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The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub

472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4132
+1 617-864-3278
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Excellent lamb kebab and whipped garlic

This restaurant has excellent food. Fabulous waiter. Not fast food, authentic, well cooked, nicely... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
GreenGoddessnumber1
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Wrentham, Massachusetts
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Can't give less than 0 stars so here we are.

The staff threatened to literally strangle or "choke out" my friend as they put it. Horrible... read more

Reviewed 2 April 2018
Joshua H
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30 May 2017
“Great food and music”
4 weeks ago
“Excellent lamb kebab and whipped garlic”
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant has excellent food. Fabulous waiter. Not fast food, authentic, well cooked, nicely presented meals. This is a non-pretentious restaurant frequented by locals! I highly recommend the lamb kebab and the side order of whipped garlic. I will definitely be back!!!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

The staff threatened to literally strangle or "choke out" my friend as they put it. Horrible establishment held to no standards at all.

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Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

I love seeing bands at the Middle East! They have 2 stages, an upstairs stage for small venues, and a larger stage for bigger venues. 2 large bars with fast, courteous servers. Always close to the performers, always able to enjoy a great concert! The...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

I used to come here a lot for music many years ago.I went Sunday night for both dinner and to see a band and was very happy on both counts. Bartenders and staff were pleasant also. Will definitely be back!

Thank Skeets37
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Reviewed 15 May 2017

I was looking for a place to see some live music while visiting Boston. I came across The Middle East. I checked out the reviews. I was pleased with what I saw. A quick trip across the bridge and we were there. We had a...More

Thank loves2read71
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

I go there from time to time to see some nice underground artists. I went on a Monday night and it was LIVE! Never been to the restaurant but I hear its cool.

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

ate in restaurant. would like to go back for dance night. Bathroom smelled like pee. food however was good and you get quite a bit on your plate. Grape leaves were wonderful. SIster loved the lamb shank. cool venue.

Thank chloe h
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We had a wonderful meal prior to going to a concert to see Chicago based bands in the Upstairs Room. The service is very good. They are cheerful, attentive, knowledgeable, quick. The food was very tasty. Our table had baba ghanoush, humus, chicken skewers, salad,...More

Thank Deb O
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Reviewed 26 May 2016

The food is pretty much authentic Middle Eastern, possibly with a leaning toward Lebanese. There are also ME influences on dishes that you could believe were derived from the French during the colonial period; the duck dish in particular; it was very good. Nice selection...More

Thank revrpb619
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Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Place was somewhat busy, walked in I was told pick any table, had to wait a good 5 minutes before anyone can ask if I wanted something, ordered the lamshank over green beans n rice pilaf, rice was cold so was the green beans, the...More

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