Daedalus

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30 Reviews
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$30 and under
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American

Tucked in a converted greenhouse, Daedalus is a casual restaurant that serves New American cuisine and drinks in spacious surrounds. The restaurant's menu changes to reflect the season. Diners rave about the crab cake sandwich, the buffalo tenders, the pulled pork sandwich and the Daedalus burger. Daedalus also serves a weekend brunch. Stop by early Sunday and enjoy a hearty dish of stuffed French toast, cheese, whipped cream and a Mediterranean omelet.

A neighborhood favorite, Daedalus boasts a roof deck that delivers a lovely view of Harvard square. It also hosts two bars (one located on each floor) and a couple of TVs, which makes it an ideal place to socialize and share drinks with friends, while catching up on the game.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

Have visited many times - usually without reservation. The place is great, the food is good and drink selection is decent. This time, made a reservation for a table on the deck, specifically mentioning it in the comments. When we showed up, were informed that the wait for the deck is 45min as they don't accept reservations. Would be great if someone the person accepting reservation would let me know at the time I made it.

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Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Graduation

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

I think I would go back here. It seemed like it wasn’t too busy even on a holiday. It has a cool looks to it and it seems to have a different vibe upstairs from their downstairs, which is totally cool. The food was good, though I only tried just my meal. The person I went with had been there before and she said that what she got last time was good. I did ask for a rooftop table through OpenTable, but they did not honor that. Not sure if you weren’t able to, but I would probably not try to reserve something like that again.

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New England
71 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Very loud place. Moderate service and moderate foods.

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AG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, fabulous ambiance, excellent service! A dinner we won’t soon forget! Daedalus delivered!

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b
Miami
30 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Interesting pub menu with wide selection of cocktails and beers. Good experience.

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CZ
New England
32 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As is always the case, we continue to be very pleased with the food and service we get at Daedalus. Along with a great menu, they have a great selection of specials each week. It’s become our regular favorite.

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BS
New England
112 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good choices and menu. Noisy on weekends and service slow when busy.

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SG
New England
12 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Food!

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e
New England
3 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous find! We loved everything about it ❤️❤️

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A
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was on point and the food/cocktails did not disappoint.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the rooftop bar. The food is great!

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l
New England
33 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice pub style food and ambiance. Outdoor roof terrace lovely in good weather

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RC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Sort of like a Gastropub. Service pretty attentive. Food is average for what one would expect.

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r
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful time. My two friends had never been to Daelalus before and the three of us loved the food we ordered and loved out booth and our waitress. I'll be back again!

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FM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We thought that Daedalus was going to offer a pub-like menu, but the food was creative, beautifully presented, and absolutely delicious. We will definitely be going back! Very relaxed and comfortable environment in which to enjoy a really lovely meal.

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S
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were greeted with warmth, and a complimentary glass of Prosecco for our special evening. The waitstaff were very attentive and the food was simply delicious. We will definitely be back!

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BC
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A bit loud upstairs but a solid option for dinner in the square. A menu to suit most tastes. Took a prospective student here, and except for the noise it was a great location. Love their deck when it's open!

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CZ
New England
32 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The menu, specials, and the service were as good as always. It’s become our regular go to in Cambridge and definitely our place to go when we have guests in town.

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JT
New England
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were warned that upstairs was loud, so we opted to eat downstairs, which was a good choice. We each got the beef stew special, which was outstanding on a cold night. Service was friendly but not intrusive. Our appetizer was not delivered, but we received a delicious dessert (chocolate cake - beautiful to look at AND to eat) on the house to make up for it.

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C
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Been here twice and enjoyed everything we have tried. A nice spot near Harvard Square. Good beer list. Enjoyed a cocktail. Will definitely go back.

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MS
New England
120 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This is an extremely popular place in nice weather - they have a roof deck. It turns out, it's even better on a cold winter night. The menu was made for winter: beef stew, steak tips over gnocchi - nice cocktails and a cozy interior. We had dinner, including first courses (I wish they had a regular sort of salad salad, vs. interesting salads with fruit, nuts etc), two drinks each - and did not want to leave. Service was perfect. Food was excellent and wonderfully prepared. Would return in a heartbeat.

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MD
Miami
17 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Daedalus has good service, and very good food. The 4 of us liked what we got very much. Good price too.

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PN
New England
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is such an amazing find! The food was absolutely fabulous both times I've been there so far, and I can't wait to try more. The host brought my boyfriend and me champagne, which was super thoughtful for the occasion! Definitely our new favorite restaurant.

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GC
New England
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious and our server, Alberto, was top notch.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

It was a nice quiet place for a late Sunday lunch. The service was good, as was the food , and the quiet was delightful for us. I'm sure it's not so quiet most of the time.

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New England
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I made reservations for 5 people. We get to the restaurant to find they’ve recorded the reservation for only 2 people. The Opentable App clearly showed 5; I’m not sure why there was a difference. I would’ve been happier if it was a little roomier. My son sat on a chair added to the end of a booth seat. However, the service was very good & the food was also very good. Atmosphere warm, comfortable, & lively. Will go back. Overall it was enjoyable.

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New England
104 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

I was meeting with three friends who were on differing schedules. The hostess kindly put us where we could talk quietly until the place filled up. The server did a great job of getting everyone food and drinks on the varying schedules. We all enjoyed the pear and brie salad ... and the steaks and risotto. Go here!

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Raleigh
19 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good all around. My husband had beef, very good. I loved my fish tacos. Nice booth seating with nice ambiance and low noise.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place. Great affordable food in a lovely space

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