Sidney's Grille

(617) 494-0011 | View Website

20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA | Directions   02139

42.362350 -71.100212

Open Hours

Monday To Wednesday From 06:30 AM To 10:30 AM Monday To Wednesday From 05:30 PM To 10:00 PM Thursday To Friday From 06:30 AM To 10:30 AM Thursday To Friday From 05:30 PM To 11:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 07:30 AM To 02:30 PM

 
Restaurants, Hotel Bars, New American  more

More Cuisine: Traditional American, Seafood, Chowder

Price: $$$

Tags: Brunch, Business Breakfast, Business Dining, Group Dining, Private Rooms, Prix Fixe Menu

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

Neighborhoods: Cambridgeport

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Sidney's Grille
Sidney's Grille
Menu
Jumbo Croissant Sandwich, Mediterranean Style Three Egg Omelet, Egg Benedict, Banana Chocolate Chip Belgian Waffle, All American Breakfast, Belgian Waffle, Pancakes, Brioche French Toast, Oatmeal, Congee... more

Reviews for Sidney's Grille

Doesn't Recommend
6 months ago

Maybe this place was good a year ago, but the place is terrible now. I recently went there and ordered their burger, medium well. It was the last thing that was brought out for a table of 8 people, along with a burger that was order medium rare. He bit into his burger and found it to be rare. I bit into mine and it looked more purple then raw tuna. I actually spit it out onto my plate. When I showed the waitstaff what I just ate, they quickly took it from me and ran away. They then came back to ask if I wanted to order something else. I told them that I really would like to have a properly cooked burger. By this point, the entire party had already finished. When I did get my burger, before even picking it up, I could smell that it has been over cooked and there was char all over it. The waiter asked if everything was okay and again I opened the burger to show the burnt meat.

Cooks (and I am intentionally refusing to use the term chef here) should be forced to eat the food that is cooked improperly. They won't make that mistake again. Disgusting.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

An oasis of affordable elegance in the midst of Central Square. – Sidney's Grille is an oasis of affordable elegance in the midst of Central Square. Located at MIT?s University Park in the upscale Le Meridien hotel, the restaurant features innovative new American cuisine. With its ultra-modern decor, high ceilings and beautiful bar with marble counter tops, Sidney's immediately makes diners feel pampered. And then there?s the delightful and well-presented dishes. Appetizers like the three-cod New England clam chowder and the seared sea scallops with lemon thyme sparkle. Favorite main courses include the mouth watering striped sea bass with sweet corn and leek ragout; the sesame crusted ahi tuna with gingered sweet potato; and Sidney?s strip steak with roasted garlic. A little off the beaten path, Sidney's Grille is truly a hidden gem that is one of the best kept secrets in Cambridge.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Excellent Thanksgiving dinner 2007 – We visit our student daughter for Thanksgiving and this is a great place for dinner. Excellent quality and not over priced like so many places on Thanksgiving.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

MUST VISIT RESTAURANT. – The restaurant definitely has its own charm in the town.We visited yesterday for easter and it was one of the most pleasant experiences we had. The server was attentive and made sure my table always stayed upto date. The Brunch was just superb, both the food and its presentation. Then finally while leaving the manager helped us locate a cab & also printed me directions to the neighbouring malls. The restaurant was well lit up and lively with some fun music. I feel its defintely worth making your way to Cambridge. We had a wonderful time !!!

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Food was just ok – My brother wanted to take me out to dinner for my birthday, and I picked Sidney's grill because it's near our house and it is rated as having the "best salad" on citysearch site. The dining room was very nice. On this thursday night, however, at 8:30 we were the only guest in the huge dining room. I am not sure if it is because they are not attracting many people or it is because this was the Christmas weekend.

The food.. It was really not all that impressive. The chowder was good. The rock shrimp was too salty and the scallop was not very special. Lamb top.. terrible dish. There was no Wow factor in this dish. Not flavorful enough. Overcooked. Messy plating. I would not recommand this restaurant. The service was also just average.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Great appetizers!!! – Sidney's was recomended to me by a friend of mine. My husband and I had dinner on a Saturday night and were pleased to discover that the restaurant wasn't overcrowded or too loud. The room is stunning and modern - very high ceilings. The coctail list and wine list were interesting and had a good variety. We had the scallop and avocado appetizer which was AMAZING! The seabass and the ribeye were also excellent. We didn't have room for dessert - will have to come back again. Our server Wagner was extremely professional and gracious and didn't miss a thing. The meal was moderately priced and still a bargain. I highly recomend it!!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Great Service & Comfortable Atmosphere – Good menu selection, reasonable priced meals. The bar area is very nice, without being too stuffy - certrainly one of the better restaurant bars around town. Everyone there is friendly and accomodating. It's a bit tough to find, but worth the effort.

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

Clam Chowder to Die For! – On a vacation trip to Boston, our party of 5 arrived on Friday night at 7:30 PM in February. The restaurant was not crowded, so it was disappointing that service was not faster. However, the food was very good, a little pricey, we spent on average $40.00 per person with before tip with no alcohol. The Sirloin was very good, as were the scallops (but only 4). The Salmon was very flavorful and the potion was a nice size. I was informed that the credit card processing machine is "ancient" and the cause for it taking 15 minutes to run our credit cards, so unfortunately we missed our cab. Surprising that the computers associated with this MIT hotel restaurant are not up to date. So, the food is good, but service when we went was not timely. Suggestion: Make sure you get the chowder.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

My Place In Cambridge – This is my fave in Cambridge. I generally eat here at least once a week. The food is the best in Cambridge. The staff are really nice and helpful. They're always suggesting great dishes and desserts. Recommended.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Delicious Dinner in Cambridge – I had been to Sidney's for a business lunch and was interested in returning for a more relaxed dinner. We were pleasantly surprised. Had a cocktail at the bar and then were seated. My husband had a delicious steak and I had salmon. Attentive service.Another highlight was the chocolate dessert -- creative presentation.

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