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Bambara Cambridge

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25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236 (28 (McGrath Highway))
+1 617-868-4444
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06:30 - 22:00
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Sun 08:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 06:30 - 22:00
Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat 08:00 - 23:00
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Dublin, Ireland
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The food is good and I got the burger twice it was that good! Chris and the barman who I forgot (I'm sorry) were gents. Very friendly and makes the place more respectable. Great whiskey collection too! Thanks!

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Thank Thomas R
New Providence, New Jersey
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333 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at the hotel and came here for both breakfast and dinner. The portion at this place is "just right", which I truly enjoy. There is no guilt of not finishing the food and you don't need to deal with a doggy bag. The breakfast was standard. There was no all-you-can-eat buffet. For two days, I was happy with my... More 

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Thank BHUANG69
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your informative review. We appreciate your feedback and will use it to improve in the future. Best, Amanda M. General Manager More 

Tampa, Florida
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231 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We attended a family wedding here and therefore ate breakfast lunch and dinner here as well as drinks. Around noon on Sunday the service was awful. Despite making a reservation we had to wait 20 minutes for a table. From there it got worse. Food order for 6 took almost one hour and one order was cancelled as the guest... More 

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Thank phmokda
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks for taking the time to give us feedback. We take honest comments from people like yourself very seriously. It pains us to hear the not-so-good stuff, but it helps us learn and improve! Best, Amanda M. General Manager More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bambara is one of my favorite restaurant in Boston! I have been here for both dinner and brunch multiple times and I plan go back again very soon. The service is great, the people are so nice and the atmosphere is extremely welcoming, calm and quiet. It's a good place to have a meal with friends and family to catch... More 

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Thank Travelgal0425
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, We love that you enjoy coming back time and again to Bambara. Keep on the lookout, we'll be updating our brunch menus soon with some new Chef Baz additions! Best, Amanda M. General Manager More 

Caldwell, New Jersey
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We enjoyed our meals very much. Varied menus with lots of interesting selections. Love that there are half portions available. Service was attentive and knowledgeable.

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Thank CLH973
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, We are so happy to learn your enjoyed our new dinner menu. Our new Chef, David Bazirgan's menu updates are set to please! Best, Amanda M. General Manager More 

Silver Spring, Maryland
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915 reviews
579 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 227 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

We were are a large group in town for two days of meetings, and I had both a group dinner and one night of room service hamburger. The group dinner in the main dining room was a real disappointment considering this is in the Marlowe, a Klimpton hotel: there were three super long tables and the noise was crushing; the... More 

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Thank jaseaton
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We hate to hear of a guest leaving Bambara disappointed. Our pre set menu is limited for large groups to expedite service as we do want to ensure timely meals for all diners in the restaurant. We updated our dinner menu on the Wednesday following your meal as Chef Bazirgan recently took the helm... More 

Maine
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52 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Stayed at the Kimpton over Columbus Day weekend; Bambara is adjacent to the hotel lobby. The dining room is spacious and comfortable. The bar is comprehensive and seats for both dinners and drinks. There is an open air kitchen, allowing many of the guests to see the action as the food is prepared. Both meals I had were pretty good;... More 

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Thank craigking
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, We appreciate your comprehensive review. We will definitely need to have you try breakfast during your next stay. Best, Amanda M. General Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Cheddar burger was so good the brioche bun was superb. We also had the lobster sliders which were best we have had so far in New England, again the bread! Succotash was really good too. Not usually keen on hotel restaurants but definitely worth a visit

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Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for giving us a visit! We are happy to know you are such a big brioche fan. Best, Amanda M. General Manager More 

West Barnstable, Massachusetts
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

Very nice clean restaurant in the Marlowe Hotel. Atmosphere was elegant yet relaxing. They initially delivered the wrong order to our table, but immediately apologized and left the meals for us to enjoy at no charge. Our order was then delivered and was delicious. The staff was attentive, but didn't "hover". We would definitely eat there again. Not far from... More 

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Thank freitasoncape
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for celebrating with us! I'm sorry to hear that we initially brought the wrong items to the table but glad that the recovery process was smooth for your group. Visit again soon! Best, Amanda M General Manager More 

Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

Stayed here a few times over summer of 2016. loved the idea of the drinks at 5pm. Ask for Chris at the bar - quite possibly the nicest barman in Boston/Cambridge. Restaurant great for breakfast and dinner - not yet had the chance to test at lunch.

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Thank BlueCase64
Amanda M, General Manager at Bambara Cambridge, responded to this review

Hello, Chris will be so please to know you enjoyed your time with him! We appreciate you coming for breakfast and dinner. Next time brunch and lunch! Best, Amanda M. General Manager More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 31 - US$ 40
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Parking Available, Valet Parking
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, MA 02141-2236
    (28 (McGrath Highway))
  • Public Transportation: Green Line to Lechmere, or Red Line to Kendall Square
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-868-4444

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