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Bambara Cambridge

25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
+1 617-868-4444
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good45%
  • Average16%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
“warm lobster” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
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1 - 10 of 207 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I celebrated our 22nd anniversary here with good friends, and we were not disappointed. The restaurant surprised us with a bottle of champagne to start our night and the evening went uphill from there. They just won Boston best bread competition, we...More

Thank Kevin D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't eat at the restaurant because I arrived after the kitchen closed, however I had a few drinks at the bar before closing. I had nothing special, so I cannot speak about the quality of drinks, but I will say the bartender, Chris, was...More

Thank DacyScores
Reviewed June 11, 2017

Chris the bartender was amazing with outstanding knowledge and courtesy but he might not be serving you when you come. However, the food hopefully will the same as I have had. The menu has like 18 dishes priced between 10-20 size like a bigger appetizer....More

Thank nony18
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, We appreciate your fabulous review and are happy to hear that Chris took such wonderful care of you. We do change our menus fairly frequently to offer the freshest items that are available in the market but I'm sure that there will be more...More

Reviewed June 1, 2017

I had dinner several times at this place , but not recently . It has good service and good people, however the food is average. i had a veal piece that was actually very good; i will come back to check progress

Thank alain g
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, It sounds like you are due for a visit. We had a new Chef start at Bambara not long ago. The cuisine has a more Mediterranean feel and there are many new small plates for you to try. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed May 24, 2017 via mobile

Went here after reading some reviews and it wasn't that far of from the office... Extremely overpriced and the pasta I got wasn't good. I had a vegetarian dish the non vegetarian dishes at least looked better. To sum it up if you feel like...More

Thank danull
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed May 22, 2017

Comfortable and quiet setting wit very good service and food. Lots of variety to chose from. Visited for a business luncheon and was impressed.

Thank MRV_VT
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 27, 2017

Hello, We are happy to know you enjoyed your lunch at Bambara! We’re glad you were impressed and hope you visit again soon. Best, Amanda M. General Manage

Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

Really great food. Just expensive for the small portions you get. It was also a little quiet in there on a Saturday night. The staff was very friendly and accommodating to all dietary needs.

Thank Brawitz
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hello, Thank you for the kind words in regard to our food and service. Chef Baz pride's himself on sourcing local and seasonal items whenever possible which often comes with a steeper price tag. We appreciate your visit to Bambara. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed April 25, 2017 via mobile

Our favorite restaurant in Cambridge changed so much they lost their way. New decor, new chef, new staff, new menu,. Changed so much that it should have changed the name to warn customers. We loved everything about the old Bambara. Especially their Lobster Sliders. Which...More

Thank G2492QCcarlosd
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hello, We appreciate your repeated business. It is true we went through a restaurant renovation in 2014 and we had a new Chef start with us in 2016. The new menu is significantly different from our previous menu with lots of shareable plates and a...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017

Four of us dined tonight at Bambara, the flagship restaurant of Hotel Marlowe, a Kimpton Hotel. Service was good, the atmosphere was informal Sunday pre-marathonish, yet the dishes were classy and the food was great. I enjoyed the asparagus soup, and a friend had a...More

Thank Michael S
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hello Michael, We are happy to have you and your guests get marathon ready at Bambara. We are always happy to hear when our guests have a good time and hopefully, we'll see you visiting again before the 2018 Boston marathon! Best, Amanda M. General...More

Reviewed April 16, 2017

dropped in for an easy dinner near to our hotel (based on trip advisor reviews) and was not disappointed with the menu variety of the food. Sevice was friendly and efficient in a pleasant restaurant environment, usually, I do not eat in hotel attached restaurants...More

Thank chris l
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2017

Hello Chris, We love to challenge the hotel restaurant stereotype, Bambara and Kimpton restaurant's are known to do just that. Chef Baz's menu has a wide variety and is constantly changing so it'll be worth a visit again soon. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$15 - $40
Meals
Drinks, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Valet Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
    (28 (McGrath Highway))
  • Public Transportation: Green Line to Lechmere, or Red Line to Kendall Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-4444
  • E-mail
Description
Nestled on the Charles River Canal, Bambara is right where you need it: close to MIT, Tech Square, the Museum of Science, and adjacent to Hotel Marlowe. Here, Chef David Bazirgan’s menu finds inspiration from his experiences and exploration of different cuisines and flavor profiles, focusing on hyperlocal and seasonal ingredients. You’ll encounter tastes from around the globe, while enjoying our singnature hospitality and carefully curated beverage program. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine finds its perfect match with our exceptional service and our vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. Bambara is open Monday thru Sunday for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, and private dining.
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