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West Side Lounge - CLOSED

1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
+1 617-441-5566
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
29 Feb 2016
“A good place that seems a bit tired right now”
17 Feb 2016
“Great food, wonderful staff”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
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Reviewed 29 February 2016

This is a decent restaurant that seems stuck in a bit of a rut right now. The drinks are good, the food is good, but… it's time for "soft reset" of the menu. That being said, some of their long-time dishes really are excellent. The...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed 17 February 2016

The West Side Lounge is consistently great; the food, the atmosphere, the cool staff. I highly recommend visiting the West Side Lounge for dinner or a drink! The parking is difficult but it's worth the effort.

Thank PadraigiNineill
Reviewed 18 November 2015

We had a drink and then dinner in this place while we had a never ending wait for a table at the upscale Tuscan joint Giulia next door. West Side Lounge and Giulia are on opposite ends of the pretension scale. Very friendly and helpful...More

Thank keith h
Reviewed 13 October 2015

There were 10 of us in our party thus we headed several blocks away from the much more crowded Harvard square. We had no trouble getting seated on an early Sunday night. Our waitress was fantastic. Our orders were taken and food/drinks delivered quickly and...More

Thank Vernon H
Reviewed 12 October 2015

I used to love this place - good food, reasonable prices and good service. Just went back and it seems to have slipped. Props for retaining the reasonable prices (dinners under $20) but I guess thats getting hard to do. I would no longer call...More

Thank bangsibear
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We were looking for a restaurant in Cambridge, someplace nice but not too pricey, with good menu choices. This place was excellent on all accounts. A happy atmosphere, friendly and attentive service, sea scallops were fabulous. We rely heavily on our fellow tripadvisor's reviews! Keep...More

Thank Wanderlust7797
Reviewed 2 September 2014

A great find in an area with lots of college oriented places, and high end expensive restaurants. Food is very good, reasonable portions and prices. Nice atmosphere and great service.

Thank Mark M
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We are spending our summers in Cambridge, MA, and the West Side Lounge has become our favourite neighbourhood restaurant for dinner and Sunday brunch. The meals are always well prepared and well presented; the décor is inviting and interesting, with frequently changing original art; and...More

Thank SwissCharm1917
Reviewed 22 July 2014

I have only eaten here once, and the food was good. But I eat in the area often, and whenever I have to wait to be seated, I come here for a drink. The atmosphere is great, but the cocktails and apps are even better.

Thank Sean R
Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is our neighborhood go-to place and we love it. This time I had asparagus tortellini on a bed of fresh spinach. It was delicious. My friend had the chicken on mashed potatoes and she ate every bite. My husband had the lamb burger which...More

Thank packedlite
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
  • Public Transportation: Red Line to Harvard Square. West Side Lounge is a five to ten minute walk north on Mass. Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-441-5566
  • E-mail
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