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River Bar Steakhouse & Grill
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Ranked #14 of 693 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $20
Cuisines: Steakhouse
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Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill, with its cavernous loft-like vibe, quayside location and creative crowd, has become one of Cambridge's premier restaurants. Located close to the bustling town centre, in a riverside spot opposite Magdalene College, The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill is a popular choice for special occasion dining and drinks. The Grill serves the very finest prime cuts of beef, aged for 28 days and sourced from local farms. The menu includes a large selection of cuts, from a classic porterhouse to a tender fillet or indulgent chateaubriand for two. Burgers meanwhile are freshly made on the premises and marinated chicken and fresh fish come straight from the signature grill too. Though based around the steak, The River Bar Steakhouse and Grill caters superbly for vegetarians, serves sublime desserts and prior to your meal we heartily recommend enjoying hand mixed cocktails in the bar, the ideal start to any special evening.
Cambourne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Don't go there!”
Reviewed June 22, 2013 via mobile

To be fair we did arrive late... traffic was very bad ... but the whole experience was about as bad as I can recall from any restaurant. My companions had burgers which were cold and seemed to have been microwaved. My rib-eye, which was expensive, was chewy and bland. Staff very unwelcoming and did not bother to check we were okay. Definitely NOT going back.

  • Visited June 2013
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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“Great venue , Great Food”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

The restaurant was recommended by friends who are regulars. We thought the style and ambience was spot on , buzzing but not too overbearing. For starters we shared the Camembert which came on a board , nice touch. For mains I had the lobster and my wife the Sirloin with chips, for sides we shared the spinach and salad. The food is well executed , wine sensibly priced ,( we had the house Merlot) and you wont leave hungry. Would recommend.
Harry Stapleford.

  • Visited June 2013
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Manchester
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12 reviews
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“Top night”
Reviewed June 20, 2013

Had a top night - steak was delicious, great drink and service was great. Decor and atmosphere make for a top experience.

  • Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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“Wanted a good Steak, good service...got 'great' on both counts!”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Great steak (all four in our party who had the steak thought so!)) and we're still talking about the barbeque sauce, the others who had the lobster were also pleased, delicious desserts! Best of all was the attentive yet unobtrusive service. Highly recommended and will definitely be returning.

  • Visited June 2013
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London
2 reviews
“Great quality Great value”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

They really do steaks well here, both myself and boyfriend had the fillet medium rare, done to perfection. A few cocktails before hand and a view onto the river made the evening perfect. Lovely staff and good value - 7 quid for a really good cocktail is brilliant value, be back again

Visited June 2013
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