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“Good food in modern but friendly environment”
Review of Catalyst

Catalyst
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Ranked #41 of 671 Restaurants in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Reviewed 13 January 2018

Had dinner at Catalyst with a large group of business colleagues. We enjoyed relaxing at the bar and then having plenty of good food at a large table.
Catalyst is a modern restaurant, with a menu that offers a range of primary ingredients, including vegetarian, each presented in a distinct and interesting manner with sides and sauces. For appetizers, we shared a variety of different ones and while they varied in quality, they were all good and some were excellent. If memory serves, my favorite was the chicken liver pate. For main dish, we each went our own way, and I wound up selecting the beef dish. It was very good - the meat tender and well cooked - and the sides were fitting. We also had some fries with aioli around and those were fantastic.
Service was fine throughout. Friendly bartender handled drink recommendations and requests before dinner and the waitstaff were helpful and accommodating.
The ambiance of the restaurant is very modern - fairly large open space with high ceilings and its share of steel and glass - but it is offset by both rough and warm wood mixed in, making it quite comfortable.

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Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

Went with a friend for brunch after reserving through OpenTable. Great service. Toni at the bar was excellent. Awesome party and food. Will go again!

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Reviewed 10 November 2017

I was there on a private event for dinner and I really liked the food. The squash with risotto was particularly good. Service was great! I would definitely recommend this place!

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Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

But did not convince me I need to go back instead of trying some place new. The dining area is stylish, there is a lot of space, large windows, but no memorable view. Staff is nice, dishes come fast, selection is American fare with interesting combinations. Food was not very hot, but ok in taste. A bit pricey for the quality, but that probably comes with design and the location.

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Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

The ambience is great to start with and the wait staff was nice and well versed with all the menu items and the special. The wine list was very good and the food itself was tasty on all fronts. An enjoyable evening!

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