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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” (62 reviews)
“fries” (68 reviews)
“pizza” (83 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 2 days ago via mobile

Russell House Tavern is right next to the Harvard Square and just about 10 minutes short leisurely walk away from Harvard Business School campus and we hang out there from time to time with classmates as it is easy to find, convenient location, and popular....More

Thank Maryann T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We could enjoy a good selection of Dry Cider and Ale. The beef was very tasteful. We enjoy the chips.

Thank FABIO457
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had not been back in many a year Elsie’s is gone ....so too the Orson Wells complex and Berks Shoes! But lo and behold we sat outside in a small back alley directly across from Curious George ( thank goodness sone of the old Harvard...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is definitely a bit pricey, but the service is excellent and the food is delicious. Been here many times and have never been disappointed- the drinks are really great too!

Thank sivandana96
Reviewed June 6, 2018 via mobile

Fue un error entrar. De aperitivo ordenamos una tabla de cortes fríos, paté y quesos que resultaron incomibles. Decidíamos irnos sin ordenar el plato fuerte. Nos quejamos con la que nos atendió y nos dijo que así era ese aperitivo. No lo recomendamos. It was...More

Thank Rei S
Reviewed May 31, 2018

I really liked the place - the service was friendly and the barman was super. Well recommended for a place to eat and drink. I had the short ribs and they were great.

Thank bluecrocodile
Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

We stumbled across this little spot in the heart of Harvard for lunch, while there for an afternoon walking tour, and an evening musical. We had great food and drinks while people watching through the open windows. My pizza was the best I had in...More

Thank 4Doc
Reviewed May 19, 2018

This is always a very good reliable restaurant in the middle of Harvard area. the service is excellent and the food is consistently high quality.

Thank James W
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for a light lunch. Great entrees. Disappointed that they stopped offering the house made pastrami. It was outstanding and is so much flavorful than typical dried out deli pastrami. Really made a great sandwich. Roast beef was an okay substitute but lacked the...More

Thank Greg H
Reviewed May 8, 2018 via mobile

A friend and I happened into this place while in Cambridge recently. Lucky us! The service was excellent and friendly. Most notably were these “pork wing” things on the appetizer menu. They were amazing. Be advised, those are only served at dinner, which I learned...More

Thank SPEEDERZ5280
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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
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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