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Grafton Street

1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
+1 617-497-0400
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good47%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (26 reviews)
“fish and chips” (19 reviews)
“pizza” (29 reviews)
Opens in 3 min
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
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1 - 10 of 306 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very pleasant elegant place serving healthy and elevated brunch and wine by the glass, but yet it is also an Irish pub with sports on a couple TVs, Guinness and busy bar. Food was light and tasty, enjoyable lunch fare, giving 5 stars for service....More

Thank ldjs
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Server was pleasant and efficient. Wings were meaty, moist, and well-seasoned. Caesar salad was good. Scallops large, perfectly cooked on a bed of creamy risotto. Creme brûlée was average. Manhattans nicely made, good pour. Would go back.

Thank Steven L
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

After spending the day touring Harvard University, we went in search of refreshments. We ended up stumbling upon Grafton Street and took a seat up at the bar. Our bartender, Paul, was friendly, knowledgeable and witty. This guy definitely know his cocktails - Bloody Mary’s...More

Thank Sarah M
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We fell across this pub while exploring the Harvard campus. Stopped in for one drink, and stayed for three! The bar was cozy and the bartender was knowledgeable - not to mention gave us a round of spiked hot apple ciders before we left. Would...More

Thank Ainslie M
Reviewed 1 January 2018

This was a very pleasant meal with colleagues. The pub was busy and fairly noisy, but we were seated in an alcove in the far corner, where conversation was perfectly possible. There was one vegetarian item on the main menu – butternut squash ravioli –...More

Thank Pelagius_Redivivus
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Pleased to say that following a somewhat disappointing visit on NYE, a year later, found Grafton St to be back to the normal reliable experience. It's usually quite busy with a variety of clientele, from families, couple and singletons enjoying meals here. It serves what...More

Thank JellyBean22
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Grafton St. has always been a terrific, go-to spot - could count on consistent, thoughtfully prepared food as well as great location, pleasant vibe, very convenient for us. Something has shifted - dishes are too heavy, missing tasty subtle flavors of fresh ingredients, but decided...More

Thank Paula C
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

Wonderful experience! Managed to provide a traditional meal, a burger for a teen and a vegetarian option! All served very quickly and with a lovely atmosphere.

Thank Denise H
Reviewed 14 November 2017

The atmosphere was great. The food was fantastic and the service was ideal. This was just the place that we were looking for that made our trip to Cambridge worth it. The Shrimp cocktails and raw oysters were fresh. The chowder was great and the...More

Thank JakeGunnerHarley
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Wonderful location near Harvard Square for a decent meal, but the place is a little loud. We dined here with a friend, and had a great time. The menu is upscale pub food. If you have dietary issues or allergies, you might have to work...More

Thank Dean P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Monday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Wednesday
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Thursday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Friday
11:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Saturday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820
    (Bow St.)
  • Public Transportation: Just a short walk away is the Harvard Square Red Line train stop. There are also several bus routes that empty into Harvard Square.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-0400
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Description
Opened in 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for almost two decades. This neighborhood hotspot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin's famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the aesthetic of a contemporary restaurant. During the summer months, guests can enjoy al fresco dining on Grafton Street's spacious sidewalk patio. The restaurant offers full bar service and boasts a seasonally-changing wine list with over 75 varieties, as well as a robust selection of craft beers from several local breweries.
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