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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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New York City, New York
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28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

My boyfriend took me there to celebrate my belated birthday (last week September 2016), it was our first time. Ben our waitstaff and sommelier had done such a great job in wine and menu suggestion. We started with grilled octopus salad and my better half had summer tomato with basil pesto as a complimentary from the chef (he's not a... More 

Thank Laurentian33
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We recently visited Craigie on Main for a birthday dinner. There were two men and a woman in our party. We ordered the 5 course tasting menu for $85.00 per person plus we added a few other dishes to share. The tasting menu is neither set nor printed. You order and wait to be surprised by what comes to the... More 

Thank whatsnottakenyet
Boston, Massachusetts
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84 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Craigie is my most recent neighborhood favorite. It's a great restaurant for dinner, with a James Bear Award winning menu that will make your mouth water! The Vermont Pork Three Ways is my best recommendation if you're in for dinner. If you are just dropping by at the bar, go for the delicious grass fed burger. There's a small amount... More 

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Paris, France
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

I tried this restaurant during Valentines day with a special menu. I paid 500 dollars for 2 Food: Not worth 500 dollars. Yes it was good, but north it Service: A bit odd at times. They were always nice, but sometimes just too clingy

Thank PedroVCX
Boston, MA
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180 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

so it had taken a long time until the opportunity finally presented itself to go to craigie on main. colleagues and friends had talked about it being the hottest, and with time if no longer that then the best restaurant in cambridge. after the extremely disappointing evening there i wondered at first if my expectations of the food had been... More 

Thank waehlerisch
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great bavette! And after dinner hang out in the cocktail bar! Great variety of cocktails with even better bartenders;) Very pleasant to enjoy good night out.

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Portland, Maine
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157 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Because there seemed to be 12-16 people waiting on everyone and they were all very nice and very attentive. Sat at the kitchen bar...wish I had sat at the bar bat so I could get the burger that was consistently being ordered and looked delicious but that isn't allowed. So I got to watch a stressed out kitchen instead which... More 

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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
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar Scene, 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?