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Grafton Street

$$ - $$$American, ,
1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-497-0400
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Overview
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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1 - 10 of 296 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago

Great Location, wonderful food for a decent meal but this place has something unique going on..great customer service

Thank courtneysaupe
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location near Harvard Square for a decent meal, but the place is a little dark and loud. We dined here with a friend, and had a nice time. The menu is upscale pub food. If you have dietary issues or allergies, you might have...More

Thank Jfaunce77
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We stopped here on a busy rainy Sunday for lunch. the atmosphere is not really "pubby" but a bit nicer. We had the cup of NE clam chowder, chicken Caesar salad, and a great Grafton burger. My friend had the Nicoise salad and they included...More

Thank CJPJ
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

We dined at Grafton Street on a whim and enjoyed it very much. The atmosphere of the restaurant is classier than a pub but still casual. We enjoyed our food in general, but we're disappointed by a few things. Our service was a little spotty...More

Thank C W
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Went there for beer recently. They have a nice selection, but I'm not sure why it took them so long to serve when the restaurant was not even crowded.

Thank Vindik
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Went for dinner. It took a while for anyone to pay attention to us in a not very busy restaurant. Once we had a server, she was fairly attentive. Found the menu mundane and rather uninteresting. Food was OK but not memorable. One very annoying...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I were are in Boston and stopped by for a pint and a quick lunch. Great service by a very friendly bartender!!! He helped us with a seafood dinner reservation and kept us rolling with humor. Food was great!!!

Thank kyjames
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Simple sandwich took more than 30 min to arrive when the bar was half empty! Will not return. Food was decent

Thank Luk V
Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

Good ambience, music not too loud, service ok, good beer selection, food with a bit of creativity (loved the spiced-up mash!), good value for money.

Thank HenrikHalkier
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

we have been there just a couple of weeks ago, the food was amazing and the service was welcoming and very kind. definitely worth a visit and also very reasonable on prices. my favorite so far in Cambridge.

Thank andrea_tlln
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
    (Bow St.)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk away is the Harvard Square Red Line train stop. There are also several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-0400
  • E-mail
Description
Opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for almost two decades. This neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin's famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the aesthetic of a contemporary restaurant. During the summer months, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on Grafton Street's spacious sidewalk patio. The restaurant offers full bar service and boasts a seasonally-changing wine list with over 75 varieties, as well as a robust selection of craft beers from several local breweries.
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