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Russell House Tavern

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Fri, 3/22
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

Food and ambience

Local cuisine, American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options

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Through the red-brick sidewalks and hidden back alleys of Harvard Square rises the latest neighborhood tradition: Russell House Tavern.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
American, Bar, Pub
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews brunch pizza fries house burger oysters salad english muffin tuna tartare deviled eggs pork sandwiches bread harvard square raw bar great lunch sat at the bar on tap
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Drinks were creative. Dinner was very good. Interesting appetizers. Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower and Calamari with Shishito Peppers - almost licked the plate. I had the Pan-Seared Pork Chop with Bourbon Butternut Squash Puree, Brussels Sprouts, Maple Bacon Jus - delicious cool weather meal. My...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Ann S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a nice dinner with friends before the Harvard v Yale ice hockey game. Very courteous waitress from Chile served our drinks and dinner. The deviled eggs were amazingly rich and decadent. Caesar Salad was exquisite. And I cleaned my plate of steak and pommes...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank johncraddockmd
Reviewed February 10, 2019

Everyone seems to be serving roasted cauliflower lately - but their sweet & spicy cauliflower is a delight. It was a little too spicy for one of our group, but the rest of us made short order of the appetizer. Also had the brussels sprouts...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank ebsomerville
Reviewed February 8, 2019

I ordered the Steak and Eggs with Potatoes. They were delicious. Watched first quarter of Jets @ Patriots. Right near Harvard Campus.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank hamptongourmet
Reviewed January 15, 2019 via mobile

Ate here at a pretty crowded Tuesday night. Nice fact is that they sell the only American Trappist beer: Spencer. Pizza tasted great.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank niklosz
Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

We sat at the bar and were served quickly. Very friendly staff and chicken sandwich and burger were excellent! Fiddlehead IPA on tap.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ktzc
Reviewed November 15, 2018

The service was great from a friendly attentive server. The menu had a good variety of food. The stuffed Acorn squash is something I would not normally order, but it was really good.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank C3513NDjohng
Reviewed November 13, 2018

Located in Harvard Square this is a great place for a relaxed meal after a walk around the Harvard Square area to browse the many shops . We enjoyed our meal . They habe a diverse menu . I had an excellent burger and fries...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Richard A
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Amazing - I ate twice in four days at the Russell House and had the steak frites (rare, yes, no eyebrow raised). delightful. I also recommend the extensive list of liqueurs, particularly the Chartreuse Verte. Will be back next year when my travel take me...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Vincent R
Reviewed November 9, 2018

We had great service from a very attentive waitress. The Oysters were some of the best we had in Boston. The seared tuna BLT was phenomenal; the smoked tomato made all the difference. Travel companions had the crab cakes and bolognese. Both were pleased with...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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January 29, 2017|
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Response from NancyBmillvalley_CA | Reviewed this property |
I'm guessing it just happened to be the case that night. Our waiter was from Brazil, and two of the young women who greeted customers were black. Cambridge is REALLY diverse.
January 6, 2017|
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Response from Miamijim | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea except management does an excellent job in training staff
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