Bambara Restaurant

★★★★☆
  • 25 Edwin H Land Blvd

    Cambridge, MA 02141

    Cross street: Cambridgeside Place

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  • 617-868-4444

About Bambara Restaurant

Hours
Mon-Thu 6:30am-10am, 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm; Fri 6:30am-10am, 11:30am-2pm, 5:30pm-11pm; Sat 8am-2pm, 5:30pm-11pm; Sun 8am-2pm, 5:30pm-10pm

Food

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Bambara is definitely one of my favorite go-to lunch spots when I want a nice escape from the office and those typical everyday lunches. The interior is super modern and hip and the menu is very creative.

They have a great express power lunch - 3 courses in 30 minutes or less for only $14 - and amazing homemade lemonades!

Their entree salads are huge and filled with fresh ingredients. Their soups are really delicious and their sandwiches are very generous and come with either fries or a mixed green salad.

My favorites are the grilled cheese & tomato soup - perfect on a cold day and the grilled eggplant panini, which is full of greens and fresh mozarella served on a toasted focaccia bread. Mmmm...

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★★★★☆

Bambara is definitely one of my favorite go-to lunch spots when I want a nice escape from the office and those typical everyday lunches. The interior is super modern and hip and the menu is very creative.

They have a great express power lunch - 3 courses in 30 minutes or less for only $14 - and amazing homemade lemonades!

Their entree salads are huge and filled with fresh ingredients. Their soups are really delicious and their sandwiches are very generous and come with either fries or a mixed green salad.

My favorites are the grilled cheese & tomato soup - perfect on a cold day and the grilled eggplant panini, which is full of greens and fresh mozarella served on a toasted focaccia bread. Mmmm...

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This restaurant has gone through several changes in terms of cuisine and atmosphere but my last visit was a great one. They have an interesting menu done well. Nice place to have a drink. And, an open cooking area which is cool. The place is intimate and inside a hotel...cozy and cool. A great date place. And, the best mushroom soup I have ever had. Menu changes with the seasons but never a disappointment.

5
★★★★★

This restaurant has gone through several changes in terms of cuisine and atmosphere but my last visit was a great one. They have an interesting menu done well. Nice place to have a drink. And, an open cooking area which is cool. The place is intimate and inside a hotel...cozy and cool. A great date place. And, the best mushroom soup I have ever had. Menu changes with the seasons but never a disappointment.

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Went here last night. Food was excellent, waiter was attentive and eager to please. I couldn't decide on a side and the waiter surprised me with a sample of their fried rice and mashed potatoes. Both very delicious. Waiter said he'd tell chef to put half/half on my plate. My friend had seared tuna with coleslaw- Also great choice, very tasty!!!! Drinks were good at avg Boston prices - $10 - $12 a martini. At the end of the meal, the chef sent us complimentary dessert wine. Thought that was really nice. We had a great time and can't wait to return again!

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★★★★★

Went here last night. Food was excellent, waiter was attentive and eager to please. I couldn't decide on a side and the waiter surprised me with a sample of their fried rice and mashed potatoes. Both very delicious. Waiter said he'd tell chef to put half/half on my plate. My friend had seared tuna with coleslaw- Also great choice, very tasty!!!! Drinks were good at avg Boston prices - $10 - $12 a martini. At the end of the meal, the chef sent us complimentary dessert wine. Thought that was really nice. We had a great time and can't wait to return again!

Pros: Parking (Cambridgeside Galleria $3.99)

Cons: None

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I had really high hopes for this place, but the food was extemely poor. First, my mixed greens salad had a moldy tomato in it. This tomato was 2/3s brown. No self respecting chef would let this piece of garbage out of his kitchen!!!!!!!!! Where is the quality control? Then two of the people in our party ordered the salmon. One of them asked for it done medium. Both orders came out over done. These pieces of fish looked like something that had been sitting in a warming tray for hrs. Unacceptable!! I ordered the "Signature Steak Frite". The Frites were nice, but the steak and associated sauce were not very good. If the "signature" dish tis supposed to be their best then they are in big trouble. For the money go to the Blue Room, Highland Kitchen, or East Coast Grill and avoid this place like the plague. I wil.

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★☆☆☆☆

I had really high hopes for this place, but the food was extemely poor. First, my mixed greens salad had a moldy tomato in it. This tomato was 2/3s brown. No self respecting chef would let this piece of garbage out of his kitchen!!!!!!!!! Where is the quality control? Then two of the people in our party ordered the salmon. One of them asked for it done medium. Both orders came out over done. These pieces of fish looked like something that had been sitting in a warming tray for hrs. Unacceptable!! I ordered the "Signature Steak Frite". The Frites were nice, but the steak and associated sauce were not very good. If the "signature" dish tis supposed to be their best then they are in big trouble. For the money go to the Blue Room, Highland Kitchen, or East Coast Grill and avoid this place like the plague. I wil.

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I go back and forth between Boston & New York every month and I almost always land at Bambara. The bar is great, good food and service. I always recommend it...

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★★★★★

I go back and forth between Boston & New York every month and I almost always land at Bambara. The bar is great, good food and service. I always recommend it...

Pros: great atmosphere

Cons: not complaints

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I suggested Bambara for a small family get together and I apologized for it after. The atmosphere was excellent but the decor did not atone for the quality of food. We were all very disappointed. The risotto was hard in the middle and the meat was not cooked to specifications. There are so many better choices in Cambridge.

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★★☆☆☆

I suggested Bambara for a small family get together and I apologized for it after. The atmosphere was excellent but the decor did not atone for the quality of food. We were all very disappointed. The risotto was hard in the middle and the meat was not cooked to specifications. There are so many better choices in Cambridge.

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Overall we were very happy with the experience. Good service, very good food for the prices they charge. Great interior too. We were greeted like friends. Our waitress was very polite, but sounded a little unexperienced. No one liked risotto she suggested as special. Wine we ordered was not available, but she quickly offered a comparable replacement. The rest of the experience was excellent.

2
★★★★☆

Overall we were very happy with the experience. Good service, very good food for the prices they charge. Great interior too. We were greeted like friends. Our waitress was very polite, but sounded a little unexperienced. No one liked risotto she suggested as special. Wine we ordered was not available, but she quickly offered a comparable replacement. The rest of the experience was excellent.

Pros: great value, outside terrace, cheap parking

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This is one of my favorite restaurants! The dishes are always great, try the duck with great sauce and mashed potatoes- it's to die for. The quality is unbeatable and the wine list is pretty good too. Great for a nice night out or a great dinner with friends. Only problem- don't go to the bar to watch a sox game, you'll probably be disappointed with the TVs.

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★★★★★

This is one of my favorite restaurants! The dishes are always great, try the duck with great sauce and mashed potatoes- it's to die for. The quality is unbeatable and the wine list is pretty good too. Great for a nice night out or a great dinner with friends. Only problem- don't go to the bar to watch a sox game, you'll probably be disappointed with the TVs.

Pros: atmosphere, FOOD!

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Located inside the tres chic Hotel Marlowe in Kendall Square, this sexy, contemporary restaurant attracts a formidable after-work crowd. The kitchen is headed up by chef Jay Silva of former Sage and Pho Republique fame, who brings to theā€¦

 

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