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Grafton Street

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, International
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1230 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-3820 (Bow St.)
+1 617-497-0400
Today
11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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St. Marys, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Low key busy. Glad we had reservations, 815ish. By the time we left 930ish the crowd had thinned and it appeared a second wave was entering. The food - we started with two drafts allagash white and Kentucky bourbon barrel. Two starters the beet salad gold and red beets sweet, light dressing, goat cheese, and candied nuts (large and shareable),... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was really looking forward to the Duo of Pork on this cold winter day. Our meal started off well with yummy bread, perfect winter sangria and a friendly waitress. When my dinner came it was cold and the pork was tough and covered in paprika. You could not taste anything else besides paprika. When a menu says braised I... More 

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Burlington, Massachusetts
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131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I always think that there are many places to have lunch, but most of them like a "students" place! So, we were looking for a place to eat but discuss business at the same time and it was the best place we found today! A restaurant like a mix:between a traditional restaurant and a pub, with comfortable tables, chairs and... More 

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Newtown, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have never had a bad meal at Grafton Street! On the contrary it's always wonderful. Just a fun, comfortable place to be either in the dining area or the bar. I do admit I very much miss their cheesy polenta .... sadly it's not on the menu anymore ... it was so tasty.

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Michigan
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120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

Nice bar scene, good drink selection, had a group of 7, no problem for reservations. Food good. Overall good place for drinks and/or dinner.

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Palm Harbor, FL
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202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We went after enjoying a matinee performance of the Christmas Revels at Sanders Theater. We had a reservation for our party of four and were seated immediately. The house was full so we were happy we'd booked ahead. It's a warm friendly spot. Everything we ordered was enjoyed and that ranged from a New York Strip Steak to Fish and... More 

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Walpole
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We visited on a week night in December before the Revels with another couple. Very convenient location off Harvard Square and a short walk to Sanders Theater. Noticed a sign when we we got there that they had parking, a help in this busy spot. Has nice warm atmosphere, modern not stuffy but still able to have a conversation without... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Hands down best place in Cambridge. I've shared many moments here among which graduation dinners goodbye dinners, birthday dinners and random brunches and it's always perfection :)

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Atlanta, GA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Spacious restaurant with friendly servers and great food/cocktails. We ate here for both brunch and dinner over a period of several days and had a good experience both times.

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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We stopped in as we wandered around Cambridge and the Harvard campus. As I recollect, all the food (Caesar Salad, Shrimp & Grits and Point Judith Fried Calamari) was fine but nothing stood out. Service was reasonable. As this was the weekend, there were a number of unsupervised children running around.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, International
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
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 02:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:00 - 02:00
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
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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