We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Almost Perfect” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cedar Street Grille

Cedar Street Grille
12 Cedar St, Sturbridge, MA 01566
(508) 347-5800
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Reserve with OpenTable
Cedar Street Grille is not available for your requested time. Choose another time, or search restaurants with availability.
The time you selected has already passed.
Ranked #6 of 46 Restaurants in Sturbridge
Price range: $14 - $26
Cuisines: Tapas, International
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Route 20
Description: A lively American bistro with a menu that encourages sharing, exploration and the celebration of food. American specialties with a unique flair on the standards.
South Windsor, Connecticut
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Almost Perfect”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Actually, a 4.5. Evening started at bar, where we ordered a decent bottle of wine ($38) and sampled some of the very unique microbrews. Service was outstanding, friendly, and efficient, even though the place was packed.

Proceeded to dinner. Apps were reasonably priced ($8-12). We ordered the bacon wrapped dates, stuffed with goat cheese. These were heavenly. Several folks in our party ordered entrees, some went with a couple more apps. The short ribs were outstanding. The lamb shank was particularly good, as it was actually crisped under the broiler prior to serving, providing for a delicious carmelized exterior. I had the panzenella salad ($12), which was excellent and the pork belly app. The latter was I bit disappointing, did not taste very fresh. This is the only reason I'm not rating a five.

We will definitely be back when in the area. Our dining experience was outstanding, with excellent service and unique offerings.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

160 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    76
    56
    18
    6
    4
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
“Sometimes Change is a Good Thing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

My husband and I were very disappointed when the old Cedar Street closed its doors. Then heard that it had been sold and would be closed for an extended period of time for renovations. Although we were happy that someone had taken it over, we were skeptical about this 'new' restaurant since we had eaten so many memorable meals in the old Cedar Street. Were we ever surprised when we had an even better dining experience. Not only did we love the cozy look of the new interior but the changes to the menu were terrific. The menu now includes many small plate items in addition to full entrees. For example, my husband enjoyed a complete dinner of hanger steak with sides while I was thrilled with my salad and lobster sliders. As for the quality....it's better than ever. The service is still top notch....not surprising since our waitress has been there since the old owner opened his door. This was one change that we're glad the new owners didn't make. She recognized us and made us feel right at home. What could be better than that!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Portsmouth, NH
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“On the path”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Great place to stop on the way to / from NYC from Maine or New Hampshire. Conveniently located near the highway. We enjoyed our salad and fish tacos very much. The cheesy grits were not as good (tasted like it had sweet cream in it). Good beer selection. Great spot.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hampden, Massachusetts
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“perfect for drinks/ app”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We stopped in to get a gift certificate on a Friday night and decided to have a drink at the bar.
Also had an excellent appetizer, Brussels sprout ...

Visited October 2013
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Atlanta
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“Best of Sturbridge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I like to eat in the bar since I am always alone when I visit. The staff and other patrons are very friendly. The staff is very knowledgeable of the menu, which is surprising, and the local craft beers they offer. My favorite place in Sturbridge.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Cedar Street Grille also viewed

 

Been to Cedar Street Grille? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Cedar Street Grille, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.