20 Sidney St, Cambridge, MA | Directions 0213942.362350 -71.100212
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
Horrible, do not go here!!! – My dining experience at Sidney's Grille was amongst the worst that I have had. My girlfriend and I had decided to try dining there before a movie at Kendall Square. Upon arriving, there was nobody at the hostess stand, and we waited several minutes before anyone showed up to take us to a table.
During dinner, the service was extremely slow and unattentive. Even though bread plates were present on the table, no bread was provided until I asked (when the entrees arrived). My girlfirend ordered the special 3-course prix fixe menu of the evening. She was given the wrong salad, the wrong steak, and they were all out of the prix fixe dessert. So, of the 3-course menu, none of the items presented were correct. The steak also took several minutes to be corrected. Even with these mistakes, the management and server were fairly non-apologetic. I had the impression that they really did not care to provide a good dining experience.
Even worse than the mistakes was the service. The arrival of the courses were extremely slow. Several times throughout the evening we wondered if the waiter would ever show up with the food or even the check. What should have been a simple meal ended up taking 2.5 hours. By this time, the movie in Kendall Sq had already started and our plans for the evening were ruined.
My advice, do not go here. There are many far better restaurants within the Boston/Cambridge area, you will be much better off to dine at one of those.
Amazing hidden gem – I just held a bridal shower in their semi-private room. It was amazing, although the coordinator of the event left something to be desired. There is plenty of street parking, as well as valet for only $7. Price for food is reasonable, the room in the back is perfect for about 30 guests if you're going to be having presents. If you need a cake, the chef there is AMAZING!! It sounds a bit costly, but it is unbelievable, there was sugar sculpture, it was beautiful. Really let them do whatever they want, we gave a theme of red and couldn't have imagined something this amazing.
The Hotel @ MIT's house restaurant serves contemporary American fare in style. – In Short
Hungry hotel guests decline nearby Central Square's numerous offerings and instead decamp to Sidney's airy dining room. Sights and smells emanate from the exposed kitchen. While an in-house smoker and applewood grill produce meat dishes, fresh fish is also given its due (poached halibut is served with artichokes, nicoise olives and sun-dried peppers). Homemade desserts include mocha crunch cake and a cinnamon gelato pretzel pie.
PowerLunch and PowerBrkfst packs a punch! – Obviously a comfort zone for groups of co-workers... you can feel the vibe of deals going down during these meals. Service was respectful and prompt... food great! Not firsthand knowledge, but when martinis are being served at lunch, you know you're in a hot spot!
A++ Dinner at Sidney's – We had heard that there was a new chef - Stephano Zimei at Sidney's Grille so we decided to check it out for dinner. We were i the mood for seafood although the steak was tempting. The clam chowder was fantastic, as were our salmon and lobster entrees. We left a little room for dessert and split the banana split. Decadent -- and with homemade icecream. After dinner we stopped to have a drink in the bar which was lively. The Tech-Tini was delicious -- and appropriatly named for the neighborhood. We can't wait to try out Brunch.
A Hidden Gem in Cambridge! – Sidney's Chef Lambrechts has trained all over the world, and this is clearly evidenced by the subtle international flavors in even his most classic of American Cuisines. The entire menu at Sidney's is reasonably priced, the wine selection is ample, and the ambience is excellent. The only downside is that fewer people know about this wonderful restaurant. Located in the Hotel@MIT in Central Square, Cambridge.
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