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“Not cheap, but worth the experience!”
Review of Craigie on Main

Craigie on Main
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Ranked #19 of 634 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $40 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Bar scene, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Main St. and Mass. Ave
Transit: Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
Level 5 Contributor
93 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Not cheap, but worth the experience!”
Reviewed November 15, 2012

We had a delicious meal for 6 co-workers. The service was outstanding, but the sommelier didn't do the best wine recommendations. The atmosphere was impeccable and the food was just amazing. We had a variety of dishes from oysters and octopus to sirloin and swordfish. You could pick the fixed price menu and choose from a wide range of dishes or just pick the tasting menu for all the table.

  • Visited November 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
139 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Special!”
Reviewed November 14, 2012

This is a cute little restaurant and it's one of the best around. Bring your appetite. The service is attentive and the food is interesting and excellent.

Visited January 2012
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Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Overpriced for bistro setting, just ok food”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

I wanted to feel good about spending over $200 for the 2 of us for dinner, but I just didn't get what all the hype was about -the atmosphere was more casual than expected, with an open (loud and frenetic) kitchen, ok service, and a limited, very pricey menu.
For a special occasion dinner experience, I'd recommend Meritage or Rialto over Craigie on Main any day.

  • Visited November 2012
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Brookline
Level 5 Contributor
56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Not cheap I'm pretty sure it's worth it!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

My boyfriend and I stopped here for a drink and a snack before a night out on Central Square. It was wonderful. The service was exemplary. The open kitchen was fascinating to watch. The food was creative and intriguing. The wine was excellent.

We didn't have the full dinner - and I'm not sure if the portion sizes would have seemed worth the investment based on what I saw walk past me. That said; it seemed to vary wildly depending on what you ordered. So, I think if I ordered carefully; I would find this to be a memorable meal and an experience I would look forward to repeating.

  • Visited November 2012
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Lexington, Massachusetts, United States
Level 6 Contributor
182 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch”
Reviewed October 31, 2012

After reading all of the wonderful reviews I finally got to try this restaurant. Mixed reviews from our group from "love it" to "its OK". The brunch menu was varied and interesting - after hearing about the burgers I had to have one. My wife had the spaghetti with egg, my daughter had the grilled cheese sandwich with 3 meats and my son in law also had the burger. My wife and daughter loved their meal - the burger eaters weren't so impressed. "Good not Great" perfectly cooked medium but on the dry side. It just didn't have a lot of flavor - not to mention my son-in-law got a piece of plastic in his burger.........Wait staff was efficient but a little stuffy (no menu until everyone was seated). Sunday parking was a mess and I had to park 5 blocks away after I dropped the rest of the party off. They would not give them a menu until I arrived. Over all a very good rating - not the best restaurant ever !

  • Visited October 2012
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