ArtBar

/ Italian, Restaurant, Pub & bar, Seafood
Open now 06:30 - 22:00
American, New American, Vegetarian options
$$$$ Average price: $11-30
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40 Edwin H Land Blvd
Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
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Clients reserve a table for tasty dishes here and enjoy the sights of North Point Park. Invite your beloved with you and enjoy good lamb, scallops and lobster rolls. A lot of guests say that waiters offer tasty yogurt, French toasts and chocolate cakes here. Get your meal started with delicious wine, martinis or draft beer. Taste great espresso, juice or lemonade, it's a must while visiting this restaurant.

Choose between indoor and outdoor seating. The staff is said to be hospitable here. Nice service is a strong point that plays a great role for the success of ArtBar. Here you will pay attractive prices. At this place, visitors can enjoy the pleasant atmosphere and fine decor. Guests have rated this spot 4 on the TripAdvisor site.

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I came here with two other people during lunchtime. We were seated immediately. There were a few people dining too - mostly people staying at the hotel or working nearby. The atmosphere is nice, especially since the restaurant is inside a hotel and by the Charles River. Our server was attentive and nice. I got the avocado toast with a salad. It was good. However, I did think it was pricey considering the amount of food you get. It was one of the few vegetarian options though other than salads. My friends got the pulled pork sandwich and the ArtBurger, which both looked good and came with sweet potato tots. Art Bar would be good for a date or if you're looking for a classy place.
I went here because I had a Dine Out Boston gift certificate and because, let's face it, I love to try new spots. The vibe seemed classy so we turned it into a date night. ArtBar is inside the Royal Sonesta hotel so if you're lucky you'll get to see a wedding party walk by on the way to snap some pictures by the Charles. I started by ordering the Fire Tonic specifically because I had seen it an another food blogger's Instagram account-- it was literally the prettiest drink I, and probably all her followers, had ever seen. Mine was just a light purple gin and tonic-- not even remotely close to hers-- I was tragically disappointed. It tasted very tonic heavy and lacked the edible flowers in the menu description. The buffalo chicken dip was amazing. The poutine was nothing to write home about (3.5-ish stars). The ArtBar burger was also delish-- (4.5-ish stars). The salmon was also meh-- oily and with a salad that I would eat at home only if someone was forcing me to (3 stars). The S'mores dessert was great, but beware the size-- they say it suits 2-4 people but I would go for the 3-4 because we left overfull (but we did order 2 apps and 2 entrees before that). Service was slow but not terrible. Our server was friendly and honored the gift certificate without qualms. The outdoor patio got buggy after 7pm in September-- they need to citronella that place up. It's a cute, classy atmosphere but doesn't really have the vibe you're looking for on a Friday night-- it's not very popular it seems, as outdoor tables opened up to about 50% capacity around 7pm on a 75 degree day next to the Charles River. I kind of wished we had ventured into the city to find better food and better digs, but I'm happy that I didn't spend a dime thanks to the gift certificate. Side note: we made our reservation via Open Table, and I wasn't a fan of the detail that they only reserve a table for parties of 2 for 1 hour and 15 minutes; parties of 3-4 for 1 hour and 30, etc. It comes off as cheap and tacky. The rule didn't hold true as we had our table for 2 hours and no one hurried us to leave-- on the contrary, we needed to be uber-focused to get our server's attention and there were open tables aplenty-- but just don't mention it: it turns your guests off to visiting.
We had a great waitress Eneida who saw to our every need for lunch and our salads and burger were great! Will go back!
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Address
40 Edwin H Land Blvd, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Features
Outdoor seating Сredit cards accepted Takeaway Booking Wi-Fi Parking TV Wheelchair accessible No delivery
Opening hours
SundaySun 06:30-22:00
MondayMon 06:30-22:00
TuesdayTue 06:30-22:00
WednesdayWed 06:30-22:00
ThursdayThu 06:30-22:00
FridayFri 06:30-22:00
SaturdaySat 06:30-22:00
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