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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
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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hingham, MA
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120 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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!

Thank beeweehingham_MA
Boston, Massachusetts
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67 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Martha811
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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111 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Know going in it is a somewhat adventurous place but the food is amazing and you will not regret anything you try.

Thank Rayn H
Weston, Massachusetts
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112 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had an absolutely fantastic meal at Craigie on Main. I've been there before, but never had their burger. Yes, I said "burger!" After starting with an amazing amuse-bouche of pureed scallop accompanied by a wonderful German Red (!), my son, Christian, & I went straight for the burgers. Cooked medium rare, they were like no other burger I had... More 

Thank Steve C
Wrentham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been to the restaurant's previous location on several occasions and this was our first visit to this location. This is a much expanded version and the atmosphere and ambience is much livelier, though conversation is not labored. We had the tasting menu with matching wines and found it to be creative, having a variety of interesting interpretations and... More 

Thank william z
Langhorne, PA
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74 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Cozy casually elegant, with exceptionally friendly staff. Food was incredibly tasty, but don't expect to leave full. I really do appreciate restraint in portion sizes - nothing worse than leaving a meal with that bloated, I need a nap feeling. The craft cocktails were great, but very pricey. Lots of whiskey and scotch snobs at the bar, chatting up peat... More 

1 Thank HappyTraveler016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Craigie offered a special Saturday night Chefs Whimsy (typically Sunday's after 9 pm) due to a snowstorm. The Chefs play with new dishes for a very reasonably fixed price, dishes are different every time. We had the 5-course which included great dishes. We only learned about the special Chefs Whimsy by being on their email list.

Thank Jamie J
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Craigie on Main is an unassuming little restaurant off Boston's beaten path in Cambridge. The interior is warm, casual and, inviting. Patrons are as mixed as the artwork; Birkenstock clad Cambridge-ites are seated next to Prada clad Bostonians and everything in between. But the food! The food! Each meal is prepared with exquisite attention to detail, an ability to massage... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The place is very well located. The atmosphere is comforting, and it is not very noisy. Food was tasty and original. Personnel is most attentive, perhaps even too much (I would rather have had a couple less visits of the waiter to my table). The meal took forever to arrive. PS: This wass on a weekday. For a weekend, there... More 

Thank SantiagoDeBsAs
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38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

Have eaten here a number of times. Typically sit at chief's table at kitchen. Great Food experience. Need reservations a good time in advance. Everything on menu is done to perfection. Can't go wrong here in terms of quality. Bring your wallet!

Thank Ras6996

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 40 - US$ 60
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
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?