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Craigie on Main

853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
+1 617-497-5511
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (27 reviews)
“pork” (48 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
853 Main St, Cambridge, MA 02139-3512
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Reviewed 3 days ago

One of my first Cambridge restaurant visits, and had just heard about the burgers (and their limited quantity each night) so, of course I had to have one. Needless to say, they're spectacular. One of the best burgers I've had. Truly memorable. That, accompanied by...More

Thank Roomfordessert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been looking coward to this visit for a long time and it did not disappoint. First time was a charm. We were lucky enough to use a Groupon as we tried the 8 course tasting menu with wine pairings. Naturally, the courses are...More

Thank jay a
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

cocktails? check. awesome food? check. experience? double check. This restaurant hits a home run in providing a real experience to diners that makes me want to go back over and over. Great spot, I highly recommend.

Thank worldtraveler99101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i have had 18 dollar burgers before and they have been nice and large. This was not. It was tiny. And what is really chintzy is they give you about 5 steak fries with it, Potatoes are cheap. It was a tasty burger, sure, though...More

Thank Daniel B
Reviewed 13 January 2018

amazing perfectly prepared food. unfortunately the vegetarian options are very limited. but if you like pork, this is heaven!

Thank Paul F
Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

Dapple came to do his business on Xmas weekend. It took about 1.5-2 hours to serve the entrees from when they were ordered. Probably was a good 30 minutes past when Kurt Dapple was like ‘it’s gotta be any minute now’. My dining companions ordered...More

Thank Kurt D
Reviewed 16 December 2017

We selected Craigie on Main for a special 'double birthday' dinner in late November. From many options, we settled on this very classy and upscale restaurant. We are not unfamiliar with fine dining all across the country--and the reviewers and our hotel staff said it...More

Thank Clara B
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

A wonderful, quiet, gourmet experience. This small restaurant is a perfect spot for date night. Wonderful food, great wine list and excellent service. We visit weekly.

Thank JWC87
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Party of seven for Sunday Brunch. Made reservations in advance. Attentive and friendly service. Good menu offering both sweet and savory options, and a full bar to boot. Food was delicious, and one small issue was remedied very promptly and happily. Great atmosphere. Great overall...More

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Craigie on Main was recommended to us at our hotel as a fine dining institution in Cambridge, so we made a reservation. We ate à la carte and did not opt for one of the menus, and perhaps that was a mistake. My starter and...More

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24 August 2017|
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Response from Rayn H | Reviewed this property |
Yeh you should be fine, Sept 1st is actually a burger lunch with Notch Brewing if thats the weekend you can still get tickets.
16 February 2017|
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Response from TravellingUnic0rN | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. I have a pineapple situation that they accommodated with all the patience in the world.
17 August 2016|
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Response from Rafael B | Reviewed this property |
There is a 5 to 8 tasting meals. Starts from around 40-70$ a person.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
5:30 PM - 12:00 AM
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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