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Rendezvous in Central Square

502 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4029
617-576-1900
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Ranked #5 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Moroccan
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Good for: Romance, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Transit: We are located steps from the Central Square T and bus stops.
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English first
Indian Hills, Colorado
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I highly recommend dinner at Rendezvous. The food and service are of the highest quality--don't miss it! Be sure to make a reservation in advance or get there early.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I took my husband to this restaurant as our "date night." We were seated on time and the staff was friendly and receptive. The food came out very quickly, and was very tasty. I wish the cocktail menu was a little less kitchy- but that is really my only complaint. The well edited dinner menu had something for everyone, and... More

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Sudbury, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

I wish I had had more time to enjoy more dishes at Rendezvous. I joined a large group celebrating a friend's birthday. I am quite a fussy foody and the salad, appetizers and main course(crispy chicken) did not disappoint me. I had to share the delicious chocolate cake with the birthday girl and I really wanted it all to myself.... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

I rate this excellent, not because it's fancy or cutting edge, but because it was perfect for us at 10:30pm after the theater in Cambridge for the night. It is a reasonably priced, local and lovely spot. The hostess was welcoming, the proseco nicely chilled and everything we ordered was delicious. Carefully prepared tuna crudo and a flavor-packed "little lasagne"... More

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is an open and inviting space in Central Square in Cambridge with overhead skylights, brick walls and industrial air managers. The pris fixe menu before theater offered excellent and innovative choices of appetizers, main courses and desserts with good value when compared with the same items on the a la carte selections. The wine list prices seemed high for... More

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Newbury, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Coming in out of the rain last night, thankful for valet parking, we were warmly greeted by the host and hostess and then by the welcoming tones of gold throughout this handsome space. After an interesting chat about artisanal gins, our server Jim brought me a sampling of an herbal variety along with my pomegranate cocktail, which used a more... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Some good friends recommended we try Rendezvous when we were in Cambridge, so we made a point of having them join us there. We were very happy we did. Our table was for 6pm, and we are glad we booked an earlier time, as there was not an empty seat by 7. Not bad for midweek! The service was exceptional,... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

As unpretentious as it is consistently excellent, Rendezvous is the place to go for imaginative, tasty local food served in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere. The longevity of the kitchen, bar, and wait staff is testimony to owner/chef Steve Johnson's leadership and generosity of spirit. Influenced by Mediterranean flavors and preparation, the vegetable, seafood, and poultry dishes shine; servers are... More

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Highland, Maryland
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143 reviews 143 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I went to Rendezvous last July with a Cambridge local and it was mighty good. Food was excellent, service as well and the wines were diverse, reasonably priced and very good. Overall an interesting addition to my Boston/Cambridge area restaurant array.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

I've been in Boston 9 nights from the UK, and this was the best meal I've had, by some margin. The food was inventive and tasty with "lots going on", and despite being stupidly full I had a delicious dessert too. Will definitely be back when I'm next in Boston. The food wasn't presented as pompously as it could have... More

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