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Craigie on Main

853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
+1 617-497-5511
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good22%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (32 reviews)
“pork” (50 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
American, Gluten Free Options
853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I've read about Craigie and their otherworldly burgers and was excited to try them. We got there on time (only a short line of people was standing before they opened) and could hold one of the burgers (in fact more as we were there as...More

Thank edge46
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full disclosure I didn't get to eat here, but after sitting down and realizing they only had a prix fixe menu, I walked back to the hostess and let her know that it was really inconvenient to not know the restaurant only offers a 4...More

Thank incumeg9
Reviewed 14 October 2018

After spending lavishly on an unremarkable meal and sluggish service on a birthday dinner for four ($350), I passed by a cluster of octopus appetizers under a heat lamp on the way out, and observed it looked tasty but I didn't recall seeing it on...More

Thank Anthony F
Reviewed 6 October 2018

Wonderful restaurant - nice decor and very good wait staff. We opted for the Chef's Menu (Real Food Heals).

Thank Mike16Chicago
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

We came without any expectations for a wed night dinner, and what a treat! The ambiance is cozy and relaxed but very neat. Everyone we interacted with, from the hostess to the waiters, were cheerful and attentive. We sampled a number of dishes and I...More

5  Thank bobmatnyc
Reviewed 12 August 2018

Craigie on Main has been hard to get into, so we were pleased to find a spot on fairly short notice on a Sunday evening. We had a nice waiter, trying very hard, and the service was good - despite a bit of wait between...More

2  Thank pierr0tg0urmand
Reviewed 3 August 2018

A high-priced local restaurant with a limited choice menu. Although the service was excellent, we could not help but feel that this was an over-priced but underwhelming meal.

Thank Acvelo
Reviewed 15 June 2018

Unclear what the fuss is about this place.. or why reservations are tough to make.. the restaurant was pretty empty when we arrived for dinner, and although the bar area seemed busy, there were 4 empty tables in the dining room throughout the evening. Food...More

Thank AnitaNewportBch
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Wonderful octopus; overcooked halibut, pork belly dish was pure fat. Excessive noise when seated near kitchen; inconsistent service.

Thank gsrs
Reviewed 25 May 2018 via mobile

Halibut prepared perfectly and Vermont 3 Pork awesome. Enjoyed the service and atmosphere. Walkable from hotel. Loved it and will return on next visit.

Thank JIFE2013
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Questions & Answers
24 August 2017|
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Response from Ryan 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, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Romantic
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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