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“Elegant Bastion of the Old World” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Sandrine's Bistro

Sandrine's Bistro
8 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5014
617-497-5300
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Ranked #100 of 538 restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: $15 - $80
Cuisines: French, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Contemporary
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: b/w Mass. Ave. & Mt. Auburn
Transit: Red Line to Harvard Square
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Elegant Bastion of the Old World”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2012 via mobile

A small bistro from Paris dropped on a side street in Harvard Square. Front is a metal Art Deco repro of a Metro station entrance. Inside warm and comfortable. Hostess, Wini, friendliest in Boston. Love her. Must have the flammenkueche. It's like pizza but this has smoked bacon, mushrooms cheese. Incredible. Repeat: incredible. The charcuterie has home made pâtés. The fois gras brought tears of joy. Entree Alsatian Choucroute Garnie au Riesling includes sausage, pork loin, ham hock, sauerkraut, hickory smoked bacon and potato. Words cannot describe how this country dish will beguile your palate. Wines and dessert are off the chart. Good selection of port. One of my favorite spots.

The Grim Eater

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
chicago
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Fantanstic dining experience in Harvard Square”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Second visit to Sandrine's while visiting Boston. Love, love, love this place... It's all good from start to finish....

Visited December 2012
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Westwood, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Hats off to Chef Ost”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

I had a most delightful dining experience at Sandrines this past Friday. The food, service and overall hospitality from all of the staff was excellent. I am happy to recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates true French cuisine. I give it 5 stars.
Nick Schiarizzi
Westwood, MA

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Blooming Grove, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Great food at Lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Found this cute restaurant while shopping in Cambridge. We shared the tasting menu which was fantastic, filling and economical. Lunch is a bargain & delicious.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“overpriced..”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

For what its worth the atmosphere at Sandrines is quite good. The food however was lacking. both of our dishes were ok but nothing better than something i could have made at home out of a box.. We will not return

Visited August 2012
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