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Russell House Tavern

14 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4909
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good49%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (61 reviews)
“pizza” (82 reviews)
“fries” (66 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
14 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4909
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We were in the area on a Sunday afternoon. It was a perfect choice for a brunch. We tried the burgers and the black bean burger. We were all satisfied with our choice. The fries were also very good. They have a nice choice for...More

Thank shop4ever
Reviewed 3 days ago

One lazy weekend day, in the Harvard Art Museum around 2:12 pm, we were saying our goodbyes to Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Georgia O’Keeffe, Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Henri Matisse, and others, a small thirst stirred within, as we left, just by...More

Thank George G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Rode the train in from Boston to see Harvard and grab dinner. Located almost right next to the train station. It was a great find with delicious food. The pasta was rich with a hint of spice. Service was top notch and gave great recommendations...More

Thank Hailey A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Plenty of atmosphere and decent cocktails. Large entrees that if you are a small eater like me serve as a small lunch (the korean bbq ribs had a very tasty sauce but were a but over cooked).

Thank AbbyRL
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice outdoor seating. It looked like egg dishes were better than the hamburger that I ordered. For whatever reason the service was very slow. We were there around lunchtime on the weekend.

Thank davidloew
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic bartenders (CJ?), friendly, casual bar with large open windows in good weather. Huge selection of hard cider, spicy cauliflower is very tasty.

Thank L H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant is close to Harvard. It is dark inside but full of atmosphere. There are separate dining rooms if required too. The menu and service were very good and we did not wait long for a table at a busy time of day. The...More

Thank dd21
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful place to stop for lunch after a tour of Harvard University. Great food and great atmosphere

Thank Cath G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We frequently stop in here with out-of-town guests touring Harvard Square. The food is creative, the staff has always been friendly to us and, most of all, they brew their own extra-spicy ginger beer - best Moscow Mules ever!

Thank Jackirohan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured the Harvard campus then looked for a place to have lunch. There were no tables available, so we sat at the bar. The bartender was friendly and efficient. Better yet, the food was good.

Thank speninosmith
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Questions & Answers
January 29, 2017|
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Response from NancyBmillvalley_CA | Reviewed this property |
I'm guessing it just happened to be the case that night. Our waiter was from Brazil, and two of the young women who greeted customers were black. Cambridge is REALLY diverse.
January 6, 2017|
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Response from Miamijim | Reviewed this property |
Have no idea except management does an excellent job in training staff
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4909
    (Brattle Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-500-3055
Through the red-brick sidewalks and hidden back alleys of Harvard Square rises the latest neighborhood tradition: Russell House Tavern.
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