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Bambara Cambridge

25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
+1 617-868-4444
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Overview
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good44%
  • Average17%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (9 reviews)
“lobster sliders” (16 reviews)
“tomato soup” (3 reviews)
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CUISINES
American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
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1 - 10 of 219 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Bambara has consistently improved over the years that we have visited Boston and stayed at the Marlowe. Always friendly service - though sometimes a little slow, so beware if you are in a rush - the food is delicious. On our recent visit, I enjoyed...More

Thank Tom F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food and service were fine. Menu pretends stuff is more interesting than it is (that Armenian bread? It seems to be bread. NIce bread, and I admit I don't know much about Armenian food, but it's bread.) Nice to have some small plates (in the...More

Thank imho828
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, We are sorry to hear that our menu did not live up to expectations. The choereg bread is a traditional Armenian Easter bread. Our chef does have an Armenian background but the menu does pull from may other styles and types of cuisine. Thank...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017 via mobile

Spontaneous dinner with a few colleagues. Everything was fine with attentive service. Maybe I was just feeling tired, but it just seemed very “serviceable “.

Thank Stuart H
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Hello Stuart, Thank you for your visit. Our menu is always changing and we hope that you give us another shot in the future and we can find a plate that really impresses. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed 14 September 2017

I had a great dinner here (was staying in the hotel). The specialty bread (forgetting name) was excellent. I had the Octopus and English Pea Falafel small plates. Both were outstanding and a pretty good size. I then enjoyed the small lobster linguine. It was...More

Thank trimess
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello, We are so glad that you loved your dinner. It is hard to go wrong with Chef Baziragn's menu! Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

Breakfast is good. Dinner has a limited menu. Ordered the charcuterie dish and most of the meat was fatty and rubbery. Much better options in the area.

Thank Steve T
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello, It is unfortunate that the charcutiere board wasn't up to par on the day you visited. We are constantly updating and changing the meats and flavors we offer. We appreciate your feedback. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed 8 September 2017

delicious lunch... tasty food. there is both a luncheon menu and daily specials. it's a bit noisy but not awful. the background music could be lowered.

Thank marybeth02140
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello, Our prix fixe menu options are a great way to enjoy lunch! We appreciate your feedback on the noise and can monitor the levels to make sure our guests enjoy the atmosphere. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed 5 September 2017

This restaurant was exceptional and was conveniant because I was staying at the hotel it is located in.

Thank Ben B
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello, Thank you for your kind review! A quick elevator ride to a great meal certainly enhance your visit. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed 4 September 2017

We were staying at the attached hotel, and due to limited time opted to eat both meals at this restaurant. We were a bit wary, as hotel food can be both very expensive and underwhelming, especially with so many great options in the surrounding area....More

Thank Lynda B
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Hello, The best way to fulfill a craving is to visit again! We have the beignets on our dessert menu as well so you can come back anytime. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed 26 August 2017

Arrived at transition time (breakfast/lunch). Waitress did not know if we could still get breakfast. Took a few conversations with others to find out.More

Thank onestateatatime
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We always want to try to take care of guests that arrive, as best we can, even if we have officially closed for a meal period. Sometimes this means consulting with our kitchen team so we can make informed...More

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have the opportunity to dine at Bambara recently during a trip up the East Coast. The restaurant is a bit dark but invitingly so, and the wait staff are very attentive and respectful of reservations and other arrangements made ahead of...More

Thank James L
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Hello, We are glad when guests learn they can make full meals from our small plates offerings. Thank you for the detailed review! Best, Amanda M. General Manager

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$40
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
    (28 (McGrath Highway))
  • Public Transportation: Green Line to Lechmere, or Red Line to Kendall Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-4444
  • E-mail
Description
Nestled on the Charles River Canal, Bambara is right where you need it: close to MIT, Tech Square, the Museum of Science, and adjacent to Hotel Marlowe. Here, Chef David Bazirgan’s menu finds inspiration from his experiences and exploration of different cuisines and flavor profiles, focusing on hyperlocal and seasonal ingredients. You’ll encounter tastes from around the globe, while enjoying our singnature hospitality and carefully curated beverage program. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine finds its perfect match with our exceptional service and our vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. Bambara is open Monday thru Sunday for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, and private dining.
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