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Russell House Tavern

) #3 of 431 Restaurants in Cambridge $$ - $$$ American, ,
14 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4909
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good50%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (51 reviews)
“fries” (59 reviews)
“pizza” (71 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4909
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

It was very busy, so you'd think it was a good place right off Harvard Square, but none of the 3 of us were thrilled with our meals. I had swordfish with calamari and it was satisfactory although pricey. Jane had the market fish of...More

Thank wisteriabarb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We randomly went to Russell House Tavern for dinner - 2 adults and 1 teenager. A nice selection of food with interesting twists. Lobster sliders, avocado and shrimp salad, cape code oysters, Caesar salad w/chicken and pork wings (these were our favorite). They also had...More

Thank DanSki006
Reviewed 5 days ago

Lucked into this friendly restaurant while in the area for training. The homemade pasta was excellent!

Thank Cindy G
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took a cab from Doubletree to downtown Cambridge. Past by Russell House at the corner of JFK and Brattle Street. Saw patrons eating in the window seats and we had to come back. Service was peppy but not pushy. We each had a cocktail -...More

Thank Robert J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back home in Cambridge. This is my favorite restaurant here for a casual dinner out. Good food, good service at a reasonable price!!

Thank TylerOTravels
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun place right in the heart of Harvard Square! Food was good, service good, price was good...all in all a great stop at a great spot. We hadn't eard about it, but it looked inviting as we walked by--and t was a great meal!

Thank tastesatisfied
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in harvard square, you need any place to hangout with your friends. Russell house can be a good option. I like this place.

Thank Nisharga M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful staff, EXCEPTIONAL FOOD, and great atmosphere. Coming from a foodie town (Portland, ME), I have to say this is the best brunch I ever had!

Thank Ray S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Paid bill in cash . While taking taxi waiter ran to stop us as if we were running out without paying bill . And gave thumbs up when realised he made mistake . Food is average . Place is bustling

Thank Avinash P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here as a family touring Harvard. It is easily walkable from the campus. It's an old English pub style restaurant\bar. We were seated in the basement, and we were glad because it was very hot outside, and much cooler downstairs. The lower level...More

2  Thank Patricia A
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30 January 2017|
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Response from NancyBmillvalley_CA | Reviewed this property |
I'm guessing it just happened to be the case that night. Our waiter was from Brazil, and two of the young women who greeted customers were black. Cambridge is REALLY diverse.
7 January 2017|
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Response from Miamijim | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea except management does an excellent job in training staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4909
    (Brattle Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-500-3055
Through the red-brick sidewalks and hidden back alleys of Harvard Square rises the latest neighborhood tradition: Russell House Tavern.
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