Russell House Tavern
Trendy spot for artful fare & cocktails
American · $$
The Zagat Review
4.1
Food
3.9
Decor
4.0
Service
 
This “busy” Harvard Square “mainstay” “hustles and bustles” with “relatively quick and courteous” servers stewarding “tasty” , “comfort” -skewing New American plates like “upscale hamburgers” while “knowledgeable” vest-and-tie-wearing mixologists concoct “interesting” cocktails; as such, the bi-level setting (divided into a “dim” and “cozy” subterranean dining room and multiple bars) is usually “noisy” , though at least “you can always find someone to chat with.”
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hours Open Today · 11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Chevron
Monday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Tuesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
11:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Friday
11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 2:00 AM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 1:00 AM
location 14 John F. Kennedy Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA phone +1 617-500-3055 website www.russellhousecambridge.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Great cocktails
Zagat Mentions of Russell House Tavern
Google Reviews
4.3
(854)
Food was okay, but seemed to focus more on presentation than flavor. The atmosphere was pretty lively - even on a Tuesday night. Service was friendly and prompt. Portion size was about what you'd expect from a slightly upscale restaurant (not quite a whole meal for those of us with healthy appetites), and it would be easy to spend over $100 for two with sides and appetizers or desserts. But you could also keep it a little more reasonable, depending on your order.
Adam Bernot · April 18, 2018
Definitely one of the nicer restaurants in Harvard Square. Place is surprisingly large with the downstairs seating AND outdoor space. A bit on the pricey side with only okay food. Definitely would recommend just coming here for some unique drinks! Bartenders are always friendly and fast with service. Keep in mind it is Harvard Square so there is VERY limited parking.
Breana Beatrice · April 14, 2018
Excellent and creative food that's always done perfectly. This is one of my go-tos for a great and not overly expensive meal. Their brunch Pizza is amazing! Great cocktails too.
Margot Sigur · May 18, 2018