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East Side Bar & Grill

561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
+1 617-661-3278
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Italian, American, Bar, Seafood
$$ - $$$
561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
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Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Mark R M
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am solo attending a week-long training at MIT. I searched for well-reviewed local restaurants and found East Side. I'm so happy I did! I walked from my hotel in Broadway and was warmly welcomed by both wait staff and the owner/bartender, Chris. It was...More

Thank crimedoc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very pleasant 1 mile walk from our hotel found us this corner bar and grill with a very large and varied menu from hamburgers, salads, and sandwiches to pasta meals. Michelle, our server, was very pleasant, quick, efficient, and did not miss a beat....More

Thank Springerlvr02
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Took customers there on business trip on a recommendation from a local- everyone loved it. Great local beers, casual place, and all the food was awesome. Interesting menu where you can get bbq and fresh seafood. Service was great definitely put this place on your...More

Thank RBAtlanta
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Low key atmosphere and very good food. Reasonably priced. Wonderful wait staff. A reasonable walk from Harvard Square.

Thank 380AndreaW
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We (parents and daughter) were in town to visit a Boston University open house. The name "East Side Bar & Grill" is misleading as this is a fine Italian restaurant which reminded us of an Italian tratoria. The calimari was very good as were the...More

Thank maryrosel708
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Total gem! We are so glad we found this place to enjoy a girls night out dinner. Front the minute we walked in the hospitality was perfect. All the staff were personable and energized. Our amazing waiter, Daniel, made great dinner suggestions, offered us personally...More

Thank jdsduck
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Delicious classic Italian food. Great food all the way around. We had fried mozzarella, veal parmesan, chicken parmesan, chicken alfredo and steak tips and everything was delicious. The fried mozzarella were triangles served with marinara sauce. Portions are generous. The service is some of the...More

Thank 2BOYSMOM44
Reviewed 1 March 2017

I’ve found this to be the best Italian restaurant in the Boston/Cambridge area. The quality of food is better than Giacomo’s and it’s a more relaxed. I've been coming here for years on dates or with friends. I recommend ordering a stuffed quahog as an...More

Thank Poppy T
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What is the parking situation at your restaurant? Thanks Joe S.
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
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 561 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141-1106
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-661-3278
  • E-mail
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