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Orleans Restaurant and Bar

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American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
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65 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2733
+1 617-591-2100
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11:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 - 01:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 01:00
Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:30 - 02:00
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Medford, Massachusetts, United States
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54 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Picked up my daughter from theater camp and decided to eat out, I've seen Orleans from the outside many times and thought it would be good to try. What surprised us right away was the almost sparse seating. There was a smell that I couldn't put my finger on. Stale cleaning supplies??? And you couldn't smell the kitchen at all.... More 

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Thank Kris K
Somerville, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Orleans offers bar side, booth and table seating. It is a bit noisy, with multiple TV screens operating on mostly sports channels. Nevertheless, the food is good, fresh, with an offering of a decent variety of choices. Each day provides different specials. Some of the choices include good old American comfort food: friend chicken, mashed potatoes, and steamed green beans;... More 

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Thank grace_peters
wilmington
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220 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was a lovely meal, nothing that I would write home about. The drinks were good. The atmosphere was good and the waitstaff was good. No major complaints, but the food wasn't spectacular.

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Thank mjacobs
Brussels, Belgium
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176 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016 via mobile

Wiuld suggest a nice salad here though burgers etc look great too. Healthy. Plenty to eat. Fresh. Tasty. Funky US bar style interior... Nice window tables. Just off Davies square and near Fletcher etc. Try! Youbwill enjoy!

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Thank Angela B
Boston area
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55 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Fact - I was there with a group of 16 people today for brunch. We sat down at 12:15 PM. I admit it may have taken us a while to order. We waited a very long time for our food. At 1:15 PM the waitress came around to let us know that the restaurant had run out of fruit (which... More 

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Thank bostonienne
Melrose, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I admit I wanted to try this restaurant for a long time. The name, Orleans, to me implied cajun food. Also, the indoor-outdoor eating experience in the summer had appeal. I finally got the chance to try last weekend. I was disappointed there wasn't much "Orleans" about the place. Simply said, this is another pub in Somerville. If you are... More 

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Thank AmyRC
Fairfax, Virginia
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99 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Too bad TripAdvisor doesn't allow decimals as this place is a mid-3 in my book. The food wasn't too bad (if a bit overpriced) but the service was a little slow. My friend and I had to wait almost 10 minutes before being served once we sat down. The place wasn't that busy so I am unsure as to why... More 

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Thank Jon M
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure some reviews say it's not that good, We loved it, actually! We stopped by for dinner on Sunday. It was quiet, a few tables here and there; a few couples at the bar. Shelby, the waitress, took a really good care of us, keeping the drinks full and giving great recommendations. We settled on Buffalo Mac and... More 

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Thank Саня З
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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630 reviews
280 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

The restaurant has great ambient, modern look, nice drinks and good service, but the food is not impressive and the menu lacks personal touch. If they want to charge high prices they have to offer more taste and creative dishes.

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Thank Danuza
Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

The food is very mediocre and some times I wouldn't even say that. Their appetizers like the Parmesan fries and the nachos are good and they have a good variety of cocktails. However, if you want more than cocktails and apps, I wouldn't come here. I go sometimes since it is very conveniently located to my apartment, but I would... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pizza, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 - 01:00
Monday
11:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 01:00
Thursday
11:00 - 01:00
Friday
11:00 - 02:00
Saturday
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65 Holland St, Somerville, MA 02144-2733
  • Public Transportation: Red Line
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-591-2100

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?