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East Side Bar & Grill

561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
+1 617-661-3278
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  • Excellent72%
  • Very good19%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Italian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Holiday Inn Staff Member Dana recommended we go here. She was right on. Salads and soups to start were very good. Then the main course came and there was no way we could finish our plates. I had a full plate of different seafood's on...More

1  Thank Kevin A
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Went to East Side for dinner on March 17 at 7:20 pm. Our order was taken promptly and enjoyed toasted ravioli appetizer. Here is where the nightmare begins. There was only two wait staff, who were also working the bar making drinks. We were totally...More

Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 9 March 2018

Excellent food, nicely prepared and displayed, with excellent service in a very warm and inviting restaurant. Very good experience overall!!

1  Thank Leonard S
Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is a great corner restaurant and bar. The service was great, friendly and made us feel very welcome. The food was great and plenty of leftovers. We'll definitely be going back.

1  Thank Julia F
Reviewed 30 January 2018

Although the BAH! as they would say wasn't open yet 1 week away...I found the food to be good! People there were knowledgeable about the area friendly and a wicked pissah! I will be back to see the BAH!

1  Thank fasteddieNy
Reviewed 31 December 2017

Came here after searching for good restaurants nearby our hotel. Found this place with plenty of positive reviews on TA. Got a warm welcome from our Waiter and had our choice of table which was really nice. We were given some menu's - lots of...More

Thank Dechelski
Reviewed 19 November 2017

The back round music in this restaurant is fatiguing, the owner thinks he's a cross between Frank Sinatra and the Godfather, but my issue is that any dish with Marsala they use sweet marsala which should only be used for desserts. Having a veal dish...More

1  Thank Ronald R
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Looking for a place within walking distance of our hotel Hampton in Cambridge, we located this fabulous small restaurant on google maps. I am so glad we did. First of all, the service was friendly (a rare thing in Boston) and very attentive. Our meals...More

Thank LocaLola24
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I don't pretend to be an expert on any type of food, but being from Chicago I do have a lot of options & so have experienced all sorts of Italian-american dining. East Side Bar & Grill is by far one of my favorite experiences...More

Thank Mindy M
Reviewed 5 August 2017

We were interested in a "local's type place" after a long day of travel to get to Cambridge. The hotel staff recommneded East Side, as it was walking distance from the hotel. It did not disappoint! The service was friendly, and the food was good....More

Thank CIM1970
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27 August 2017|
Response from CIM1970 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure? We just walked in and were seated immediately. Great service!
27 August 2017|
Response from crimedoc | Reviewed this property |
Honestly, I don't know. I don't think so.
3 March 2015|
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Response from Ramón C | Reviewed this property |
Does not have a parking lot, but if it's past 8PM you can park in the street for free
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-3278
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