoughtfully and deliciously prepared. Great bread, too. Friendly and attentive service. The wine selection... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I have been in this place several times but I have only had the classic Cellar Burger. It simply is the best burger I have ever had in the US so far. Plus – for Italians – there is a poster of Birra Moretti that makes me feel happy each time I look at it.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

My boyfriend and I recently went here for dinner and drinks. We sat upstairs, although I think there is also a downstairs bar area that also serves food. The restaurant is very cute; overall it is pretty small with some tables and a bar upstairs, and not too noisy. The service was good; our waitress was helpful and very attentive.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 991 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 6174750045

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 40
  • Cuisine: American, Bar, Bistro, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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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?