26 Cambridge St, Burlington, MA | Directions 0180342.482498 -71.187179
Lunch hours: Mon - Fri, 11:30am - 4pm; Sat, 11:30am - 3pm. Dinner hours: Mon - Thu, 4:30pm - 10pm; Fri, 4:30pm - 11pm; Sat, 3:30pm - 11:30pm. Late-night dining: Mon - Sat, until midnight
Waitresses are homely – The food is fair and not worth the money. Deserts are fair-good. The place is over rated. To compound it all, the waitresses are not young and good looking. Every one has many miles on them. I don't even care if any give good head. They are homely. For that laone, I'm not returning.
fair to average and a good "head" with real towels – Who rates this place and averages out to 4 stars? I see low ratings but still 4 stars by the site poster?. It IS NOT a 4 star place! It has gone downhill ! It is OVERPRICED for what you get! Salad? A premade chilled plate of cheap salad pieces.....
Forget the "Gourmet" section that has guys dressed up in Tuxes...similar food but you pay for more space, a bit less noise, and to be away from the "rif-raf peons"...so they think. For that you pay about 35% more!
The steaks are at best "average". They bring you some bread and the butter is always HARD AS A ROCK!! No class! A GOOD restaurant will bring you butter that you can at least spread. We found the food to be no better than "average" in the 3 times we have gone with friends. Very busy and almost a "factory". Also, the manager guys who walk around with tiny ear phone plugs/wires...not too classy..they look like Secret Service agents. The one good touch - they have a great "head" with real towels and clean piss-post! The parking is also preety good....otherwise..a fair to average place.
Not what it used to be. You'll be better off somewhere else. – I am extremely disappointed in the Escadrille. The food served at my function was very average. My salad had wilting, slimy lettuce in it. The vegetarian meal was an uncreative pasta with tomato sauce. Servers picked up my guests' plates before they were done with their meals. And the icing on the cake -- the surprise charges on the bill. The function coordinator did not fully inform me of the cost of the meals and another miscellaneous charge. When I informed her of my disappointmenting experience, she apologized but did not offer to credit my bill. The Escadrille used to be known as a great restaurant. Not anymore. Most certainly not worth the price!
If all you want is a Martini......... – A friend of mine was nice enought to take me out to celebrate my birthday and I let him choose the place, Cafe Escadrille. The service was alright, the martinis were great, the food was probably the worst I've ever had. Think about the worst wedding banquet you've ever been to and then take a step down. We started with grilled shrip and buffalo mozzarella and the crab stuffed mushrooms. Someone in the kitchen need a dictionary because the closest these shrimp got to a grill was the charcoal at the stop and shop. Likewise with the crab stuffed mushrooms, SHOW ME THE CRAB, there was no crab???? For an entree I decided to pick from their special list and ordered a porterhouse steak medium rare and a baked potato. If you decide to go to Cafe Escadrille and order a steak order it raw, you'll be lucky if you get it md-well. Skip the baked potato it has probably been nuked 17 times before it got the the table, the salad was ice box cold and not very fresh. I did send the steak back and asked for nothing in return, come on folks if you can't cook a steak as ordered why would you want anything else from the same kitchen. My dining companion got a filet mingon and lobster tail, the lobster tail was so overcooked you couldn't even chew it and the filet was drowned in a sauce not needed for such a cut of meat, unless your trying to hide something. Had the manager been worth his salt he would've comped at least one of the cocktails. This establishment should not, in my opinion, exist. McDonald'd does a better job with beef! If your considering going here think again. In an area where there are so many great restaurants why would you settle for the worst. Mark my words, go somewhere else.
should have listened to the other reviewer – i read a negative review,and went to cafe escadrille anyway,we were a party of 4,and were all dissapointed. the onion soup was toooo cheesy and greasy,the clams casino were greasy and clamless,the salads were a joke of wilted lettuces-the chicken was tough and dry,but all of that could be possibly explained or excused-but there is absolutely no excuse for 3 baked spuds at 7:30 pm looking and tasting like they were sitting around since morning! the service was good,as were the martinis-everything else YUK!
bigger size..lower quality – We ate at the cafe Escadrille on 10/11/02, some years after my last visit. The place has significantly expanded and even has valet parking. But, that is where it all stops. The food quality has suffered. Our salads came with cheap/tasteless iceberg lettuce. The grilled artichoke appetizer was ruined by a pre-prepared cheese topping that I had trouble digesting all night. The sirloin I got was a bit tough and my wife's veal plate was smothered with some sort of milky sauce. The butter was frozen. The wine very overpriced. About the only good thing was the bread. The place was noisier that TGIF and has a "cheapened" atmosphere. Too bad they "expanded"..
Drive right by and do yourself a favor - you are better off at Legal Seafoods in Burlington Mall or Dandelion Green nearby......
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