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Bambara Cambridge

25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
+1 617-868-4444
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average18%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (12 reviews)
“lobster sliders” (16 reviews)
“chopped salad” (4 reviews)
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American, Mediterranean, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My colleagues and I had dinner at Bambara. All was good - nice atmosphere, the swordfish dish was very good.

Thank Shai K
Jeremy L, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Shai, thanks for dining with us at Bambara, you happened to pick my favorite dish on the menu. I hope that we see you again soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Went here due to the menu posted online and arrived to find it’s been changes for years. The menu was limited and pricey. The food was good but not great.

Thank kelley b
Jeremy L, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Hi Kelly, we are always trying to change our menu so we can offer our guests the freshest ingredients and stay up on seasonal restaurant trends. I hope that you will come back in sometime soon.

Reviewed 20 March 2018

The bartender and staff here are wonderful, they are attentive without being obtrusive. The drinks where outstanding, and the food was delicious. I had both dinner and breakfast here and enjoyed both. I would highly recommend the mushroom soup.

Thank cr02655
Jeremy L, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Thank you for dining with us, I will be sure to pass on your fantastic comments to our staff.

Reviewed 18 March 2018

Had a chance to have Sunday brunch during our last trip to Hotel Marlowe's Bombara restaurant. Must have the beignets served in pear puree and yummy sauce. Tablemates had eggs benny, both good. I had cheese/mushroom omelette which was fresh and delicious. Coffee was rich,...More

Thank Yankdo
Jeremy L, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

So wonderful we exceeded your expectations and we look forward serving you your next trip to Boston.

Reviewed 14 March 2018

The place was almost empty when we arrived (although it was 12pm and sunny day), but finally I can say it is very pleasant to have a quiet place for a brunch, moreover if you are more than 2 people, so you can hear yourself...More

Thank Aurelie_Mlr
Jeremy L, Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

At Bambara everything we do we try to exceed your expectations especially when it comes to quality of food. We offer local fresh produce and fish with the finest quality of meats. We are so glad that you enjoyed your brunch at Bambara and we...More

Reviewed 13 February 2018

Chopped salad with chicken was excellent with just enough dressing and perfectly grilled and seasoned chicken. Loved the complimentary focaccia bread with olive oil. No brunch menu during the weekday. Seems to be a popular spot for people to drop in for a quick lunch...More

Thank sophiapalmer
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our staff.

Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

Our family has a mid-week lunch at Bambara as we wanted somewhere close to the Museum of Science. I had high expectations for the food but for the most part we were disappointed. The seasonal chopped salad was dripping in dressing. The Caesar salad was...More

Thank Rob S
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hello, Thanks much for your honest feedback! We took your comments and are using them as a training tool with our service team/kitchen team. Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed 29 December 2017

We were staying at the Marlowe and decided to dine at their in house restaurant, Bambara. We were impressed with the menu which featured small plates and tapas. We tried a variety of dishes and were pleased with every item. The service was professional.

Thank Peter F
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hello Peter, We love to learn when our guests enjoy our small plate offerings. Chef Baz, changes the menus frequently so come back soon to try new seasonal items. Best, Amanda M.

Reviewed 30 November 2017

Bambara has consistently improved over the years that we have visited Boston and stayed at the Marlowe. Always friendly service - though sometimes a little slow, so beware if you are in a rush - the food is delicious. On our recent visit, I enjoyed...More

Thank Tom F
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

Hello! We couldn't agree more, fall days are perfect for grilled cheese and tomato soup! Thank for you for your kind review! Best, Amanda M. General Manager

Reviewed 11 November 2017

Food and service were fine. Menu pretends stuff is more interesting than it is (that Armenian bread? It seems to be bread. NIce bread, and I admit I don't know much about Armenian food, but it's bread.) Nice to have some small plates (in the...More

Thank imho828
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this reviewResponded 1 December 2017

Hello, We are sorry to hear that our menu did not live up to expectations. The choereg bread is a traditional Armenian Easter bread. Our chef does have an Armenian background but the menu does pull from may other styles and types of cuisine. Thank...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 40
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Validated Parking, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Parking Available, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
    (28 (McGrath Highway))
  • Public Transportation: Green Line to Lechmere, or Red Line to Kendall Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-4444
  • E-mail
Nestled on the Charles River Canal, Bambara is right where you need it: close to MIT, Tech Square, the Museum of Science, and adjacent to Hotel Marlowe. Here, Chef David Bazirgan’s menu finds inspiration from his experiences and exploration of different cuisines and flavor profiles, focusing on hyperlocal and seasonal ingredients. You’ll encounter tastes from around the globe, while enjoying our singnature hospitality and carefully curated beverage program. The Mediterranean-inspired cuisine finds its perfect match with our exceptional service and our vibrant, welcoming atmosphere. Bambara is open Monday thru Sunday for breakfast, lunch, dinner, brunch, and private dining.
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