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Craigie on Main

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853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512 (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
+1 617-497-5511
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Craigie on Main is an unassuming little restaurant off Boston's beaten path in Cambridge. The interior is warm, casual and, inviting. Patrons are as mixed as the artwork; Birkenstock clad Cambridge-ites are seated next to Prada clad Bostonians and everything in between. But the food! The food! Each meal is prepared with exquisite attention to detail, an ability to massage... More 

Thank hollygolightley13
Buenos Aires, Argentina
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place is very well located. The atmosphere is comforting, and it is not very noisy. Food was tasty and original. Personnel is most attentive, perhaps even too much (I would rather have had a couple less visits of the waiter to my table). The meal took forever to arrive. PS: This wass on a weekday. For a weekend, there... More 

Thank SantiagoDeBsAs
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here a number of times. Typically sit at chief's table at kitchen. Great Food experience. Need reservations a good time in advance. Everything on menu is done to perfection. Can't go wrong here in terms of quality. Bring your wallet!

Thank Ras6996
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

i had such high hopes for this place given most of the reviews were so positive. however i was hugely disappointed. we had 5.30 pm reservation which is the time the restaurant opens for dinner. we arrived 10 minutes early and had to wait outside until the restaurant opens which isn't a great start given how cold it can get... More 

Thank gothamfem
Wilton, Connecticut
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77 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's become a tradition to dine at Craigie on Christmas Eve and the food is consistently excellent. We opted for the tasting menu and each course is like opening a precious gift. The scallop crudo was a particular hit of the evening. Try one of their non alcohol drinks..particularly the ginger beer. Thanks again for a fabulous dinner!

Thank darlingclementine1
Montreal, Canada
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

This place was recommended to me for it's amazing cuisine and ambience and we had a nice meal though at a fairly steep cost. We ordered a terrine appetiser that was excellent followed by Pork done three ways and the fish of the day. The service was friendly without being obsequious but the prices were steep ($35 for the main... More 

Thank Brian B
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67 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I've eaten here a couple time and once for a mini "banquet for a conference. Each time the food was wonderful and elegantly prepared. Rather pricey but worth it.

Thank Dining_with_Conrad
New York City, New York
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

From the moment you arrive you feel welcome. The quality of the food is exceptional and the restaurant is not at all stuffy. There is an option to sit at the counter in the kitchen. We chose the bar. The staff guided us through the menu and paired the wine. Highly recommend the fried clams and the octopus to start.... More 

Thank julialeigh78
Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

Have eaten here several times in the last month. My husband and I LOVE the burger (word of caution...they only make 18 of them and when they are gone, they are gone) so we get there when the place opens to ensure getting one! We have always sat at the bar and the bartenders are GREAT. Attentive, helpful, funny, and... More 

Thank Sheryl E
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

I was in town with a colleague. Some of our acquaintance we met made a few recommendations including this restaurant. We walked around Cambridge and at 5.30pm on a Friday night stumbled across this place with a small queue outside. Being the Lemmings we are, we joined the line. Service was friendly and attentive. It felt quite quirky and slightly... More 

Thank Lee_in_Wokingham

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 60
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
    (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-5511

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?