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Address: 472 Massachusetts Ave # 480, Cambridge, MA 02139-4132
Phone Number: +1 617-864-3278
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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 July 2016
chloe h
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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, lamb skewers, veggie burgers, and chicken and waffles. All smiles after. Well seasoned, yet subtle.... More 

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Ridgefield, Connecticut
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 of beers (although only one Lebanese beer): domestic, imported and craft. Service was prompt and... More 

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Phuket, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 lamb shank was luke warm, meanwhile the band was setting up for the club part,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Alton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Cambridge, Ma
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56 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 glass of the house wine, a simple but satisfying dinner.

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015

A fixture in the local Boston music scene. Always have a great time seeing nationally touring acts, catching up with friends at the bar, and noshing on tasty falafels and cheeseburgers after said drinks have kicked in... Generally the sound ends up a bit better in the more intimate upstairs vs. the larger downstairs rooms. Either way it's a pretty... More 

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Boston
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53 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

The Mid East is a dive bar and I love it. It has all the things that one would expect in a dive bar – local characters, local artists hawking their work on the walls, loud music that may not be to your preferred taste, well-worn and hastily repaired furnishings, food that may or may not arrive as you ordered... More 

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