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East Side Bar & Grill

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$$ - $$$
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561 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
+1 617-661-3278
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Loveland, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed a wonderful dinner as a GNO. This was the best bruschetta and pasta bolognese I have ever had. The chicken parm and Marsala were also good. The salads were nice too. Service was very accommodating. A must try!

Thank Gina R
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016

My wife & I saw this on the Phantom Gourmet & had been wanting to try it. We where there right at 5pm when they opened and had our choice of seating, of which we chose a table in the back. Our waiter was very friendly and accommodating during the entire visit so his service alone was 5 stars. After... More 

Thank John V
Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

Don't get me wrong, the food was fine, but average. My main gripe are the reviewers that gave this restaurant a rating of 5. How many fine italian restaurants have steak tips as their finest dish? (and sell burgers?) Look I had a veal dish it was fine, my partner had the chicken parm. which was above average. My other... More 

Thank Ronald R
Monterrey, Mexico
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016 via mobile

Friday night, business trip... great option, environment was great, pasta was delicious and a great selection of wine and beer... parking is an issue and I had to walk 3 or 4 blocks from where I parked... totally worth it

Thank Ramón C
Greenfield, Indiana
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23 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2016

Found this place a few years ago on vacation when staying nearby. We love the place, the food, and the atmosphere. When we decided on a quick getaway location, I must say that our desire to return to eastside grill definitely helped us decide to return to boston. The first day we wanted to go they were closed for ribfest,... More 

Thank monica s
Arlington, VA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

During a recent visit to the Boston area the front desk at the HIE recommended this restaurant. We had a large family group (approx 20) and wanted to enjoy dinner together. East Side Bar and Grill was most accommodating. They set up a large table for the entire party and was able to do it right. A special shout out... More 

Thank Eckynpat
Waterbury, Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

This place has a cute atmosphere. Open wall to the street, curtain, plants hanging. They served us warm bread before dinner. I had the steak tips which were delicious. My meal came with a side salad and pasta. Both the salad and pasta were just okay but the steak tips made up for it. My husband had some kind of... More 

Thank BrainstormVT
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Saw this place on the Phantom Gourmet, was blown away. Met 2 friends there for dinner & wanted to try the ribs. Was told they were "in between smokers" and ribs were not available. Understood. I tried the meatloaf, which was lauded on the PG. It was the worst meatloaf I have ever had. Dry as dust, Literally burned around... More 

Thank Howard M
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Ate here twice while staying Boston. The Steak tips are amazing some of the best food I had in Boston was here. The staff are great too it was really busy on the second occasion we ate here but didn't have to wait too long for a table. We were staying at the nearby Hampton inn so only a five... More 

Thank Adam L
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016 via mobile

Huge portions, but they do not offer a kids menu or portions sizes. I had the turf and surf and it was very good. Owner and wait staff were very friendly and made us feel at home. Prices are typical for Boston.

Thank Jessica D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, Bar, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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 Street, Cambridge, MA 02141
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-3278

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?