Grafton Street Pub and Grill

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$30 and under
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Contemporary American

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A Harvard Square destination, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has hosted locals and visitors alike for perfectly pulled pints and creative takes on classic comfort food for over two decades. Named after the bustling cobblestone-lined shopping district in Dublin’s famous Temple Bar area, Grafton Street deftly combines the warmth and coziness of a traditional neighborhood pub with the elevated fare and thoughtful beverages that define contemporary dining. Located at the Gateway to the Square (Mass Ave and Bow Street), Grafton Street boasts a spacious bar and dining room that make the perfect setting for daily lunch and dinner as well as weekend brunch and late-night bites. Distinctive French doors span the front of the restaurant, allowing the vibrancy of the neighborhood to truly become a part of the space. During the summer, guests can enjoy dining outdoors on the spacious sidewalk patio while sipping an expertly mixed cocktail, craft brew or glass of wine.

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odyssey
New England
17 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was fine but nothing exceptional about it.

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Diana
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. We had brunch and ordered a lot of food for a group of four- eggs Benedict, hash, pancakes and French toast. All delicious. Will be going back soon.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Casual easy place

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ewwiot
London
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Ok food and service . Large servings. The lighting was a bit dark for me

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vipBethW
New England
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Ordered from the Dine Out Boston menu, a great value. Some of the pine nuts on my salad were rancid, but I was able to shake them off the arugula and eat most of the salad. The halibut, greens and potatoes as the main were phenomenal. The dessert wasn’t bad, but didn’t have much flavor.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The service wasn’t good at all

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FranklinBiker
New England
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great mussels. Burgers were terrific. Small menu but items were great.

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OpenTable Diner
London
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

I should first say the only good thing here was our server once we finally got seated. When I made the reservation I had put in notes our requests. We had a baby with us and while they had so many empty tables, they were not by any means trying to accommodate us. First gave us a table so tight we could not even get in to sit. Then when I asked the girl said that’s all they have. Then my sister in law went and spoke with the manager and they gave us another table but even then it was a tight spot. I understand when the restaurant is busy but it was not the entire upstairs salon was empty. And the girl who was sitting us was really rude making us stand while holding the baby and with an elderly. She could have asked us to sit then set the glasses etc. or at lease be nice about it. Our food took almost an hour and they said they are busy with an event. I asked that can they at least bring the kid order since he was starving and impatient waiting. Our waiter was nice and pleasant but the service overall was really poor. I use to go to this place often but this will our last time there until I hear from someone they have improved again.

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vipRar99
New England
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food and prices are good. There’s nothing unusual or too exciting about the food, but it’s consistent, pleasing to lots of tastes, and a nice atmosphere

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vipLucky7
New England
73 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a group of seven who enjoyed a lovely lunch after Hasty Pudding show on Sunday.
Wonderful food and service. Hope to return soon.

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Emily
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Brunch before hasty pudding show
Food fantastic
Waitress never came back to see if we wanted more coffee, very important when having brunch
Prices very fair

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vipDinesalot2
Philadelphia
65 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

always come here after an athletic event at harvard

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MarlboroughJen
New England
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food and service were both great. Our waiter knew the menu very well since one of my friends asked a lot of questions regarding gluten-free items. I ordered the chopped salad and it was delicious. Everyone else seemed happy with their choices as well.

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FoodieMom
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

We've eaten many, many times at Grafton Street and enjoyed it every time over the past four years, so this was a definite disappointment by comparison to previous visits. Orders were mixed up, the timing of the dishes' arrival was scattered, and one entree had to be returned to the kitchen because a steak ordered medium arrived well done and looking like shoe leather. At least one entree and one dessert were no better than what one would get from a generic and far less expensive restaurant. I am surprised and slightly embarrassed, as this was supposed to be a special event for my son, his friend, and their parents.

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JanHap
New England
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We liked that the food was reasonable amounts (better just enough than too much). Beet salad was perfect. The Broccolini could have been a tad more tender, but the taste was perfectly seasoned. The biscuits with sweet cream butter were delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Great atmosphere and fantastic ambiance. A really chill place to eat out. Great for young and old crowds alike.

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DonaldL
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We had not been to Grafton Street Pub and Grill for a while, and were gratified that it was as welcoming and comfortable as ever, with a varied-enough menu and nicely portioned delicious food.

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JeanneF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service, excellent food. Nice little nook for privacy. Prices reasonable

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DorothyG
Vancouver
11 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We had a delightful Valentine’s Day dinner before going to a performance at the ART. Food was wonderful and the setting perfect for our night out. Great service too. Would definitely go back!

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JoeL
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Grafton Street Pub is one of our favorites in Harvard Square. It has decent vegetarian options. They pour a good pint of Guinness.

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vipCambridgeZach
New England
41 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was the perfect place to have our Valentines Day dinner. The service was as great as always and the specials added to the menu for this day could not be passed up. We are glad one of our favorites could make this special day even more special. The atmosphere was also perfect.

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globetrotter
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and excellent food and a good table reserved. Will be back!

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vipBostonDiner
New England
74 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Visited for a late brunch on Sunday afternoon. The French Toast and mimosas were very good and others at my table liked what they ordered. Service was adequate.

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vipJerry
New England
28 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best hamburgers in town! All food was delicious. Wait staff was very attentive.

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JPhilly
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service1ambience4

Below average service but good food. Drink selection could be expanded a bit for brunch.

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DavidF
New England
18 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Grafton can be loud , but they do have quiet corners if you ask. The other positives are FREE LOCAL PARKING, which is great, and interesting cocktails. And service was attentive. Downside: food really not that good: unimpressive kale Caesar salad, okay Bolognese, small mussels, and the wines just weren't that good. Not a great dining experience, even though as a whole the restaurant tried

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PBoston
New England
20 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding location in Harvard Square for a quiet business lunch.

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TZFL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always pleasant, lovely server, excellent food. It is a relaxing atmosphere and not too loud.

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ElizabethM
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Nice brunch menu, good service. Atmosphere is a bit dark.

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vipWilbur
New England
19 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always love having a good burger at this place. And have always had something good to eat here, and the service is always pleasant, competent and professional.

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NancyC
New England
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food2service5ambience5

I had grilled salmon. The accompaniments were greasy. Salmon was great.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good ambience, efficient friendly service, good selection of dishes

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
58 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

great location to grab a meal. went on a sunday night with the family and it was fairly quiet, as would be expected. Rice bowls were a hit, salads and burgers were also good.

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rltanner
New England
22 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal before Revels!

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edfs
New England
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience4

We had a reservation, but no table was available for a while. What is the point of reservations if your table is not available? Good food, service, ambiance, but very noisy and some what rushed.

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BykerBiker
New England
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Decent beer selection and ok for a quick bite. Major advantage is free parking all evening in an adjacent car park.
Food no better than average.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Ploughmans plate was good, wings under seasoned...no sauce? Chowder was good but tepid at best. Burgers good....chopped salad bland. Dessert was also good. $200 for 4 ppl with cocktails. The Pinot tasted “fuzzy”....service was excellent! If the food was better, I would go back.

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TZFL
New England
7 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The Grafton Street Pub and Grill has various nooks and corners where one can dine comfortably and away from the louder area near the bar. It was a genuinely pleasant experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service for a large group.

MD
MegD
New England
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Always our go to place when we are in the area for dinner. Energetic atmosphere and great options for everyone!

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Grafton Street Pub and Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 497-0400.

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