Temple Bar

(617) 547-5055 | View Website

1688 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA | Directions   02138

42.382751 -71.119813

Open Hours

Monday To Wednesday From 05:00 PM To 10:30 PM Thursday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 12:00 AM Sunday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Saturday From 10:30 AM To 03:00 PM Sunday From 10:30 AM To 04:00 PM

 
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Bar & Club Special Features: After Work, Romantic Nightlife, Specialty Cocktails

Cuisine: New American, Traditional American

Price: $$

Tags: Bar Scene, Brunch, Date Spot, Dine At The Bar, Group Dining, Late Night Dining, Local Favorite, Romantic Dining

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Neighborhood Nine

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Reviews for Temple Bar

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Great decor, good food, not-so-good waitress – I'll give this place a 2 solely because of the wait staff. I don't really care too much about which waitress I have usually. But this person acted as though we were inconveniencing her and never smiled. She did all the things waitresses are supposed to do, but with no personality or smile or anything. Luckily the food was great - great fries - and the bar was awesome and the decor and lighting set a good vibe!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Go-To Spot – I love this place. The atmosphere is wonderful and depending upon the server you can rely on good service. I love their truffle oil pizza, casear salad, and drinks. It's not overpriced and just is the perfect blend of atmosphere food and fun.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Awesome Place! – Tom Berry is probably the most underrated chef in Boston. He's constantly varying the menu, consistently churning out food that you would get at 5 star restaurant at 1/2 the price. Temple Bar is a great place to go for any occasion, be it a date or out with a group of friends. Always a cool and fun vibe, with great food and drinks.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Lomi Lomi – TB has recently become one of my personal hot spots. Fav on the apps menu- you MUST try the lomi lomi salmon ceviche. If you're a vegetarian, try the seared parisian gnocchi. Everything I've had so far has been delicious and the atmosphere is great.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Loved it! – This place is awesome!! I had the time of my life. I havnt been out in 3 weeks, and when my friends dragged me out I ended up having a fabulous time! a few fantastic apple martini's and appetizers, the atmosphere and the vibe gave me and my girls a perfect saturday night. I definately reccomend putting on your favorite party dress, hitting the town with your friends, and having a blast. Temple Bar is the shiznit.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Pretty lousy time – I am a regular and went here with my friend last night and was very disappointed by a number of things. Not usually one to complain, I have to say though that the hostess went out of her way to be rude to us. After she finally sat us down, we ordered one drink and waited half an hour before the drinks arrived and then waited another 45 minutes before we could even ask for another one. At this time, we were so aggravated that we asked for the check. This took another 20 minutes and the hostess obviously was no help after we asked her for the check. We finally went up to the bar and paid the bill. I have never walked out on a bill, but last night was the closest I have ever been.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Rudest staff in Cambridge! – My friend's and I were having an OK time here until the end of the night when the bartender refused to serve my friend a much-needed glass of water. Granted he was probably annoyed by customers who have one too many, but it is a bar for goodness sake! It can't have been the first time! All we needed was a glass of water and the response was "I'm through serving you." I can't even imagine what point he was trying to make. After we decided to leave, the manager was extremely rude, too! Condescending and ridiculing. I don't know what they expected, but it's not a coffee house -- it's a bar. I would never go back, and I hope that sharing our experience stops other innocent people from entering that establishment. In addition, none of the four different staff members who served us drinks checked our ID's.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Cool Vibe, Great Food – We went to Temple Bar last Saturday around midnight, and I was really quite impressed. There was a vibrant bar scene, very cool lounge/down-tempo house music, and dark lighting. It was very New York, and not what I expected, and I was definately pleased, because so many bars in the area are predictable and boring. The kitchen was still open as well, so we got two pizzas, a truffle/avocado and a pepperoni, both excellent. Service was friendly and efficient, and we'll definately be back.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Worst place on Mass.Ave – Bad staff, bad food,boring.People are not nice, dont care about anything.there is nothing good to say about this place, I was completelly dissatisfied.I will never go there,try to avoid this place if possible.Hostess are worst than anywhere else.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent food, attentive service – I'll admit that i was a bit anxious when my friends wanted to take me to Temple Bar for dinner for my birthday due to the amount of negative reviews I'd seen on Citysearch. However, we had a fantastic time; we made a reservation and were seated at a cozy table near the bar; and our service and food was excellent. My friend loved her cheeseburger and my "Chicken Under a Brick" was fantastic. I'd highly recommend the side of Meyer Spinach...tasty. One mishap: our Ceasar salad did not come out; we reminded our server as we were eating our entrees and told him not to bring it, but he brought it anyway and comped us. Nice save. Good wine list by the glass. Overall, Temple Bar is a fun place with great decor, excellent food, and an awesome bar scene. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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