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First Printer - CLOSED

15 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
+1 617-497-0900
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good25%
  • Average14%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
16 Nov 2014
“Now called Kennedy's in the Square and it is better”
3 Nov 2014
“It's now Kennedy's and it's Really Good”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
15 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
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Reviewed 17 November 2014

The service is greatly improved and the food was good. The menu is not huge, but there was something for everyone. I had the fish tacos which were delicious. My side order of seasonal vegetables were undercooked. My guests had the corned beef sandwich with...More

Thank packedlite
Reviewed 3 November 2014

A terrific old bank, until recently converted to a restaurant called 'First Printer', has now changed hands and name. Very handsome space, nice ambiance, reasonably priced cocktails and craft beers to go with first class bistro food, with particularly tasty burgers. Service is cheerful and...More

Thank Eleni O
Reviewed 7 October 2014

Just an FYI: it's closed and has re-opened (different owners, different menu) as of last week as "Kennedy's" with a profile of JFK on their advertising and cocktails like the "Jackie O" on the menu. As a Bostonian of Irish extraction it pains me to...More

Thank tm02138
Reviewed 24 August 2014

We chose this restaurant as we walked passed it, and were struck by the beauty of the bar. Elegant yet casual. We took a quick glance at the menu and ordered for 4 people. Surprisingly, the food arrived pretty fast and everything was hot, fresh...More

Thank Pedroreinaperez
Reviewed 11 August 2014

As others have mentioned this restaurant is located right off of Harvard Square (just down a side street a little) and it's atmosphere and decor is really nice and inviting. My daughter and I each had a Caesar salad, one with shrimp and the other...More

Thank esamlen
Reviewed 24 July 2014 via mobile

Very warm welcome when we walked in. Great atmosphere. Easy reggae playing in the background. Our server was very pleasant. The food was prepared very quickly and tasted great. Try the cut fries with truffle oil and Parmesan cheese! Worth the visit.

Thank Gfly86
Reviewed 23 July 2014

In Cambridge and this was convenient. Not very crowded...but the food was very good. The beet salad was quite tasty and with the $9. added salmon (large filet) very substantial lunch. The seafood pizza was a thin crust and also tasty...lots of shrimp...not much lobster.

Thank drdesign
Reviewed 28 June 2014

After a full morning of touristing we needed a calm place to cool down. With a spacious booth we were treated to good service and a lovely lunch. STRONG cocktails. Definitely have a look around, they have a lovely history described on the walls.

Thank Wandamor
Reviewed 28 June 2014

Ok, so the name does not define a restaurant, and the decor was totally strange, but the food and drink were AMAZING! The blackberry mojito was terrific and ample, a surprise for any restaurant. We shared the lobster roll as an appetizer and devoured it,...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 24 June 2014

Had lunch here while walking around Cambridge. The place was pretty empty, yet we stood around a while waiting for someone to seat us. The atmosphere was roomy with a nice decor. The service was okay, but not great. Same with the food, I had...More

Thank KristineMn
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
11:30 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 15 Dunster St, Cambridge, MA 02138-5002
    (Massachusettes Ave and Mt. Auburn)
  • Public Transportation: Harvard T stop Red line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-0900
  • E-mail
We are located in Harvard Square steps from the Red Line on the site where the first printer in British America lived. First Printer Restaurant offers an elegant yet simple gastropub featuring American classics, fresh New England seafood and yummy vegetarian options. The restaurant is decorated with antique type cases, printing paraphernalia and newspapers dating back 300 years. Our dining room seats 95 and includes many handcrafted mahogany booths, an 18 seat full bar and a private gathering room in a converted bank vault. Please check out our ever-evolving menus online.
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