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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: Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 47
    Very good
  • 22
    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
right on the Charles River, Boston

right on the Charles River, Boston, great location, easy to park at hotel or mall across the street, nice menu, nice wait staff, eat outside and enjoy the Boston skyline, easy to walk, take subway too, close to the Museum of Science, lovely all around, will return, salads delicious

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

right on the Charles River, Boston, great location, easy to park at hotel or mall across the street, nice menu, nice wait staff, eat outside and enjoy the Boston skyline, easy to walk, take subway too, close to the Museum of Science, lovely all around, will return, salads delicious

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Dante is a fine place for a great night out for dinner. Great service, good wine and imaginative offerings make for a first rate meal. For example candied pistachios on Burratta add a crunchy and sweet touch. their pastas are just right in both size and taste, Plus there is usually at least on special. Last night a very tasty... More 

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Nice bar for a hotel bar with a great outdoor space overlooking the water and the city. Bartenders were very attentive for being so busy.

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Chelsea, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I simply love the food at this restaurant - - I've never eaten a bite that was not beautifully prepared and delicious. But the service - especially on their terrace overlooking the Charles River - where many patrons choose to sit in the summer - was a FIASCO. We were seated, then left alone for 15 minutes, when the hostess... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 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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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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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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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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?