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East Side Bar & Grill

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561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
+1 617-661-3278
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pmAll hours
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were day 7 of our 8 day vacation. We had just gotten back from our excursion to Newport. We had reservations in Newport but our daughter had gotten sick so we came back to our hotel. Wanting to find some place within walking distance...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I stopped in when we arrived in town. Immediately I fell in love with this place! The rat pack music and the ambience could not have been better. We sat in the front bar area at a high top-perfect spot. We had...More

Thank Marissa M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We are always in search of great neighborhood bar & grills in our travels - and this Cambridge, MA spot is now in our top twenty! Only 1/2 mile from our Hampton / Cambridge this smaller place has it all - great decor & music...More

1  Thank Mark R M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hotel recommend the East Side grill, and what a find! Fun atmosphere (think rat pack) but food sells this place! Chicken parmigiana was amazing, but fun treat was the grilled meatloaf- we tried it blackened! Delicious! If in the area check this place out- you...More

Thank NC_Travels_with_kids
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

I am solo attending a week-long training at MIT. I searched for well-reviewed local restaurants and found East Side. I'm so happy I did! I walked from my hotel in Broadway and was warmly welcomed by both wait staff and the owner/bartender, Chris. It was...More

1  Thank crimedoc
Reviewed May 24, 2017

A very pleasant 1 mile walk from our hotel found us this corner bar and grill with a very large and varied menu from hamburgers, salads, and sandwiches to pasta meals. Michelle, our server, was very pleasant, quick, efficient, and did not miss a beat....More

Thank Springerlvr02
Reviewed May 16, 2017

Took customers there on business trip on a recommendation from a local- everyone loved it. Great local beers, casual place, and all the food was awesome. Interesting menu where you can get bbq and fresh seafood. Service was great definitely put this place on your...More

Thank RBAtlanta
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Low key atmosphere and very good food. Reasonably priced. Wonderful wait staff. A reasonable walk from Harvard Square.

Thank 380AndreaW
Reviewed April 10, 2017

We (parents and daughter) were in town to visit a Boston University open house. The name "East Side Bar & Grill" is misleading as this is a fine Italian restaurant which reminded us of an Italian tratoria. The calimari was very good as were the...More

Thank maryrosel708
Reviewed March 25, 2017 via mobile

Total gem! We are so glad we found this place to enjoy a girls night out dinner. Front the minute we walked in the hospitality was perfect. All the staff were personable and energized. Our amazing waiter, Daniel, made great dinner suggestions, offered us personally...More

Thank jdsduck
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March 3, 2015|
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Response from Ramón C | Reviewed this property |
Does not have a parking lot, but if it's past 8PM you can park in the street for free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene
Open Hours
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-3278
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