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Craigie on Main

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853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512 (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
+1 617-497-5511
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nice environment and very nice service, BUT... The menu is poor not a lot of choice. The food is also not great for how much you have to pay! Overestimated and definitely too expensive.

Thank Federica V
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

The menu is thoughtfully designed but it seemed an interesting mix of flavors. The service was great; our table was ready on time and no one rushed us. All in all an enjoyable evening but be prepared for a large bill. Also, I wish there were more moderately priced wine selections

Thank fudsss
Charlton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We've been anticipating visiting Craigie on Main for quite awhile so we were excited to finally make it happen. We chose the 6 course option (actually was 7 courses with a mini dessert before the main dessert). On our cost the menu included: -Raw oyster with anise cream -Sashimi scallop with the same anise cream (?) and a sweet marinade... More 

Thank ThreeCatNite
Newbury, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the flawless service and welcoming atmosphere to the divine cuisine, Craigie on Main deserves the highest accolades from our group of four. We celebrated a 35th birthday in style. Our starter choices ranged from Essex clams to rabbit terrine to octopus to sashimi, served all at once, each at the right temperature (room temperature for the terrine and sashimi,... More 

Thank Robin L
maumee, ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We booked a table at the last minute for an Anniversary, and briefly mentioned that fact to the hostess taking the reservation. When we arrived, we were greeted warmly, an Anniversary card was at the table, and the server offered us champagne. The servers were friendly and attentive and the food was excellent. They made our night very special and... More 

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If the Michelin people make it up to Boston, expect some stars. The tasting menu is well worth the time. The food and service is impeccable.

Thank Jeff S
Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is all about "attention to details". And they don't overlook a single one. We went specifically for the Burger, which so many people have called "The best in America". Well, it was! Hands down. Not just the beef, but the bun, the seasonings. All in perfect balance. We ate at the bar and Rob, our bartender, was pleasant,... More 

Thank VaughnRmnE
Bedford, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very special place. Great for business. Great for a romantic evening. Impeccable service, original menu, flawless execution. Well-made cocktails. Well chosen wine list. Stands in stark contrast to some of the mediocre places at which we have eaten recently (see our last two reviews). Prices are remarkably fair for a restaurant at this level. We'll be back, of course.

Thank StanRuth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was the best restaurant meal I have had in several months. The food was spectacular. The wine list was admirable. I was so happy to find a number of excellent red wines from Burgundy and Provence for $50-75 a bottle. I had a Bandol and it was excellent. My dinner companion was thrilled to find marrow bones on the... More 

Thank BostonFrequentTrav1
Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016

Three of us dined on a hot July night, and were warmly welcomed by the staff. We quickly decided upon having the six-course tasting menu, but we also added a couple of extras (octopus a la plancha, and the bone marrow -- both excellent!). Now, outside looks are deceiving, as it certainly looks like nothing special form the outside, but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$40 - $60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
    (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-5511

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