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Craigie on Main

853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
+1 617-497-5511
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“tasting menu” (69 reviews)
“pork” (44 reviews)
“bone marrow” (21 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I took some of my favorite relatives for dinner here recently and was not disappointed. Chef Tony Maws is constantly coming up with inventive menus, and this was no exception. Two of us had the pork three ways (rib, sausage, and shoulder), which was to...More

Thank TFisher425
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The place on Main St is always full and best you make a reservation unless you prefer the bar. Staff is very friendly and the place very casual. The selection is quite limited, mostly pork (and some chicken and veggie). The meals are nicely presented...More

Thank Matyas L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of four and from the moment we entered to the moment we left we were thrilled with everything. The food, we did the 5 course tasting menu and it was excellent with each course preparing you for the next. The cocktails...More

Thank Papoon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a 9:00 pm reservation. Seated in a timely manner. Our table of 6 decided on the 5 course tasting menu. The bread was outstanding. The wine selection vast. We decided on French reds - a light starter and a heartier one for the main...More

Thank DRBreschi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the farm to table offerings, but very loud & tables too close. Had a very yummy cocktail but food was hard to enjoy given the atmosphere. Not bad but wouldn't rush back either.

Thank adventurefamilyfive
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We also choose Craigie for a graduation dinner with extended family. On the upside, staff was pleasant and the cocktails 5 stars. The food was good but it was so loud and tables so close it was challenging to fully enjoy. (We physically moved our...More

Thank Julie K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were a party of 8 from out of town, celebrating a graduation from Tufts. They seated us right next to the swinging kitchen door and waiters' work station. The place was full and busy. Then we waited, and waited, and waited. An hour before...More

Thank Armonk
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

We are regulars at Craigie, since it was actually on Craigie. On our visit last Sunday all four had the pescatarian 5 course tasting. It was good. Not great. We were there for three enjoyable hours. It was great back when Tony delivered the final...More

1  Thank tomaqua
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Exquisite menu items designed for foodies. Only a limited number of burgers served each day- something everyone must attempt to try! One of the best you will ever have. The bartenders are gurus! They can make you any cocktail and tell you it's history. If...More

Thank jlmbennis
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Where to start? The table was wobbly (in a high-priced restaurant). It was covered with white taper (in a high-priced restaurant). The water (tap) was very smelly. Very very noisy. But..... The amount of time you have to wait for service was appalling, repeatedly: 25...More

Thank CharlieW338
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Can the Chef's Whim tasting menu accommodate dietary restrictions?
16 February 2017|
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Response from TravellingUnic0rN | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. I have a pineapple situation that they accommodated with all the patience in the world.
What is the cost for the tasting menu(s)?
17 August 2016|
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Response from Rafael B | Reviewed this property |
There is a 5 to 8 tasting meals. Starts from around 40-70$ a person.
Is it generally necessary to book a few days in advance for two people?
27 May 2016|
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Response from Scott M | Reviewed this property |
The bar area doesn't take reservations, so you can just walk in. But it can fill up early, especially on weekends. The restaurant area usually requires reservations. For a weeknight, you can usually get a place a few days... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
    (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-5511
  • E-mail
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