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Craigie on Main

853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
+1 617-497-5511
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (21 reviews)
“tasting menu” (62 reviews)
“pork” (52 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went for our wedding anniversary; told the staff ahead and they placed us in the best spot in the room and acknowledged the occasion with a welcome note. The service was top notch. The menu changes daily and we lived the swordfish la plancha and...More

Thank Sandy D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and had a wonderful time. Service was solicitous yet informal and friendly at the same time. We went with the tasting menu and it was phenomenal. The sea bass crudo, giant prawn with romesco sauce (and Marcona...More

Thank drrusl
Reviewed 24 August 2017

M is for meat and Chef Maws. We have been dining at Craigie on Main for years whenever we are in town. It's just a delicious, comfortable place. We don't always make a reservation (though I wouldn't risk that for brunch). Dinner is easier for...More

Thank FoieGrasFatty
Reviewed 22 August 2017

A bustling yet cozy restaurant that wows from beginning to end. Reservations are a must if you want to eat before 9pm, and you do because when the food is gone, it's gone. The pig head for 2 is a speciality, and it was sold...More

Thank Keithanddiane
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Craigie on Main is well known for their off-the menu burger. Only 18 or so get made a night, and people often line up outside before it opens to reserve it. We went for our anniversary and made excellent time getting into the city, so...More

Thank hennaeel
Reviewed 9 July 2017

If you are looking for a great burger or brunch place, this is the restaurant you definitely want to go to. Burgers are limited in # each day so will need to get there early.

Thank L Y
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I took some of my favorite relatives for dinner here recently and was not disappointed. Chef Tony Maws is constantly coming up with inventive menus, and this was no exception. Two of us had the pork three ways (rib, sausage, and shoulder), which was to...More

Thank TFisher425
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

The place on Main St is always full and best you make a reservation unless you prefer the bar. Staff is very friendly and the place very casual. The selection is quite limited, mostly pork (and some chicken and veggie). The meals are nicely presented...More

Thank Matyas L
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

We were a party of four and from the moment we entered to the moment we left we were thrilled with everything. The food, we did the 5 course tasting menu and it was excellent with each course preparing you for the next. The cocktails...More

Thank Papoon
Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Had a 9:00 pm reservation. Seated in a timely manner. Our table of 6 decided on the 5 course tasting menu. The bread was outstanding. The wine selection vast. We decided on French reds - a light starter and a heartier one for the main...More

Thank DRBreschi
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24 August 2017|
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Response from Rayn H | Reviewed this property |
Yeh you should be fine, Sept 1st is actually a burger lunch with Notch Brewing if thats the weekend you can still get tickets.
17 February 2017|
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Response from TravellingUnic0rN | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. I have a pineapple situation that they accommodated with all the patience in the world.
18 August 2016|
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Response from Rafael B | Reviewed this property |
There is a 5 to 8 tasting meals. Starts from around 40-70$ a person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 40 - USD 60
Dinner, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
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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