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Craigie on Main

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853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512 (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
+1 617-497-5511
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17:30 - 00:00
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New York City, New York
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63 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Love the farm to table offerings, but very loud & tables too close. Had a very yummy cocktail but food was hard to enjoy given the atmosphere. Not bad but wouldn't rush back either.

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Thank adventurefamilyfive
Annandale, New Jersey, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We also choose Craigie for a graduation dinner with extended family. On the upside, staff was pleasant and the cocktails 5 stars. The food was good but it was so loud and tables so close it was challenging to fully enjoy. (We physically moved our own table towards the window so that we weren't bumped by wait staff and other... More 

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Thank Julie K
Westchester County New York
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117 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were a party of 8 from out of town, celebrating a graduation from Tufts. They seated us right next to the swinging kitchen door and waiters' work station. The place was full and busy. Then we waited, and waited, and waited. An hour before the appetizer arrived. Over an hour further before the entree arrived. And throughout the wait,... More 

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Thank Armonk
Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are regulars at Craigie, since it was actually on Craigie. On our visit last Sunday all four had the pescatarian 5 course tasting. It was good. Not great. We were there for three enjoyable hours. It was great back when Tony delivered the final course, not this visit. A full glass of wine dumped on me with no acknowledgement... More 

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Denville, New Jersey
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Exquisite menu items designed for foodies. Only a limited number of burgers served each day- something everyone must attempt to try! One of the best you will ever have. The bartenders are gurus! They can make you any cocktail and tell you it's history. If you don't go for dinner, at least make it a cocktail stop on a night... More 

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Thank jlmbennis
Cambridge
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78 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Where to start? The table was wobbly (in a high-priced restaurant). It was covered with white taper (in a high-priced restaurant). The water (tap) was very smelly. Very very noisy. But..... The amount of time you have to wait for service was appalling, repeatedly: 25 minutes from when we were seated to when the first waiter came to take our... More 

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Thank CharlieW338
Boston, Massachusetts
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61 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Excellent food, very expensive. please make reserve a table. otherwise, it is difficult to get a table. 음식은 맛있으나 가격이 많이 비싸요. 커플이 가서 약 20만원 정도 나옵니다. 메뉴자체가 엄청 비싸요. 예약 안하면 바 같은... 곳에서 그 비싼 식사를 하게 됩니다. 예약 하고 가세요.

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Lima, Peru
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98 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Definitely try the Sunday Chef's Whim. It's a 57$ 6 course tasting menu, and even though the price may seem cheap for such a fancy restaurant, it actually is underpriced, for the quality of the food they serve you is outstanding. I got to try squid ink with fried squid, some of the best salmon I've ever had, the best... More 

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Thank Lucio C
hingham, MA
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123 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

We went for my wife's birthday (age withheld to protect the innocent). We didn't do the tasting, but instead went off the menu. Octopus and ragout pasta apps to start. Excellent cocktails and then trout and pig entrees. All were fabulous. Dessert was meh, and they don't have espresso. But, that didn't take away from the meal. A must try!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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70 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We sat at a high top table in the bar area. I had a great martini! Followed by the fried clams. The star of the evening was the famous burger. I enjoyed it but felt it didn't have a lot of flavor or a nice seer on the outside. It was more like steak tartar. All in all very good... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$40 - US$60
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 00:00
Monday
17:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 00:00
Thursday
17:30 - 00:00
Friday
17:30 - 00:00
Saturday
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
    (Main St. and Mass. Ave)
  • Public Transportation: Central Square T Stop, the No. 1 bus at the Main Street stop
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-497-5511

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