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East Side Bar & Grill

561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
+1 617-661-3278
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Bar
$$ - $$$
561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best dining experience of our week in Boston at East Side Bar and Grill thanks to our wonderful friendly waitress and the delicious food. The clam chowder, ravioli and veal parm were all fantastic. Found this local gem thanks to TA reviews.

Thank jmm1603
Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

We were day 7 of our 8 day vacation. We had just gotten back from our excursion to Newport. We had reservations in Newport but our daughter had gotten sick so we came back to our hotel. Wanting to find some place within walking distance...More

Thank Mike E
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stopped in when we arrived in town. Immediately I fell in love with this place! The rat pack music and the ambience could not have been better. We sat in the front bar area at a high top-perfect spot. We had...More

Thank Marissa M
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

We are always in search of great neighborhood bar & grills in our travels - and this Cambridge, MA spot is now in our top twenty! Only 1/2 mile from our Hampton / Cambridge this smaller place has it all - great decor & music...More

1  Thank Mark R M
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Hotel recommend the East Side grill, and what a find! Fun atmosphere (think rat pack) but food sells this place! Chicken parmigiana was amazing, but fun treat was the grilled meatloaf- we tried it blackened! Delicious! If in the area check this place out- you...More

Thank NC_Travels_with_kids
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

I am solo attending a week-long training at MIT. I searched for well-reviewed local restaurants and found East Side. I'm so happy I did! I walked from my hotel in Broadway and was warmly welcomed by both wait staff and the owner/bartender, Chris. It was...More

1  Thank crimedoc
Reviewed 25 May 2017

A very pleasant 1 mile walk from our hotel found us this corner bar and grill with a very large and varied menu from hamburgers, salads, and sandwiches to pasta meals. Michelle, our server, was very pleasant, quick, efficient, and did not miss a beat....More

Thank Springerlvr02
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Took customers there on business trip on a recommendation from a local- everyone loved it. Great local beers, casual place, and all the food was awesome. Interesting menu where you can get bbq and fresh seafood. Service was great definitely put this place on your...More

Thank RBAtlanta
Reviewed 13 April 2017

Low key atmosphere and very good food. Reasonably priced. Wonderful wait staff. A reasonable walk from Harvard Square.

Thank 380AndreaW
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
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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