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40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College
6174974200
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Boston's beloved star chef Dante de Magistris presents classic...
Boston's beloved star chef Dante de Magistris presents classic Italian cuisine with a twist at his eponymous hot spot. Enjoy food that's playful yet familiar in a sophisticated space that evokes the serenity of the Mediterranean, featuring magnificent views of the Charles River and Boston's skyline. Serving lunch seasonally, and dinner, dante has a little something for everyone. Whether you're looking to sample the chef's latest creation or one of his classic fresh pastas, you're sure to discover an experience you won't soon forget! Boasting distinctive cocktails, an extensive wine list, seasonal patio dining, dante is the perfect spot to refresh your mind, restore your spirit, and reinvigorate your taste buds. "Best Upscale Italian, 2011" -Boston Magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine says: “one of Boston’s cool new restaurants” for it’s “airy, minimalist room with views of the Boston skyline and its superb cucina (haute cuisine, Italian style).
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    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 10
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Husband raves over the steak

Take his word, not mine (I've never had it). The frites are great as well. Save room for dessert as that's what I look forward to here. Great place for a small party, dinner with friends, hosting a business dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 5, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Take his word, not mine (I've never had it). The frites are great as well. Save room for dessert as that's what I look forward to here. Great place for a small party, dinner with friends, hosting a business dinner.

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West Bloomfield, Michigan
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Bar tenders and wait staff is amazing! Fun, attentive, and knowledgeable. The atmosphere is really pleasant, relaxed (especially the lounge seating by the bar), refined, and I really like the background music they play. Great amazing happy hour because they do $1 oysters. My favorite thing ever. Flavorful, strong drinks. Love their gin martinis. More on the expensive side but... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Attended a very fun, very delicious wedding reception here. Very nice! The mojitos were really nice and the crab rolls, risotto, lemon fish and appetizers were all well received.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Great 1.00 per oyster special from 4-6 daily. However drink prices are high! We also ordered some other appetizers which were on the high end, but VERY good! The truffle fries and roasted brussel sprouts were fantastic.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed at the Royal Sonesta Boston (actual location is Cambridge) for 3 nights. As the ArtBar was only open for breakfast and lunch during the winter season, we had our first dinner at Dante's. From our waiter Johnny's introduction (authentic Italian) to the biscotti dipped in sweet wine for dessert, our dinner was excellent. We shared everything. The burrata... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Surly bartender who seemed annoyed even with the simplest requests. We did not eat one of our dishes because it was very strange in texture and taste. The bartender did not offer a refund or ask what the issue was even though we told her it was not right. Disappointed with food, given the ratings and reviews the restaurant has... More 

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Somerville, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

We had reservations for Dec. 24 and did not know that it was only a prix fixe menu with no other choices at all. At $75.00 per person (gasp!....with no wine included), we stayed reluctantly and hoped for the best. Out of the four courses, one was tasty, two were average and one was really below average and there was... More 

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Blonduos, Iceland
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We came there for a late drinks and we liked it a lot. We did not order anything to eat there so I cannot comment on the food. Service good - great staff. Will go again.

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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Food is fabulous, drinks are creative and so good! In fact we closed the Dante bar several nights in a row, the after dinner drinks are too good

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

I had not been to Dante's for many years. It used to be great 4-5 years ago. There is the fabulous view over the Charles River as well as a great terrace in the summer. But the food is just not up to par to the location. I tried it twice in the past 2 weeks as I was staying... More 

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Additional Information about Dante

Address: 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
Phone Number: 6174974200
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $30 to $60
Cuisine: Italian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 40 Edwin H. Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02142
  • Public Transportation: Green Line to Lechmere, Red Line to Kendall/MIT, or Orange Line to Community College
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 6174974200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $30 to $60
  • Cuisine: Italian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

Boston's beloved star chef Dante de Magistris presents classic Italian cuisine with a twist at his eponymous hot spot. Enjoy food that's playful yet familiar in a sophisticated space that evokes the serenity of the Mediterranean, featuring magnificent views of the Charles River and Boston's skyline. Serving lunch seasonally, and dinner, dante has a little something for everyone. Whether you're looking to sample the chef's latest creation or one of his classic fresh pastas, you're sure to discover an experience you won't soon forget! Boasting distinctive cocktails, an extensive wine list, seasonal patio dining, dante is the perfect spot to refresh your mind, restore your spirit, and reinvigorate your taste buds. "Best Upscale Italian, 2011" -Boston Magazine. O, The Oprah Magazine says: “one of Boston’s cool new restaurants” for it’s “airy, minimalist room with views of the Boston skyline and its superb cucina (haute cuisine, Italian style).
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?