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Temple Bar

American Restaurant, Lounge, and Breakfast Spot$$$$
Neighborhood Nine, Cambridge
  • Yvonne Y.
    "Try the seared duck breast salad and share the chocolate fondue."(5 Tips)
    "Try the truffle pizza!"(2 Tips)
    Melis R.
    "Great trendy spot that makes great cocktails"(11 Tips)
    "... for brunch. The eggs Benedict is solid, the breakfast pizza could use..."(3 Tips)
49 Tips and reviews
  • cocktails
  • fondue
  • truffle pizza
  • seafood
  • vegetarian food
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  • William M.
    William MelvilleMay 30, 2016
    The Service was impeccable. Best I've ever had. Beer menu was great. Best of all was the food! Offers a diverse and delicious menu that will get you to try new things such as the octopus!
  • Chrissy M.
    Chrissy MakkasSeptember 15, 2013
    Get the cheese fondu appetizer. Then keep it at the table and dip bits of your entree in it (bonus points if you have fries, which are also awesome).
  • Laura
    LauraApril 26, 2015
    Not too crowded and has outside seating for brunch. The eggs Benedict is solid, the breakfast pizza could use some kind of sauce. The steak burrito is also good (cooked medium rare). Overall solid!
  • Rhonda R.
    Rhonda RomeoSeptember 29, 2011
    Sunday Afternoon Brunch prices make Temple Bar my best pick for a Burger after a hard day of hosting open houses. Ask Alex or Sam to pour you a cold Stella and chill out at their spacious bar
  • Caitlin F.
    Caitlin FillersDecember 31, 2012
    The smell of the duck wings alone was enough to make me break a 3 year vegetarian vigilance. They were delicious. White truffle pizza is spot on too. Huge bar selection.
  • Vanessa G.
    Vanessa GatlinMarch 11, 2014
    (Best of Boston 2013-CAMBRIDGE (Porter)) Improper Bostonian says, "The definition of a great neighborhood watering hole, the bar is well-stocked and the atmosphere casual-exposed brick, oak panels..."
  • Melanie T.
    Melanie TravisOctober 21, 2013
    Get the Daybreaker cocktail at brunch: beer, OJ, and Aperol, served in a champagne flute. Goes well with the eggs Benedict.
  • Yasemin
    YaseminNovember 11, 2012
    Nice brunch with free muffins and banana bread, good services, good food but unfortunately horrible coffee
  • Sean C.
    Sean CoombsSeptember 4, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    This place has a great brunch offering. Try the cinnamon mascarpone French toast. I literally have dreams about it.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Bartender Alex Homans makes a mean cocktail, including the City of Gold (a mix of rum, Chamomile syrup, and bitters). Or you could always get our personal favorite: the jack rose. Read more
  • Isabel
    IsabelFebruary 10, 2014
    Great brunch food. The chicken and waffles is very worth eating a whole chicken!
  • Suzanne W.
    Suzanne WenzOctober 13, 2012
    If you're feeling like dessert, get the chocolate fondue for two. AWESOME!
  • Gilt City
    Gilt CityJanuary 24, 2011
    Nothing like its wild Dublin namesake, this Cambridge eatery succeeds in casual sophistication, baller cocktails, and inspired modern cuisine.
  • Yvonne Y.
    Yvonne YDecember 12, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the seared duck breast salad and share the chocolate fondue. They are delish!
  • Michele S.
    Michele SteinbergMarch 18, 2012
    Great craft cocktails. Bartenders invented a mushroom-dill vodka that is fabulous in their "Misha" mashup!
  • aaron c.
    aaron chioSeptember 3, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    You HAVE to try the Pineapple cake dessert... Pair it with a Pork Slap beer. It's to die for!!!
  • Cindy N.
    Cindy NoneMay 29, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Get a seat by the open window in warmer weather and watch the intellectual elite walk by.
  • Hrudika G.
    Hrudika GaribaSeptember 29, 2013
    Get the Freddie Quell cocktail. They say it tastes different with every sip.
  • Miriam G.
    The front podium staff were very friendly and helpful with my question.
  • Seyda C.
    Seyda CaskurluJuly 11, 2016
    Calamari was big for a starter but beet salad was very small.. But delicious.. Not the best service ... Food 6,5 - service 6 - ambiance 7,5
  • Chrissy H.
    Chrissy HamlinMarch 23, 2013
    The bartender was great but am not happy at all with the table service. Trying hard to keep my dissatisfaction to myself as not to embarrass our friends.
  • David C.
    David CarrFebruary 26, 2016
    Black Bean Burger is fantastic - and I'm not a vegetarian!!
  • Melis R.
    Melis RodriguesFebruary 24, 2015
    Great trendy spot that makes great cocktails
  • Jimmy N.
    Jimmy NgNovember 19, 2010
    I've never thought of myself as a lightweight but oh MAN the dry martinis (gin) and cosmos are industrial strength strong!!!
  • 💫Coco
    💫CocoMay 8, 2015
    Try the truffle pizza!
  • Abbie R.
    Abbie RApril 29, 2012
    For the love of everything delicious: get the duck wings!
  • Erik S.
    Erik SwedlundJuly 23, 2011
    Temple Bar reminds me of nothing so much as The Gage in Chicago. Hence, I love it.
  • Darshini T.
    Darshini ThiagarajanSeptember 23, 2012
    The vegetarian charcuterie board is delicious!
  • Glenn C.
    Glenn CharetteApril 17, 2014
    Drop your car for service and head for a drink!
  • Pax I.
    Pax IndustriaMay 9, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    The charcuterie plate, both meat and veg, are awesome!
  • Andrew P.
    Andrew PhelpsApril 2, 2011
    Laid back Saturday or Sunday brunch. Free muffins and scones!
  • Benjamin D.
    Benjamin DoyleMarch 21, 2016
    excellent food! great service
  • Hannah G.
    Hannah GaisMay 26, 2013
    Awesome cocktails. And not terribly expensive (the cocktails that is).
  • Cleber S.
    Cleber SerpaMay 23, 2014
    Razor clam the best!
  • Ceylan S.
    Ceylan Sahin EkerJanuary 17, 2015
    Lovely atmosphere, good hot chocolate.
  • Daniel P.
    Daniel PritchardMarch 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    James the bartender with red hair is a great poet and can recite his work from memory
  • Shannon S.
    Shannon SweetserNovember 21, 2009
    Been here 5+ times
    the brunch is tasty and it's never packed. I recommed the scallion biscuits and pulled pork eggs Benny
  • Chris C.
    Chris CollinsOctober 13, 2012
    Barrel aged negroni. Do it.
  • Ryan N.
    Ryan NixonJune 13
    Awesome cocktail/drink menu
  • Katherine B.
    Katherine BrekkaJanuary 3, 2012
    The cheese fondu is orgasmic!
  • Sarah N.
    They are good at their signature cocktails but their dirty martini wasn't good.
  • Greg P.
    Greg PalmerJanuary 6
    Been here 10+ times
    Best burger in town.
  • Lisa
    LisaFebruary 20, 2015
    Fondue!!! Do it.
  • Steph
    StephMay 22, 2013
    always delicious
  • Courtney S.
    Courtney SJune 4, 2010
    Get the fried's delicious!!
  • Cindy N.
    Cindy NoneFebruary 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Pick up a box of their retro-cool matches.
  • Anna B.
    Anna BNovember 19, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Duck wings.
  • Susan F.
    Susan FrechetteNovember 12, 2009
    Sesame tuna tartar is an amazing app. Read more
  • Ramon K.
    Ramon KMay 9, 2009
    drink a Negroni. Eat their frites...
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