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Black Sheep Cafe

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350 Main St, Kendall Hotel, Cambridge, MA 02142-1017
+1 617-577-1300
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07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 10:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A cafe in a hotel in a renovated firehouse? That's three degrees of separation; one is understandably wary that such a visually pleasing Disney-like conversion will also include, less happily, amusement-park-like food. Fortunately, not so. My companion and I started with the Green Pea Hummus Dip with roasted cauliflower. It had a warm, creatively-spiced, flavorful crunch that paired oh-so-well with... More 

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Thank William M
Paris, France
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

The meal, food, service were all top notch - until the bill arrived. I indulgently ordered an espresso, only to see that it cost FIVE dollars! That's right. A single shot of a brew not more concentrated than regular drip java, just served in a fancy Bodum, double-walled cup. Really?!

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Thank PhileasFoggPhD
Bedford, MA
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147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Love the atmosphere so nicely decorated with all things Americana as well as firehouse; Lots of pictures of Dalmatians, great antique firetrucks, busts of early American patriots; fireplaced lobby; lovely old dark wood bar

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Thank ljkdtm
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

Small cafe that also has an outside patio that we enjoyed. Scallops were really good. Wiatress also nice.. Highly recommend.

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Thank Jack L
Prince George, Canada
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48 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

This is a lovely small cafe attached to the Kendall Hotel. The menu is not huge, but they have some really good dishes. I would have liked to see more for the vegetarian that is NOT pasta, but both times I had pasta it was really good. Very nice wine list and a nice selection of desserts. It was very... More 

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Thank 756Annie756
Medford, Massachusetts
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Food and service at The Black Sheep are always phenomenal. As an MIT employee I often stop by for lunch with colleagues and we're always pleased with the service and dining options. The patio is wonderful in the warmer months and the dining room is cozy, warm, and welcoming during the cooler months. In addition to normal dining I have... More 

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Thank bmmjones
San Jose, California
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264 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Black Sheep has indoor and outdoor seating. The staff was knowledgeable and friendly. The salad greens and ingredients were fresh. The food good and filling.

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Thank Cynthia P
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

I really enjoyed their Fire House Chili!! The place isn't that big in size but the food was a BIG HIT

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Thank zqueen2016
Los Angeles, California
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34 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

This most delightful Open Table restaurant in an old fire station, now the cozy, beautiful boutique Kendal Hotel, is wonderful: food, service, staff, ambience perfect! It's juxtaposition next to a huge Google mega-building adds to the quaintness of this dining treasure! The grilled salmon served with green beans and topped with microgreens was melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Take time to explore the... More 

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Thank srir8286
Vermont
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117 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere with indoor or outdoor seating. Great staff and food. Reasonable pricing considering the city. Located in The Kendall hotel, historic quaint brick place in heart of Kendall Square.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$30
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 10:00
Monday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Thursday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Friday
07:00 - 10:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:00
Saturday
07:00 - 10:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 350 Main St, Kendall Hotel, Cambridge, MA 02142-1017
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-577-1300

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