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Russell House Tavern

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14 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4909 (Brattle Street)
11:00 - 01:00
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Sun 10:00 - 01:00
Mon - Wed 11:00 - 01:00
Thu - Fri 11:00 - 02:00
Sat 10:00 - 02:00
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First time at this gem of a restaurant in Harvard Square - but well worth the visit. I had the Home made Pasta and my guest had the Seared Yellowfin BLT. Both were superb! The pasta was al dente, kind of peppery, with grilled shrimp and fresh vegetables. It was unique, flavorful and truly delicious. We sat downstairs. The ambiance... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped by on a very busy, sunny late Saturday afternoon for a beer. Our waiter was so friendly and the atmosphere so vibrant that we lingered and decided to split a burger. Absolutely delicious! They even served it on two plates and split the salad and fries! Highly recommended!

Thank CBellerose
Madrid, Spain
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place was packed so I had lunch at the bar. The food was good. But the waiter was so rude and arrogant.

Thank Miguelamunoz
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Love the food and the ambiance - upscale pub. Varied menu something for everyone and a friendly, helpful servicing staff. Get there early afterwork, or make a reservation, it fills up fast.

Thank Keithanddiane
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Russell House is a favorite for lunch. I highly recommend the tuna BLT and the leek and mushroom flatbread are great. Fries with aioli are fantastic.

Thank 3466Derb
Winfield, Illinois
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Russell House Tavern April 9th. Have gone there for years with various family members from throughout the country who all like the restaurant. I noticed last time we had slow service, but attributed that to the large party (15 people). This time - I was stunned by the poor service. We were eating early (party of two) and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with a friend for dinner - the food was all excellent. I would particularly recommend the trio of pork. Lots of TVs to watch sport. Great service!

Thank rozzerr
Atlanta, Georgia
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190 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great pub with nice food. We had oysters and several other appetizers. The staff was great and the pub has a great ambiance

Thank DBS5687
Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband, son and I visited here for lunch on a cold snowy day. We both had sandwiches which were served with a huge serving of fries. Drink service was a little slow, but my cocktail "It's always sunny" was delicious. My husband's beer came out as a cider, something must have been lost in translation! The staff were very... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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155 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,237 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On a dreary Saturday morning, my husband and I had brunch here with a couple who are friends from out of town who were visiting for the weekend. Having made a reservation, we were given a comfortable booth which we occupied for 2 ½ hours -- drinking cappuccino and savoring delicious breakfast dishes. Two in our party had the EBLT... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
American, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 01:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
10:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4909
    (Brattle Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617-500-3055
Through the red-brick sidewalks and hidden back alleys of Harvard Square rises the latest neighborhood tradition: Russell House Tavern.

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