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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 good20%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“steak tips” (25 reviews)
“chicken parm” (9 reviews)
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Italian, American, Bar, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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
Reviewed 30 July 2017

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.

1  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
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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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