Cedar Street Grille

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$30 and under
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Tapas / Small Plates

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Where culinary ingenuity comes to life. Cedar Street Grille redefines the American Bistro concept. Head Chef Jeff Chaivin has created an extraordinary menu that features an eclectic mix of small plates, sliders, and seasonal entrees. Be sure to always save room for our famous house made desserts. The restaurant includes a full bar and a casual, comfortable atmosphere perfect for sharing, exploration and the celebration of food.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.4
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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always great food, never disappoints!

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Gail
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, reasonably priced, great service. Small bar area is crowded and tight , but drinks are good.

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HowardS
Western NC
4 reviews
Dined on 3 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We sat in the bar area and it was like a friendly neighborhood bar should be.
Split the fried chicken and it was good. Loved the Vermont Mac and cheese.
I would recommend CSG based on one visit!

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vipMich
New England
29 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you have not been......it’s a must try. We go all the time and have NEVER BEEN DISAPPOINTED. We go for the small plates and enjoy sitting on the bar side.

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JohnC
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visiting Cedar Street Grille. Will definitely be back!

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David
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Alway delicious! Sliders are so yummy! It's always what we expect! Our favorite place.

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Sherpa
New England
9 reviews
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a really delicious meal at Cedar Street Grille this past Friday. The cheese plate they brought back was fabulous...hope they keep it on the menu! 3 small plates was more than enough food for the two of us, and we ended up taking some home. Decent beer/wine selection. Server was attentive and friendly. Will definitely be going back again!

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Jewels
New England
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We were seated a little earlier than our reservation time which was nice. Some dishes were spot on, others were not great. The fried chicken was over battered and over cooked. The tuna sushi was just ok and the slaw on the pork sliders was not good. Service was fair at best.

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Lucky
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Our first time here. Enjoyed the meals. Would definitely recommend the shirt ribs! Our server Barbara was very in tune with our needs. We will be back.

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JuliaV
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The small plates were a perfect size for sharing and the food was great! The bar area had a wonderful cozy ambiance. Definitely recommend!

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vipMandM
New England
7 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cedar Street Grille is our favorite meeting point with CT friends. We have fun trying a variety of small plates that are creative and yummy across the board. The best part about Cedar Street is Barbara. She is wonderful in every way and she should be server of the year if there is such an honor. Barbara, thanks for being so awesome and thanks to everyone who works at Cedar Street - you are all great at what you do.

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jerryk
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service, great food, highly recommend this restaurant as the best in Sturbridge.

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Scout59
New England
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection of options for lunch. Waitress was very courteous. Food arrived in a timely manner and very appetizing.

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AlixT
New England
15 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was really good, somewhere between 4and 5

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vipbrianfitzgerald
New England
44 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great option in Sturbridge for locals and visitors. Sat at high top which we feel is a great choice there... near the bar but still comfortable. Fried goat cheese and the crazy dates are terrific starters. Salmon also good. Wine options are limited and mostly standard restaurant:bar fare. Service was very good and attentive even though restaurant was full.

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DonnaC
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

I picked this restaurant because of the reviews and as a half way point to meet m daughter. I made a reservation and the hostess put us at a small table against a wall that was very dark and there was no lighting at the table. I was not happy and asked to be moved, they wouldn't even though the restaurant was not busy.... I picked the monte cristo sandwich with the fries. The prosciutto became really dry and chewy when grilled and so it was really like French toast with just cheese- not very impressive for $13.50. The fries were good, but were little tiny pieces, like the stuff that is at the end of the bag. Our server was very attentive and pleasant, but not enough to make me drive 44 miles each way and want to ever go back.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Valentines Day

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

It was a birthday

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ReneeC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This restaurant was amazing! The food was phenomenal (my boyfriend had me try the oysters, which were delicious) and very accommodating of my gluten allergy. Even though it is a small space, I did not feel like I was crammed into other patrons, nor was I talking over anyone else. A perfect date spot!

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AllanP
New England
3 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience2

every time we have been there there has been a problem with the unexplained charges for the drinks we order. The server states one thing and the manager on duty tells another, about the extra charge on drinks. Once it’s they had to open a bottle of tonic for one of the drinks and the other time they and to and ice to the drinks.
RIdiculous!!!!
One last thing I was served a drink that I didn’t order and was told after I had finished it.

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BethD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Reservation is always on time, no extended waiting. Nice atmosphere. Angry Claims and Parm and asparagus risotto are favorites. They are always happy to accommodate when possible on the menu. We go there several times a month. By far our favorite restaurant. Parking is tight and there are several reserved spots across the street, but dangerous to cross in the dark - could use a lite cross walk.

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Gina85
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, server was friendly and attentive. Food was super delicious, we tried the small plates and there were so many good options! The house made hummus was a great starter too!

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vipGEORGIA
New York Area
59 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just awesome food. We had the squash risotto with scallops. Just devine! Great ambiance. Any time we are near Sturbridge it's the place to go.

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vipDilithium
Houston
32 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best trout dish I have ever had. The bread pudding was outstanding. There was one group there that did not seem to realize they were indoors and were very loud. This is my only complaint.

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vipMich
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES! Never a bad plate & always great service!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We arrived early and they were able to seat us quickly. The people were fantastic. The drinks were delicious and the food was wonderful!

DH
vipDavidH
New England
40 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience2

Wait person was amazing! Very good food. My only disappointment was being seated near the bar in a very loud area. Had trouble hearing. I'll have to remember that and request for seating in a different room next time. Thank you!

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KarenS
New England
5 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our family enjoyed a very pleasant brunch at Cedar Street Grille recently. Everyone on the staff was warm, welcoming and excellent at their work. You can tell they take pride in the place and what they do! The food was well prepared and not "run of the mill" so we were very pleased with our total experience.

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ROBERTP
1 review
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time in Sturbridge and I asked the receptionist for a recommendation to a restaurant. We were extremely happy with the service and food. We will definitely go back when we are in the area again

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eg12
New England
50 reviews
Dined on 31 January 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Cedar Street Grille has upped its game in recent years. The food is now reliably excellent, and sometimes outstanding (e.g., bacon wrapped scallops with cheese; whole branzino). It's a neighborhood gem, with a large and varied menu and pretty good wine list. The noise level is okay but could be better. Definitely the best overall restaurant in Sturbridge.

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vipKayak12
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, great food, highly recommended!!

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ReneG
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was to salty and was not what I expected. Quality needs to improve. More gluten free options

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PamelaS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food

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vipHopkinslax
New England
30 reviews
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite fall/winter restaurant in Sturbridge area
The pumpkin risotto and angry clams are fantastic
Always attentive, kind service and great drinks
Top notch!!!

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Carolina
New England
1 review
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Tables too close together, small dining area. Food was tasty but way overpriced for portions. Party of 4 was not impressed

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ChristineG
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food. We both idea the brunch special frittata which was excellent.
Server did not rush us which was perfect since we only meet every 2/3 months

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David
New England
6 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love Cedar Street Grill and eat there every few months or so. This time my salmon was a little dry...

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RichardP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were but were seated immediately. Our waitress was attentive, but not too attentive. The service was great and the small plates and my dinner were all outstanding. The lighting was a little dark for my old watery eyes, but I saw younger folks than myself using the flashlight mode on their iphones to see the menu, so I don't feel so bad.

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AnnG
New England
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been there several times. The food is delicious haven’t had a meal that hasn’t been devoured. From the small plates to the specials, the desserts and drinks you’ll find lots to enjoy!

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JoanneF
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on 10 January 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Our server as well as the food was outstanding.

Our night did start of disappointing, considering we made reservations several days in advance. We were a party of 2 women, and despite many empty tables, the hostess chose to see us right under the kitchen service window. I am scheduled to return to the area several times in the coming year, and will chose to sample other restaurants before returning to Cedar Street.