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West Side Lounge - CLOSED

1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
+1 617-441-5566
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good48%
  • Average13%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
29 Feb 2016
“A good place that seems a bit tired right now”
17 Feb 2016
“Great food, wonderful staff”
Restaurant Hours Closed
American, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Drinks and food more affordable then Temple Bar which it is next door to and service seems friendlier and more consistent. Although their food is fine and reasonably priced, it never excites me. They used mashed potatoes (goat cheese or wasabi or jalapeno) freqently as...More

Thank drosenb722
Reviewed 14 February 2014

My colleagues and I like the West Side Lounge. It's reliable, has a mildly funky relaxed atmosphere, and a great cocktail list. And it always seems better value than the equivalent standard of food in Harvard Square. A favorite.

Thank ThirdWrangler
Reviewed 27 September 2013

This place never disappoints and deserves to be successful as t has been for many years. Love the booths and the lighting as everyone looks pretty there. The drinks are original and the food creative and often updated. Great service too. Go!

1  Thank JudyKLB
Reviewed 26 August 2013

I had dinner at the West Side Lounge on Saturday night. We had reservations and were seated right away. It was 7pm and not that busy, our waiter was attentive and apps and food were great. I liked the mix of things on the menu...More

Thank Mike S
Reviewed 15 June 2013 via mobile

Stopped in with 2 daughters as we passed by. The wait staff were friendly & professional. The food was awesome, lots of choices. I recommend the Brussels sprouts app, so good! You can eat big or small according to your appetite & have a rewarding...More

Thank Irishmom4
Reviewed 2 June 2013

think this place on has peaked out. cocktails still great, atmosphere still okay, but food not so much anymore. tummy the morning after says everything. too bad. always liked coming here.

Thank hardworkingmommy
Reviewed 10 May 2013

Short Review: I've been here a few times over the past couple of years. The menu seems to have flatlined or lost imagination or ? The prices are definitely high for the "output" and though the food is basically sound, the are only a couple...More

Thank jidoo
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Went with a friend. Atmosphere was very comfortable and inviting. Waitstaff was friendly, very helpful, and accommodating. Prices were reasonable. My friend recommended an Old Fashion. A drink that has made a comeback since " Mad Men ". I was surprised. It was very good....More

Thank havingfunagain
Reviewed 28 March 2013

We hit this spot whenever we are going out in Cambridge to hear music across the street. We used to go to Temple Bar, but felt that we weren't treated well there, and then we spotted this place, and fell in love with it. Unpretentious,...More

Thank spbos14
Reviewed 23 January 2013

Think a Cambridge version of "Cheers," with good food. The menu is dependable and delicious - from the fish tacos to the steak frites. And the bar is the best in the area. Inventive and interesting. Also, a nice, affordable wine list. We drink in...More

Thank brettrj1
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$40
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
17:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1680 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138-1803
  • Public Transportation: Red Line to Harvard Square. West Side Lounge is a five to ten minute walk north on Mass. Ave.
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-441-5566
  • E-mail
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