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“Some vegetarian options.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Sidney's Grille & Lounge

Sidney's Grille & Lounge
Ranked #313 of 620 Restaurants in Cambridge
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 35
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Massachusetts
Transit: From Boston: Take MBTA red line to Central Square station. Exit to street, then cross Mass Ave. Go left 3 blocks & take first right after fire station onto Sidney Street. Walk down 1 block & entrance to Sidney's Grille is left on Green Street. From Harvard Square-Alewife: Same as above except stay on same side of street upon exit.
Description: Innovative American Grille with a contemporary and eclectic setting for combining fresh flavors with a Mediterranean flair.
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
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741 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 264 helpful votes
“Some vegetarian options.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2008

Some vegetarian options.

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  • English first
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English first
Boston, MA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“Just OK”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2007

We went on a Friday night. The food was certainly above average, but really this is just a hotel restaurant. The atmosphere for dinner looks like it must for breakfast---for dinner they should have added table cloths and candles given the entree prices.

We had a great waiter--attentive, friendly, took detailed notes of special requests (for example, mashed potatoes instead of roasted potatoes), but when the meals arrived (our own waiter didn't deliver them), most of the requests were unheeded. I don't think it was our waiter's fault given his copious notes, but more of the chef's. It was a very slow night, so there was no excuse. The dessert options weren't thrilling, and it's obvious that there isn't an on-staff pastry chef (all desserts were something that could be pre-made). I had chocolate ice cream and although it was above average, there were ice chips in it, and the madeline cookie with it wasn't what it should have been.

Self parking was $5 with validation. Yes, that isn’t a lot, but it should have been free given that we dropped a significant amount of money at the restaurant.

Also, there was a couple with small child (maybe 3 or 4?) at the bar---I mean the child was literally sitting on a stool at the bar at 8:30 PM. Who wants to see that, especially when there were plenty of tables for them to sit at? Obviously management was OK with this, but it struck me that this hotel restaurant is just playing grown up. Given the limited dining options in the immediate vicinity of the hotel, the restaurant will probably survive solely through hotel patrons.

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