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The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub

472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
+1 617-864-3278
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Great food and music

I used to come here a lot for music many years ago.I went Sunday night for both dinner and to see a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Skeets37
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Millis, Massachusetts
A little dinner before your music

I was looking for a place to see some live music while visiting Boston. I came across The Middle... read more

Reviewed 15 May 2017
loves2read71
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New Jersey
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472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
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+1 617-864-3278

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to come here a lot for music many years ago.I went Sunday night for both dinner and to see a band and was very happy on both counts. Bartenders and staff were pleasant also. Will definitely be back!

Thank Skeets37
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I was looking for a place to see some live music while visiting Boston. I came across The Middle East. I checked out the reviews. I was pleased with what I saw. A quick trip across the bridge and we were there. We had a...More

Thank loves2read71
Reviewed 13 August 2016

I go there from time to time to see some nice underground artists. I went on a Monday night and it was LIVE! Never been to the restaurant but I hear its cool.

Thank darrylmnorris
Reviewed 19 July 2016

ate in restaurant. would like to go back for dance night. Bathroom smelled like pee. food however was good and you get quite a bit on your plate. Grape leaves were wonderful. SIster loved the lamb shank. cool venue.

Thank chloe h
Reviewed 27 June 2016

We had a wonderful meal prior to going to a concert to see Chicago based bands in the Upstairs Room. The service is very good. They are cheerful, attentive, knowledgeable, quick. The food was very tasty. Our table had baba ghanoush, humus, chicken skewers, salad,...More

Thank Deb O
Reviewed 25 May 2016

The food is pretty much authentic Middle Eastern, possibly with a leaning toward Lebanese. There are also ME influences on dishes that you could believe were derived from the French during the colonial period; the duck dish in particular; it was very good. Nice selection...More

Thank revrpb619
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

Place was somewhat busy, walked in I was told pick any table, had to wait a good 5 minutes before anyone can ask if I wanted something, ordered the lamshank over green beans n rice pilaf, rice was cold so was the green beans, the...More

Thank lovnlife69
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Enjoyed seeing some bands at Middle East Upstairs. A proper little gig venue, the likes of which are a dying breed. Support your local music to keep it alive.

Thank libertino23
Reviewed 12 November 2015

Went to witness the legend of a venue - the food wasn't at all bad, friendly staff. In our case we made a terrible choice with the band that was on but even though the music didn't inspire the sound system was epic!

Thank John F
Reviewed 14 October 2015

This restaurant is run by a very warm family. I took advantage of the twiddling warm days and sat outside (also a great spot to watch fireworks and the many parades in Cambridgeport) I ordered the lamb kebobs and a green salad along with a...More

Thank cigalechanta
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Lucythelma
Going to see a show in the "Corner" Anyone know if that is upstairs or down? Can you hear the show from the restaurant? Thanks.
16 December 2016|
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Response from Deb O | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I didn't see this in time. Hope you found out what you needed to know.
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