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Garden At The Cellar

$$ - $$$
American, Gastropub
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991 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-5328
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Pennington, New Jersey
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113 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

There is nothing garden-like about this bistro on Mass. Ave. It is conveniently located, but that is about its only real virtue. We stopped there for dinner, ate so-so burgers, fish and pasta and drank a bottle of luke-warm white wine. When I complained about the wine not being chilled properly, the waitress huffed that it had been in the... More 

Thank nassau2
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2015

We came here because of all the positive reviews, and while the food is good, the menu is VERY limited. Be sure to check it out before you seat. If you do like what they have you won't be disappointed, my wife however did not like much so she just ordered a sandwich. They're rosemary fries were really good.

Thank Paco R
Derry, New Hampshire, United States
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were working late one Friday and decided to stop in for food and drink. I knew nothing of the place and when my coworkers suggested it I thought it would be a good place to get drink and some pub food. Wrong. The food is outstanding! Who knew? I ordered the lamb gnocchi, which were very good (a bit... More 

Thank David C
Orange, California
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2014

Within walking distance of my hotel. A friendly, upscale neighborhood spot with a great bar, but focus is on the food. I ate at the bar and the bartender was talkative but not imposing. The burger was wonderful, great char on the meat, one of the best tasting I've had.

Thank Amazonblue
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2014

Delicious food, loved how they twisted some classics. Great spot and nice staff! Be sure to reserve!

Thank Mar1e-Josee
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed the restaurant very much. They were full, so we sited in the bar and ordered there. The wine and beer selection is good, and the food is very good. There is a wine store in the same building, which is also great.

Thank Kati G
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014 via mobile

The Cellar is the downstairs bar and upstairs is "The Garden at the Cellar". Had an incredible burger topped with foie gras. The bartender was fun and knew the menu. Great spot off the beat of touristy Harvard Square and close walk to the business school across the river. Observed others food and it all looked good. Definitely recommend!

Thank hikermartha
Hamilton, NJ
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014

I highly recommend the beet sliders with rosemary truffle fries. One of the best lunches around. And the staff are friendly and quick.

Thank Martha B
Atlanta, Georgia
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108 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014

I saw this place ranked four stars on Yelp, so I figured it was at least safe. When I walked in and saw standard gastropub seating and a dark and dingy-looking kitchen area, I became somewhat disheartened. The menu piqued my interest, as it was very different than what I was expecting. Then, the food came out, and it was... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2014

Garden at the Cellar has a very simple and rather small bar interior with only a few tables, very bare-bones. The food, however, is excellent – everything on the menu looks tempting, and the two small courses I had (scallops, butter-poached lobster) were very high quality, and thoughtfully and deliciously prepared. Great bread, too. Friendly and attentive service. The wine selection... More 

Thank hanneme

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $40
American, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 991 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-5328
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 17812442475

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