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The Independent Bar & Restaurant

) #100 of 252 Restaurants in Somerville $$ - $$$ American, ,
75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
+1 617-440-6021
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Overview
  • Excellent29%
  • Very good40%
  • Average25%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“calamari” (3 reviews)
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All hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
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1 - 10 of 44 reviews

Reviewed 27 March 2017

If you're going to be charging $15+ for entrees they better be good. Sadly this wasn't the case. We ordered drinks, calamari & entrees. First off the calamari arrived about five minutes after we ordered it (before a glass of wine & beer....?) & was...More

Thank Jgraves700
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Great place to grab a few drinks. Very authentic feeling and great place to get the full Union Square experience. The food is just decent- but fine for apps and a quick fix with drinks.

Thank Z6027BNpaulr
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We picked The Independent after walking by earlier in the day and being impressed with the modern pub look, alas the look was the best part. The menu had the usual burgers, fish & chips and salmon - we chose the fish & chips, a...More

Thank Brian B
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We were there about 3pm on a Sunday and they were only serving brunch. That is a very late brunch. They did have 1-2 lunch items on the brunch menu though. Waiter was attentive and friendly. Food was okay. It came out cold so it...More

Thank Loves_October
Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

We were visiting the Cambridge area and strolling around when we spotted the farmers market going on in the parking lot. After having a walk through there we discovered this restaurant and decided to give it a try. The food and atmosphere were really great!...More

Thank Rob K
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Ran out to dinner late on Saturday night, food was fine, drinks were ok, loved the outdoor seating. Wasn't real busy so not sure if it's the "place to be" or not.

Thank angi r
Reviewed 10 September 2016

The Independent is one of the better sit-down restaurants in Union Square. I'm yet to try anything from their menu I did not like, they have a great alcohol selection, and their trivia nights are small but very fun. A comfortable spot for lunch, dinner,...More

Thank Christopher B
Reviewed 16 June 2016

Sandwiches are good, also the pasta, beer was great and the service was nice and proactive. There is a TV in the space.

Thank Yaso C
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Visited this place by coincidence as we were on our way to prospect hill. Service was great. We were in love with their croque Monsieur.

Thank Sara N
Reviewed 12 April 2016

The service is friendly and normally fast. The food is average and too expensive for what they offer, but if you want to eat at a nice table indoors, it is a good ambient and ok to bring children.

Thank Danuza
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John Z
20 February 2015|
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According to an article that (TA) won't let me post a link to, the independent reopens this week... (article from 2/19/25)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 21 - USD 30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 01:00
Monday
16:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 01:00
Thursday
16:00 - 01:00
Friday
16:00 - 02:00
Saturday
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Union Sq, Somerville, MA 02143-3032
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-440-6021
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