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Side Street Cafe - CLOSED

42 Maple St, Northampton, MA 01062-1233
+1 413-587-8900
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good12%
  • Average15%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible15%
Nov 3, 2013
“An Era Is Over”
Sep 7, 2013
“What happen?”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
42 Maple St, Northampton, MA 01062-1233
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Reviewed March 20, 2011

I have eaten in all the restaurants in the Northampton-Florence-Amherst area. There are great ones and there is Side Street - the greatest. The cooking, courtesy, presentation, ambiance - all wonderful. if you want a special dinner, stay clear of Green street and go to...More

Thank alainHull_Ma
Reviewed July 18, 2010

I cannot rave enough about how great Side Street was for catering our wedding. First I have to clarify that my wife has celiacs disease, which means she can't eat anything with, or that has touched, gluten (wheat, rye, barley, flour, beer, etc). Side Street...More

Thank corylloyd
Reviewed June 27, 2010

Side Street Cafe is a huge part of Florence! With its wonderful selections of sandwiches and homemade soups and delicious desserts its a must to visit! The quaint cafe ambiance during the day is a treat! It totally transforms into a elegant dining experience at...More

Thank siennalw
Reviewed March 17, 2010

Our last visit was fine. Last night, however, was anything but We went with friends to celebrate a birthday.This place just cannot get it together. We had to go up to the bar to get our wine because the waitress was too busy. In the...More

Thank tatwood
Reviewed March 11, 2010

First time at Side Street Cafe was lovely. Second time, not very satisfying. Our reservations apparently never got to the person who reserves the tables. Our party of four ended up so near the bar that the many children visiting their parents there (yes, at...More

Thank squidnunc
Reviewed June 26, 2009

Thank you to Pat Shannon, Jennifer, Ginny and the rest of the Side St. Cafe crew for making our inaugural MeetUp event a resounding success! We had 14 people arrive, many of them not knowing a soul, coming from Craigslist, Twitter, Facebook, MeetUp and The...More

Thank jessicawaters
Reviewed March 13, 2009

This is a great little place: no pretensions, just good food and a welcoming atmosphere. They're doing a 20.00 3 course "Recession Proof" menu that is really a bargain--I would suggest trying the Caesar Salad, which is slightly grilled, with a creamy dressing fresh bread...More

Thank NoHoGrl
Reviewed November 27, 2008

Side Street is a gem. Small town feeling, big city quality. Beautiful bar, great service, and most importantly odd, interesting, delicious food every time. TRY IT. my favorites are the salmon and the filet. also great pasta dish with chicken and shrimp. amazing desserts made...More

Thank foodlover333
Reviewed August 3, 2008

In a city (Northampton/Florence) with several great restaurants, the Side Street Cafe stands out among all of them. We have been there five or six times since they opened and every meal has been nothing short of outstanding. We have not been for lunch, but...More

1  Thank mrs0
Reviewed July 26, 2008

I was there recently for a special night with my family and can't say enough about how great this place is. The food is excellent, well prepared and well presented. The waitstaff is informed and helpful with the menu. Very impressed.

1  Thank Trot_Nixon7
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Restaurant Details

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Local cuisine, Bar scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Maple St, Northampton, MA 01062-1233
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Hampshire County  >  Northampton
  • Phone Number: +1 413-587-8900
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