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Grafton Street Pub & Grill, Cambridge, MA

Grafton Street Pub & Grill

4.5
4.5
1230 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
*New Address: 59 JFK Street, Cambridge MA*
Originally opened in October of 1996, Grafton Street Pub & Grill has been a beloved institution of Harvard Square for over 25 years. Located at 59 JFK Street – the Gateway of Harvard Square – this neighborhood hot spot is named after the spirited cobblestone-lined shopping district near Dublin’s famed Temple Bar area. Grafton Street deftly combines a traditional Irish pub’s warmth and coziness with a contemporary and comfortable full-service restaurant. Formerly located at 1230 Massachusetts Avenue, Grafton Street relocated in March of 2022. The new location is on lower JFK Street just steps away from the Red Line MBTA stop and the Charles River. Grafton Street offers free parking for all guests that enter the Harvard Square parking garage after 5pm Monday thru Thursday, and all day Sunday.

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2 people

20:30


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:45 Dinner Mon 17:00–23:00 Tue–Thu 17:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–02:00 Sun 16:00–22:00
  • Phone number
    (617) 714-5954
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Borgia
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate dinner parties to festive cocktail receptions, the events team at Grafton Street Pub & Grill awaits your next private function. In the heart of Harvard Square is the perfect for any special occasion. Please email events@graftonstreetcambridge.com or visit our website for more information https://graftonstreetcambridge.com
  • Private party contact
    Events Coordinator: (617) 714-5954
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Cross Street
    Eliot Street
  • Parking Details
    FREE Parking validation all day Sunday and after 5pm Monday thru Wednesday directly above the restaurant in the Harvard Square Parking Garage (20 Eliot Street) with the purchase of 2 brunch or dinner entrees.
  • Public Transit
    We are located just two short blocks from the Harvard Square T Station on the Redline.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Offers

  • $1 Oysters: Monday - Friday (5pm - 7pm)

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 17:00 - 21:45
    Monday through Friday from 5pm to 7pm, we will be shucking fresh local oysters for only $1!

    $1 Oysters: Monday - Friday (5pm - 7pm) photo
  • Free Parking: Sunday - Thursday

    Multiple dates available
    Mon - Thu - 17:00 - 21:45
    Grafton Street offers guests free parking Monday through Thursday after 5pm and all day on Sundays at the Harvard Square Parking Garage. Garage entrance at the intersection of John F. Kennedy St. and Eliot St.

What 1,230 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

1,230 Reviews
  1. MindyB

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice Pub good ambience, but very loud. Our server was nice but pretty clueless about the menu and drinks. Appys were fine, spinach artichoke dip and wings. Entrees were not. Especially the seafood ones. Steer clear of the salmon and the lobster appetizer and even the fish and chips were not very good.

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  2. Scooter

    Greater Boston

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We've been there before and have always enjoyed the food and ambiance, but last night was a different scene. It was very loud, our server was a bit cold, and the food was so so.The Onion soup was bland and didn't have its usual melted cheese on top and the chicken was dry, but the tuna crudo was outstanding.

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  3. BostonBenni

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was quick and polite. The atmosphere was relaxed and not louder than I would expect for any big restaurant. There were a variety of seating areas making it almost like several mini restaurants. The food was excellent! Full of flavor and cooked beautifully. The prices were what I would expect for the location and quality of food. The lighting is rather low for reading the menus but after a few minutes to allow my eyes to adapt, it was fine if I left the menu on the table and used the light right over the table. It would be hard to read if I wanted to lean back in the booth and hold the menu close to my body like a card hand. Having the parking garage on top of the restaurant and access literally about three steps from the entry door was great! No getting lost finding the entrance to the restaurant or back to the garage. All in all I will definitely be going back.

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  4. abet

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to get parking when going to an event around Harvard square. The short rib cottage pie was wonderful, as was the hamburger. We got a cozy room off the main room which was quieter than the main room.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and quality of food. Great ambiance

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  6. SCOOT

    Greater Boston

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The menu looks enticing, but everything was a little bland, even when adding salt and pepper after.

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  7. CambridgeZach

    Greater Boston

    182 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    182 reviews

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another great meal for us at Grafton Street. The service, food, and atmosphere made it such a wonderful dining experience. We are never disappointed.

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  8. JFAii

    Greater Boston

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice setting. Waitress very good and responsive. Menu a little eclectic but good. Calamari appetizer served cold as a salad and was excellent. New for me. a little pricy but will return if ever in Cambridge.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Grafton Street Pub. Food was delicious. $5 mimosas for brunch!!! Definitely a new favorite spot of mine and will be back

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  10. Richie

    Greater Boston

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our party was only two, not three. I ordered a cheese platter appetizer, hamburger, Diet Coke. My girlfriend ordered ordered fried chicken on a bun, fries, salad. We ordered hot apple cider drink, Diet Coke, and coffee. Thank you.

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  11. KarenK

    Greater Boston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to enjoy and drink and hearty meal. Excellent and attentive service.

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  12. bmayallen

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    we had a great meal, and you can't beat $5 mimosas!

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  13. Redken

    Miami - Dade

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice casual atmoshpere. Cozy for a winter evening. Service was excellent.

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  14. hard2plz

    Greater Boston

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We love the new location and more tasteful, comfortable decor of Grafton’s. Staff are very professional and food is tasty. Crazy loud on a Friday night (expected) but they ran out of Happy Hour oysters.

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  15. DonaldP

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good pub fare with some flair. Tuna crudo was good, though small. The salmon was done quite nicely, though the lentils were a bit mushy. I would go back.

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  16. JenniferW

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. Very attentive. Food was good but a little overpriced for some small plates. Found the lighting to be way too dark. Had to use phone flashlight to see menu, bill, etc. Overall was pretty good.

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  17. LueR

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    For starters I would recommend the spinach and artichoke dip.

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  18. ErikaF

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an 8:15 reservation for some drinks and apps. We were seated right away in the parlor. The mussels, mushroom arancini and smoked wings were phenomenal! I couldn’t pick a favorite.

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  19. Flight

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good burgers and drinks. Steak is questionable. No flavor. Onion soup was salty.

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  20. SusanH

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Jake, our waiter was very accommodating. All of our questions were answered, intelligently and quickly. The food was just delightful. We will be back!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    88 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    nice atmosphere, interesting and varied food selection, with good drinks. everyone enjoyed their meal. we accidently spilled a drink which they promptly replaced

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  22. KeziaB

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    With a vegetarian and a vegan in our group, along with a few more traditional diners, this was a great destination for us after Midwinter Revels. We especially appreciated the ambiance, the attention to dietary restrictions, and the excellent service. Plus, the food was delicious! So nice to see dairy-free items noted on the menu!

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  23. Phantom

    Houston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to go after a Revels show, dark and woody for that tavern ambience.

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  24. MichaelM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We thought the food was good. The only real negative is that the light level was one of the low side.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 21 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love this place! Fantastic atmosphere and great food.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food…so tasty and satisfying. Great vibe from the physical ambience and welcoming staff. Kudos folks!

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  27. ET22

    Greater Boston

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    good food and reasonable prices. It was a nice atmosphere and we were happy with the experience

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  28. GeneD5

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was cozy, the staff was attentive, and the small plates were very good! I'd go back to Grafton Street Pub & Grill!

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  29. StellaL

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a very nice atmosphere. Especially we appreciate your decoration and music. Always friendly staff.

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  30. FritzK

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ordered small plates. Server was helpful in selecting them. All delicious. Limited beer selections, but I found a DIPA that was excellent. Will go back.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was wonderful and our servers attentive and friendly. My Thanksgiving dinner was slightly odd in that the turkey, stuffing, gravy etc. were all blended together on the plate…stiil, it was tasty, and it is after all a pub…overall enjoyed it and would go again.

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  32. AlessandraV

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. Excellent food and cozy atmosphere.

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  33. JasonS

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuesday at 5:15 it was pretty quiet in the main dining room. By 6 it was getting reasonably full but the noise level a lot of others have mentioned was fine. You could still carry on a normal conversation. Fish & chips were great. Gnocchi was OK (good, but somewhat bland). Creme brulee was very good. Awesome service. It is dark in there but overall it works as part of the old pub vibe. Highly recommend and we will be back to try other dishes.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very Good food! Excellent atmosphere! Great Service

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Very unique vibe. We sat in more of a lounge area for brunch which was very cool! The food was okay, my fried chicken sandwich was fine. I asked for the slaw and tomato on the side, but it came on top instead. I also ordered an espresso martini with baileys and it came out black instead. Both the martini and the Bellini I ordered were overly sweet. My partner’s Guinness and spicy meatballs were good! Fries were also delicious. I’ll probably only go back to try their breakfast.

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  36. Sydney

    Greater Boston

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely evening in the den area where the noise is less. Great wait staff and good, slightly different, food. Steak was hard to cut in a bowl but we managed, and the salmon was perfectly done. We'll be back

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great atmosphere (although a bit loud on Friday) with a great menu selection.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good. The Messe plate for an appetizer was great. Our waitress made a few mistakes, but she was very nice and it was a very busy night. It was loud-but it was a Friday night. I liked it.

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  39. anon

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience. Parking lot above restaurant and free after 5pm Sunday through Thursday

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  40. CapitolT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cool spot and quite nice when quiet/slow. Friendly and prompt servers.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Grafton Street Pub & Grill using the Order Online button. Grafton Street Pub & Grill also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 714-5954.

Grafton Street Pub & Grill is rated 4.5 stars by 1230 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

20:30


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Grafton Street Pub & Grill

59 JFK St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Eliot Street
  • Area
    Cambridge
  • Hours of Operation
    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00–15:45 Dinner Mon 17:00–23:00 Tue–Thu 17:00–00:00 Fri, Sat 16:00–02:00 Sun 16:00–22:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, American, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    FREE Parking validation all day Sunday and after 5pm Monday thru Wednesday directly above the restaurant in the Harvard Square Parking Garage (20 Eliot Street) with the purchase of 2 brunch or dinner entrees.
  • Public Transit
    We are located just two short blocks from the Harvard Square T Station on the Redline.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Thomas Borgia
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeaway, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (617) 714-5954
  • Private party facilities
    From intimate dinner parties to festive cocktail receptions, the events team at Grafton Street Pub & Grill awaits your next private function. In the heart of Harvard Square is the perfect for any special occasion. Please email events@graftonstreetcambridge.com or visit our website for more information https://graftonstreetcambridge.com
  • Private party contact
    Events Coordinator: (617) 714-5954
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