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Little Donkey

505 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4018
+1 617-945-1008
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, Street Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
505 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went there for a brunch with a friend. It is an odd place. Not a huge menu, but most of the items appear interesting. I had a "Vietnamese crepe" that was far from overwhelming and quite expensive. I concede to not being an expert...More

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I honestly must rave about the dishes here. They were albeit, small, yet we were so satisfied with the quality of our breakfast meals. Please see my photos. The french toast was unequivocally small, featuring just one piece, yet it was outstanding. The carnitas hash...More

Thank Miley2007
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were staying in an Airbnb nearby. A bit jet lagged we went to find some food. We walked by several places but decided to look into Little Donkey. The name and the bland frontages put us off but we could see numbers of people...More

Thank F M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Recommended by a close by bar we went to The Little Donkey in search for a good burger. Our high hopes got heavily disappointed! The only one they had on the menu turned out to be worst than the cheepest cheeseburger at McDonalds. Not even...More

Thank enricofranceschini
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was as good as the service. Great experience. I cannot wait to come back to try new things. Burrata was exquisite, so were the lettuce wraps (maybe they had another name, though), the wagyu beef, and the noodles...The restaurant is a bit loud,...More

Thank JohannaL1524
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took my son and his girlfriend here for my son's birthday. We arrived late on a Tuesday night (around 9 pm) and they were able to sit us immediately without a reservation. We shared about 10 plates and were absolutely stuffed at the end...More

1  Thank spazgirl
Reviewed 12 September 2018

This is a loud, popular, dimly lit restaurant with a very active bar scene. It offers a menu of small plates that has something for everyone. I especially enjoyed the beef slider with foie gras - truly decadent and delicious. The service was great -...More

Thank pier9192
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

I visited the little donkey with a couple of for dinner Would recommend making a reservation (we were walk ins & had to wait around 15mins) The place was full with a great vibe Cocktails were good though the menu is pretty limited Portion sizes...More

Thank Dheeraj M
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Stood in line for about 15-20 mins to order with only 4 people in front of me and at least 4 staff members working behind the desk. Unfortunately this place is run very poorly, and apparently pushed to its limits when it is even slightly...More

1  Thank junon88
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

Wonderful location, ambiance, service. Food is delicious - the foie gras and the blowfish were succulent. But it gets a bit pricey to build a meal. Drinks creative, but will pass next time. The grapefruit drink had no discernible liquor, and seemed to be all...More

Thank MSLovell
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139-4018
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-945-1008
  • E-mail
Global inspired small plates and raw bar in Cambridge, MA. Little Donkey is the latest restaurant from James Beard Award-winning chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette of Boston's beloved Toro, Coppa and Toro in NYC, Bangkok and soon to be Dubai. Located in the heart of Cambridge's Central Square, Little Donkey is Oringer and Bissonnette's first Boston-area restaurant in over six years, offering a welcoming, day-to-night dining experience that features market-driven, global small plates, inspired by the chefs' world travels.
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