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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Where to start? The table was wobbly (in a high-priced restaurant). It was covered with white taper (in a high-priced restaurant). The water (tap) was very smelly. Very very noisy. But..... The amount of time you have to wait for service was appalling, repeatedly: 25 minutes from when we were seated to when the first waiter came to take our... More 

Thank CharlieW338
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food, very expensive. please make reserve a table. otherwise, it is difficult to get a table. 음식은 맛있으나 가격이 많이 비싸요. 커플이 가서 약 20만원 정도 나옵니다. 메뉴자체가 엄청 비싸요. 예약 안하면 바 같은... 곳에서 그 비싼 식사를 하게 됩니다. 예약 하고 가세요.

Thank Cathy_k_777
Lima, Peru
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely try the Sunday Chef's Whim. It's a 57$ 6 course tasting menu, and even though the price may seem cheap for such a fancy restaurant, it actually is underpriced, for the quality of the food they serve you is outstanding. I got to try squid ink with fried squid, some of the best salmon I've ever had, the best... More 

Thank Lucio C
hingham, MA
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114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017 via mobile

We went for my wife's birthday (age withheld to protect the innocent). We didn't do the tasting, but instead went off the menu. Octopus and ragout pasta apps to start. Excellent cocktails and then trout and pig entrees. All were fabulous. Dessert was meh, and they don't have espresso. But, that didn't take away from the meal. A must try!

Thank beeweehingham_MA
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed March 18, 2017

We sat at a high top table in the bar area. I had a great martini! Followed by the fried clams. The star of the evening was the famous burger. I enjoyed it but felt it didn't have a lot of flavor or a nice seer on the outside. It was more like steak tartar. All in all very good... More 

Thank Martha811
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed March 14, 2017 via mobile

Know going in it is a somewhat adventurous place but the food is amazing and you will not regret anything you try.

Thank Rayn H
Weston, Massachusetts
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118 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Just had an absolutely fantastic meal at Craigie on Main. I've been there before, but never had their burger. Yes, I said "burger!" After starting with an amazing amuse-bouche of pureed scallop accompanied by a wonderful German Red (!), my son, Christian, & I went straight for the burgers. Cooked medium rare, they were like no other burger I had... More 

Thank Steve C
Wrentham, Massachusetts
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247 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
Reviewed March 9, 2017

We had been to the restaurant's previous location on several occasions and this was our first visit to this location. This is a much expanded version and the atmosphere and ambience is much livelier, though conversation is not labored. We had the tasting menu with matching wines and found it to be creative, having a variety of interesting interpretations and... More 

Thank william z
Langhorne, PA
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76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed February 26, 2017

Cozy casually elegant, with exceptionally friendly staff. Food was incredibly tasty, but don't expect to leave full. I really do appreciate restraint in portion sizes - nothing worse than leaving a meal with that bloated, I need a nap feeling. The craft cocktails were great, but very pricey. Lots of whiskey and scotch snobs at the bar, chatting up peat... More 

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65 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Craigie offered a special Saturday night Chefs Whimsy (typically Sunday's after 9 pm) due to a snowstorm. The Chefs play with new dishes for a very reasonably fixed price, dishes are different every time. We had the 5-course which included great dishes. We only learned about the special Chefs Whimsy by being on their email list.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$40 - $60
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
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?