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Sandrine's Bistro - CLOSED

8 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5014
+1 617-497-5300
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good29%
  • Average18%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible3%
13 Aug 2015
“Has Gone Downhill”
28 May 2015
“Fancy & Formal”
Restaurant Hours Closed
French, Mediterranean, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
8 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5014
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Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

I have reviewed Sandrines before and it pains me to have to correct what I said. This bistro used to be fantastic with an alsatian chef but the last time I went I was beyond disappointed. Their previously stellar foie gras was taken off the...More

Thank emshabem
Reviewed 29 May 2015 via mobile

Just the kind of ambience needed for a formal dinner gathering with fancy dress. A very delicious formal 4-course dinner was served when I came here. I never returned by myself because it's simply needing the right reason to come back not just as a...More

Thank NoRiYu
Reviewed 25 March 2015

sandrine's is closing at the end of march 2015, alas! i've had my criticisms of it over the years, but it's always been a good alternative, where you knew you could get tasty food and sit comfortably. i had my last meal there last night...More

1  Thank waehlerisch
Reviewed 21 March 2015

Sandrine's used to be one of my favorite places to go for dinner in Cambridge. Authentic Alsatian food, great wine list, good ambiance and a personal touch. I was distressed to learn tonight that the great Chef Ost has retired; that the place will close...More

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 3 March 2015

Needed to kill an hour and it was a freezing cold night. Was willing to put up with the mediocre over priced pate and hospital style French onion soup. Was even willing to put up with unhappy bartender. However, waiter spilled another patron's beer all...More

Thank drosenb722
Reviewed 18 February 2015

there are some great things here -- if you're lucky, the chef will have made a duck rillette appetizer special; the tarte flambee is pretty good, too; and my favorite is the croque-monsieur. well, actually, i go for the croque-madame (with egg). a great sandwich,...More

Thank waehlerisch
Reviewed 18 February 2015

The food is very carefully prepared: Seasoning is perfect, ingredients impeccably fresh. French attention to detail prevails in the menu offerings as well as the comfortable surroundings. Sandrine's has you believing you're in France . . .

1  Thank langdonllangdon2016
Reviewed 8 February 2015

Sandrines has been our favorite place for lunch for years, but our last two experiences, since new ownership took over, have been very disappointing. What was for so long a lovely, european style bistro with excellent food, ambiance and service, is now mundane in appearance...More

1  Thank butterfly58
Reviewed 24 November 2014

we had a large party and we were i a private room. So the service was really great. We were all looking forward to having a meal at Sandrines and had high expectations. My husband and I had the pasta with lobster for the appetizer....More

Thank CEtravelMa
Reviewed 7 November 2014

I would probably rate this as 4 and a half pips if I had the option. The food was excellent, but the service was a bit inattentive. The bistro is French with an Alsatian influence. The restaurant has a warm cozy bistro feel. We had...More

1  Thank Jim S
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$15 - US$80
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 Holyoke St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5014
    (b/w Mass. Ave. & Mt. Auburn)
  • Public Transportation: Red Line to Harvard Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-5300
  • E-mail
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